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FAQ

Kids Martial Arts

No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fights - not pick them.
Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to ensure that your child will stay safe, and have a great time. From stretching to warmups to very close supervision - we've got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes - but they're quite rare.
Yes! In fact, martial arts is often a “home” for kids who don't excel at team sports. Kids who have trouble in baseball, basketball, etc. often come to martial arts and do extremely well. And it's okay if your child is not athletic right now. Through our classes, they'll get in great shape and become very athletic.
Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.
Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.
Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have children as young as 3 years old, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter where you or your child is on the age spectrum - we've got you covered.
Martial arts are for boys and girls. Our classes have a good mix of both, too. So if you're worried about your girl being alone in a group of boys, wipe that worry from your mind!

Adult Martial Arts

Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.

Stretching: At the beginning of every class we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.

Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, certified professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.

In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.

You'll get in shape as you go. You don't have to be in great shape to start.

The great thing about martial arts is you can be at any fitness level and do great. That's because there's no rush or pressure to do anything quickly. You can learn at your own pace.

If you have a knack for it, you can speed through techniques. If it's a bit harder for you, take your time. All we care about is that you're having fun, learning and progressing, and staying safe.

People often mistake self-defense for violence. We teach self-defense here.

Self-defense means doing everything in your power to AVOID violence! It means being diplomatic and peaceful. In fact, people who have had problems with violence in the past often become peaceful and balanced through martial arts.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Any. We have guys and gals who are in incredible shape - and others who aren't. Everyone has a great experience, and gets a killer workout, too.
Probably not. But we advise speaking with your doctor first. He / she will know better than anyone - and may be able to tell us what exercises you can & can't do.
Definitely not! After years of practice and expertise with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we've identified the key factors that lead to injury - and designed our program to counter each of these factors. The result: injuries do happen (as they do with any intense sport), but they're extremely rare.
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.
Our classes are a mixture of supportive, fun, serious, focused and goofy. There are moments of intense concentration... moments of fun & games... moments of encouraging one another to keep going, and do your best... and so much more. It's a vibrant blend of fun, focus and passion.
Not at all. We have a good blend of competitive guys, hobbyists, and people just looking for a kick-ass workout.
Definitely. Our expert instructors will work with you to strengthen any weaknesses you have, exploit your strengths, improve your physical fitness and master your technique. Your opponents won't know what hit' em.
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At Faust's USA Karate, we believe all martial arts starts and ends with respect. It's our tagline, our motto, and the words we live by at the school. Our students come from all walks of life and start at different fitness levels. We love to work with beginners and elite athletes alike. No matter what your starting level is, you'll get a great workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe.

What if you're a total beginner or nervous to start something really cool but new? That's ok!

Controlled, fast-paced, and fun movements are led by expert instructors. They meet you where your starting level is. Many of our students have no prior experience...and they just can't get enough of our classes!

Below are some benefits of our classes, this way you're not as nervous on your first day! You'll flex some serious mental and physical muscle as you roll through techniques, drills, and life lessons.

In addition to all of those amazing benefits above, our students ALSO experience:

Students use our classes as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even as a stand-alone martial art.

Safe & Clean, just for you! We take great pride in making sure you have the most up-to-date, professional grade equipment, well lit parking for your safety, and a grime free environment to squash sickness and colds before they spread.

Be part of something you can be PROUD of - family and community driven initiatives. We often hear the energy feels really great and super positive when someone enters our facility. We are a family orientated school centered on values, using martial arts as the vehicle to develop character.

Our Community service includes over $140,000 donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with 100s of additional donations to local soup kitchens, ministries, women's shelters, the Military, Salvation Army, Adopt A Highway, Humane Society, Food Shelves, Boy & Girl Scouts and many more.

Check out our super-low web special going on right now. Our classes fill up fast because it's such a great deal, reserve your spot today!

Get ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you've EVER had getting fit! Please read below for a little info on our leadership team here at Faust's USA Karate. That way you can get a feel for the vibe of our stellar instructors and ease any nerves before coming in. You're in good hands, we can't wait to train with you!

Sensei Kathy Faust

As our School Director, Sensei Faust enjoys the opportunity to help each individual student achieve their personal best. Sensei (teacher) Faust serves on several boards in the Rochester community to help improve the quality for those that live here.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Sensei Kathy Faust began the study of Martial Arts in 1975. She is currently ranked as a 6th degree Black Belt and holds degrees in other styles.

Kathy has been nationally rated many times in competition and trained with many well known instructors, including World Champions Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Joe Lewis and many other top martial artists. In 1996 Sensei Faust won a World Championship at the WKC (World Karate Confederation) Championships. Sensei Faust has created over 300 Black Belts in Fairport.

In 2015 Sensei Faust was awarded the Bivona Award given by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children founders Lou and Kathy Bivona. The award recognizes people in our Community who are Champions for Children.

Completing a successful competition career, Sensei Faust is dedicating her teaching to creating champions and leaders in life. "Attitude, Behavior & Character" define individuals. Sensei Faust helps to bring out the BEST in each area through training at USA Karate.

Sensei Jason Lawniczak

Sensei Jason began training in 2000 with his younger brother and was joined by his sister a few years after; all 3 have earned their Black Belts in our program. Jason's true passion in the martial arts is teaching - he's always looking for new ways to help all of our students grow and reach their next goal! He is loved by our students for his commitment and dedication.

Sensei Jason achieved his 3rd degree Black belt in 2014 and has been a staff instructor since 2002. He earned his 1st degree Black Belt in Yamanni Ryu (Okinawan weapons) in 2010. He is a Fairport High school graduate and has an Associates degree from MCC. Jason co-teaches at Fairport's Jefferson Avenue Karate club with Peg Schoenfeld.

Sensei Jason's favorite quote is "As you think, so shall you become." - Bruce Lee

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