Frequently Asked Questions

Answering all of your queries here

Why are there no answers to some of your FAQ'S?

It makes no sense;-)

This website is currently under a redesign and the answers will come along soon!

What age do you cater for?

Any exceptions?  My child is big and very advanced!

The minimum age of all new members is 5 years old,  they must also be attending primary school.  Your child must have turned 5 by the start of the term otherwise they must wait until the next term before registering.

Most children do not fully develop their fundamental motor skills until around the age of 8 years old.  This is honestly the best time for them to start to develop marital arts skills.  Unfortunately todays society means that generally our children do not get the chance to develop these fundamental skills through regular play anymore and need early interventions. 

Early access to martial arts programs allows them to build these essential neurological bases for sport along with developing their concentration and confidence.   We insist they must be at least 5 and attending primary schools as at this stage in their young lives they are exploring boundaries, being educated and learning how to follow directions, developing a work ethic through school and home work, and learning how to learn.

 

Any younger and it's an uphill battle just to maintain a childs focus and controlling their emotions.  Even if a child starts at 5 and stays for 3 years they have only just learned how to use their body and control their minds.  True martial arts training hasn't even begun at this stage!

Be patient, we've been offering classes since 1984, we are not going anywhere.  Pop your child on our waiting lists and wait until they are the physically and emotionally ready to gain the full benefits of a top quality martial arts program!

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Do you offer trial classes?

Do you offer refunds if my child does not complete a term?

We do not offer trial classes.  Generally all our classes are full and those on our waiting lists patiently looking for spaces.  A single class is never going to give a true glimpse at what we offer our members, this can only be done by delving into the program and trying out a full term.

Children are always going to be nervous and excited joining us, a term of classes will allow them to get to know us, make friends and feel comfortable and safe.  Sometimes that may involve some coaxing to begin with, remember we are competing with computer games, youtubers and Netflix for your childs time, but remember the reason you began your search for martial arts in the first place! 

 

Once the term begins we do not offer any refunds, your child place will be held for the full term of classes and will not be offered to anyone else!!  Stay the course ;-)

 

Do you offer family discounts?

How do I avail of them?

We offer a 10 % sibling discount for multiple family members attending any of our programs.  If we have a parent training with us the discount applies in that case too!  Our booking system automatically applies the discount if you book 2 siblings at the same time!

Are there discounts for multi class sign ups?

How do I avail of them?

Each term we email discount codes to apply against multiple bookings per week.

Can I pay per class or monthly?

Do I have to pay in full at the start of term?

We charge a set fee for a term with discount for attending multiple classes per week.

What uniforms or equipment will my child need for class?

Where can I get them?

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Is there sparring?

Will my child get hurt or injured?

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My child has previous Martial Arts experience, can they more to more advanced class from the start?

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How many classes per week should my child train?

What's the benefit of addition  class?

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I have multiple children interested,  can they join the same class?

To you run parent and child classes?

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You're a Kung Fu school, but you offer other classes such as Sanda Kickboxing and Braziliian Jujitsu?

What's the difference between them?

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My Child is 12 can do have classes for them?

Perhaps a teens club?

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Are you coaches fully Garda vetted?

What about Child protection, first aid etc?

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I'm interested in Martial Arts too?

Any classes for parents?

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Can we wait inside and watch my childs class?

Is there parking nearby?

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Will Martial Arts make my child aggressive or violent?

Morals?

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Are your classes fun?

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How does the testing work?

How long will it take to earn a Black Belt?

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How do we keep up to date with latest news?

WhatsApp/Facebook

As well as regular emails about upcoming terms and events we have a dedicated WhatsApp group and a private Facebook News group where we keep you more up to date on the latest occurrences, class details, video uploads etc