In a nutshell, very. Regular classes are non-contact so training is done on special martial arts equipment, not people, as most of our members attend classes to increase fitness, tone up and improve their self defence skills whilst having fun learning an effective martial art at the same time.
How fit do I have to be?
All of our training is structured and we treat all our new students as 'unfit' unless they tell us otherwise! We allow you to train at your own pace and encourage you to reach your desired fitness level. We know you will make rapid progress once training structured class regardless of your physique, ability, fitness level or experience.
Will I feel out of place to begin with?
It is natural that everyone taking up Kickboxing for the first time will feel slightly nervous and our Instruction Team are experienced in recognising this and will do their best to put you at ease straight away. Don't worry as all classes have a friendly atmosphere and other beginners join regularly all year round, meaning there will always be someone at your stage for you to enjoy training with.
Do I have to take part in sparring or competitions?
No! Very few students actually want to enter competitions and tournaments. If they do, obviously we can accommodate them and have special training sessions tailored to meet the needs of students who enjoy sparring and competition work. Regular classes are for fitness, self defence and enjoyment.
Can I bring a friend/family?
Absolutely! Although many beginners join by themselves you are welcome to bring along a friend of family members to train with.
How quickly will I progress?
We provide high quality instruction through a structured syllabus taking you from your first grade of Red Belt through to Black Belt 1st Degree, and if it is combined with your commitment to regular training, you will make fast progress. It is not uncommon for our kickboxing students, with regular training and commitment, to be ready to take their Black Belt 1st Degree in 2 and a half years.
Are the Instructors qualified?
All of our Instructional Team undertake rigorous training to ensure that they meet our very high standards. As well as being Black Belts in Kickboxing, they are friendly, professional and helpful. In addition to their own special Instructors Indemnity Insurance they are also Enhanced CRB Police Checked for their suitability for working with children, First Aid Trained and have a UK Nationally recognised Coaching Award all conducted through the 'Martial Arts Coaching Foundation'.
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