Your First Class

The biggest things you need to bring to the Mo Kwoon (training hall) is  a desire to train and a positive attitude. Sifu Heintzman and his team of instructors will make sure you get what you need as far as training.

Your First Class – what to expect

Expect to be challenged  –

Expect to be challenged mentally and physically in the best way possible. Our gym environment is one of personal development. We train hard and shake hands at the end.

Expect 1 on 1 instruction –

On the day of your first class and every day after you will be give 1 on 1 instruction by one of our highly qualified instructors. Whether we are working on striking, clinch, groundwork, forms or other areas of training you will be guided through the process.

Expect to learn something –

In one class you will walk away with new knowledge. Our goal is not to hold students back or make them progress under some broken dogma. Each individual is treated as exactly that – an individual. You will taken from where you are to where you want to be. Each student comes in with his/her own training goals and our instructors will work with you to help your reach those goals.

Expect to have fun –

You should expect to have a good time.

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

The challenge and family environment in our gym makes it fun.

What to bring –

  • Desire to train and positive attitude
  • Comfortable workout clothes
  • Something to drink

Extras –

  • Cup
  • Mouth guard
  • Other sparring/training equipment you may have
  • Possibly a change of clothes

After Class – what to expect

Expect to feel some muscles you didn’t remember having –

This is totally normal and this too shall pass. Because of the varied movement skills that are practiced within the martial arts most people will notice some soreness particularly if you have not been working out regularly prior to your first class. That said, even people who are in good shape may experience soreness because of the aforementioned movement patterns.

Things you should do to aid your recovery:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat well – don’t put trash in your machine!
  • Light stretch – don’t get aggressive!
  • Take an Epsom Salt Bath – Magnesium Sulfate helps muscle recovery. Use luke warm water as the absorption is better.
  • Sleep – get a good nights rest.
  • Call your friends and tell them you had a great time!
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