Frequently Asked Questions!


Q. What is the cost of tuition?

A. Students who commit to a longer timeframe for classes will pay less per class than those who want a shorter-term contract. Please read the following short article that talks about pricing for martial arts schools. It is well worth reading and puts things into perspective.

Q. How quickly will I earn a Black belt?

A. We will work with you to set goals. Our focus is not on a timeline, but on accomplishment. Ideally, students will come to class three times a week, but that is not always possible.

Q. What can I expect from studying Traditional Korean Martial Arts?

A. Traditional Korean Martial Arts use breathing, concentration and meditation techniques to improve the health of mind and body. This develops internal power which requires a great amount of focus. You will succeed with self-discipline, hard work and practice.

Traditional Korean Martial Arts is one of the most complete martial arts systems and is dedicated to the cultivation of mental and  physical strength. Unlike other martial arts, this is not a competitive sport. It focuses on the science and psychology of a physical encounter using circular and linear movements to counter an opponent's force.

Q. What does Master Ma’s logo mean?

A. The essence of Heroism discovered in Master Ma’s logo:

The crane stands for Humble Submission to a Higher Power. This is the foundation for all heroes.

The orchid in the bird’s bill symbolizes Goodness. Raw power or talent may earn worldly admiration, yet accomplish no good. Goodness is in the heart of a true hero.

The crane’s bill, holding the orchid in place, represents the firm grip of Self Assurance. When Power firmly holds onto Goodness, we find Self Assurance…free of self-doubt…free to achieve our very best…free to become a Hero to others.

The “M” at the base of the logo stands for Master Ma. As Grand Master, he is uniquely qualified to develop Heroes, using the lessons of Goodness, Self Assurance, and Humble Submission. It is not coincidental that the base of the logo is reminiscent of Superman’s symbol. The real superheroes seek Good instead of glory. It takes greater strength to harness Power than to unleash it, to use Talent selflessly rather than selfishly.