“Do I have to be fit to start?”
No! The classes are for all levels of fitness and experience.
“What are the classes like?”
No two classes are the same! The class generally starts with a interval based warm up which will help develop your cardio fitness and build strength. The rest of the class will focus on technical line work, partner work, sparring and pad training. Martial arts are one of the most effective ways of burning calories, increasing muscle tone, flexibility and strength.
“What are the students like?”
“Do I need to sign a contract?”
No. Payment is done via direct debit monthly and you are not tied into a contract. Trial classes are £10, which is refunded if you join
“Is there an age limit?”
Martial arts has no age limit, it is a lifestyle. Your training is based on you and your goals. (The splits are not expected!) Children are accepted from age 4.
“Will I get hurt?”
We are a contact martial art and practise it in a very safe environment with full protective equipment, always at a level that is comfortable for the individual and their training needs.
How much does it cost?
Membership is £95 (one time payment) which includes: Life time membership. GI (uniform), boxing gloves, grading manuel & 12 months licence.
Training fees are:
Once a week training: £44 per month
Twice a week training: £60 per month
Little Buzzards Martial Arts membership is £75 and includes Gi, t-shirt and boxing gloves. Training fees are £40 per month.
Classes are booked via our club app.
Is it Karate or Kickboxing?
Our official style is Contact Karate, this combines techniques from Thai & Western Boxing, Kickboxing and Shotokan.
Kickboxing is a Japanese hybrid martial art basically comprising of elements of punching and kicking. It was developed by adapting fighting techniques from Karate, Western boxing, and Muay Thai. It originated in 1960s in Japan and was said to have been developed to keep the soul of Karate but allowing full stricking techniques. .
Full Contact Karate, as it was originally called became known as Kickboxing, however, some styles remained as Contact Karate. We were one of those styles. So you will get the benefit of learning the combination of traditional and modern style martial arts, known as Contact Karate.