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 Mind, Body & Spirit
Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
871F Newfield St., Middletown, CT. 06457, above Michelino's’Restaurant . Click here for detailed directions

What styles do you offer?
Kenpo Karate, Modern Arnis Jujitsu, and Okinawan Weapons.

Who is the Master instructor?
Sensei Frank Shekosky, 6th degree Blackbelt and a certified Master instructor. Click here for more info on Sensei Shekosky.

How do I start training at Cromwell Martial Arts?
You can stop by the school to observe one of our classes and meet our students and staff. You can also give us a call at (860)632-8188. We offer an introductory offer for $18, which includes 3 group classes and a uniform.

How much does it cost?
We usually suggest you try our introductory offer for $18, which includes 3 group classes and a uniform. After that, pricing depends on what type of plan you choose. There are different programs and memberships ranging between $35.00 - $99.00/month.

What type of payment options do I have?
We offer month-to-month, 6 month and yearly programs. We accept cash, checks, money orders and we also offer an “EasyPay” payment plan that automatically deducts your monthly fee from your savings, credit card, or checking account.

What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday-Thursday, 5-8PM and Saturday, 9AM-1:30PM. Please check out our online schedule for class times.

What is the class schedule?
Please view our online class schedule.

How often can I come to class?
Our Kenpo classes meet 3 times per week. Arnis currently meets once weekly.

What age groups do you instruct?
Our classes are broken up into ages 4 – 6, 7 – 13, and 14 and up.

Will my child learn self-control, or become abusive?
For us, Karate is more about self development than it is about fighting. Your child will learn discipline and restraint while developing confidence and control. Please see some of our testimonials!

Do I need to be physically fit or need much coordination?
You do not need to have an athletic background to join Karate. You will start your training at beginners level and progress from there. Each student that enters our school began for different reasons; some for confidence and self-defense, others for exercise and coordination. Whatever your level, we will work with you to become better than when you started.

Will your classes help me become physically fit?
By enrolling and practicing Karate you will improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, stamina, and reflexes. While learning self-defense, you will also have fun! Our classes always begin with stretching and a basic workout. We also encourage our students to practice their material and workout at home.

How long will it take me to obtain a black belt?
Each student progresses at his or her own rate. The average Adult student can reach blackbelt level between 3 – 5 years. Your attendance, motivation, previous experience, natural aptitude, and attitude all have an impact on your progress.

Do you offer private lessons?
Private lessons are offered. Please call for an appointment.

Do you offer family discounts?
Yes. Family discounts are offered. Currently, second family members are ½ price with additional family members only paying $10.00/month.

Do you sell martial arts products?
We carry many Martial Arts items in stock. Items not in stock can be ordered through us and received in 5 – 7 business days. You may also order products through our web site!

Do you offer additional seminars, events, or offsite training?
Throughout the year we sponsor numerous seminars, demonstrations, self-defense clinics and teach special classes in conjunction with the Cromwell Recreation Department. Please check out our "Seminar & Events" for more details.

How will I know if classes have been cancelled due to inclement weather?
You can call the school at (860)632-8188, watch WVIT Channel 30 or WFSB Channel 3, and check the website for updated information.

What sets CMA apart from other Martial Arts schools?
Our Instructors! The instructors at CMA are experienced, approachable, friendly, patient, and care about your progress. Please see some of our testimonials and awards!

For more information please e-mail us with your name, telephone number
or mailing address and we will promptly contact you with further information
concerning classes!

What's NEW?
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871F Newfield Street - Middletown, CT 06457 - (860) 632-8188