Frequently Asked Questions
At what age do you take children?
We normally take children from the age of six.
Do you have to be physically fit?
Whilst it helps to have a basic level of fitness, the syllabus is
designed to gradually increase fitness and flexibility during your
Is there a maximum age?
No, there is no maximum age. Red Karate have had many students who do
not take karate up until they are 40's, 50's & 60's who have still
gone on to achieve black belt level.
How often should I train?
It is recommended that you train twice a week.
How long does it take between gradings?
Training twice a week, it is normally takes 3 to 4 months between
grading's (which increases to six months for more senior grades),
but it can take longer depending on ability.
Can I come to watch?
Everybody is welcome to come and watch a training session and is
encouraged to speak to one of the instructors at any time.
How much does it cost?
The first lesson is free. Training once a week costs £29 per
month, training twice a week costs £40 per month. Discount
schemes are available for family membership (see instructor for
further details). There is no "notice period" if you wish
to stop training. A karate license is also required prior to the
first grading, this costs approximately £24 (application form
available from instructor).
Do I need any special clothes?
We recommend just wearing a light-loose track suit for the first
few lessons until you are sure karate is for you. A "Gi" (karate
suit) can be purchased from the club from around £18.
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