Scheduled Classes: General information
New joiners, be they complete beginners or experienced martial artists are always very welcome to the classes, which we feel provide a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment in which to practice martial arts. The information below is based on some commonly asked questions. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further details or information.
Clothing and equipment
Initially, any loose fitting garments such as track-suits are suitable. After a while, members may wish to purchase a training suit. A bottle of water or sports drink is also advisable especially in hot weather.
After several weeks, individuals will have an idea of whether the classs are something they'd like to continue with. Membership of the Bushi Goya-Ra-Ru Association (BGA) would then be expected. The current membership 'licence' fee is just £15.00. This is the only 'joining fee' as such.
Grading and progression
A progressive grade framework is used to provide practitioners with a defined series of goals to aim for. Students advance through these grades in their own time in accordance with the requirements of a challenging and well structured syllabus.