This page is designed to provide answers to commonly asked questions, resources for training and curriculum worksheets. If you have an additional questions please feel free to reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text us at (480) 702-1269. Thank you for being a part of the GDA family!
The app will allow you to book your private/semi-private lessons, view class schedule as well as has helpful curriculum videos!
Step #1 - Download the GDA App (use above links)
Step #2 - Login (use your email and temporary password provided or choose "reset password" link to reset) *please note: do not create a new account.
Step #3 - Select "Book" from the main menu.
Step #4 - Select "Private Lessons"
Step #5 - Book using the correct lesson type (standard programs use "Semi-Private" either kids, teens or adult).
IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES LOGGING IN OR BOOKING A LESSON PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDIO FOR ASSISTANCE!
Both the GDA and Flag patch go on the left side of the uniform. The GDA patch goes over the left chest and Flag on the left arm. See Patch Placement Diagram available under the downloadable resources below.
Male students we highly recommend groin protectors for training. Boxing gloves are also recommended as we will use them during our "Fight Week". Head gear is optional for Adult Students but mandatory for kids/teens. Mouth guards are also required for all students when sparring. If you plan on attending any of the Muay Thai classes we would also recommend Muay Thai specific shin guards. You can see an available list of recommended gear that you can purchase on Amazon. If you have any additional questions on specific gear please contact the studio.
Great question! Testing and rank advancement are 100% performance based. You must meet the below 3 requirements!
#1 - Know the MATERIAL! This means you have been taught all required material for your current rank. (see curriculum guides and curriculum outline below for full list of material requirements.
#2 - Demonstrate the necessary SKILL! Just knowing or having been taught something is not enough. You have to own it! Skill means you can execute that material at a proficient level with technique, power, balance and focus. This also applies to all previous material! The system is accumulative so all previous material must maintain and improve as you advance.
#3 - Possess the right ATTITUDE! Attitude is the glue that holds it all together. This is the mindset, the discipline the willingness to work hard, show up, stay focused! Do you train hard, work well with others, take instruction, help others and demonstrate a winning attitude. No matter how hard it gets or what excuses might jump in front of you. "You can have excuses or you can have success"
Once we see these 3 requirements met you will receive an invitation to test. Test is BY INVITATION ONLY. Please do not ask when you are going to test (see Code of Conduct).
We host one test a month so whenever you are eligible and that next opportunity lines up is when you will be there! Until then stay focused on your training and work hard!!
See individual Curriculum Guides and GDA Curriculum Outline below for all requited skills!