Most schools offer two types of martial arts lessons; those taken in a class and those taken as private lessons. Depending on your motivations for training in Martial Arts, you may find one format makes more sense than the other.

Group Martial Arts Lessons

Most people take martial arts lessons in a classroom with other students. This allows students to train and gain experience with a wide variety of skill levels, sizes, and attitudes. It is also a way to gain a greater sense of community within a Martial Arts school – by connecting with other students. For some though, they maybe looking for something specific to focus on. This can be difficult to accomplish since the instructor must divide their attention among all the students and balance what everyone is working on in the class. Also for those that have never taken a martial art, these types of lessons can be intimidating.

Private Martial Arts Lessons

Private Martial Arts lessons are usually a preference for those students looking to work on one specific aspect of a martial art, and/or maybe self conscience about training in a group class setting. The benefits of taking private martial arts lessons is that you get direct one-on-one time with the instructor. Having this attention from the teacher allows greater feedback and fine-tuning of technique in a lesson. Also, since there aren’t other students, you can focus whole heartily on what you feel you need to work on. The draw back to having a private martial art lesson is that you lose a degree of perspective; you are only training with one person – usually the teacher – and not experiencing training with different body types and sizes. Not everyone will react or move the same with a certain technique, so training with different people in your martial arts lessons can help quite a bit in understanding an overall concept – something that can be missed if you only take a private lessons.

Best Option for Martial Arts Lessons

The best option is to utilize both group and private martial arts lessons; use group lessons to gain perspective and experience among a wide variety of students, and supplement your training with private lessons. This way you can balance the positives of both.

We have Martial Arts Lessons for the following nearby cities in California

For Martial Arts Lessons, Todai Bujinkan Dojo is conveniently located nearby Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Chatsworth, Encino, Fillmore, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Moorpark, Northridge, Oxnard, Simi Valley, San Fernando Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Westlake Village, and Wood Ranch in Southern California. Come join us today.

Shidoshi Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is an 8th degree black belt in the Bujinkan, and travels regularly to Japan to train. In addition to being the owner and head instructor of Todai Dojo, Scott is also the CEO of a national manufacturing company. He has also received training in other martial arts, and in-depth modern weapons training.

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