Hi I’m Mike Payne owner if the Academy for
the Martial Arts speaking on behalf of expert village on the topic of “What to look for
in Martial Arts school.” Every School has to decide what kind of school their going
to be. Are they going to be tournament school or mostly a kids school, mostly adults, are
they going to be a tournament school where they teach you how to score points and bring
home a trophy. When I first started martial arts I thought I was a really good fighter.
I joined the Army and went to Germany where I could not find a school that was the same
style and I suddenly found out that I wasn’t nearly as good as I thought I was when the
rules changed. Through the years I discovered that it is very important to have a curriculum
that is well rounded, addresses stand up fighting and ground fighting.