Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for some of our most frequently asked questions. If you think we can improve this, or add additional question, please get in touch with us.

01 What kind of Martial Arts do you teach?

We practise Freestyle Kickboxing and self defense. All our instructors are black belts in this style and most bring other practices with them such as MMA, Boxing, Karate, Jitsu etc so quite a broad spectrum of styles are incorporated within each class.

02 Do I have to sparr?

No, we never force anyone into doing anything that they are not confident with. We will teach you to sparr and develop your skills. Naturally Kickboxing is a contact sport but we operate a safe and controlled atmosphere where experienced instructors provide key skills and friendly tuition.

03 I’m really unfit how will I cope?

We expect all students to work at their own pace, if you need to take it a little slower and grab a drink that’s fine, alternatively if you want to push yourself that little bit harder. the option is available to you. Everyone has different levels of health and fitness and we understand that.

04 I’m worried about the class being all male

The classes are by no means male orientated, infact they are about 50/50

05 I’m worried that kickboxing sessions will be intimidating or aggressive

Everyone who attends our club would say that we are very welcoming and friendly. It is a family run business with many years of experience. All our instructors have been trained ‘in house’ and so are used to our methods of training and discipline. We do not want to scare anyone away and so are always available for any questions or help.

06 How will I know what to do on arrival and at my first session?

There will always be a senior student or instructor available to help any new students during the class and they will be able to answer any questions that you may have. If you wish to participate in a free trial session please arrive a little earlier then the class start time to enable us to show you around, in addition the door has a code entry system and the door buzzer may not be heard after the class has started.

07 What do I need to wear or bring to my first class?

Wear sensible sportswear i.e tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a t-shirt/vest. The main dojo (training hall) is fully matted so most students train bare footed. No need to bring anything else initially and we have a cold water machine, toilets and changing facilities.

08 What happens if I decide after my first free session that I’d like to join up?

All you will need to do is speak to an instructor who will then process the necessary forms for you. There is a one time registration fee of £20.00 per new member.

09 What are the costs?

We operate a very simple membership system. It’s £39.99 per month to train in as many classes per month as you choose. For ladies wishing to join you can attend any of the ladies only or evening kickboxing classes (or mix and match both_ for the same amazing price of £39.99 per month. Lil' Dragons (5yrs – 7/8 yrs) can enjoy unlimited Lil' Dragons Classes for just £25.99 per month. For Lil' Dragons and anyone under 16yrs we ask for a parent / guardian to complete the paperwork and provide consent.

10 How do I pay?

We ask all students to set up a standing order for their monthly payments or provide us with your card details which we will then process for you each month.

Missed payments can be made in club by card or cash.

New members will be required to pay a registration fee of £20.00, this is a one time registration fee.

All payments are taken during the first week of each month.

All monies paid for membership are non-refundable.

You have the right to cancel at anytime. One months notice is required in writing or by email.

Membership runs calendar monthly payable in advance. If you have any queries in relation to membership, fees, or invoices please contact info@fimamartialarts.co.uk

11 What is a license and why do I need one?

All students are required to have a license in place. A license is a record of your gradings and belts achieved and also incorporates your insurance cover.

All students enjoy the protection of insurance should an accident occur. I am sure you will agree with us that this is an unavoidable and necessary step to protect all our members and ourselves and falls inline with current legislation.

Licenses cost £50.00 per annum for all students 16yrs and over and £40.00 per annum for all students under 16yrs.

12 Is there a minimum term or finance contract to sign like some gyms and clubs?

We do not sign you up for a minimum term contract nor do we operate our payment system through a finance company. 

We ask that if you wish to leave FIMA Martial Arts that you provide us with 30 days notice in writing and we can tie up your account and issue you with a final invoice. Please note: We DO NOT operate a pay as you go service or similar. We are a members only club, however we do not sign you up for 12 months or 24 months at a time. You can cancel at anytime with 30 days notice in writing.

13 Can I do a ‘pay-as-you-go’ membership?

No, We do not offer pay as you go membership or other discounted rates. We have tried this in the past and it has not worked out. All students pay £39.99 per month and enjoy the use of unlimited classes , Lil’ Dragons pay £25.99 per month and too can enjoy the use of unlimited Lil’ Dragons Classes.

We do not sign you up for a minimum term contract nor do we operate our payment system through a finance company. You pay your fee’s by monthly standing order no middle men, no finance houses!

We ask that if you wish to leave FIMA Martial Arts that you provide us with 30 days notice in writing and we can tie up your account and issue you with a final invoice. Please note: We DO NOT operate a pay as you go service or similar. We are a members only club, however we do not sign you up for 12 months or 24 months at a time. You can cancel at anytime with 30 days notice in writing.