What should I wear?
Loose comfortable clothing (eg. shorts/leggings & t-shirt).
What should I bring?
All you will need is a drink.
Where can I park?
We have a carpark at the entrance to the building.
Do I need to have any experience?
No, all our classes are tailored for beginners.
This very much depends on how much progress you wish to make and in what time frame.
We recommend our members 7yrs and over train a minimum of two times per week.
Our competitors and advanced students train up to 5 days per week.
We have programmes from 4-7 years to adults as well as parent and child sessions. We also encourage practice at home and post regular online tutorial’s and training days to assist with this.
Samurais – 4/7yrs
Kids – 10yrs+
In addition to the above, competitors will require their own:
Our grading requirements have minimum attendance criteria dependant on grade, and you are regularly assessed for skills required per grading.
At the end of every school half term we will be doing a badge/belt reward week, we see this is a better system than as a “as and when” basis.
Kids 8yrs + / Adults
Students are assessed on our core syllabus 2 -3 times a year, after meeting the criteria;
This will depend how often you train.
Members over 7 years old can take approximately 5 years if training twice per week although you are expected to train more in preparation for black belt.
All members are welcome to represent our academy at local or national competitions or events that we regularly attend. However, this requires increased level of commitment for a sustained period of time.
As a martial arts club we have a few rules and codes of behaviour that we follow.
These rules help maintain a safe learning environment and can help us get the most from our training.
We ask all members and parents to read and adhere to the points below.
All karate students are required to wear a full white karate suit with belt.
Junior kickboxers (15yrs and under) are required to wear club t-shirt and kickboxing trousers or plain black leggings.
It is preferred that adult Kickboxers wear club uniform.
The mats we use are very expensive and much effort is made to keep them clean.
The bottoms of shoes are not clean and can often have small stones or glass stuck to them.
What we do is contact based and sharp or dirty nails can cause injury or infections.
Including earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and sharp rings.
Again, this is for safety and hygiene reasons.
Aside from the disruption to the session and disrespect shown by being regularly late.
Missing a warm up can often mean missing valuable points about the direction of the class and
can also put you at risk of injury.
We are members of three reputable and worthy organisations,
whether you train in karate, judo or kickboxing
Your licence/membership fee covers your affiliation as well as “member to member insurance”.
We ask all students and parents to treat each other and your instructor with respect and courtesy.
A positive environment is very important in order for us to get the most out of our training.
Phones can be a distraction whether belonging to students or parents.