What’s the difference between this club and a traditional martial arts club ?
The concept of All-Round Fighting Club is the pragmatic ‘no-nonsense’ answer to the proliferation of ‘styles’ and ‘instructors’ that claim to teach a martial art, in which they do little fighting. They prefer to instead to talk of ‘form’ or ‘kata’. This is merely a magician’s slight of hand to distract you from their lack of budo. The budo aspect is held in high respect and permeates through every part of our training. This separates us from the MMA clubs which concentrate on fighting only. What is budo ? For now, think of it as of ‘discipline and respect’. No mysticism, abstract movements or ‘touch of death’ ki strikes – just esprit de corps.
Do I have to be fit to join the club ?
Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking that you need to get fit to join us. That usually means you are simply seeking an excuse not to train. Turn up, let us worry about your fitness.
Are there separate classes for women ?
No. We operate a egalitarian and pluralistic policy. Gender, race, looks, etc., are of no consequence in the dojo. Hanshi hates everyone equally! – Joke!.
When will the training sessions take place ?
Every Tuesday & Every thursday, from 8.00pm till 10:00pm.
Where will the trainings be held at ?
The Aberdeen Sports Village. Before the first training session starts, a member of the committee will be waiting for you next to the Sports Village reception and will take you to the right place. Later on, if unsure about where the trainings take place, please ask at the reception.
What gear do I need ?
At the first training session: nothing apart from a pair of shorts/a track-suit bottom and a comfortable t-shirt. If you have any MMA/boxing gear, you can take it with you – might come in handy.