Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start?

New students can begin any day the beginner classes are offered. The trial is open to all children 3.5 years to 14 years of age. Please give us a call at 908-967-8132 or send us an email at to schedule your one week trial.

How often do I come to class?

Beginners are expected to attend classes two times a week. You may decide to train more often. For starters, just get into the habit of coming to class twice a week ready to work hard and learn all you can.

Do I have to be in shape before I start training here?

No! One of the biggest misconceptions about studying martial arts is that you have to already be in shape to learn. Most students come to us with no experience, but have the desire to live a healthy lifestyle. During your training process you will develop a fit body and mind. Students learn valuable lessons about focus, control and physical conditioning that they carry for the rest of their lives.

So, how long does it take to earn my black belt?

Everyone progresses at their own pace, but the average time it takes to earn your black belt is three to five years.

Will my training give me the confidence to take more chances in life?

Absolutely! Martial arts successes can be carried over into daily life. If, for example, you can see how you’ve accomplished breaking a board to earn your yellow belt, then why can’t you go in and ask for a promotion at work? Understanding that you can accomplish what you set out to do is a great discovery achieved through consistent training.

How do I contact Blue Life Karate and Fitness Centers?

We invite you to come and visit our facility located at 1882 Springfield Ave, Maplewood and find out more about our outstanding programs.

You can reach us via email at If you prefer, call us for immediate attention to your questions at 908-967-8132.

Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope we have provided you with enough information to support you in your search for the right Martial Arts training facility for your family. With any luck, we’ll see you soon!