FREE TASTER: Traditional Martial Arts
6:30 - 7:15pm: All Ages* (4+) & Abilities at Winklebury in Basingstoke
- 45 min45 minutes
- Sycamore Way
*Please note this is an all ages class (4 years+) but children must be mature enough to train unaided or with the help of a participating parent/carer as this is a family friendly class for all ages and students must not disturb each others training). Parents or carers who are needed to help their child but do not wish to also train (eg they are only there to help them have the correct leg forwards, hold pads for them etc) are FREE. If you are at all unsure we will let you know when you attend your taster session. What to bring with you: There is very little you need to bring with you as we have plenty of equipment to help you enjoy and get the most from your training. Please just wear/bring loose comfortable gym type clothing eg t-shirt, jogging trousers or shorts and a bottle of water. What to expect: We will start our training which consists of learning safe, fun techniques, with a warm up and your parent, carer or one of the instructors will be with you to help with any difficulties you may have doing any of the techniques you are asked to do. (Please don’t worry, you will NOT be sparring (ie free-fighting) with anyone on your first session, or even in further sessions until such time as you and your instructor both agree that you are ready and happy to do so, and even then this will only be done in a safe, progressive manner with the appropriate safety sparring equipment). If you are finding anything difficult and your partner can’t help you please just raise your hand, or call out to Sensei or any of our Assistant Instructors (dressed in a red or black uniform) and we will help you. You will not be told off for asking questions, everyone was a beginner once and your instructors always know this and will do all we can to make your classes a fun learning experience. We sometimes find people are nervous and worried about their first class but I assure you there is no need to be. It will be fun, safe and if there is anything you don't feel happy doing during the class just let me know and we will find something else for you to do, or you can watch until you feel happy to join in again. All we ask is that you treat classes like school or work, giving us your full attention when we are demonstrating what we would like you to do, not talking when we do, and trying your best. At the end of the class, we will usually finish with a fun drill (game), such as the very popular dodgeball, which helps with things such as improved speed, reaction, timing etc.
To cancel or reschedule please contact us at least 24 hours in advance.
Sycamore Way, Basingstoke, UK