How do I know a good school from a bad one?
Any good school will be happy for you to attend a class to have a look and chat with them with no commitment to training. When choosing a school, remember you are investing in the service of the instructors, so speak to the person who will be teaching you and find out about them (how long they have been training etc) Remember, each school is different, so have a good look and find one that is right for you.
Check their references, affiliations and insurance. If the school is offended by such questions, that's probably telling you something.
I am not physically fit/strong, can I still do martial arts?
Absolutely! Martial arts are designed in a way that can be practiced by people of all ages* and fitness levels. They concentrate on getting the most out of each person and using what you have the best you can.
Can anyone participate? Denshinkan prides itself in offering fair opportunities for all, regardless of age*, gender, race or any other factors that make you unique. In fact, Denshinkan encourages diversity to promote open and free learning.
I am concerned about getting hurt, is this common?
What you are feeling is common. There is a large misconception that Martial Arts are a sport with many injuries. Fortunately this is far from the way martial arts are. In fact, Martial Arts has a much lower injury rate than sports such as Football, Netball or Tennis.
How long does it take to get a black belt?
There are many factors that will determine this. They can vary from person to person as well as the frequency of training. As a basic rule, training regularly and consistently will ensure the quickest path to black belt.
"A blackbelt is a whitebelt that never gave up"
*Denshinkan chooses to speacialise in Adults and Teens(anyone 13+). Training is designed to be realistic and mentally challenging and is therefore not suited to children.