One can never be too old to start up a new skill. We have classes for every member in the family! Our students range from young to older and we make sure to stretch properly every day so that your body can handle the work outs. Our instructors keep in mind what students are able to do at their current levels. As long as you make sure to work within your own abilities and give yourself time to recover, you will do great.
It is inevitable that you can get hurt any where. This is a fact. You can't join a martial art and expect to not get bruised or kick, however our instructors always make sure to keep the learning environment as safe as can be. Glove are off on sparring though!
We do participate in tournaments, however they are completely optional! We hold a tournament called the Texas X Karate Championships twice a year which we highly encourage students to participate in. Other schools hold tournaments as well.