Frequently asked questions
How do I join?
Just show up to any regular scheduled training session; new members are always welcome! For your first class, you're welcome to observe, or jump in and join. Please refer to our training schedule for our meeting times.
What do I wear?
Any comfortable clothing is fine. If you would like to wear a gi, you are welcome to wear it. Also, if you would like to purchase a gi, please talk to one of the instructors and we will help you purchase a reasonably priced gi.
What is a gi?
A gi is the uniform frequently worn by judo and karate practitioners as well as other martial art styles. An example of a gi is pictured above.
Where are training sessions held?
Training sessions are held at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT, in Chapman Hall's Multi Purpose Room.
Where in Chapman Hall is the Multi Purpose Room Located
The Multi Purpose Room is located on the second floor of Chapman Hall. If you went to student orientation it's held in that same room.
I haven't worked out in a while or ever, will I be able to keep up?
Yes! While our instructors are trying to bring out the best of each member of this club, we understand that each member will be participating at a different skill and fitness levels and our instructors will accommodate for that fact.
Will I get hurt practicing the martial arts?
While many consider martial arts for self defense and some even consider it a way of life, it is also a sport. Therefore, while accidents do happen in sports, your safety is our number one concern and we have taken the proper precautions to keep you safe. So while bumps, bruises and sore muscles are not uncommon, serious injuries are extremely rare.
Do I have to spar?
No member is forced to spar but it is highly encouraged because sparring is the best way to practice your martial arts skills.
I would like to become an instructor for the club, is that allowed?
Of course! We highly encourage those who have spent many years in the martial arts to share what they know. Please contact either the Club President or either of the Club Advisers for further information on becoming an official club instructor.
Will there be weapon's training?
No, we are not allowed to due to conflicts with the school's weapons policy.
How much are the registration fees?
Free! This club is funded by Student Senate and Fundraisers.
Do I have to be a student of Middlesex Community College to join?
Yes. Since this is a Student Senate funded organization, we require you to be a student at this college.
I'm a student at one of Middlesex's Satellite campuses can I still join?
Yes, as long as you are a student at any of Middlesex's campuses, you are welcome to join this club.
Where is Middlesex Community College Located?