What are the benefits of Martial Arts?
Martial Arts such as Karate and Kicboxing have many benefits, such as increased Confidence, Fitness, Co-ordination, Self Defence, Discipline and Goal Setting to name but a few, as students progress through the Belt rankings to the coveted Blackbelt, they will achieve goals they didnt realise they could, and gain better self belief and Martial Arts skills.
When can I apply for membership to CMA?
We encourage students to take a minimum of three classes before requesting membership to make sure Martial Arts is right for them, Our membership fee is £15 and Instructors will offer you membership packages which will include a Karate Suit (Gi) or Kickboxing Trousers/T shirt, and Boxing Wraps, also the CMA Grading Book, Training Card, a License (one years worth of insurance) packages may vary although a Childs Membership pack (under 16s) would usually cost £55, and Adults Membership pack £65, All can be paid for seperately but does cost more.
Will Karate/Kicboxing classes make my child Agressive?
Our classes have a big emphasis on Self Discipline, Respect and Courtesy, after learning Martial Arts techniques your child will be taught that those skills are not to be used outside the Dojo (Training Area) and can only be used in Competitions or if their life is in extreme danger, however our stranger Danger Skills teach our Children the best block is to not be there and to use Common Sense over Self Defence.
What is a Karate/Kickboxing License and why must I have one?
Your License is your Insurance for training in the Dojo, without a valid License the student will not be allowed to Train, Compete, or take a Grading it is the students responsibility to make sure their License is renewed on time, the yearly License fee is £15
What is a Grading, and How much do they cost?
As the student's Knowledge of their chosen art increases they will be invited to grade, a Grading is a test, at Cma you will take 9 Gradings to the coveted Blackbelt, the test will involve Demonstrations of sylabus techniques, Fitness and in senior gradings sparring skills.
Belt order for Kickboxing Belt order for Karate
White/Red Stripe, Red 9th Kyu
Red, Yellow 8th Kyu
Yellow, Orange 7th Kyu
Orange, Green 6th Kyu
Green, Blue 5th Kyu
Blue, Purple 4th Kyu
Purple, Brown 3rd Kyu
Brown, Brown/White Stripe 2nd Kyu
Brown/Black Stripe, Brown/Black Stripe 1st Kyu
BLACKBELT (1st Degree), BLACKBELT Shodan (1st Dan)
Grading Fees include Examination, Belt and Certificate Karate up to Purple Belt (4th Kyu) Kickboxing up to Purple Belt
Brown Belts (3rd-1st Kyu) All Brown Belts
All Blackbelt Gradings cost £50
Who is the Sensei/ Sempai?
The Title Sensei is Given to the Teacher, and Sempai is given to the Assistant Instructor.
When will I need to buy sparring Equipment and where can I buy it?
Student's in Karate will need Sparring Equipment from Orange Belt (7th Kyu) and above, this can be purchased through your Instructor, Kickboxers will need their Sparring Equipment from Yellow Belt onwards this too can be purchased through your Instructor.
How long will it take to earn a Blackbelt?
This all depends on how many lessons the student trains per week, a student training once a week should aim to be Blackbelt within 10 years training, where as a student training twice weekly could be ready within 5 years, a student training 3 or more time per week could be ready to grade within just 4 years, however our minimum age for Junior Blackbelt Test is 10 years old with at least 5 years of training as anyone younger than this age would not be recongnised by a Governing Body.