Frequently Asked Questions
How safe are the classes?
To put it simply, they are very safe. All our regular classes are non-contact. Training is done on special martial arts equipment and not other people. As the majority of our members attend classes to increase their fitness, tone up and improve their self-defence skills – all whilst having fun and learning a martial art. Sparring and competitions are taken in separate classes.
Am I able to take part if I am unfit?
We work on the understanding that all new students are ‘unfit’ unless they specify otherwise. All our training is structured so individuals can progress at their own pace. This allows students to reach their desired level of fitness comfortably and safely. The training we provide encourages rapid development regardless of your ability, physique, fitness and experience.
Will I feel comfortable starting with no experience?
It is natural to feel a little nervous taking on a new discipline, but with our skilled team of instructors we endeavour to put everyone at ease from the very beginning. All our classes have a friendly atmosphere and new students are starting all the time, so there will always be someone at the same level.
Will I have to take part in sparring and competitions?
You won’t. In fact, only a few students take part in sparring and competitions. If this is something that interests you, we have specific training sessions tailored for you. All the regular classes are for enjoyment, fitness and to development your self-defence skills.
Can I bring along my friends and family?
Although many of our new beginners start by themselves, we always welcome new students, so we are more than happy for you to bring along your friends and family to train along side.
How quickly will my training progress?
You will train with our highly skilled instructors and progress through our structured syllabus. Initially you work towards your first grade ‘Red Belt’ and from there all the way to ‘Black Belt, 1st Degree’ and beyond. With your commitment and regular training your progress and fitness will move rapidly. In many cases, kickboxing students have the skills to take the ‘Black Belt, 1st Degree’ in around 3 years.
Are all the Advantage Instructors qualified?
As well as being friendly, skilled and professional, all the Advantage instructors are ‘Level Two Qualified’ and hold ‘Black Belts’ in kickboxing. They have all undergone rigorous training to ensure they meet our very high standards. Each instructor has their own special ‘Instructors Indemnity Insurance’ and are also enhanced DBS checked to ensure they are suitable for working with children. Each instructor is also trained in ‘First Aid.