Frequently asked questions
Q. Will I get hurt?
There is always a risk of injury with any sport but we teach you how to properly perform each move to ensure that you don’t hurt yourself. We guide you through the perfect way to do each technique so you can feel confident in your performance. We encourage you to go at your own pace so that you don’t overexert yourself. We end every training session showing you how to stretch out properly which further reduces the risk of injury. You may feel slightly stiff after your first training session which is completely normal, this is just a sign that you are using muscles that were underused before!
Q. Will this promote aggressive behaviour in my child?
Absolutely not, in fact we find those that do martial arts are the ones that will avoid fighting at all costs unless it is to defend or protect themselves. We don’t encourage aggressive behaviour, instead we teach the children how to make safe intelligent decisions regarding self defence. We teach the black belt excellence principles of kindness and respect to all our students and encourage them to practise this at all times down at the gym, at school and at home.
Q. What should I wear?
All children’s programmes have a specific uniform, which you can get from us. If it’s your child’s first lesson, we would recommend that they wear comfy clothes that they are able to move about in. For adults, gym wear is fine. We have a range of adults and children’s gear in our shop available for purchase too. We ask everyone to remove their shoes on entering the gym, so shoes or sliders that can easily be removed can be useful for small children.
Q. I’m unfit and haven’t trained for a while. Will I be able?
Everyone has to start somewhere! That’s usually the hardest part. In martial arts you are only ever competing against yourself, so you can go at your own pace and do as much or as little as you are able for. We will help you to build up your fitness levels until you have reached your goals. Doing an activity such as martial arts that is fun and exciting can actually help take your mind off the fact that you are exercising. We believe that true change starts in the mind, the body will follow.