Frequently Asked Questions

What will I / my child get out of your Martial Arts program?
The benefits of Martial Arts for both children and adults are numerous! You can review our list of benefits, as well as read testimonials from our students and their families.
Still not convinced? Here are few more reasons why you should train with us:

  • It is easier & more fun to workout in a group or class than to work out by yourself.
  • You always have a support system all around you.
  • Having an instructor means you always have a trainer and personal coach.
  • In a Martial Arts workout you learn valuable skills while you get into shape. >
  • In a Martial Arts class, you are constantly growing and learning new things.
  • The stripe and belt system helps develop the habit of goal setting, which is critical to success in life.
  • In our classes you learn the mindset, character traits and habits that will make you more successful in all other areas of your life.
What classes do you offer?
We offer various classes in Urban Contemporary Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Cardio Kickboxing and Yoga
What is unique about MAUSA Health & Fitness Center?
We focus on the development of the entire individual, not just the physical abilities.

We teach all of our classes — children through adults — in a way that is developmentally appropriate and age specific. While most schools are run by black belts, there is a big difference between knowing Martial Arts, and knowing how to teach Martial Arts. We combine both at the highest level.

Can I keep my current rank from another style/school?
Some skills will definitely be transferable and other skills will have to be picked up here. When you come in to the dojo we can evaluate you over the course of a few classes and rank you according to where you fit into our curriculum. However, it is with in our tradition to test for all rank.
Do you spar at your school?
Although it is not mandatory we teach sparring in a controlled progressive manner, where safety is paramount.
How long does it take to become a black belt?
There is no short cuts or easy roads to reach black belt. Time may vary according to frequency of attendance and dedication, but a student can expect to put in at least 4-5 years of consistent dedicated training to achieve the rank of black belt.
Will Martial Arts make my child violent?
Children who have a positive outlet for their energy, and who participate in activities that boost their confidence and self esteem, have proven to be less violent and more easily able to resolve conflict without fighting. The reason is that feelings of anger and inadequacy are really what is behind most violent outbursts in children. Martial Arts gives them both a release valve in a controlled environment, and the confidence to overcome any lack of self esteem.

We agree with the philosophy of Sun Tzu that the ultimate goal of any martial artist is to win the battle with out ever fighting.

Am I going to get hurt?
While it is impossible to prevent all accidents in any activity, our training methods have been thoroughly researched and have the effect of making one less prone to injury. In addition, because respect, responsibility and discipline are at the fore-front of our school, our instructors and students are very safety conscious. We are here to help you become more healthy, and we want you in class for the long term, so we take every measure possible to ensure your well being.
Do I need any previous experience? Do I need to be in shape to start?
No and no. Our goal is to help you reach your goals. We will take you from right where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
Do you teach self-defense?
We teach practical techniques that work, not theory. While we support participating in competition and believe it fosters confidence and good sportsmanship, the bottom line is our students have to be able to defend themselves.
How do I get started?
We invite all new students to take a free class. To set up your free lesson call us at 718-210-3190 or fill out our contact form.
What is your refund policy?
All purchases of monthly memberships and class packages are non-refundable. If you would like to cancel your membership, you must contact us prior to the beginning of the month. For members on automatic billing, you can freeze your membership if you will not be attending class for over a month and unfreeze it when you return.

Our frequently asked questions may not cover every topic, in that case, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with more information as soon as possible.