frequently asked questions

  • What Should I Wear to My First Class?

    For your first class, be prepared to train with your shoes off. You should bring a pair of flip-flops or slippers that can easily be removed. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes that you are able to move easily in and sweat in!

    If you are trying our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, try to wear something more form fitting if you do not have a gi for your first day.

  • What Should I Bring to My First Class?
    • Water: You can bring a water bottle, which can be refilled at one of our newly installed water fountains. We stock water as a team, so take a look in the fridge if you are parched!
    • Mouth Guard: You can find mouth guards at many sporting good stores, and should always wear a mouth guard while training in Muay Thai or MMA. Youth with braces should always wear mouth guards.
    • Disciple MMA Academy provides lockers and showers, but does not provide locks. Be sure to bring your own locks, and remove the contents of your locker upon leaving each day.
    • Although Disciple MMA Academy provides showers, we do not have towels, so you may want to pack towels for showering and/or sweating.



  • What Should I Expect at My First Muay Thai Class?

    Interested in trying out our Muay Thai Program? No matter what your experience, fitness level, age or gender, Disciple MMA Academy has a Muay Thai Class to fit anyone at any level with proven results. Our coaches are ready to help you achieve your goals, whether in fitness, self-defense, weight control, or competition training (amateur and professional).

    Here is what our typical day of training looks like for our Muay Thai Program:

    1. Line up and “wai” in along with fight announcements and general academy news. This lineup includes all levels from beginners, veteran students, as well as the fight team. “Wai” refers to a traditional Thai greeting, which consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion. Similarly demonstrated by the Indian namaste and Cambodian
    2. Warm up can include a jump rope exercise, running, or shadowboxing to name a few.
    3. Stretching will normally consist of a partner’s help.
    4. Technical drills where we separate advanced/fight team from beginners and go into technique drills until the end of the beginner session at 8:00pm.
    5. Starting at 8:00pm beginners can work out on punching bags and mitt work (with partners/available coaches). For the fight team this will be time specifically set aside for sparring. Beginner will be allowed to spar if given coach/Kru approval prior, but all gear listed below is required:
    • Hand wraps
    • Gloves
    • Shin guards
    • Mouthpiece
    • Cup

    Please note that sparring during Fight Team Sparring Time is a somewhat intense contact session. Veteran students and fight team members will adjust power and intensity for beginners.

    Again, beginners can only spar with coach/Kru approval.

    If you would like to try the sessions, please reach out using the contact information listed below.

    On your first day, we request that you arrive and be ready to go by 6:30pm (on Tuesday or Thursday) to review a few of the cultural things we do at the school; “Wai-ing” how to address Krus and coaches, expected conduct, etc.

  • I Have Little to No Experience, Is That Ok?

    Absolutely! Our instructors take the time to work one-on-one with each and every student that walks in the door. One thing we like to say at Disciple is ‘All you have to do is walk in the door, we take care of the rest’. In our Muay Thai class we have a beginners coach who walks you through every technique you’ll need to learn before you advance. In Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, there is always a Coach on standby to teach you and your friends the basic techniques need as well.

  • What Should I Bring To My First Judo/Jiu-Jitsu class?

    All you need is a t-shirt and shorts. If possible for Jiu-Jitsu wear something form fitting like a rash guard or long sleeve shirt. And for Judo, you want a little bit baggier shirt and shorts. Judo does a lot of the Gi pulling, so wearing a baggier shirt that you also dont care about is needed. Once you decide if the classes are right for you, we can talk to the coaches about getting you your Gi!

  • If I Train Muay Thai, Do I Have To Compete/ Take A Fight?

    No you do not have to fight. We encourage our students to fight if they wish, for overcoming an uncomfortable and seemingly terrifying obstacle. However, you do not have to fight. We do ask that while you train though, to train as if you were in a fight. One of the major things we want to teach in Disciple is self defense. We want you to be able to protect yourself and/or your loved ones if the situation ever arises.

  • My Child Is Being Bullied, Will They Actually Learn Anything?

    We take bullying very seriously at Disciple. If you or your child is being bullied we encourage you to bring them in. We have taught numerous people how to successfully defend themselves specifically from bullies. If interested in starting, schedule a Muay Thai class today!

  • I Just Want To Come In And Hit The Bag When I Want To, Can I Do That?

    No we don’t offer that. If you are looking to come in a hit the bag, then our Saturday Open-Mat session is what your looking for. Open-Mat sessions are not coached classes, where you can come in and do what you want while you train. During the week however, we don’t offer an open training session.

  • Do You Have Daytime Hours?

    No we do not, the first classes during the day normally start at either 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM. Both of which are the Tae Kwon Doe classes. If your interested in the class times, check out our schedule.

  • I Can Only Make It To Class Once or Twice A Week, Can I Get A Membership That Reflects That?

    At Disciple we take pride in working with our members. Whether it be time restraints, select training days, or hectic work schedule. We are happy to work with you around your schedule. All you have to do when discussing memberships with our front desk staff is let them know about your specific needs and we will see what we can do!

  • How Do I Cancel My Membership?

    Well, first we are sorry to see you go. Are you sure there is nothing we can do to accomodate you? If you want to cancel however the things you need to do is fill out either an inquiry through the website with the topic of ‘Cancellation’ and submit why you want to cancel. OR can type a letter and formally submit it to the front desk. After that, either way you choose, formally inform the front desk in person. Then you can talk about the rest of the cancellation process.

  • I'm Going Away For Vacation, What Do I Do?

    Whether its vacations, needed time off, or money problems at Disciple we want to keep you in the family. So if you need it we offer a ‘Freeze’ on your membership.  Same as with the cancellations, a formal written notice is needed as well as in the in-person notification. Freezing will only put your account on hold for at most 3-months where you only pay 10% of your total membership during that time.

Didn't Find the Answers You Need?

Contact us with any questions, or sign up for a free class or private session to ask any questions you may have in person!