Frequently Asked Questions

Seventeen (17) Frequently-Asked Questions are listed below.  We will do our best to update this list and keep it relevant to your needs. 

Q: What is Homeschool x Karate? 
A: Homeschool x Karate by Karate Fitness Manila is a multi-method, highly-technical, online guided study of Shotokan Karate designed to equip you with the correct fundamental skills vital to building a deep, powerful understanding of and appreciation for this practical, life-saving art - practiced in the safety of your own home. It is a deep dive into Karate study, with highly-detailed discussions about technique, application, karate-specific conditioning, tradition, and martial ethics. Dedicated study will qualify you for upgrades, certifications, and even competition. See what you'll be learning [ HERE ]

Q: Do you have face-to-face sessions? When does it resume?
A: For everyone's safety, all classes will be online until the pandemic is over. Face-to-face sessions in Alabang | BGC | Ortigas | Katipunan QC | QAve will resume when approved by health officials. In the interim, Homeschool x Karate - our online karate education program is already available to service you nationwide. See what online class is like by clicking [ HERE ]

Q:  Will online lessons keep going even after the pandemic is over?
A: YES, online lessons will continue to be available  even after pandemic and will run in tandem with face-to-face sessions in Alabang | BGC | Ortigas | Katipunan QC | QAve. Discover what makes our online classes unique [ HERE ]


Q: I want to study Karate. How do I start?
A: As a first step, do a one-on-one virtual sit-down with a member of our team - to know us, our methods; explore how the program works, how it's delivered, and how it aligns with your objectives. This fifteen (15) minute Assessment, Guidance+Q&A session is safe, online, by appointment, in real-time, and FREE. Book your session HERE ]

Q: What happens at the Assessment,Guidance+Q&A? Will I be asked to do anything physical there?
A: We won't ask you to exert physically during the Assessment, Guidance+Q&A session but we will need your undivided attention.  A member of our team will allot time to meet you at this (virtual) sitdown - to listen to questions, address concerns, dissect any training issues, and help overcome development plateaus. We want you to get the best results possible. This fifteen (15) minute session will help do that by ensuring we understand your unique objectives and expectations - in real-time. Training is individualized so this is an important step. Pick a slot that's convenient for you [ HERE ]


Q: Where are you located?
We convene classes in Alabang - at the UFC Gym, Molito Lifestyle Center Ayala Alabang | BGC - at the Pretty Huge Obstacles, SM Aura Complex Taguig | Ortigas - at the UFC Gym, Robinson's Galleria Pasig | Katipunan - at the UFC Gym, UP Town Center Katipunan QC | Q Ave - at the NBS College, 3F National Book Store Quezon Avenue corner Scout Borromeo QC | Nationwide - via Homeschool x Karate online. For everyone's safety, all classes will be online until the pandemic is over. Learn more about the online classes HERE ]

Q: What ages do you accept?
A: We accept individuals from age 5 (five) through 70 (seventy). The floor age has been set to five (5) years old to ensure students understand safety rules. However, there are cases of exceptional four (4) year-olds who do well in class.  If you so desire, we can convene a real-time virtual sit-down with both you and your child to assess training-readiness. We call this the Assessment, Guidance+Q&A session. It is safe, online, in real-time, by appointment and FREE. Reserve your spot by clicking [ HERE ]

Q: What are my Karate Growth Paths?
A: There are three (3) major Karate growth paths: 
i.Rank & Certificationwe instruct and prepare you to progress through the Kyu & Dan levels, and thereafter to participate in Local, National, and International technical conferences for advanced studies & development;  
ii.Competition -   we coach and put you on the path to qualify for Club, Local, Regional, and National levels, even as far as the Southeast-Asian, Asian, Continental, Multinational, World, and OLYMPIC stages;
iii.Instruction, Leadership & Management  - we mentor and groom you for greater responsibility and scope as an Assistant Instructor, Resident Instructor, Branch Chief or National Board Member, leading up to national and international-level license as a practicing Instructor, Examiner or Competition Judge.  Your growth path begins HERE  ]

Q: How much are the lessons?
A: Lessons are Php2500 monthly - which gives you access to our exclusive lesson library, real-time online coaching, class support, and a development program made just for you. See it [ HERE ].  Discounts available for three (3) month lesson bundles. You get a huge Php1500 OFF regular rates! You can check by clicking [ HERE ]  

Q: How many sessions do I get in a month?
A:  As many as you can fit in your schedule! Homeschool x Karate works around and syncs with your availability. Start as seldom as once a day, for two days a week. Add more practice times as needed. To know more about how this works - dialogue with us. Set your appointment [HERE]


Q: Do you give Discounts?
A: YES, we do. Score a 1500-Peso discount by buying the three (3) month lesson bundle for only Php6000  [ HERE ]  or by getting the three (3) month lesson Gift Check to give to friends or loved ones [ HERE ]

Q: Can I buy lessons to give away as Gifts?
A: YES, you can! You can buy lessons for loved ones in increments of one (1) month's worth of classes [ HERE ] and a discounted three (3) months worth of classes  HERE

Q: How long is the Online Course?
A: While the Online Course has 10 Levels, skills mastery for each level can be done in a matter of three months or shorter - depending on the frequency and quality of your practice. We will guide you through the whole learning process. See what the online course is like HERE ]

Q: Do you have Trial Classes?
A: We have something better :  a FREE online Assessment, Guidance, and Q&A session - where you learn about us, our methods, and see how the program works and aligns with your objectives!  Experience how we coach first hand, at this session. Book it [ HERE ]


Q: What should I wear?
A: Wear any comfortable workout clothing (shirt, shorts, rash guards, or workout pants) to training. Karate uniforms ("karate-gi" or "do-gi") are optional for the beginning levels but you can choose to get a set before starting class. It's available  HERE ]

Q: Do I need to be fit, athletic or have a martial arts background to join?
A: No, you don't need to be fit or athletic nor do you need a martial arts background to begin. You only need to be willing. But just to be sure, we recommend checking with your doctor before engaging in any strenuous physical activity. When you're ready to start your Karate Journey, please click [ HERE ]

Q: I have more questions. Can you help me?
A: Sure we can! We recommend a virtual sit-down with somebody from our team. There you can have your questions thoroughly addressed in real-time. To do that, click [ HERE ]     If you prefer to instant message us, please click [ HERE ]