FAQ’s or Frequently Asked Questions. Below are some frequently asked questions. Should the answer you are looking for not be included in the FAQ’s, please feel free to contact us for further information.
Parents frequently ask, how do I choose a Martial Arts School for my children? Parents looking for martial arts classes for their children need to consider much more than just the cost or the style of martial art. Here are a few important points to consider, whether you choose East West Martial Arts or any other Martial Arts School.
It’s not the style of the martial art you practice that’s important; it’s the instructor who can inspire and educate your children that’s important.
When visiting any prospective martial arts schools you should observe a class in action. All good instructors will let you watch a training session, especially classes for children. And if they don’t – the best advice is to look for another martial arts school for your children.
While watching a class, observe the interaction between the students and instructors very carefully. Students should seem happy and motivated, with plenty of smiling, sweating and learning going on.
The classes should be well structured, professional and well run. The classes should also be taught by experienced Black Belt instructors, who have been trained to work with children.
It’s important to realise that there are no ‘bad’ martial arts, just ‘poor’ instructors. It’s the instructor who can inspire, motivate and excite their students, especially children, who can teach very powerful and valuable lessons.
This is because they have the ‘Power of Influence’ to transform students attitudes, behaviour’s and character. Children emerge from our age-specific Children’s classes transformed and changed for the better and parents couldn’t be happier.
What should you wear for a taster lesson?
Parents frequently ask what their children should wear for their taster lessons? We recommend wearing loose comfortable sports clothing, such as a T-Shirt and Tracksuit Bottoms for taster lessons.
How long are the Little Dragons free taster lessons?
The Little Dragons Karate taster lessons for Ages 4-6 are 30 minutes in duration.
How long are the Karate Kidz free taster lessons?
The Karate Kidz taster lessons for Ages 7-14 are 45 minutes in duration.
Do I need to bring anything else with me to my taster lessons?
Apart from wearing the right clothes, there is nothing else which you have to bring with you on the day. However you may wish to bring a bottle of water.
I’d like to bring a friend with me to the lesson… Can I do this?
You are welcome to invite a friend to come with you for a free taster lesson for your children. However please check there are sufficient spaces available beforehand. If you would like to attend the same class with a friend, we recommend that you make both of your class bookings at the same time.
Do you teach Life Skills for Children in your Karate Classes?
Our Karate classes not only teaches children how to defend themselves. More importantly, it teaches them the Life Skills they need for Success in Life. Examples being, Confidence that they can turn ‘On’ when they need it in any situation, to Self Esteem so they learn to ‘feel good’ about their accomplishments. They will also develop a positive “Yes I Can” Attitude and learn how to set and achieve goals in life with the coloured belt system.
What if the lesson I have requested is full?
We have a waiting list for all our classes that are currently full. We will contact you as soon as a space in your desired day and time becomes available.
If my Children have two free taster lessons in either the Little Dragons Karate classes or the Karate Kidz classes, am I obliged to join the school?
No. The two free taster lessons are obligation-free. They are designed to allow parents to see how we work with the Children and allows them to make their mind up, before deciding to become a member.
How do I pay tuition payments?
If you decide to become a member, all tuition payments are paid by Direct Debit. We have an Annual price for our memberships and the tuition training fees are calculated on a 46 week per year training basis. Payments are made monthly in 12 equal payments per year, which also takes account of your normal holidays without any payment adjustment. East West Martial Arts is normally closed during the main school holidays for one week at Easter half-term, two weeks in Summer (July/August), one week at October half-term and two weeks at Christmas. All tuition payment cost are reviewed annually and may be increased due to inflation costs.
What about any missed classes?
All students are enrolled into our school in a dedicated Day and Class Time. Any missed classes can be made up at your convenience; however no refunds are given if the training is not taken. Our class sizes are managed and spaces are limited, and you are paying for a guaranteed space in a class.
How do I cancel my membership?
There is no minimum period of membership required and can be cancelled at any time by contacting East West Martial Arts. To cancel your Membership, you are required to contact us a minimum of 10 days before the date of the next Direct Debit payment by:
Phone or text: 07834 351112
Post: East West Martial Arts, Unit 325, K2 House Business Centre, Heathfield Way, Northampton NN5 7QP