Blaze Juniors & Family Classes

Junior & Family Classes

We offer age-appropriate sessions for children, teens and adults.

Our juniors & family classes are designed specifically for ages 5-11 yrs and our teens & adults classes are tailored for ages 12 yrs+. We are often asked if we take children under 5 yrs old but unfortunately there are several reasons why we don’t, please visit our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQ) page to find out why experience has taught us that children under 5 are too young to start training in a structured martial arts class.

Blaze Juniors & Family Classes are 60 minutes long and are designed for children aged 5-11 years.

These junior classes are primarily for children but are opened up as family sessions for parents who struggle to fit childcare around their own training, or who want to participate with their child’s hobby. It is a great bonding opportunity and an excellent encouragement for the children when their parents get involved and help them with practising their techniques at home. Family sessions also work really well for children with additional needs who may find the demands of attending the class challenging but work well with the support of a parent to train with. Parental attendance isn’t compulsory as the sessions are primarily focussed on children within the 5-11 years age bracket, this being our main student base for the classes.

Parents are welcome to spectate the class in action and we encourage this for open parent-student-instructor dialogue. If your child is under 8 years old then we request that you stay on site for the duration of the class however, when they turn 8 years+ we are happy for you to drop them off and then collect them at the end of the session, should you so wish.

A typical class will involve a joint warm-up, a CV warm-up (varying week to week but ranging from shuttle running to basketball, from pad-work to dodgeball to name a few), after this we move onto the technical part of the class, the grading syllabus and sparring. All our classes are fun but maintain a healthy respect level towards both the instructors and the other children. We pride ourselves on having an excellent group of students and have never had any bullying issues within our classes.

In our juniors classes your child will gain confidence and develop skills to tackle bullying. We encourage them to push themselves within the safe parameters of the class, knowing that their experiences with us in martial arts will set them on their way to a strong and confident pathway in life.

We ensure a high staff-to-child ratio to maintain excellent supervision levels whilst they train as we take safety very seriously. We also limit the amount of students we take on so that the children benefit from smaller group tuition. This does mean that some classes have waiting lists but we prefer not to over-subscribe and will always put safety above profit.

Staff have training in safe guarding, first aid, play work, and are DBS checked. We welcome parents to request viewing our DBS records as we want to offer complete reassurance (In the entire 17+ years of teaching we have never had a parent ask to see our DBS records. For your peace of mind, please feel free to ask to see them at any time). Our Lead Safeguarding Officer is Bryony Pengelly and she can be contacted on 07769 803357, day or night, to discuss safeguarding concerns.

Blaze juniors classes are exceptionally popular and we do have waiting lists in place for some sessions however, if you are interested then we recommend getting in touch to discuss availability for your local club.

For more information on our juniors & family classes, please see our ‘frequently asked questions’ (FAQ) page, call 07769 803357 to speak to an instructor or click here to book your free trial now.

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