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  • Will I have to fight doing your classes?
    No, you don't have to fight while practicing in our classes. Fighting is just one aspect of martial arts and not all styles of martial arts involve sparring or competitive fighting. Many people practice martial arts for other reasons such as self-defense, physical fitness, stress relief, or personal growth. In fact, martial arts training can help you develop greater self-awareness, discipline, and focus, as well as enhance your overall well-being. If you do choose to participate in sparring, it's important to do so under the guidance of our experienced instructor team and with proper protective gear. Sparring can be a great way to test your skills and improve your technique, but it should always be done in a safe and controlled environment. Ultimately, the choice to fight or not to fight is yours. A good martial arts instructor will respect your wishes and help you develop the skills you need to achieve your goals, whether that involves competition or not.
  • How often should i attend martial arts classes?
    How often you attend martial arts classes will depend on your goals, schedule, and level of commitment. In general, attending classes 2-3 times per week is a good starting point for most beginners. We do offer a once per week option as a great place to get you started. If you're looking to make more rapid progress or develop a higher level of skill, you may want to consider attending classes more frequently or supplementing your training with additional practice at home or at the gym. However, it's also important to listen to your body and avoid overtraining. Rest and recovery are just as important as training itself, and it's important to give your body time to rest and heal between workouts. Ultimately, the frequency and intensity of your martial arts training should be based on your individual needs and goals, as well as your personal schedule and lifestyle. Talk to your instructor about your goals and concerns, and work together to develop a training plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable over the long term.
  • Can I do martial arts if im older?
    Yes, you can certainly do martial arts regardless of your age. Many people start martial arts training in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond, and continue to practice well into their senior years. Our classes can be adapted to accommodate different levels of fitness and physical ability, so even if you have some limitations or health concerns, you can still participate. In fact, our classes can offer many benefits for older adults, such as improving flexibility, balance, coordination, and strength, as well as providing a fun and challenging way to stay active and engaged with others. Just be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program, and speak to your instructor who is experienced in working with older adults and can tailor the training to your individual needs and goals.
  • Will martial arts help my child with bullying?
    Martial arts can be a great tool for children who are dealing with bullying. Learning martial arts can help children develop greater self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect, which can in turn help them deal with bullying situations more effectively. Martial arts training can teach children important self-defense techniques and help them develop physical and mental toughness, as well as the ability to stay calm and focused under pressure. Children who are being bullied may also benefit from the social support and positive reinforcement they receive from their martial arts instructors and fellow students. That said, it's important to keep in mind that martial arts training alone may not be enough to solve the problem of bullying. It's also important to address the root causes of bullying and work with children to develop strategies for dealing with bullies in a safe and effective manner. If your child is dealing with bullying, it's important to seek out professional support from a qualified therapist, counselor, or other mental health professional who can help your child build resilience, develop coping skills, and navigate difficult social situations. Working together, martial arts training and professional support can help your child feel more empowered and confident in the face of bullying.
  • Do i have to be fit to start martial arts?
    No, you don't have to be fit to start martial arts. In fact, martial arts training can be a great way to improve your fitness, regardless of your starting point. We offer classes that are designed to accommodate people of all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced students. We can help you modify exercises or techniques to match your abilities and gradually build up your strength, endurance, and flexibility over time. It's important to be realistic about your fitness level and any health concerns you may have. Before starting any new exercise program, it's a good idea to consult with your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional to make sure it's safe for you to do so. When starting out in martial arts, it's also important to listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard too quickly. It's better to take it slow and steady and build up your fitness gradually over time, rather than risking injury or burnout by trying to do too much too soon. The way we teach is in harmony with the body, using its joints in the way they are designed ot be moved. This has a very positive impact on how you move.
  • I've never done martial arts before, will I be ok?
    Yes, you can absolutely start martial arts training even if you have no prior experience. We welcome beginners and offer classes specifically designed for people who are new to the discipline. Even our mixed classes are suitable for all levels as everyone works together to improve out skills. Starting out in martial arts can be challenging, but it's also very rewarding. You'll learn new skills, improve your physical fitness and coordination, and gain confidence and discipline. Just remember to start at your own pace, listen to your body, and don't push yourself too hard too quickly.
  • Is martial arts ok for ladies to do?
    Yes, our classes can be a great physical activity for women. Martial arts can provide a variety of benefits, including improved physical fitness, increased self-confidence, stress relief, and self-defense skills. Many martial arts programs offer classes specifically designed for women, with instructors who are knowledgeable about the unique needs and challenges that women face. There are many different styles of martial arts, and some may be more suitable for women than others depending on individual goals, fitness levels, and interests. As we teach a non competitve martial art, we find it works very well for ladies. Overall, our classes can be a safe and empowering activity for women, and can help promote physical and mental well-being.
  • How does martial arts help with confidence?
    Martial arts can help with confidence in several ways: 1. Mastery of skills: As you progress in martial arts, you learn new techniques and skills, and master them through practice and repetition. This sense of accomplishment and progress can boost your self-confidence. 2. Physical fitness: Martial arts involve physical activity and conditioning, which can lead to improved physical health and fitness. Feeling stronger and healthier can help you feel more confident in yourself and your abilities. 3. Mental focus: Martial arts also require mental focus and discipline, which can help you develop self-control, concentration, and a positive mindset. These mental skills can help you feel more confident in your ability to handle challenges and overcome obstacles. 4. Self-defense skills: Learning self-defense skills can also boost your confidence in your ability to protect yourself and others in potentially dangerous situations. Overall, practicing martial arts can help you develop physical, mental, and emotional skills that can improve your confidence and overall well-being.
  • What martial arts do you do?
    Our teachings are based on Choi Kwang do. This is different from taekwondo, as it is not a sports martial art. It has a higher focus on self defence, rather than competition. But it will still give you a great workout, learning effecting self defence. As we are an independent school, we are able to teach the most effective self defence techniques free from any constraints. I have studied for 20 years, bringing in techniques from Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga to give you an all round work out and a very grounded practical self defence.
  • What time are classes?
    We have a number of classes at different times across various locations. The best thing to do is get in touch. We can then advise you of the options available to you, for you or your child and at what locations. Sometimes the classes are full, so we do operate a waitling list. If you get in touch we can also advise if this is the case for the required class.
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