Frequently Asked Questions
Do you do Children's classes?
Currently, we do not teach children's classes.
Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
No, but you will first learn 'Preparation Training' before learning 'Foundation Training'. This will help you learn at your own pace and ability which will then increase in intensity as you progress. We are a school with Buddhist princples and encourage a holistic wellbeing approach for all students to get the most out of their training and to have a healthy lifestyle. This includes no-smoking, no alochol or other debilitating substances.
I am 51 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?
No, you can never be too old to start training as long as your training is balanced. We have had students in their 80's training with us, it helps with your circulation, strengthen your organs and also fight off any illnesses by boosting your immune system.
Do you do any contact fight training?
Yes, although this is only taught to existing competent students when they have trained for a certain amount of time and reached a certain level of skill. Students are introduced to light contact sparring which then advances to increased contact, involving technical and skilled combat based on the student's own abilities. This includes utilising free fighting (Sanda), grappling, wrestling, throws/takedowns, holds/chokes, and weapons.
I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to classes?
Attendance to regular classes is vital for your own progression, with training at home also encouraged. Commitment and dedication is essential to help reach your full potential.
How long does it take to get a black sash?
This is done on an individual basis depending on the student's ability to commit to a process of long and dedicated study to their practice.
What sort of things should I consider when choosing a school?
Decide what you are looking for and what your main priorities are for wanting to trian. Look for a school that can meet those needs in a safe way with good quality instruction. This can be checked by looking at the school's lineage and the instructor's background.