Frequently Asked Questions
Is Karate expensive?
Not at all. Our Instructors are all unpaid volunteers giving freely of their time because they love Karate. Whilst we do have certain running costs to cover, our club is a non-profit making organisation. This is reflected by our low monthly training fees.
What other costs are involved?
You will need a Karate Licence, issued by the KUGB. It is renewable annually and provides you with insurance cover while training at a KUGB Club such as Kyoshin. The first Licence (which includes your KUGB Record Book) is £22 for children and £25 for adults. Thereafter the annual licence renewal is £17 for children and £18 for adults.
Will I have to compete?
All members are encouraged to compete, but it is not a requirement.How old do you have to be to start?
Our insurance allows membership from 5-years old. Karate is practised by men, woman and children alike of all ages. Anyone who has a reasonable level of physical fitness can train at Karate. As with any physical activity, if you have any concerns then it is advisable to consult with your GP, before beginning. Our oldest member joined at the age of 46 is now well over 50 and continues to enjoy Karate.
What are the benefits?
Karate promotes overall fitness, good health and wellbeing. The concentration, commitment and dedication required, assist in the development of a strong character, confidence and determination. Karate provides a disciplined training environment that moulds positive behaviour.