The PG Exam Monday May 20 has a new start time and a new location: Greenbelt Youth Center, 99 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770 at 7:30pm


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of your program?

The cost of our instruction is set by each county recreation department. Since we provide instruction in community centers and schools, our overhead is very low. This allows for the most reasonably priced program in our area. You only pay for a session at a time. There are no contracts to sign–you pay as you go. Sessions generally run between 8-14 weeks depending on the county schedule, and the program continues year-round.  You can learn more by reading additional information about our classes in Howard County, Montgomery County, or Prince George’s County, or by contacting us.

What ages do you teach?

Our classes are split into youth classes and adult classes. The youth classes are for students who range from 5 to 12 years of age in Howard and Prince George’s Counties and from 6 to 12 in Montgomery County. The adult classes are for students 13 and up in Howard, Prince George’s, and Montgomery counties.

How do I get started?

Depending on the county you live in, you can sign up online through the Howard County Parks & Recreation website, or in Montgomery County by using the Active Montgomery website, or in Prince George’s County by using Parks Direct. Please sign up before the first night of class for the session. Wear something loose and comfortable in which you can work out and we will help you with the rest!

Do I need a special outfit or uniform?

Uniforms are called “gis” and come in 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blend. Students may wear gis as soon as they start classes and your instructor can help you with uniform purchases. You may also stop by our store. You can go several weeks without a karate gi (uniform) but sometimes there is a discounted price if you purchase your uniform in the first few weeks of class. The student must have a uniform before their first exam or first tournament. In any event, try out the class and make sure that you like our school and that you want to stick with the program. If you decide that we’re a good fit, that would be the time to start thinking about getting a uniform.

Do you provide the uniform?

The cost of the uniforms varies, depending on size and material, and it will be an additional charge. You can buy the uniform through us. Your instructor can help you with uniform purchases, or, you can stop by our store.

How long before I get to be a black belt?

This will depend, to a large extent, on how much you practice outside of class, how many classes you attend, and how well you can incorporate changes to what you currently do. This timeline will be different for everyone involved as each student begins from a different starting position and learns at a different pace. However, as a general rule, you can assume that it will be at least five years before you become a black belt. This will be one of the most rewarding accomplishments in your life and the experience does not end upon obtaining a black belt. You will find that there are always ways to evolve your martial arts and that there are always new things to learn.

Visit a Class

Want to know more about martial arts but you aren’t sure where to begin?

You can start by checking out one of our classes where you can see students in action and meet one of our instructors!

With so many convenient locations, there’s bound to be one in your community.

Start your fun and rewarding journey today.


Contact Us

Give us a call during our office hours below or if it’s more convienient, just use the contact form to the right!

15918 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20898

(301) 840-9262

Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Closed: Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday

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