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What benefits does training in Martial Arts offer?
Karate improves fitness, co-ordination, flexibility, balance, reflexes, agility and gives the student more confidence, discipline, respect, patience, focus and a better general attitude. There are other benefits that most people don't really think of but are definitely there, like improved social skills and improved listening skills especially in children. This is especially positive for everyone involved when it helps them at school and at home. There is also a very social element to our classes and you are sure to make many new friends within just a few lessons!
Do I need previous experience?
Not at all, Karate starts at the basic level whether you have lots or no previous experience. If there is a student who joins us with previous experience, we will not spend very long on the basic level with them, in fact once they have proved their ability, we will move forward immediately. The club's 3 different syllabuses are designed to increase in difficulty only as your ability increases. This will happen as you travel through the various coloured belts.
I am not very flexible, is that a problem?
Again no, everyone is different when it comes to flexibility and most of us were not very flexible when we first started. Flexibility is something that improves gradually over time. The Sensei's are fully trained to take this into account when training and grading the students.
Is this club safe to leave my children with?
Absolutely! Our club is very particular when it comes to who can teach. All of our instructors are hand picked after many years of experience within the club. They are ALL fully police checked & cleared, fully first aid trained in case of an accident, and insured for public liability or injury. All the instructors have certification on them at class at all times and this can be viewed if required by the parents.
Lots of clubs have lots of children! Can adults
train and benefit from Martial Arts?
Yes, we have a wide array of activities and Martial Arts that all adults can enjoy. We run family classes where the parents can train with their children, adult classes for those students that wish to be pushed a little harder, street defence classes that incorporate weapon defence and ground fighting techniques and we offer "Ladies only self defence tuition" on demand for females over the age of 14 years. There is also the option of extending training into weapons.
How often can I or do I need to train?
Your monthly fee allows you to train at as many of our classes as you wish to attend. Once you are a member, no booking is required, just take your syllabus book along to any class and sign in with the instructor who will pick your training up where you left off in your last class. Certain events and classes may attract an additional fee but these are always optional and will not affect your progress in the syllabus.