Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
What should I wear?
Do I need to bring a training partner?
Do I have to wear a uniform or other special gear?
Do I need to get in shape so I can enjoy the class?
Are the classes suitable for beginners?
Are my children too young?
Am I too old?
What if I don’t want to “Take a Punch”?

 

How do I get started?

Getting started is simple—just check out the schedule, find the class(es) you’re interested in, and drop by. (Call or email us to make an appointment for a free trial session..)

When you come in, we’ll show you around, and answer whatever questions you’ve got. Once you’re ready to give it a try, you’ll just need to fill out our waiver, and then you can jump right in.

All you need are workout clothes, though you’ll most certainly want a bottle of water, to stay hydrated.

Once you’ve experienced your first class, you’ll have a great idea of what you can get from working out at LEK.

That’s when we want you to ask even more questions—let us know what you thought and how you liked the class. And if you’re interested in becoming a member with us, that’s the best time to do it.

We offer New Enrollment Specials to all new members—but they’re only available on your first day. There’s no pressure, but you’ll want to come prepared with a your bank information or credit/debit card, just to be sure you can take advantage of these special offers.

 

What should I wear?

Just regular workout clothes—though, there are some specific things you’ll want or need, depending on which classes you’re taking:

  • Kickboxing: Workout clothes are great. We recommend sweats or training pants instead of shorts. (Shorts can inadvertently reveal more than you may like when kicking.)
  • Jujutsu: Members must wear workout pants and a t-shirt. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, and shorts are not allowed. Men must wear a protective cup.
  • Jeet Kune Do: Workout clothes are ideal, but street clothes are fine too.
  • Children/Full Circle: Workout clothes. No shorts, please.
  • We don’t allow street shoes on our mats, for health reasons. But, we do encourage wearing martial arts shoes or clean crosstraining shoes. (If you wear them outside, just give ‘em a good wipe-down before your workout.)

 

 

Do I need to bring a training partner?

No. You’ll quickly find out how friendly and supportive our staff and students are. We can easily partner you up with another member who will be happy to workout with you. In fact, many people make new friends and find great training partners here. 

 

Do I have to wear a uniform or other special gear?

We don’t have a “traditional” martial arts uniform. But we do require our students to wear a school t-shirt for all classes, to promote an environment for learning and discipline. (Store. We have a selection of school t-shirts, and other clothing, for you to choose from, so you can pick the style/color you like best.) 

Gear-wise, we’ve got a collection of equipment on-hand for new students to borrow—so you can get started right away. After 60 days of membership, we ask that our students supply their own basic equipment (so our spare equipment is always available for new students).

 

Do I need to get in shape so I can enjoy the class?

No. Although the idea of getting in shape before you start training at LEK sounds like something you might want to do, it’s completely unnecessary. That’s mainly because our classes are so highly sport-specific, other training won’t really make a significant difference. 

And, you’ll quickly discover that the workout you get at LEK will help you get in better shape—Just get in here, and get started. Fitness is different for everyone. So we allow people to work as hard as they want to.

 

Are the classes suitable for beginners?

Absolutely. No previous martial arts experience is necessary; our instructors are able to work with students of any skill level. 

 

Are my children too young?

With martial arts, you can’t start too early. And because children learn and develop so quickly, it’s amazing to see the positive impact it can make on them. That’s why we offer a variety of children’s classes that are designed for children, ages 4 and up. 

 

Am I too old?

No. At LEK, our class atmosphere is friendly and open, which allows people of all ages to work at their own pace and ability. We will try to push you to your limits, not everyone else’s. 

 

What if I don’t want to “Take a Punch”?

No problem. Safety is highly emphasized at LEK, and we want our students to work at their own comfort level. We try to make our classes accessible for the average person that wants to learn martial arts and kickboxing for fun, fitness, and self-defense. So, any contact in our classes is very light and controlled; “sparring” will always be optional.