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  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start training with Mac's Gym?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises you will learn as you progress through the curriculum, which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques in the ring or the street.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule. How much time do I need to devote to classes?
    Two to three 1-hour classes per week are recommended, as is practicing at home. If you want more individualized attention as you progress through the curriculum, we offer 1-hour private lessons which can help further progress your skills.
  • What equipment do I need for kickboxing class?
    For your first class, just bring yourself and some clothes to work out in and we will provide the rest. After that, you will need to purchase hand wraps, gloves, Muay Thai shin guards, and (for men) a cup. Those are the only things that are required for class. If you would like, you can also get a mouth guard and head gear for more intense sparring sessions. You can also buy your own jump rope if you prefer to not use the ones that the gym provides.
  • Am I too old to begin martial arts training?
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Many people have the misconception that you have to start young to be successful. In truth, martial arts focus not only on the physical apsects, but the mental as well. It's never too late to learn something new and begin improving your lifestyle.
  • What if I don't want to fight or compete?
    You are still more than welcome to train at Mac's Gym. We have plenty of members that just do martial arts for physical endurance and a healthy lifestyle. Martial arts like kickboxing, Muay Thai, TaeKwonDo, and BJJ are typically anaerobic exercises that function similarly to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and plyometrics. Therefore, our members get a lot of physical benefit, regardless of whether they intend to compete or enter into an actual fight.
  • What do I need to bring with me to a BJJ class?
    The only thing you need for our BJJ program is a black gi and belt. BJJ focuses on body mechanics and grappling techniques, so there is a lot less equipment involved than striking martial arts.
  • Are your BJJ classes gi or no-gi?
    All of our BJJ classes are gi. Mac's Gym has a large focus on traditional martial arts, and that includes the traditional practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you would like to work on your no-gi game, we recommend scheduling a private lesson with one or more of our talented BJJ coaches.
  • Is TaeKwonDo just for kids?
    Absolutely not. We have both kids and adult TaeKwonDo programs. Many MMA fighters are TaeKwonDo black belts. If you want to compete, TaeKwonDo is a great place to start. TaeKwonDo is also a good program for adults who want to set goals for themselves and work toward each belt.
  • How long does it take to achieve a black belt in TaeKwonDo?
    Between two and three years, depending on the time you have to devote to progressing in your TaeKwonDo skills. Black belts signify that you have mastered the basics, so you will achieve your black belt once you reach that level of mastery, no matter how long it takes.
  • Is TaeKwonDo safe for my child?
    Safety is our top priority. Since TaeKwonDo is a physical art that focuses on defensive techniques, there is some risk, but we use every precaution, including protective gear, to ensure our students are as safe as possible.
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