Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you provide free trials?
> No, we do not provide free trials. This is due to indemnity concerns and the administration policies at our practice venues.
What is the best way to understand Ashihara Karate before enrolling?
> Visit a class, observe and interact with the Instructors and other participants when they become available. Email us before coming!
Is my grade/ belt from another karate/ martial arts school transferable to an Ashihara Karate class with you?
> Yes, only if you hold the corresponding grade certificate awarded by NIKO. As a licensed provider of Ashihara Karate in Singapore, we are bound by the grading policies of our endorsing body NIKO, which does not recognize the transfer of grades from other bodies, regardless of the participant's abilities.
Can I take part in Grading immediately upon joining?
> Yes, only if you have completed the minimum practice period of 4 months, with good attendance.
Am I too old to join?
> If you are above the age of 7 (within the calendar year) and in good general health, you are definitely welcomed to join us. When in doubt, we recommend seeking advice from a qualified medical professional.
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