Is training in martial arts dangerous?
While any physical training offers the risk of injury, the training we provide puts your well-being first, regardless of age or fitness level. Our group classes are run so that all skill levels can safely participate while feeling comfortable. During private instruction you will be in the hands of very capable instructors who have been taught how to keep you safe throughout your studies.
Will I have to sign a long term contract?
Absolutely not! At PSD you can pay as far ahead as you wish or you can pay per visit to both group classes and private lessons. The standard at our school is monthly memberships but due to the variety in people’s schedules and financial situations we provide options to suit the needs of everybody.
How do I get started?
First, call or drop in to set up a free half-hour Private Lesson. We offer this to introduce you to the one-on-one instruction and to assess your skill levels so we know how to accommodate your needs. . In this class you will learn some basic escapes, control, and injury techniques. After you have completed your first private lesson you are ready to be introduced into your free Group Class.
What do I need to wear?
Please wear clothing that will enable you to comfortably do vigorous exercise. Our dojo is family oriented so please make sure your clothing does not have any offensive print. While our traditional dress code is not strictly enforced, dark clothing is preferred. Due to the physical nature of our classes, durable activewear is recommended.
Do I need any gear or protective equipment?
You are not required to bring any protective equipment to our group classes. If you would like to use gloves we have a supply of equipment for loan. You are always welcome to bring your own gloves and wraps. If you are interested in sparring, we require all students wear mouthguards and protective cups (for both sexes). Headgear is required for students under the age of 16 who wish to spar.
How do I continue on after the introductory offer?
This actually depends on you, your aims in wanting to learn and how extensively you want to train. Therefore, the cost is dependent on the type of program that you select. We offer special family rates where one adult member of the family pays and the rest study with them free. In other words, we let the students set their own goals in regards to training and the cost is dependent of that goal. However, for self-defence we recommend a year to acquire a good working knowledge that will enable you to handle yourself in practically any situation. Most of our students continue with us beyond the one-year point because of the fun and fitness that they get from their training.
When can I start?
If you are serious - today! Since we are limited in time and space, we only accept new students on an appointment basis. If you are interested and would like more information about the classes and rates you can contact us HERE
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Due to COVID-19 we have implemented new protocols to allow our student to train as safely as possible.
Before attending a class please read our new operating procedure for in-person class attendance.