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. At the moment, everybody trains in the air, as contact work is not permitted, so you won’t have a partner as such. Post COVID-19, the class will involve partner work (holding focus mitts for each other) as well as the existing air work. Even when training returns to normal, 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 a new eating plan and weights program (we can assist you with this). 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. When contact is permitted, you'll be striking focus mitts, not people in the classes, so the chance of being hit is very small. For now, you won't be touching anybody
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. This information is relevant to when partner work can resume, after the pandemic: focus mitts are provided, so you can strike an inanimate object. You could invest in some hand wraps and gloves to help protect your joints when striking but you don't have to. If you love it as much as all 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.