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Norris with Guro/Sifu Dan Inosanto
Every style of martial art has its strengths and weaknessess. If itís a good kicking and striking style, it may not have ground fighting or weapons training. Conversely, if the style is effective at grappling and throws, such as Judo, it may be weak or nonexistent in the striking skills. East Wind Academyís Martial Arts Programs offer an exciting, composite sytem of training structured to address all areas of defense. Certified instruction in the 5 martial arts taught at East Wind Academy ensures a student becomes a well rounded, complete martial artist.

Q. I've never taken a martial arts class before what do I need to bring to class?
The only "uniform" that's required is an EWA school t-shirt. We suggest wearing loose, comfortable, pants/shorts such as sweat pants. Only wrestling shoes, socks, or bare feet are allowed in the gym to protect the mat surface.

Q. How are classes structured?
In our Adult program, each core class starts with a short series of warm-up drills. Class curriculum then combines teachings from one or more of the five arts studied at East Wind Academy. Students are broken into groups by skill and belt ranking so each student is guarenteed a training session tailored to their level.

Q. Do you have a belt ranking system?
For our core class we have a 10 step belt ranking system from White to Black. Our specialty classes follow the customs and ranking structure of each particular art (Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Grappling, and Muay Thai Kickboxing).

Q. I'm a black belt in another art, will my rank transfer to your school?
We encourage students with other certifications to train with us. You will still retain your rank in the specific art (such as Tae Kwon Do) but the overall school rank will be determined by meeting the requirements for each specific belt level.

Q. Is there an age requirement?
The lowest age requirement for our youth class is 5 years old... Currently our students range from age 5 to mid 60s.

Q. How do I know what program to enroll in?
Our experienced staff will work with you to ensure your training will meet the goals you are striving for. We have several programs to choose from and can tailor a specific format to meet your needs.

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