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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I wear?
    Wear something appropriate, comfortable, and non-restrictive. A t-shirt and yoga pants or workout pants/shorts are best. Also be prepared to dress barefoot. We encourage you to leave jewelry at home, as we will request jewelry is removed for your own safety, as well as the safety of others.
  • Does age matter?
    Classes are geared toward adults (15-50 are our primary clients), however, we are flexible and welcome any young ladies mature enough to take part in our group classes. We also encourage mothers and daughters to take the class together. Please do not hesitate if you have any further questions, we would be glad to help you out.
  • Do I need any previous experience?
    No. You do not need martial arts experience. The classes are structured to be informative to both those with no experience, as well as the experienced martial artist.
  • Can I schedule a group or private lesson?
    If you are interested in group or private classes, please contact us and we would be glad to schedule a date for you.
  • How can I practice what I've learned?
    We have on going courses for continued training opportunities. We recognize the importance of continuing your training, as no one can be expected to recall what was taught in a single workshop, especially while under life threatening pressure. This is why we do our best to make sure you have the opportunity to not only practice what you learned in class, but also to become proficient and expand beyond the basics. Also, feel welcome to pop in a self defense class for review every now and again. Just let us know first so we can be sure we have enough space.
  • Why Athena?
    In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of wisdom and war. She is also the goddess of many other important attributes like courage, strength, strategy, skill, and law and justice (to name a few), however, wisdom and war are the two attributes we focus most heavily upon. Our number one means of self defense is our awareness. Wisdom is a big part of awareness. We are wise about where and when we go out and with whom we trust. We are wise and rational about how we respond when a threat comes. Like an owl, we keep our head on a swivel. Our skill in war is what we train for. If the time comes when we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we will be ready and well prepared. "Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;" - Psalms 144:
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