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DO I NEED TO HAVE A GOOD FITNESS LEVEL?
The simple answer to this is – No! We welcome everyone of all abilities, fitness levels and ages to our classes. We split our classes into Beginners and Advanced to ensure that you can start your Martial Arts journey gently and with confidence. Martial Arts is all about respect – it is incredibly important to us to create a welcoming, nurturing vibe within our school and we can learn this from appreciating that everyone has to start somewhere and we strongly support that.
SHALL I BRING ANYTHING WITH ME? DO I NEED ANY KIT?
We will provide you with a uniform and kit when you have joined the club. We recommend you attend your taster session wearing clothes that you are comfortable to train in – joggers, leggings, shorts and a tshirt and trainers as well as bringing a bottle of water with you.
DO I HAVE TO COMPETE?
No, absolutely not! We are active on the kickboxing and Forms competition circuit, and when we feel you are ready to take part in competitions we will talk to you about this. If you decide not to pursue that channel then that is absolutely not a problem at all – the most important thing to us is that you are enjoying your classes and achieving your own personal goals. .
WHAT HAPPENS IN A CLASS?
All classes start with a thorough warm up and stretch. With the children’s classes, this will then be followed by their topic talk / life skill which for retention, is then compounded by a drill to replicate the discussion. At this point, all groups are then split up into ability levels and taken by their instructor through the chosen syllabus / belt subjects for that week. There is also a theme which runs on rotation throughout the year on a weekly basis: stripe testing, fitness, equipment and padwork.
WHAT IS A GRADING AND DO I NEED TO DO ONE?
A Grading is the test that is taken on a regular basis to assess your current belt level and move you up to the next stage of your Martial Arts journey moving further towards your Black Belt. The Lil Ninjas grade every 8 weeks and once they have reached their mini Black Belt this signifies the first belt on the Adult syllabus.
DO I SPAR ON MY FIRST DAY?
No! We are firm believers in Martial Arts being instrumental in building up self esteem and confidence. By putting you into a situation where you are not equipped properly in technique, we would be destroying your confidence – plus it’s dangerous and incredibly bad form! We have a Beginners course that everyone has to partake in when they have joined Martial X Academy. This course teaches you the basics of kickboxing and once we feel you are ready to grade and move up to the next level we will let you know and it is at this point that you would start sparring.
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