At Twin Tigers the most important thing we want to teach is respect. We train many martial arts within our gym; they are all different but they are all looking to improve the body and mind through physical and mental practise. All are welcome. It does not matter what style you have learnt or from whom, any practitioner has put themselves out there to learn something and that is to be applauded.
Within the Twin Tigers community everyone has their own personal journey. So whether you are looking to just get fit and meet some new people, want to try something new or want to get in there and be the next Conor McGregor (but without the attitude) you are welcome. The training team and all the students are here to help you on your journey. Maybe you’ll discover a passion as some of us have, maybe you’ll just have some fun. The Twin Tigers team will be there to support you. We will guide you through the different aspects and give you all the opportunities we can, but if something isn’t for you (like sparring) then it’s your choice whether to do it or not.
Coming into any martial arts gym can be a daunting experience. This is true for anyone but particularly those starting out on their journey. But rest assured at Twin Tigers you will find more than people hitting pads. We are more than a club. We are a team, a community, a family.
Despite training in and teaching martial arts – involving physical contact – our role as teachers and instructors is to guide you through this training in the safest possible way. Different protective equipment is required at different stages. This is available on site and all training involving hard contact is conducted under the supervision of an instructor or senior student. The aim is to avoid injury as much as possible and to maintain a safe & respectful atmosphere in the club. The club and its instructors are insured against injury, providing reassurance in the event of any accidents.
Twin Tigers aims to be a safe space for children and adults. In the childrens classes any contact is strictly supervised with no hits to the head allowed. Again the choice of whether to spar with other children is up to the children once the coach feels they are ready. No one is forced into sparring and safety is our greatest concern. As children graduate to the adults classes they will be invited to try the adults classes to get an idea of the step up in training. This transition is closely monitored by the coaches to ensure the safety of the children as they move up to training with adults.
Similarly in the adults class no one is forced to spar if they don’t want. And all members must show they are able to spar with people of all different skills and sizes. Sparring is about controlled aggression. The level of contact is constantly being monitored by the coaches to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable in their training.
The coaches are here to help and support your training. We aim to be approachable and helpful so that you can get everything you want from your time at Twin Tigers.