American Cougar Martial Arts
Adult Class Information
Because we have a mixed experience level in the adult class, it is important for all students to work at their own pace. Always start off slowly and over time, your ability will improve. If you rush the learning process, injuries will occur that can disrupt and discourage your participation. It is very important not to compare yourself to other students in class. Everyone is different and each must learn at their own pace. We offer inexpensive private lessons to school members if you would like to work on specific topics or advance in rank faster.
Some people wonder if our Recreation Department classes are a "real martial arts" school. We offer a comprehensive program and award nationally recognized rank. Mr. Thompson takes classes with some of the world's leading martial artists and provides a unique mixture of traditional basics and modern defensive tactics.
When you join the American Cougar Martial Arts School and start to test for belts (rank), you must purchase a uniform. Safety equipment for sparring is needed. Our sparring is light contact. Light contact with safety gear makes sparring a safe, fun, and a great work-out.