Frequently Asked Questions
Alexander Family Karate - Since 1991
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQs
Q: Will martial arts training make my child more aggressive? And how
safe is this physical activity compared to other sports?
A: First, know that what you see on television (save perhaps the
Karate Kid) is a far cry from what real martial arts are all about.
The fact is, martial arts training is based on non-violence. more...
Q: I'm not in great shape since I gave birth to my second child, but I'd
really like to start training. Will I feel out of place?
A: Unlike some gyms, you will never feel out of place at AFK,
because everyone works at his/her own pace. The instructors will
assess your skills, help you define goals, and then work with you to
meet those goals.
Q: What is the instructor to student ratio?
A: Typically the ratio is 4 students to 1 blackbelt instructor. This
allows for individual instruction and feedback.
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Alexander Family Karate of Greenville, SC has offered classes in adult blackbelt instruction, women's fitness kickboxing, children's blackbelt
instruction, and individualized self-defense for over 18 years. Alexander Family Karate is a true family values martial arts school.
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What our parents of students say...
"Alexander Family Karate is the best karate school in town! We came to AFK 2.5 years ago after
attending another local karate school for 6 months. We were amazed at the differences in
schools. We knew that we were in the right place when at the end of class all of the students
hugged the teachers good-bye. The low teacher to student ratio enables the students to get more
individualized instruction while allowing the teachers to get to know the students and their
needs. The teachers truly care about the students and their success. Along with karate the
students are taught lessons on respect, character, self-esteem, social choices, work ethics, and
life skills, to name a few. The students are taught that hard work is rewarded by earning stripes
and belts. It is important to us that our son actually learns and masters the karate and self
defense skills, rather than be rewarded for merely attending class.
The students are given the opportunity to practice their karate skills each month at Top Gun, a
sparring tournament of AFK students. Another aspect of AFK that all of the students enjoy is
"game time". Each class time they take a few minutes for "game time" where the students play
games that help them improve their karate skills. I'm not sure who enjoys the teacher verses
student games the most, the students or teachers!
Since our son has been attending AFK he has more self control, self confidence, and self esteem.
We have also seen improvements in his coordination and gross motor skills. We are thankful to
be part of a karate school that encourages students to strive for and achieve their goals, not only
in karate but in every aspect of their lives. Alexander Family Karate really is a family!"
Tom and Leann Corbin