FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY MARTIAL ARTS?
WHAT IS XEN-DO?
WHO CAN TRAIN IN MARTIAL ARTS?
Kickboxing has long been viewed as a male dominated sport and here at Xen-Do we can’t think of a single reason why it should be. It’s time to break the mould!
Over half of our members are women of varying ages. Our classes are designed to incorporate everyone and create a fun, friendly and safe environment to get fit, learn a martial art, and enjoy yourself.
Don’t believe us? Ask one of our members. Argie has been attending our group classes since 2017 and this is what she had to say about her experience with us:
“Fast-forward: it is 2017 and I am finishing drama school. At the same time my anxiety is skyrocketing and working out at the gym is just not enough of a stress release, especially as I don’t feel like I’m achieving much. So I’m walking down the street and remember the Xen-Do banner outside my gym: BOOK A FREE TRIAL. I take my phone out, go on the Xen-Do website and fill in my details, I’ve got nothing to lose, the trial is free after all.
I had no idea what to expect and I had no idea that my life was about to change forever. From my very first class I felt super motivated and as if I was ‘getting it’, I was in my element. Of course, there was still a LOT to learn and there still is. For my first year, I was on a once a week membership and was going up the grades on a fairly standard pace. As the months past, I felt more and more as a member of the community, I went from mumbling ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ as I entered and exited the dojo to proudly exclaiming ‘Ouss!'”
WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?
Xen-Do provides World Class instruction at all levels.
The founder of Xen-Do is Dai Master Rafael Nieto, 4 times British Champion, European and World Champion with 30 years of Martial Arts experience. He heads a team of top-class professional instructors including World and European champions. See our instructors bios for more information.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A CLASS AND WILL I GET HURT?
At Xen-Do we follow Dai Master Rafael’s ‘Fearless Way’, this means that everyone at every level can participate without fear or trepidation.
Classes includes a thorough full-body stretch; once properly warmed up students learn basic kicks, punches and combinations followed by attack and defence techniques practised with a partner. The classes are non-contact, so there is no risk of getting hurt and the sessions last approximately 1 hour.
We have a ‘Learn to Spar’ class for all members that want to put what they have learnt into practice. All sparring is controlled light continuous and form fighting under supervision of an instructor. Separate classes are available for students who wish to practice technical movements with a partner. We also offer personal (small group) and private (individual) classes.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY FIRST LESSON?
WHAT DOES A LESSON COST?
Our group membership prices range between £10 and £22 per lesson depending on the type of membership you are interested in.
The price will differ depending on how many classes you’d like to attend per week, and also, on the duration of the monthly membership you chose. The rate will also vary slightly depending on which of the dojos you’d like to belong to as a member.
We have so many various programmes to choose from, we have something for everyone. We can help you get what you want out of Xen-Do, we can accommodate any busy schedule, frequent travel and even the school run.
We recommend first coming for a trial class where we can show you around and introduce ourselves, then after, a member of our team will be happy to go through all we have to offer and the benefits of our memberships for example:
- Blocks of Classes
Should you have any further questions you are always welcome to contact us direct via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 74873807
CAN I HOLD A COMPANY EVENT OR PARTY AT XEN-DO?
I AM INTERESTED IN BECOMING A XEN-DO INSTRUCTOR?
We are always looking for Kickboxing and Martial Arts instructors who can consistently deliver the Xen-Do experience. Check out our careers page and get in touch.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS?
Here at Xen-Do we aim to accommodate everyone and their schedules. We understand you need time for yourself after the school run, you might want to get away from the office during your lunch break and some need to let off steam after a lecture. Whatever the reason may be that brings you through our door, we have the class for you.
Xen-Do has three types of flexible memberships to offer:-
Group: Every dojo have a fixed timetable for our students, there are multiple classes throughout the week which you are welcome to choose to attend. Once you are a member you will need to use your login details (surname and D.O.B) to book in your classes.. We have separated each class for age groups and belt level.
Personals: These are pre booked lessons via email or calling us directly. They are welcome to run alongside the group classes if that is the time slot you choose. These lessons are up to four students only to book in at one time allowing Sensei to focus closely on your progress.
Privates: These are one to one classes with the instructor, you have the same flexibility as the personal classes as you can pre book your lesson via email or calling the dojo. These allow you to focus on your personal technique, combinations and pad work with your Sensei until you are feeling great and perfect to grade.
The timetable may differ depending on which dojo you choose to have a membership with.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP QUERY?
WHY DO PEOPLE COME TO XEN-DO?
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
Use the following links to find your nearest club:
Or contact us directly.
DOES IT AFFECT MY MEMBERSHIP IF YOU NEED TO CLOSE?
I HAVE PAID FOR A BLOCK UPFRONT, WILL MY MEMBERSHIP TERM BE EXTENDED?
IF I DON'T FEEL WELL ENOUGH TO COME TO CLASS, WILL I LOSE THE CLASS?
IF I HAVE BEEN FURLOUGHED/RELOCATED, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY MEMBERSHIP?
I HAVE JOINED ONLINE TRAINING, WILL THIS CONTINUE?
COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I BOOK IN FOR CLASSES?
All group class memberships can be booked in through our online booking system. Find your specific location here. To log in you need to select your dojo timetable, select the class you want to attend ‘book your class’, then you will enter your surname and date of birth (if you are registering your child, it will be under the surname and date of birth of the adult that joined them). If you have any issues, please call your dojo or email email@example.com For personal and private membership to book in for your class please contact your dojo directly via email or calling.