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FAQ

If Shotokan Karate is an activity you’re interested to take up, you probably have loads of unanswered questions?! We hope we have answered some of them here, but if we missed something that you are unclear about give us a call, or e-mail us for a prompt reply. We would love to tell you more and get you along to our clubs to try it out soon. Why not contact us now!
1. WHERE DO YOU MEET?

For more information on our clubs follow the links:
Baldock and Ashwell / Biggleswade and Langford / Harpenden / Hemel Hemsptead / Hitchin / Knebworth / Letchworth / Stevenage / Watford / Welwyn Garden City
3. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All beginners start with a beginners package
(ask about special offers).
2. WHAT DO YOU DO?

Motivational personal development through physical movements including: warm up - blocks - kicks - punches - regular routines in small groups - building on knowledge which leads to grading (examinations) to progress to your next level. We do not assume you know anything about karate or have a good level of fitness to start with us.
4. HOW DO I KNOW I AM PROGRESSING?

Your instructors are pleased to give you regular feedback and will support you leading up to gradings (examinations every 3 months) and through recorded attendance and our junior award system.
6. WILL I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE WEAPONS?

We have a regular programme of additional courses sometimes using weapons, usually using our own bodies.
5. DO I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMPETITION?

We hold informal competitions in our clubs and annually have a Active Hertfordshire Karate association tournament.
7. IF I HAVE TRAINED PREVIOUSLY CAN I PICK IT UP AGAIN WITH YOU?

If you have trained in Martial Arts before we will be pleased to discuss how you may be able to integrate into our style.
9. DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL CLOTHING?

You do not need any special clothes to start, just something loose and comfortable. When you are ready you can buy your own Association suits from us at competitive prices.
8. MY CHILD IS SHY/BOISTEROUS WILL KARATE HELP?

We find Karate beneficial to shy students who gain confidence and support to be more assertive. If your child is sometimes a little too active, our disciplined friendly classes help them to understand self discipline.
10. CAN YOU SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS OR PHYSICAL DIFFICULTIES?

We would be pleased to discuss, how we work with anyone interested to learn Karate.
13. DO CLASSES ONLY RUN DURING TERM TIMES?

Kinshou Karate runs term time only but all our other clubs run throughout the year except for Bank holidays and through the Christmas and New Year period.
11. CAN I JUST TURN UP?

All beginners join our group by APPOINTMENTS ONLY. We want you to join in straight away rather than just watch our sometimes very busy noisy classes.
14. DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR PYJAMAS?

When you have tried our group and are sure you want to join us regularly you can buy your pyjamas (Gi) and other equipment from us and through your club : )
15. YOU HAVE NOT ANSWERED MY QUESTION!

Contact us here!
Who are we?

Developed in Hertfordshire over 30 years ago, Active Hertfordshire Karate commitment is in the pursuit of quality Shotokan Karate. Leading students, Kids, Teens or Adults to be positive and the best they can be. Our Martial Art offers development in a range of personal qualities and life skills for all ages and abilities.
Telephone

0800 026 8365

01462 630 833
Fax

01462 432 365
E-mail

For new member enquiries:
enquiries@tskagb.co.uk

All training related queries:
sensei@tskagb.co.uk