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Rising Crane Centre 5 Melbourne Street Bedford MK42 9AX


Frequently asked questions:

Q: How do I get started?

Our 3 class trial can be joined at any time. Just click on the class you are interested in and you can sign up online. You can pay by card or Paypal and it is safe and secure. For just 14.99 you can try three classes for yourself and we’ll even give you a free T-Shirt or gloves. Follow the link now and we’ll get you started!

Q: How do I find you?

Click on the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of the page for a map and directions.

Q: I’m a bit nervous about starting! Are the classes suitable for beginners?

We have beginners in every class. There are friendly instructors and advanced  students who will help you learn the moves and get you started!

Q: I want to train but can’t commit to a regular time slot. Is this a problem?

Our extensive timetable means that you can choose from classes six days per week and do not have to commit to any particular class time. Also we have early and late classes to suit!

Q: How often do I need to come to class?

For best results, 2-3 classes per week would be ideal, but you can see results training less frequently if you train consistently.

Q: When are the classes?

Once you click on the link and put in your name and email, you will get a list of all the classes and times that you can train.

Q: How much will membership cost me after the 3 class trial?

We have various memberships to suit your time and budget. Even though we are a professional, full time school, our classes are no more expensive than other clubs run in village or school halls.

 Q: Are the classes suitable for women?

 Yes! All of our classes are suitable for men and women.

 Q: Do I need to ‘get in shape’ before starting?

Not at all! Our job is to get you into great shape! Just turn up and take it at your own pace: you will gradually be able to do more and more.

 Q: Do I need any special equipment or clothing?

For your first trial lesson just wear loose comfortable clothing, flat shoes or plimsolls for tai chi or kung fu and bring a water bottle!

 Any special clothing or protective equipment you will need as you progress can be purchased from our shop in reception.

 Q: Can I come along to check out the facilities?

 Certainly! You are welcome to come along- we will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you have. Pop in any evening, or Saturday morning.

Q: When can I begin?

Now! You do not have to wait for a new term- we now accept new students any time.

Q: How do I get started?

Sign up online for our web special offer by choosing your preferred class on the classes below. Or you can leave your number and we will call you back at your convenience. Alternatively, you can phone us any evening on: 01234 267444

For parents:

Q: What age groups are your children’s classes?

Our Children’s classes are age specific, each with it’s own curriculum. This program was developed by experts in child development and education.

Our age groups are: 5-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-14 years.

For insurance reasons, we cannot accept any children younger than 5.

Q: How long do the classes last?

The children’c classes run for 45 minutes. This is the optimum class time for their age and attention span.

Q: Is there any contact involved?

The younger children do not punch and kick each other with contact, however they do engage in playful wrestling and partner exercises, and hit pads and shields.

Older children will be expected to engage in sparring with controlled contact. This is closely monitored and uses safety equipment including gloves, shin pads and gum shields.

Sparring is introduced progressively as your child’s confidence and skill develops.

Q: Are your instructors CRB checked?

Yes! Our instructors are CRB checked and have professional indemnity insurance.

Q: Can I watch my child’s class?

Absolutely. With the younger children especially you may prefer to sit in the classes for the first few classes, until they are confident and settled. Then you can wait in our reception area where we have complementary hot drinks and free wifi.




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