How much are your classes classes and is there a joining fee?
Classes are ₤5.00 per hour and £8.00 for two. There is no joining fee so just pay each time you train. We also have a monthly scheme. Please see Jo or Helen for prices.
What should I wear?
To begin with you just need to wear t-shirt/sweatshirt, jogging bottoms, and no need for trainers as we train in bare feet. We have club t-shirts, hoodies and trousers for sale with the club logo, which is required once you have been training for a few months. Prices are very reasonable with a child's t-shirt at just £7.00.
I'm a complete beginner. Can I still come?
All our classes are suitable for complete beginners. We wouldn't have ANY students if this were not the case! You will either train in a group with other beginners, as a mixed ability group where you will be given the option to choose exercises and techniques that suit you and what you're trying to achieve. Sometimes you will also have the option to train with a more experienced students where you can get some one to one tuition during training.
Is it okay to come alone?
Absolutely, the majority of people come on their own so you can find a partner to train with once you get here. Kickboxing with us opens great opportunities for new friendships.
Do I need to book before I come?
No need so just turn up to any of the sessions that suit you. Seasonal changes (summer holidays / xmas etc) mean that some of our classes are busier than others but we put together a programme together to suit the venue we are in.
Do I have to fight / spar?
Absolutely not. It's there if you want to but is entirely up to you. If you wish to progress through gradings (belts) then you would need to do some sparring to achieve the higher grade belts.
I am overweight. Is this a problem and can I still train?
Absolutely no problem, kickboxing is a great way to lose weight and get fit whilst growing in confidence. Like any strenuous exercise, we would recommend that you check with your doctor first.
Do I have to grade and take belts?
No. As stated previously, it's your choice. Like sparring, it's there if you want it but remember that grading is a great motivator to progress and to achieve. If you later decide to do a belt grading then of course, we will help you all the way.
Do I need to bring any equipment along?
Not at first. While you're trying it out, you can use our kit but we would expect that if you do (when you do!) decide you enjoy it then we would expect all to furnish themselves with their own kit. You'll need just gloves and maybe some focus pads at first but there is loads of 'add-ons' you can buy for not too much should you wish.
After you have been training for a few months you will be required to take out insurance, this is one to one insurance should you suffer an injury or injure somebody you are training with. This is an annual cost of ₤15.