What to expect at your first lesson.
Before class, you will usually get to meet the Instructor, who will explain the workings of the lesson. We will then provide you with some literature about our organization and karate in general. We recommend that you wear loose and comfortable clothing such as track pants and a T-shirt. No jewellery should be worn and your fingers and toenails should be well-manicured. This avoids scratches and injury to yourself and others while training. When the lesson begins, more often than not you will be paired up with one of the senior members of the class who will have the responsibility of looking out for you during the lesson.
As the class continues, you will be taken through a host of warm-up exercises, basics techniques consisting of: blocks, punches, kicks and perhaps some practical self defense applications of these basic techniques. At no time are you expected to work beyond your physical ability or current fitness level. At the conclusion of the lesson the instructor will meet with you and discuss your immediate reaction to the lesson. If you like, you can arrange further lessons, or you can leave your contact details with us to allow yourself time to think about continuing lessons. Later, we may give you a brief courtesy call to discuss any further interest.