How to find
IntroHow do you look to find a martial arts school in your area?
Search methodsLike other types of businesses, what the advertising says about a martial arts school may or may not be correct. Quality instruction may be found for a reasonable price, high cost does not always mean high quality. Some places to look for a martial arts school are:
- Word of mouth from friends or acquaintances.
- Bulletin boards in martial arts supply stores, gyms, Asian bookstores, Oriental restaurants, or local colleges.
- Offered as college courses.
- Offered as community or civic center programs.
- Classified ads in newspapers or local free papers found in racks outside food stores.
- Online search.
- Road or storefront signs.
- Yellow Pages.
- Make a list of schools within your acceptable travel distance.
- Research each school online and in social media
- Visit each school and watch both beginning and advanced classes at each one.
- If a school offers a free introductory class, take it to see how you like it.