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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?


No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.




Do I have to be in good shape before I start?


No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.




I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?


No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Shotokan regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. Shotokan is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics.




What are the prices at Way of Japan?


You'll need to go to the Way of Japan Dojo in person to get our pricing.




I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to classes?


You can devote just 45 minutes for one day of the week, or go for up to 3 hours for four days per week. You decide how many classes you want to attend - though your tuition will not change whichever plan you take.




How long does it take to get a black belt?


In Shotokan Karate, it takes approximately 5 years to reach student black belt.