Due to the nature of some aspects of Martial Arts training, we have to 'accept' students into membership of the club. We won't teach Martial Arts to those with a bad attitude, or those who we believe would be a danger to themselves or others.
Students, especially juniors are continually being assessed, (whether they realise it or not). Beginners must be 'signed off' by two instructors in order to be accepted as club members, there is also a membership fee to pay. Club membership is compulsory after 6 weeks or 6 lessons (which ever is the sooner) - at the moment there is no charge for club membership.
Being a member of the club allows students to benefit from attending our subsidised training courses and enter our annual club-only championships! Club Membership also allows a student to apply for a Karate Licence (see below).
***Membership renewals are currently on hold***
After 10 weeks or 10 Lessons (which ever is the sooner), a student is expected to have become a member of our association.
This licence gives membership to the governing body for Karate, member to member liability insurance and personal accident insurance cover.
Karate Licence (Annually)
After 10 weeks or 10 Lessons (which ever is the sooner), a student is expected to have become a member of our association, this includes the students Karate 'licence' which is needed for the following reasons:
It provides personal insurance cover against injury.
It provides Third Party liability whilst practising karate
It provides individual membership to the English Karate Federation (EKF) and with it all the benefits of membership to the Karate Governing Body.
It is mandatory for grading.
It is an official grading record.
It is required for participation in all competitions.
Each student is responsible for renewing their own licence annually - just like ANY OTHER insurance policy.