New Forest Dragons - FAQ
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Are the classes suitable for girls?
Apart from the fact that most children don't want to train in bare feet, it's mainly for the safety of the child. Trainers or plimsolls provide protection for the feet.
Striking techniques were modified by Japanese, Korean and Thai martial artists to create Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do and Muay Thai. Chinese martial arts also contain locking and throwing techniques which have been used by Japanese martial artists to create Jujitsu, Judo and Aikido. Chinese martial arts have also been called Kung Fu by Westerners for many years, although the Chinese do not refer to their own martial arts with this term.
As a broad umbrella, the word Wushu is the term the Chinese use and is sub-divided into modern and traditional Wushu. The Dragons class is a mix of both. There are many individual styles within the umbrella term "Wushu".
We can't refund the membership/insurance but the class fees can be refunded. The classes might not suit everybody but we do encourage people to give things a good try. Perseverance is once of the cornerstones of Chinese martial art study and indeed life as an adult.
Please talk to your instructor if your child is unhappy in the class for any reason.
Classes are currently running in Brockenhurst and Highcliffe. For further information on:
Brockenhurst classes, click here
Highcliffe classes, click here
Classes will shortly be running in Lymington, New Milton and Christchurch. Please contact us to register your interest.