About the School
How to choose what training is right for you is one of the most important decisions when starting martial arts training.
We offer a FREE, no obligation consultation with the instructor. The benefits for you are numerous. You can meet the instructor and get a feel as to whether he could be right for you. It's much less intimidating than just to be told to turn up at a group class where everyone is a stranger, at least at first. Consultations are free, but you would get more out of your training if you buy the book as well.
You can view the facilities on offer at first hand. For 1-2-1 students, they can use the facilities that can't be moved to other venues such as the authentic Wooden Dummy, and train in an open air environment often more beneficial to your training, health and overall wellbeing. Do you like the odour at closed in gyms? I bet that you don't.
In both cases the students safety is paramount, so you will train hard, but safe - always.
Decide what training and payment plan is right for you. Some students wish to pay as they go, others pay monthly to ensure they never miss time. Others still combine their personal training with additional group lessons either at other schools or when we run group sparring sessions on occasion.
It is really is a flexible plan, designed to be built around you.
At any point in your training, consider getting 'The Essence of Martial Arts' written by me, which is available in paperback, hardback, and Kindle version for quick download. This is recommended because if you read this book, and like what you read, you will almost certainly like the method of training that I do. Needless to say, the book is much more than that, and is a great companion to your training.
The next step - Email here to contact the School . This School is a friendly place, designed to welcome and mould students into superb martial artists in a way that makes them a credit to their chosen Art and changes how they are, for the better. You'll soon understand it is more than a system of fighting at this School.
Ask any questions of the instructor that are important to you. At the very least, come for the free consultation. You won't lose anything by coming, and may find it was the right thing to do all along.
Lessons are available Monday-*Saturday, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm .
*Usually reserved for senior / expert level students, but can sometimes fit in new / junior students. Saturday classes are often at a higher cost than those in the week.
We expect a large percentage of our new students to be complete beginners in their chosen martial art(s). We will answer any questions you may have about the classes, training programs, syllabus, gradings, licensing and so on, and advise you of days and times for suitable beginner classes.
Whilst group classes are good, with the (1-2-1) School of Martial Arts, you have complete personal attention with a qualified instructor. Using this approach to your training, you will quickly reap the benefits of training one-to-one.
When you come for your first 1-2-1 session, in order to prepare you for what lies ahead we will talk with you about the programs we offer, and ask you questions to determine your specific needs. We will do some simple health tests such as your blood pressure, weight tests and your current diet, as we want to tailor the program to your current physical ability and use this information to build on this at a rate that works for you.
We will review your progess with us during, but also after 12 weeks (12 hours) of training how we can then take you to the next level, if desired.
1-2-1 tuition is structured differently to group sessions you see or may have experienced with other martial arts schools, because it is the personal tuition you will receive that ensures you have an hour's training of real benefit to you. After a sufficient warm up to enhance flexibility and muscle movement, we will talk you through what will happen in the lesson.
The lessons are quite intense, but we will never push you beyond what we think you can cope with at that time, because each lesson is tailored to take you forward, never back.
The lesson will close with a cool down, and brief discussion on the next lesson's content.
In order to get the most out of these 1-2-1 sessions, ensure that you train when you can in between classes. We are not expecting you to train every day (unless you have the time) but you will need to think hard about what you have learned and how you can train on it so that between lessons, it becomes almost second nature to you.
You can also call / email the instructor who will give you guidance or note it for your upcoming lesson. As ever, the program is built around you.
Our prices vary, based on the art you want to learn, to the level of personal guidance you require. Where possible will will try and work within your budget, building around you a program of 'tuition for life'. Contact us for more details.