URSA Academy
RIBEIRO BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU · KIDS MARTIAL ARTS

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3981 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Frequently Asked Questions

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Q: “Should I get in shape before signing up?”

No way! If you're not already in shape, our classes are the fastest, funnest way to get there. Guaranteed.

Q: “I have a past injury / medical condition. What pre-cautions should I take before getting started?”

Just talk to your doctor, and see what he/she says. If you get the green light, come on in and get started. If there are conditions around your training - just let us know what your doctors says you can / can't do. We just want to make sure you're safe and sound.

Q: “Do people get injured a lot in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?”

Not at all! You'll be training in an extremely supportive, safe environment. No one wants to hurt anyone - and no one wants to get hurt. While injuries happen from time to time (just like with any sport), they're the exception - not the rule.

Q: “Will I be the only woman in class?”

Not at all. While the classes are mostly filled with men, there are women who participate and get a lot out of our BJJ classes, too. Everyone's focus is on learning BJJ, supporting one another, and having a great time. Gender isn't an issue.

Q: “What are the instructors like? Fun? Serious? Etc.?”

In a nutshell: they're experts, extremely supportive, a lot of fun, and highly focused. They're there when you need an extra push to do your best, and there when you need a good laugh. These classes are really a great time.

Kids Martial Arts

Q: “Does martial arts, karate, tae kwon do make kids violent?”

No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fights - not pick them.

Q: “Can my child get injured with martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”

As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible. And we're ALWAYS keeping a very close eye on everything going on.

Q: “My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do if he/she?”

Absolutely. Martial arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.

Q: “Do kids enjoy martial arts, karate, tae kwon do? Do they stick with it for a while?”

Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.

Q: “Is martial arts, karate, tae kwon do a skill / talent that will give my child pride and confidence?”

Yes! A lot of kids perform their martial arts moves in talent shows and other things. Their friends are always blown away. The positive feedback children receive helps build their self-esteem and confidence. Kids feel good knowing they can do something that's "cool and special.

Fitness Kickboxing

Q: “Do you guys offer only group classes? Or private classes too?”

We offer both for your convenience and learning style. While most of our members enjoy the group setting, you're welcome to speak to our instructors about private classes.

Q: “How many other people will there be in my class?”

You can most likely expect 15-30, give or take a few depending on the day / time. We always make sure there are enough instructors no matter the class size though.

Q: “Are there other beginners like me?”

Yes! Our classes cater to people of all experience levels, and in every class there are people all over the spectrum.

Q: “Can you help me with my eating / nutrition?”

Absolutely. We offer nutritional guidance as part of your membership (at no additional cost).