Where and at what time are the lessons?
All the details on what time the classes are held and their location can be found on the class details page
Can I come and watch a lesson?
Yes, you are welcome to watch a lesson if you want, your first lesson is free so you can take part and try it out. If you wish to take part we need you to complete a registration form you can download and either email to firstname.lastname@example.org, print and bring along to your first class, or complete at the class. This is to ensure both you and the class is fully insured. We destroy this form after 4 weeks if you do not wish to continue after the first lesson.
How does the fee structure work for Little Dragons?
Monthly fee £20 per person 1 lesson per week this includes all assessments, certificates and belts.
Please note the first month costs £30 per person and then £20 per month there after.
Membership to the ITF is free the first year and then £25 per annum.
There are no refunds on missed classes and please do not cancel or amend your standing order or Direct Debit without prior arrangement and inform us in advance about any foreseen absences.
First month cash or cheque then payable by Direct debit on the 1st of every month.
How does the fee structure work for the Main School?
*Monthly fee – £25 per person 1 lesson per week.
Please note the first month costs £30 per person and then £25 per month there after.
Membership to the ITF is free the first year and then £25 per annum.
There are no refunds on missed classes and please do not cancel or amend your standing order or direct debit without prior arrangement and inform us in advance about any foreseen absences.
First month cash or cheque then payable by Direct Debit on the 1st of every month.
*If progressing to the Main School from the Little Dragons school the fees will stay at £20 per person until the student passes their yellow belt grading, at which point it will rise to £25 per month.
Setting up the Direct Debit
We will also email you an invitation to complete the form too, shortly after you have enrolled.
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Are there discounts for families?
Yes, if there are 3 family members attending the school the third member is half price*, any further family members are free*. (Please be aware the first month will still be £30 for all members as this incorporates the registration to the ITF)
*The free and / or half price place will be allocated to the youngest attending family member.
Can I come to more than one Main School class a week?
Yes, we have a monthly fee of £30 per person for unlimited training at all of St Neots TKD Main School classes.
Does the class run on Bank Holidays
No the class does not run on Bank holidays.
The school runs throughout the year apart from Bank Holidays and for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year, clarification of class dates will be given when available via Newsletter, Facebook and the website. If you miss a class due to a Bank Holiday you can make the missed class by attending one of our other classes.
Do I need any equipment or clothing?
Not to begin with no. But we do request that you have a dobok before your first grading. This can be ordered here or in class.
Sparring Equipment – Main school only, will be required later on in your training but not until you are green belt, so you have plenty of time to save. (You are welcome to purchase sparring equipment at anytime to enable you to take part in sparring and gain the relevant experience). If you wish to order sparing gear this can be done on the order page.
You will need to purchase a UTA/UKITF recognised approved Dobok (uniform) from us. Under the St Neots TKD regulations we do not allow any other form of Martial Art Uniform to be worn in the schools.
The cost of a Dobok is £38, you can order on online or speak to me in class and we can order one for you.
We strongly recommend for insurance purposes that sparring is also purchased through the school. You can purchase your own sparring equipment but they have to conform to specific standards for insurance so please come and see me for advice first before making any purchases. Second Hand Sparring equipment and Doboks are not sold by the school as the do not conform to the Insurance Regulations.
Your sparring equipment consists of Headgear, Hand Pads, Feet Pads and Shin guards and a bag. Gum shields are a requirement and these can be purchased from the school or any good sports shop.
How does the Little Dragon’s grading system work?
Assessments are carried out in the class the week after their attendance card has been completed. There are 4 belts, Yellow Stripe, Green Stripe, Blue Stripe and Red Stripe. Depending on attendance, it will take approximately 6 months to achieve each stripe. There are also tags which can be achieved in between stripes, and these tend to be for our younger Lil Dragons so that they are progressing as they should be for their age and capabilities, but also seeing that they moving on as well.
How does the Main School grading system work?
Beginners and Yellow Tags will take 12 weeks each to grade
Yellow – Blue Belts – 6 months to grade and a minimum of 24 attendance stamps.
Red Tags – Black Belt – 12 months to grade a minimum of 48 attendance stamps.
Are there any additional costs?
Each year you will be required to pay membership fee, which a reminder will be sent to you via email. This is £25.00 for Little Dragons and coloured belts and £30.00 for Black Belts.
- Coloured belts £10
- Black belts £165
- Little Dragon gradings and belts costs are included in their monthly fee.
Are there any additional events other than normal training?
There are various other events, which are run and organised by the UTA including Competitions and Seminars. These events are advertised well in advanced on the website.
If I feel I am not confident enough to grade do I have to do it?
No, I always assess people nearer the time and discuss progress with students and anyone that feels they are not ready don’t have to grade and can continue their training until the next grading.
Does the grading include any theory?
Yes all theory for Little Dragons will be learnt in class as part of their training. As they progress in to the higher belts they maybe asked to learn some at home, we will tell you when this is required in advance.
Theory for coloured belts in the Main School has a syllabus of questions that you may be asked at each grade I will ensure you have access to all the answers on our learning zone on the website prior to your grading.
Black Belt Gradings
These are conducted twice a year normally towards the end of March and September.
Black Belt Assessments
Information on what you will do on these assessments will be provided at the relevant time.