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Frequently Asked Questions

 Shentie has been running for  over 18 years and is one of the UK leading Martial Arts academy.

If your question is not answered here, please feel free to Contact Us.



How long has Shentie Martial Arts been running?

Your first lesson is FREE!  Come along and try us out.


After that lessons are £6 each. If you wish to train regularly with us then after a few weeks you must take out club insurance.

How much will it cost, do I have to pay membership?

After the first week you will need to take out club insurance.  This can be done with your instructor.


In the event of any incident or accident  within the club an incident report form must be completed and handed to your instructor straight away.  This will then be presented  to our insurers within 48 hours.


Am I insured?

To start off with, wear something comfortable to exercise in, jogging bottoms and a T-shirt is fine. After a few weeks you will be able to purchase our club uniform at a discounted price.

What clothing do I have to wear?



Your fitness will improve as you continue training with us. We have students of all ages and abilities so you will never feel out of your depth.

Do I have to be really fit to train for Martial Arts?

Our youngest members start at 4 years old and we have students who are in their 70s, so there is no excuse not to train!

Is there an age limit?



You do not have to do anything that you are not comfortable with.

I don't want to fight so can I just train?

We hold mixed classes on Monday nights, Tuesday nights and Wednesday nights.

Are there classes where a family can come together or are there age limits to each class?

If you decide you want to spar you can purchase protective equipment at a discount from the club .

Do I need any equipment and if so can I hire it?

Ladies classes are available

Are all the classes mixed or can I come to a ladies only class?

Contact Lee on 07525 745723 or just come along to one of our classes.

How do I Join?

We have 15 instructors that are qualified to the highest standard who teach at various locations across London and the South East.

How many qualified instructors are there at the club?

We hold beginners through to advanced classes as well as specialised classes.  We also offer One to One sessions.

Are there beginners at the classes or are all students advanced?

Not everybody competes, we are a very social club. There is no obligation to train for tournaments or gradings or belt tests if you do not wish to.

Are all the people that attend the classes there to compete or do some come for fitness and social reasons?

Yes. We have a comprehensive Anti-Bullying campaign which we run in accordance with government guidelines.

If somebody is being bullied will your classes help them to gain confidence?