I'M ON MY OWN & NEW TO THIS, WILL I HOLD OTHERS BACK?
99% of our members started on their own. Once you pluck up the courage to step into the dojo, we’ll do the rest to make you feel safe. Everybody looks after each other. We were all beginners once and therefore we know what it’s like to step outside of your comfort zone. Push through and you’ll surely agree it’s worth it. The class involves partner work (holding focus mitts for each other) as well as the existing air work. You can’t hold anybody back because you’ll be working with other beginners. Even if you were training with more advanced students, they can still get a great workout, whoever they’re training with. So be positive and up for it and you’ll love it.
I'M REALLY UNFIT, OVERWEIGHT & UNCOORDINATED. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THIS?
The classes are there to help you get fit and, if desired, to lose weight, if you combine your training with balanced eating. Co-ordination will improve with practice. The instructors are very encouraging and understanding, so you would never be pushed to extreme limits, nor made to feel uncomfortable. It is important you take the classes at your own pace and week by week, you’ll get stronger.
WILL I GET HURT AT KB FITNESS?
An accident could happen with martial arts training, as with any sport. Although, due to extra care being taken, not one of our students has been seriously injured in our classes. Contact is light and controlled, so any injuries are highly unlikely.
SHOULD I EAT BEFORE TRAINING?
2 hours before training is fine. Bring some raisins or a banana in case you feel hungry, or a drop in energy during class. Don’t forget to bring lots of water too.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE BELTS?
You are not obliged to take any KB Kickboxing belts. That said, the vast majority of KB members grade, although some do refrain. If you were to join KB Kung Fu, taking sashes is obligatory. The KB teaching team will be behind you, whatever your motivation for training. After a few weeks, you might realise that you would like to experience the wondrous grading high.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BUY?
You're not obliged to buy anything. If you would like to experience the exhilaration that comes from contact work, you could purchase our gloves. If you love the partner work as much as many of our members, you might decide that you'd like to start sparring. You'd then need to get some kit, but you can cross that bridge when you get to it, nothing is needed until then.
I AM NOT A BEGINNER, CAN I STILL SIGN UP
Definitely, we have classes that you could slot into; our lessons cater to beginners, all the way through to Black Belts. Tuesdays are our more advanced classes.