Thinking about martial arts?

Often the hardest part of any journey is the first step. So many folks talk or think about studying a martial art for a variety of reasons: health, physical fitness, self defense, self confidence, or some other reason, but then they find so many excuses for not taking that first step onto the dojo floor and beginning their martial arts experience. Unfortunately, just reading or thinking about about martial arts is worthless. Martial Arts are, to the very end, something you can only experience for yourself through actual practice. So, if you are considering the study of a martial art, take that first step! Come in and talk to some of the students or instructors, people who are just like you, but who have already started their journey in the practice of karate. Better yet try a class or two, no obligation. Experience karate for yourself and see if it is what you want.
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Some thoughts

As you consider whether martial arts training is right for you, please glance over some of the quotes found on this site. Read the articles on selecting a school, the differences in style, and our lineage. Be an informed martial artist. Ask questions. Try the class. Talk with the students. Talk to the instructors. Then decide. But do it now -- don't procrastinate!!!