• Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to do to start training with you?

    Just come along to one of our classes, no need to book anything in advance! For your first class, please make sure you have the following:

    • £7 for insurance
    • A bottle of water
    • Some comfortable sports clothes
    • Before your first class, you also need to fill out our insurance form

    I’m a complete beginner, can I still train?

    Yes, we welcome students of all levels. From October onwards, we will run a separate class for beginners only. If you have no previous experience, we recommend you start with this class.

    It’s now the middle of the term/academic year, can I still join the classes?

    You can join at any point in the year, however, we may not be teaching all the basics from scratch in our more advanced classes. If you’re unsure, try the beginners class.

    I can only make it to one class per week, can I still train?

    You can train as many times per week as you like. Of course, the more you train, the faster you will progress, so we recommend that you commit to at least one class per week.

    I’m not a university student, can I still join?

    We accept everyone, regardless of university status. If you are not a member of the university, please to go the Iffley Sports reception before your first class and register for a yearly pass. You will need this to access the premises. The pass costs approximately £6.

    I have an injury or medical condition, is it still ok for me to train?

    Please speak to your doctor and find out if it’s sensible to do martial arts with your condition. If approved, we recommend you contact us so we can look into adapting the class to your requirements. Please note that you need to mention any conditions on our insurance form, and to the instructor in person.

    Do you offer private lessons?

    At the moment we don’t offer private lessons.

    Do you offer classes for children?

    At the moment we don’t offer classes for anyone under 18.