Training FAQs

Who can train?
Classes are open to anyone over the age of 16.

Do I need any experience?
No, beginners are welcome.

Can I join from another style?
Yes. The things you learned from another style are always valuable. Your grade will be assessed after you have trained with us for some time. 

Do I need to be fit?
No, but it helps! Your fitness will develop during training.

Do I need to wear a gi (karate suit?)
You can train for a few weeks in loose fitting sports clothing, but you will need to buy a gi if you decide to join and grade.

When can I take a grading?
That will be wholly dependent upon your ability and dedication to training. Gradings are held every quarter and you will be expected to grade at the appropriate time.

Is DKK karate good for self-defense?
Yes, our style of karate is tried and tested by many professionals in the security industry.

Do you practise sport karate?
We do not take part in semi-contact or kata tournaments.