Although respect plays a major role in our club etiquette, you will notice that the relationship between students and Sensei is built on trust and friendship, not overly formal discipline.
This first session is free.
If you are over 16 years of age, all you need to do is turn up at one of our training sessions. One of the senior grade students will make sure that you are introduced to the Sensei and will ask you a few questions about any martial arts history you may have (most new students don't have any!) as well as your general fitness levels. You can then take part in the class.
For junior grade students (ages 6 to 16), it is important that a parent or guardian is with them before the class begins in order that Sensei can explain things fully. But apart from that, it is no different from a senior student.
Of course, every new student feels slightly self conscious the first few times that they train, being unfamiliar with terminology, the movement and the physicality of the techniques themselves. This is completely natural and every one of our students will identify with how tricky things can feel in the beginning.