How to get started

If you want to come along to our classes it is essential that you contact Sifu Tennet and book your first class. You will need to arrive about 5 minutes before your first class to complete required paperwork and answer any questions you may have.

As a new adult student your first class then you will pay �5 per class for each class thereafter.

The classes are stuctured so that you progress through the training system of your choice in a logical way, slowly increasing your knowledge and skill and establishing a firm foundation for developing real skill.

We have open classes which cover the foundation of the system you choose. Whether you try Tai Chi, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Kettlebells, Filipino Martial Arts, Mantis or Wing Chun Kung Fu then the foundation classes will give you essential skills for both self defence, health and fitness. Once a firm foundation is aquired the student can progress to the intermediate level classes.

Moi Fa Martial Arts

one family

Martial Artists strive to better themselves mentally and physically.

All students reuquire the following for class participation:

  • Soft, clean, indoor trainging shoes / plimsoles (or clean bare feet);
  • Moi Fa T-shirt and training trousers (or other suitable training clothing);
  • Health, energy, disciplne, respect and desire;
  • A drug and alcohol free mind and body.

Reaching a high level of martial arts skill

Courage, sincerity and Humility - Love, honour and Respect

Reaching a good skill level in martial arts will require years on intensive study. Training is not a workout (although you will certainly feel that you have worked hard) but a period of study trying to perfect the physcial elements and understand the science. I feel that I have learnt more about science, health, language, culture, people and numerous other things from doing martial arts than I probably did from school.

Take notes, attend seminars, read books, chat with your training partners, train and revise material when you are away from the formal classes and you will develop kung fu.

Grading is a way of motivating and assessing skill levels in the same way that any qualification does. It does not make you invincible or indicate a finish line. It's a bit like paddling a canoe up a stream, once you stop you will go backwards. At Moi Fa, we conduct adult grading assessments within intensive training sessions and this allows all senior students to mix and develop skills further.

Membership

Internatioanl taijiquan and Shaolin Wushu Association

We like to think of the moi fa groups as a family and in asian culture your martial arts teacher is like a second parent. Becoming a member of moi fa shows your commiment to the training and this in turn will mean that your kung fu brothers and sisters will be more commited to helping you progress.

On a practical level, membewrhsip covers grading registration, BCCMA insurance (British Council for Chinese Martial Arts) cover and membership to ITSWA (International Taijiquan & Shaolin Wushu Association). You are also eligle to attend special workshops and receive discounts on your training fees.

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