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As an instructor, I am sometimes baffled by they way in which some students approach their training. They see a target - and they train like a demon to make sure that they're tip-top for that target...knowing that an even harder target lies beyond. Then what do they do? They take their foot off the throttle, glory in their success and ease off training for a while. Then, when it's pointed out to them that their standard has slipped and the next, harder target is fast approaching, they go into panic-ridden hyperdrive, looking for extra sessions and one-to-ones! 
You cannot beat consistent, regular training. Everyone is entitled to holidays, everyone is going to fall ill once in a while, but there is nothing stopping you going through your stuff yourself - you know what you need to know - and if you don't have the self-discipline to train on your own, maybe you're just not ready for the higher rank. Even if you just drill basics and order at home, you're ahead when you step into class. The instructor can add detail and correct any issues, but if we're constantly teaching you technique, forms, applications over and over and you're not bothering to drill them and absorb them, what's the point?

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17.01 | 10:44

Hi, could you let me know which form should I will in for first time karate membership? How can I pay? Where should I send the form (and payment) to please?

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07.01 | 15:33

Hi Michelle, apologies for the huge delay! We're on 6-7pm in Marston Green Parish Hall every Tuesday, so if she's still interested, please pop along!

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My 4 year old daughter would like to join in marston green

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Hi. Classes are £5, on a pay per class basis.

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