NO ONE MINDS PAYING FOR QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE TRAINING, BUT OFTEN THOSE THAT CONTINUALLY ADVERTISE ARE NOT KEEPING THEIR STUDENTS FOR A REASON
Before joining any martial arts club you should ask to see the basic 5 documents that any martial arts instructor should be able to produce if asked, this will help you decide if the class you are joining will be a safe training environment. CLICK HERE to view information
Evidence of a black belt grade issued by a known and more importantly traceable source in the uk.
Evidence of training as an instructor, again from a known source, this training should include child protection and health and safety.
Criminal records bureau enhanced disclosure.(NOT A POLICE CHECK)
A current first aid certificate issued by a approved training provider, if the provider is not a known one then it should be checked out before accepting the cert.
Professional indemnity insurance policy.
A clear pricing policy.
DO NOT TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT, if they cannot produce the documents, the chances are they haven't got them.
Other points to look out for that could aid you when choosing the right club for you or your children
* Do they belong to a reputable association * Do they follow child protection, club management, health & safety standards set by their association/group. * Ask fellow students or parents, do not take the word of the instructor * Are the grades that you would receive through the club recognised by a larger association should you wish to leave * Do they have member to member insurance/licensing * Check the training/membership fees, martial arts in general is not an expensive pursuit, if you are asked to pay large sums of money prior to joining you may want to look into this to be certain of what you are paying for, the majority of clubs will give you a taster session to test drive the club/group.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
As a member of the Cobra martial arts association SH Freestyle Martial Arts is 100% committed to the equality of opportunity that is afforded to candidates within all aspects of training and assessment.
SH Freestyle Martial Arts opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sexuality, martial status, age or disability. Within the united kingdom it is illegal to discriminate against any of the above. All individuals are entitled to the opportunity to realise their abilities and potential.
SH Freestyle Martial Arts will take every possible step to ensure that each person is treated equally and fairly both throughout their martial arts training.
SH Freestyle Martial Arts take all complaints of discrimination, victimisation, bullying and unequal or fair treatment very seriously and will act upon any complaints that are received.