FAQs

Below are some questions and answers which we often deal with. If you have a question that is not covered here, please contact us.

 

WHAT IS KB FITNESS?
KB Fitness is the umbrella name for our martial arts academy which has existed in Central London since 1999. There are four wings: KB Kickboxing, KB Self Defence, KB Kung Fu & KB Yoga. If you visit our respective websites, you can learn more about each discipline.
 

WIll I GET HURT AT KB SELF DEFENCE?
An accident could happen with Martial Arts training, as with any sport. Although, due to extra care being taken, not one of our students has been seriously injured in our classes. You're striking focus mitts, not people in the classes, so the chance of being hit is very small.
 

SHOULD I EAT BEFORE TRAINING?
2 hours before training is fine. Bring some raisins or a banana in case you feel hunger, or a drop in energy during class. Don’t forget to bring lots of water too.
 

WHAT TO WEAR/DO I NEED ANY KIT?
To avoid you slipping in your own sweat, please cover up. So no cropped tops or shorts. If ever you want to, you can invest in the school’s uniform, but there’s no pressure to do that. We provide the focus mitts you'll be using.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT, I'M QUITE NERVOUS?
It’s normal to be nervous. Everybody was when they first started. It’s not normal of course to go into a room of kicking, punching and shouting people. As ominous as it seems, everybody is friendly, welcoming and nurturing. All KB Members are encouraged to smile at one another and bow when greeting a new training partner. Take a look on our KB YouTube Channel (LINK) to take a closer look at what to expect. The videos give you an insight into the different classes on offer.

I'M ON MY OWN & NEW TO THIS, WILL I HOLD OTHERS BACK?
99% of our members started on their own. Once you pluck up the courage to step into the dojo, we’ll do the rest to make you feel safe. Everybody looks after each other. We were all beginners once and therefore we know what it’s like to step outside of your comfort zone. Push through and you’ll surely agree it’s worth it. Sometimes the class will involve partner work (holding focus mitts for each other) other times everybody faces the front and air works. You can’t hold anybody back because you’ll be working with other beginners. Even if you were training with more advanced students, they can still get a great workout, whoever they’re training with. So be positive and up for it and you’ll love it.

I'M REALLY UNFIT, OVERWEIGHT & UNCOORDINATED. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THIS?
The classes are there to help you get fit and, if desired, to lose weight. Co-ordination will improve with practice. The instructors are very encouraging and understanding, so you would never be pushed to extreme limits, nor made to feel uncomfortable. It is important you take the classes at your own pace and week by week, you’ll get stronger.

If you still have unanswered questions, please e-mail us and we will respond as soon as possible. We hope to hear from you soon. 


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