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1. Does the school provide a history of the style and school (lineage)?

CMAA = Yes

2. How many years has the school been open, and how long at the same location?

CMAA = OVER 20 YEARS

3. How many years has the head instructor been over the school?

CMAA= 20 YEARS

4. Is there a standard belt level a student must reach before being allowed to be an instructor?

CMAA = YES

5. Does the system require certification to teach, and periodic reviews to re-certify?

CMAA = YES

6. Is First Aid certification required as part of instructor certification?

CMAA= YES

7. Does reaching First Degree Black Belt automatically qualify one to be a certified instructor?

CMAA = NO

8. Are instructors held accountable to an organization, board of directors, or other governing body?

CMAA= YES

9. Does the system require an apprenticeship program before allowing an instructor to open a school by him/herself?

CMAA = YES

10. Does the school have a family-friendly atmosphere?

CMAA = YES

11. Does the school have a code of ethics for instructors (example: intolerance for improper language, alcohol or drug use, etc.)

CMAA = YES

12. Does the school or system teach more than just combat or self-defense.

(life skill, moral character and social responsibility)

CMAA= YES

13.      Does the school provide a list of all fees and testing costs?

CMAA = YES

14. What are you looking for in a Martial Arts school? (fitness, self defense, fighting techniques, sport karate, etc.)

Choosing A Martial Arts School

Here at CMAA we think that these things should be considered when looking to join a Martial Arts school or program.

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Download the required wavier for CMAA

(if under 18 a legal guardian must come to first class to sign wavier)