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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it suitable for beginners?
Do I have to be fit before I start training?
How long does each training session last?
How often should I train?
How long will it take to learn?
Can my child train with Wu Shu Kwan?
But its just for men isn't it?

Is it suitable for beginners?
Beginners are welcome at all classes. You will find the training challenging, exciting and enjoyable; before long you will be amazed at your progress under proper guidance and wish you had started sooner. You will also make a lot of friends. Give it a go. Very often making up your mind is indeed more difficult than the training itself.

Do I have to be fit before I start training?
No. Wu Shu Kwan Chinese Boxing will take you progressively and without strain right from your present state to an envious peak physical condition with regular training.

How long does each training session last?
About two hours. Beginners will have plenty of rest in between exercises, whereas intermediate and more advanced students will have progressively shorter resting periods. Normally the class is conducted in such a way that the beginners will not be too tired after the session, while the advanced will have beneficially spent their physical energy feeling relaxed and well satisfied after training.

How often should I train?
Once a week is is minimum, twice a week will ensure more rapid progress and thrice a week will just about be sufficient to achieve maximum progress. Some dedicated martial artists train every day.

How long will it take to learn?
Each class follows a similar format. Therefore it depends on how often you train and on your initial fitness. With each session you will find yourself fitter and more proficient. As a general rule, the basic skills of self-defence can be learned in a few months or even a few weeks. However, the longer you train the better you become -- the sky is the limit.

Can my child train with Wu Shu Kwan?
The minimum age a child can begin training is eight if a parent or guardian is present throughout each training session. From the age of twelve a parent or guardian does not need to be present but consent to train must be given in writing. However, 15 years 6 months is the minimum age someone can take their black belt.

But its just for men isn't it?
No. Wu Shu Kwan is for men and women and the Thornbury class has an occasional female instructor as do many other Wu Shu Kwan classes.