Q. How much does it cost to train in Three Family Fist?
A. Adult classes are priced at £7.00 per session, children’s at £5.00 per session. We DO NOT charge monthly fees so you train on a “pay as you play” basis. Why pay for a lesson which you are unable to attend?!
Q. What style of Kung Fu is Three Family Fist?
A. Our system comprises of the Tiger, Dragon and White Crane styles of Kung Fu. For a more in-depth description, please visit our History page.
Q. Does Three Family Fist host any children’s classes?
A. Unfortunately at present, we run exclusively for adults. While our system does have a syllabus specific to children, we do not have any time slots available in the facilities we rent to accommodate any more classes. Should this change in the future, we will notify the public via our Facebook page.
Q. I’m looking to start my first lesson… what should I wear?
A. Tracksuit or jogging bottoms, a t-shirt and trainers are advised. Generally anything that is comfortable, lightweight and allows stretching and movement. Jeans, headwear and garments with zips should be avoided. Also accessories such as jewellery, watches, earrings or any other item which is sharp or could become tangled should be avoided. This is both for your safety and the safety of those you will be training with!
Q. I’ve studied martial arts before… will I already know some techniques from your system?
A. If you have studied any reputable martial arts system before Three Family Fist, chances are you will recognise something. But, since each style is different and the teaching structure or syllabus varies, these familiar techniques may feature later in your training and will most likely have a different name! It all depends on where your style originates and how it has been adapted over many years.
REMEMBER: Even if you have obtained a black belt / sash in a style other than Three Family Fist, we WILL require you to train from scratch as a beginner.
Q. How often will I be graded?
A. In the Three Family Fist system, we think it only fair to grade when you are ready to do so – i.e. once you can execute all the techniques within your sash correctly and with good form. This allows you to progress at your own pace.
Scheduled gradings (found in many other styles) apply unnecessary pressure and take the enjoyment out of training.