Mixed Classes
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 monthly forms classes are open to green belt and above and offer detailed examination on the form combinations for those of Green Belt and above. The sparring classes are open to all grades and concentrate on footwork, combinations and sparring.

Self Defence For Women
These run from time to time and a course of lessons can be arranged for small groups by request. Classes will teach women to feel confident in challenging situations, offer advice and develop effective techniques to overcome unwanted intrusion.

No martial arts knowledge is necessary and even those with limited physical abilities can benefit from sessions.

Senior Belt Workshops and Referee and Judges Training
Throughout the year there are also Workshops and Referee and Judges training for the senior belts. All Red belts and above must attend at least one Workshop a year. All those who want to referee or judge in the annual Championship must attend at least one Referee and Judges Training session a year. For grading dates, Masters Classes and other dates to remember click here.

Senior Belt Classes
There are also senior classes which are held for the higher grades. The senior classes are a good opportunity for senior grades from all wu kwans to train together, examine closely the forms and practical usage of advanced techniques and combinations. A certain number of classes are compulsory for Red belts and above in order for them to progress to their grading.

Master Colin Underwood and Master Tina Underwood

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