Most classes are mixed classes with all ages and belts. These classes are designed so everyone trains together, ensuring junior belts learn by example. There is a ten minute warm up which works systematically from the top of the body downwards, including strengthening and stretching exercises. This is followed by 20-30 minutes of basics; drilling strikes, blocks, kicks and combinations, together with practice on kick pads and hand targets. Work on forms and then free-sparring follows.
Children Only Classes
There are also children only classes, which are generally tailored for very young children, under the age of 11 years. The format of the class is similar to the mixed class, however more time is spent on general co-ordination. All our instructors who teach the Children Only Classes are very experienced and have been teaching for many years.
‘Thau’ Forms and ‘Tooi Ta’ Sparring Classes
Grays HQ holds specially focussed forms (Thau) classes and sparring (Tooi Ta) classes. The classes are weekly, Tuesdays 7pm for all ages and Friday 6pm for children under 11. They are open to Orange Belt/6th Ji and above. They will focus in detail on the forms/Thau and the practical application. The classes will also focus on self defence techniques and free sparring.