Frequently Asked Questions
How many classes per week should I attend?
We recommend two classes per week, plus a certain amount of practice time in between classes as the perfect level of training. This allows the student time to work on material between classes and become proficient before new concepts are introduced.
Will there be other beginners in my class?
At IBBA, all students are grouped by age and by rank. In this way, you will be in a class with students at your age and skill level.
Will the IBBA program make my child overly aggressive?
At IBBA, children are taught that the martial arts are not to be used in aggression, but rather to defend oneself in problematic situations. Aggressive behavior is channeled into assertiveness to increase the child’s self esteem, increase self discipline and build character. Our program also helps the shy child to develop self confidence and become more assertive.
What about Sparring?
A: All students who spar are required to wear the best protective equipment available on the market and are strictly supervised. Consequently, the chance of injury is very small.
How long will it take me to become reasonably proficient?
A: The time it takes to become proficient varies with each individual depending on the effort they put forth. At IBBA, students are very often amazed by their own ability and accomplishment in as little as six months. This training will give you the confidence of knowing that you can defend yourself in most situations. Your real goal, however should be to attain the rank of Black Belt. This level of proficiency typically takes about three and a half years. Once again, however, this will vary depending on your level of effort and desire.
Why should I study martial arts?
The martial arts were originally aimed toward self defense and the preservation of life. Today, however, people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own reasons for wanting to train at IBBA. Some want to learn self defense, some seek to become physically fit, some enjoy the sporting aspect of tournaments, and others just want to have fun. Whatever your reason for wanting to train and grow with us, you will find others with similar interests training at IBBA.
IBBA has developed proven teaching methods that will not only help you learn the art of self defense quickly and easily, but also provides a wide range of other exciting benefits for students of all ages and abilities.
Improved Reflexes and Coordination increases your performance in all physical activities!
Increased Strength, and Stamina boost your energy so you feel great all day long!
Increased Flexibility & Weight Control for better overall fitness!
Great Cardiovascular Work Out keeps you in good shape physically!
Improved Concentration for better work and study habits!
Stress Reduction & Increased Levels of Relaxation for a longer, healthier life!
The Peace of Mind that comes from knowing that
you are able to Protect Yourself & Your Family.
Increased Self Confidence & Self Discipline to develop a positive attitude toward life!
How do students measure their progress?
When you first walk into our school you will notice that the students all wear different colored belts representing rank. This is part of the martial arts tradition and is used to indicate the level of accomplishment and mastery of skills. As you increase your level of skill, you will move up through the ranks by changing the color of your belt to symbolize your achievement.
Where do I start?
When you begin your training you will start by testing for white belt in the first 2 weeks. Within 1 month of joining IBBA you will be invited to your first belt rank promotion. After demonstrating your skill level in many of the basic moves you have learned, you will be awarded your first colored belt. With each colored belt you will also receive a certificate of promotion as an official certification of your skill from the United Martial Arts Alliance, headquartered in Denver Colorado.
What is The Rank Promotion Procedure
Achieving each new rank requires you to demonstrate specific techniques and skills. Your instructor will monitor your progress and will invite you to the next scheduled rank promotion date when he feels you are ready.
Do the tests cost much?
A minimal fee is charged for each test, to cover the cost of the instructor’s time, your new belt and your certificate.