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When you have questions, you need someone who will explain your options and give you the information you need. Meeting the needs of our clients is our goal and responsibility. Let us show you how together we can find solutions to fit your individual situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What art is best for me?

Everyone has different needs, goals and personal tastes. We have several different programs for people to enjoy, but each one has a unique flavor and offers its own skills, attributes and conditioning. We recommend you come in an let us know what your goals are and we can give you an overview of the classes. The best thing from there is to try them out for yourself and let us know what works well for you! Many people end up adding classes or shifting their schedule based on their personal needs.

Do I need to get in shape before I get in shape?


While we do recommend that you consult a physician before beginning any new sport or workout, you do not have to feel like you have to “be in shape” before you “get in shape”.  Our workouts are meant to encourage beginners and challenge intermediate and advanced enthusiasts. The great thing about many of our workouts is that they are scalable and you can push yourself as hard as is right for you. Fitness starts with small consistent steps forward towards a healthy lifestyle. The longer you move in the right direction, the easier it is to take bigger steps!

How do I apply?

Most our programs let you start immediately, but please contact us by phone, email or in person to get all the details about your interests. The first step is acting on your goals! Contact us today!

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Common terms and definitions:

Filipino Kali – A weapon based system, putting emphasis on using anything as a weapon, and translating weapon motions into empty hand.

Jeet Kune Do – JKD is an art and a philosophy developed by Sijo Bruce Lee. JKD is tailor-made to each individual practitioner.

Silat –  An art from Indonesia as well as the Philippines and Malaysia. Silat is used today in our military as well as other nation’s defense forces.

Panantukan – This Filipino art is sometimes referred to as, “dirty boxing,” because the fighters incorporate slaps, eye gouges and shots below the belt, as well as holding the head and “sandwich hitting.”

Jun Fan Gung Fu – In this art you will see aspects of wing chun, western boxing/kickboxing, fencing and many more all blended together to create an exceptional form of blended kickboxing.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class offers advanced instruction in combat grappling involving striking and clinch. Learn to take control and gain advantage over your opponent for survival, weather your goals are for physical fitness, self-defense, competition or camaraderie, this class will fit your needs.

Belly Dance – Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips. Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on relaxed, natural isolation of the torso muscles.  Tenth Muse Dance will guide you through the history, debunk some myths, and help you learn about benefits of belly dance – while having fun!  Bare your belly if you wish – but please note that no one is ever required to do so!


Did you see a term on our website, or in our Facebook posts that raised an eyebrow?  Contact us for more information – OR – you can join us in a class today!


What equipment do I need?

Each class may have its own equipment needs, but we have some equipment for group use available at the gym. Clean attire that allows freedom of movement is recommended for most fitness classes. For martial arts classes it is recommended that you invest in a groin cup and a mouth guard. Many students will pick up gear once they get enthusiastic about which classes they are training in, but you need very little to get started. Contact us for more details.

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