Answers to Your Questions
I HAVE NEVER DONE ANY MARTIAL ARTS BEFORE, IS THIS A PROBLEM?
Not at all. Everybody starts somewhere. We train people of all levels and backgrounds. The classes are split into beginners, intermediate and seniors according to grade and ability. Simply turn up in loose non restrictive clothing and get stuck in.
I'M NOT REALLY HEALTHY, WILL I COPE WITH THE LESSONS?
Physical fitness levels vary from person to person. We train to improve our fitness and as such your levels are personal to you. The instructors help you to improve at a pace that suits you. All we ask for is effort.. nobody expects you to be as fit as a marathon runner on your first day.
DO THE MEN PARTNER WITH THE WOMEN?
Yes, if you so choose; however, within reason. This is not a sex issue but more size/ weight. It is irresponsible for a tall man weighing 14 stones to partner with someone half their height weighing only 8 stones. We want you to partner with someone you feel comfortable with ultimately. The best scenario is to bring a friend. If that isn't possible we will partner you with someone appropriate or else one of our black belts will happily step in to work with you.
DO I HAVE TO FIGHT?
Definitely not. Beginners are not permitted to fight until they have achieved their white belt (after approximately 3 months) and are deemed competent by the instructors. All students wishing to fight must also posess a licence to sparr through the organisation. At this point, sparring is optional (yet encouraged) and conducted at specialist sparring classes at the main club in Chorlton.