TYPA offers martial arts classes in four distinct disciplines – Aikido, Karate, Ninja and Taekwon-Do. Martial arts teaches respect, courtesy, and self-discipline as well as improving flexibility, strength, stamina, health and fitness.
Discipline, attitude and respect for martial arts will be emphasized. Examples of the above guidelines include promptness to class, proper wearing of uniforms and respect for the martial arts master and fellow students.
All TYPA martial arts classes are minimal body contact. Older beginning students or students with experience in a different martial arts discipline may attend higher-level classes at the discretion of the instructor.
Testing criteria will not only include skills, but discipline, attitude and respect displayed throughout the semester. Students will not advance to the next belt level unless all these criteria are met to the satisfaction of the instructor. It is not mandatory to take the test, however, it is recommended to try if your child would like to advance to the next level. Please note there will be an additional cost for tests. Parents are encouraged to watch the test take place.
TYPA does not sell or otherwise provide uniforms. Students are required to purchase their own uniforms from a local retailer or with assistance from the instructor. Students must be in a properly-fitted uniform by the third lesson or they are subject to sitting out that class. Each discipline has its own unique uniform and different color schedule for its belt system.