New Student Information

What should I wear?

Wear loose, comfortable clothes, such as a t-shirt and sweat pants. Jeans and shorts are not allowed. You will be working barefoot for much of the class, but adults may want to bring a good pair of gym shoes (cross trainers are a good choice) for agility drills. Make sure your pants don't drag on the floor, and your sleeves don't cover your hands.

I took karate somewhere else/I had a friend who took karate. Can I wear that karate uniform?

Feel free to wear it for now. You can get a Ronin Karate uniform after you've been in the program for a couple of months.

What else do I need to bring?

Bring a plastic or other unbreakable water bottle.

Where do I get a password for the rest of the site?

You'll need to register. We don't have a registration page done yet.

Do I have to come to the introductory classes?

We strongly recommend coming, especially for younger students. At the introductory classes, the instructors focus on teaching the basics, how classes work, what the rules are, etc. There are no other students doing things that may be distracting to beginners. After the 2 introductory classes, there is a lot more going on in class. We can't give the same individualized attention to beginners once the more advanced students are here, because it would take away from their instruction time and wouldn't be fair to them. The introductory classes are paced for children, and while those in adult class are welcome, they may skip these classes.