Q: I’ve never done martial arts before, can I join in classes?
A: Of course, classes are suitable for all and you can take training at your own pace. Having a different range of abilities means members are able to support each other. There are always beginners in advertised classes. We offer a free trial on our first session.
Q: What is MMA?
A: Mixed Martial Arts is a hybrid sport using techniques from the most effective martial arts; Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Grappling.
Q: What happens in a typical class?
A: All classes start with a dynamic warm-up, conditioning, specific drills and techniques for the martial art then finishing with a static cool-down.
Q: What shall I wear to class?
A: Wear clothing appropriate for working out, please avoid wearing clothing with zips as they can tear the mats.
Q: What equipment do I need?
A: On your trial session we can provide you with the appropriate gear. After this you will need to bring your own. We are happy to advise you on this and we have a range of equipment for sale.
Q: What are the benefits of becoming a member at Impact MMA?
A: As well as great training, members of Impact also enjoy regular club social trips including organised trips to Fight Events.
Q: Is MMA training good if I already participate/compete in other sports and gym activities?
A: Yes. MMA complements all training routines by providing full body workout and intense conditioning. Members notice positive increases in flexibility, cardio endurance, physical strength, mental focus and weight loss.
Q: I don’t want to compete, can I still train?
A: Absolutely! Many of our members train for general fitness, weight loss, fun, mental wellbeing, social networking and discipline. There is no pressure to compete, but there is always an option too at different levels.
Q: How do I pay?
A: The most cost effective way to pay is our Direct Debit memberships. You can sign up for your chosen membership through Clubright or in house. Military/NHS/Families can qualify for discounted membership. Please speak to us directly to apply as these memberships aren’t available through the member login.
Q: When will my payment come out?
A: You can choose for your monthly direct debit to come out on the 1st or 15th. Your first month will be pro-rata.
Q: I want to fight, can you put me into competition?
A: We get this question a lot! There is no specific time frame for someone being ready to fight. The most important factor is commitment and effort in training. Fighting can be dangerous if the person isn’t properly prepared so we will only enter those who have put the work in. We highly recommend taking part in interclubs before entering into competitions. This will give you a chance to test yourself against another competitor in front of a crowd in a no-win match. Private training will also help you hone your skills.
Q: How do I book personal training or sports massage?
A: Please speak directly to our coaches or message us to book a session. We also provide Strength & Conditioning programmes to supplement training and advance fitness.
JUNIORS AND TEENS CLASSES
Q: What are the age ranges for Juniors classes?
A: Juniors classes are for ages 7 - 16. We run classes in MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, and Strength & Conditioning. Each class has specialist coaches so the juniors get quality coaching from an early age. Many of our former Juniors have progressed into our adult classes.
Q: What do you wear/equipment?
A: Children must wear sports clothing, for example shorts, Tshirt, tracksuit bottoms. Classes are in general barefoot but clean trainers/boxing boots can be worn for striking classes. For more information on suitable gloves and shinpads please speak to us directly.
Q: How long do classes last for?
A: Classes run for 1 hour.
Q: Are the classes safe?
A: All our coaches are fully qualified, insured, DBS checked and experienced in teaching children.
Joe has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching Sciences. Suzanne is Impact MMA's Safeguarding Officer and any concerns can be raised with her. As an experienced teacher outside of Impact in multiple schools, she is accustomed to teaching children from all backgrounds and abilities.
Classes are suitably adapted for these age groups allowing for maximum enjoyment and learning in a safe environment.
Q: Will martial arts make my kids violent?
A: Absolutely not! Martial arts promote discipline, control and self respect. Children are instructed not to perform any techniques they learn outside of the class environment. Their school progress is also monitored to ensure good behaviour.
Q: What are the benefits of my child taking part in classes?
A: As well as discipline, training also gives children healthy self esteem and a chance to make new friends. Plus fitness and sport is a vital part of a child’s development.
Q: My child has behavioural difficulties/SEND, can they still train?
A: Yes training can be adapted to any capability. MMA is especially useful for hyperactive kids. We have partnered with Wiltshire College’s SEND students and WASP behavioural school in providing training to encourage discipline. If your child is uncomfortable training within a class setting straight away thye are very welcome to book a 1 on 1 session with a coach.
Q: Can I stay and watch the class?
A: Yes you are very welcome to watch the class or pick your kid/s up at the end.
IMPACT MMA - An independently established Mixed Martial Arts gym since 2012. We boast a fun and friendly environment to train all levels and needs. With MMA being a hybrid sport, we offer classes in MMA, Boxing, Submission Grappling, Muay Thai, Juniors,…