the martial arts schools that are legitimate,
like the Wolf-Gym
Warrington Kickboxing Studio,
will have their achievements listed for people
to view just as we have on our latest news page.
Instructors will also have their, own background
listed as well as clearly display their certification.
Checking the background and achievements of a
Club and its Instructors
can not only help you to decide the best places
to join, but help you to avoid 'Cowboy'
Unfortunatelty in recent times there has been
a substantial increase of people suddenly becoming
Instructors in 'Mixed-Martial-Arts
systems / Thai-Kickboxing / Freestyle-Combat'
They tell people that they don't need qualifications
and / or background experience as they are just
offering 'some personal
training fitness sessions' etc... which
is ridiculous, as professional Martial Arts coaching
is a highly skilled and very serious occupation!
If you are aware of what to look for, you will
see immediately that they have no true lineage,
( background of training and becoming certified
from a Japanese or Thai Instructor ), and any
true legitimacy to be operating within the martial
Unfortunatlety, as there is no government regulation
at this time, all that people can do is rely on
such sources as the internet to check websites
or ask direct questions regarding proof of hardcopies
of certification. Most Doctors, Dentisit, Solicitors
etc... will have their certification on public
display as will those genuine Martial Arts Instructors.
all Martial Arts Instructors and Fitness trainers
must have Insurance! Insurance companies will
not offer this without actual Instructor certification
and full C.R.B. (
Criminal Record Bureau
C.R.B. clearance is required for anyone
that is involved in a business that involves interaction
with people on a personal level. Therefore if
a person has a criminal record, they cannot C.R.B.
clearance and therefore cannot
get Insurance. People with criminal records
should not be allowed to teach, and if you come
across any such person we would advise you to
avoid them and seek professional martial arts
instruction else where.
In some cases, false certification
is put forward by 'Cowboy'
Instructors so we suggest that you always seek
additional information on who it was that has
certified any Instructor.
Many 'Cowboy' Instructors
who do obtain false certification, will look to
'UP THEIR GRADES'
to make them seem more experienced than they genuinly
are. For example,
it takes 10 years to become
a 'Level 4' ( or 4th Dan ) Martial Arts Instructor
from the date that they originally qualified as
Currently there are at least two people operating
in the Cheshire area with less than
THREE years experience as a certified
Martial Arts Instructors and are stating that
they hold 'level 4' ( 4th Dan ) Grades.
We know of this as several people have recently
joined Warrington Kickboxing
Studio after first enrolling with particular
trainers and wasting not only their time - but
in some cases a lot of money.
All we can say is...
Welcome to the Wolf-Gym,
Warrington Kickboxing Studio
( Established in 1994, by Head Trainer Neil Holden
- fully Certified - with over 20 years experience
as a career professional Martial Arts Instructor
of Cheap Imitations!
Click here to review the Senior Instructors
at Warrington Kickboxing Studio )