Can you help? Children's Kung Fu

Discussion in 'Sports, Adventure Training and Events' started by vampangua, Oct 27, 2010.

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  1. Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong place.

    The nippers have been doing kung fu for a few weeks on an introductory offer, and time is fast coming to pay up again. But the school is pushing a 36 month "leadership scheme" (3hrs per week) at a "discounted" £80 per month (!) The price staggered me (aside from not being sure where we'll be over the next 3 years, nor wanting them to do as many hours as that).

    I haven't a clue about how these things are normally priced. Is this really as outrageous as it seems to me? What is the usual type of deal (price, hours, flexibility)?

    Anyone able to recommend any good clubs with a children's programme (in London).

    Many thanks
  2. Bump - to see if any weekend ArRSErs can help.

    Is it really the norm for clubs toput children onto such long term deals?
  3. Not Kung Fu, but stand-up full contact Karate.

    Don't do it myself but found it during some research. They seem to have a thriving kid's class.

    London Dojo: Kyokushin Karate

    Youtube it . . .
  4. Thanks! I'll look into that.
  5. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    That seems a bit expensive - though depending on age I would suggest Shotokan or Shukokai styles rather than Kyokushin - which basically is kicking people in the thigh with your shin till they fall over.

    Karate is great for kids - the chance of gaining belts etc keeps them interested and progressing.