Common Questions About The Martial Arts and Fitness Programs We Offer

It is important to ask questions before starting any kind of martial arts or fitness program. Here, you can read our answers to some of the questions that we are frequently asked about our martial arts schools in Chester County. Children's Martial Arts, Adult's Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Russian Kettlebells, summer camps, yoga, and kickboxing. 
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  • It seems like every one who trains in kickboxing is really young. Am I too old?

    No way! Our classes have a range of age groups. We teach teenagers, people in their 60s, and everyone in between. We can do this only because our program is curriculum-based on and focused on technique, enabling us to tailor drills and workouts to your individual needs.

  • What should I bring/wear to kickboxing class?

    The number one Dragon Gym accessory is water! Except for the classes that require a uniform, we also suggest comfortable athletic attire. Shoes aren't permitted on the gray mats, but may be worn on the black mats.

  • Do I need to bring my own gear and equipment?

    When you enroll in our Quick Start kickboxing program, we’ll give you a set of boxing gloves. That’s all you need to get started. 

  • When are kickboxing classes and how do I get more info?

    We offer a variety of classes throughout the week. All new students start with a free, no obligation orientation lesson with one of our kickboxing instructors. This gives you a chance to see what kickboxing is all about, and we have the opportunity to recommend the best program for you. Just give us a call (610) 363-7575 and we’ll be more than happy to help you get started.

  • Do I need to be in really good shape to start kickboxing?

    Not at all. When you join Dragon Gym kickboxing, you become part of something much greater than just a workout program. You become part of an incredibly supportive and encouraging community. We’ve helped literally hundreds of people of all shapes and sizes get in the best shapes of their lives and learn the art of kickboxing.

    Our system is progressive and will work for anyone who commits to it. You'll never be expected to do more than what you are currently capable of, and unlike most other kickboxing classes, you'll never feel embarrassed or left behind.

  • Do I need any prior experience?

    Nope! Our kickboxing program is completely progressive. This means we teach you exactly everything need to know in order to safely and effectively train in kickboxing. We take great pride in being a “technique first” system—our program is based first on safety and helping you develop perfect technique.

    Many people who take our classes have never done kickboxing before, but quickly fall in love with it. And get ready to take your cardio to the next level!

  • What do I want to get out of the kettlebell program?

    Sometimes the most important questions are those we ask ourselves. By determining your personal goals and expressing them to us, you have the opportunity to be sure that our program is the right fit for you.

    So take a moment to discern your personal goals—whether they include your fitness, health, or mental/emotional well-being—and use that introspection to your advantage. This help to make sure you get everything out of our classes that you’re hoping for—and much, much more.

  • What qualifications should I look for in a kettlebell instructor? Do your instructors meet these qualifications?

    The first place to start with selecting kettlebell instructors are their levels of certification. Are they certified? That helps, but a few letter stamps at the end of their name isn't enough.  Some certifications are only a few hours, while some are several extensive daylong programs. 

     A kettlebell instructor needs to know how to teach and how to coach you along the way to reach your goals. You also have to “click” with your instructor and be confident that you’ll enjoy and have fun in classes. The best certification is your certification: try some classes and make sure that an instructor will be a good fit for you. 

  • When are classes and how do I get more info?

    We offer a variety of kettlebell classes through the week. However, we start all new students with a free, no obligation orientation lesson with one of our kettlebell instructors. This gives you a chance to see what our program is all about, and we have the opportunity to recommend the best program for you. Just give us a call (610) 363-7575 and we’ll be more than happy to help you get started.

  • Do I need to bring my own kettlebell?

    Nope! The Dragon Gym is fully equipped with all of the equipment you will need, including the best kettlebells that money can buy! All you need to bring is yourself, a water bottle, and a positive attitude! Shoes aren't permitted on the gray mats, but may be worn on the black mat.