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Fractal Fighting Arts is an advanced development program for those wanting to further their existing knowledge in the martial arts. Classes are exclusive and are conducted in small, closed door training groups.
While the syllabus is capable of taking people
with little or no experience in the martial arts, it is designed to build upon an already established base in the martial arts. For this reason,
we are very selective about who we accept into our classes.
There are several ways in which you may become a member and train:
1) Submit your
Martial Arts CV for consideration
This should include details of previous martial arts training, time spent training and grade(s) earned where
2) Be invited by a current member of Fractal Fighting Arts
Members may invite friends and training partners along. Discretion should be exercised by members when
considering inviting a new student. However, Admin reserves the right to refuse membership at any time.
Attend an open seminar or workshop
Every once in a while, open seminars are held for anyone to attend. These are a great way of familiarising
yourself with training and are usually very popular.
4) HOST a seminar or workshop
Anyone can host a seminar. This can be done on behalf of other martial arts schools who are wanting to gain
experience in specific areas of the martial arts, on behalf of external organisations (security, police etc.) or on
behalf of individuals. For details of this, click here
Successful applicants will be offered the terms of membership, and will be subscribed to a private members' list from which they will receive notification (by email or phone/text) about up and coming training sessions and private seminars. The present cost of annual insurance and membership is £15.
There are several reasons for this strict selection process. Most of these are concerned with the direct benefits for current members. In standard martial arts classes there tends to be a constant flow of new beginners coming in and out of the class. Because of this, long term students are not able to progress as far or as quickly as they are capable.
Additionally, this method insures that the quality of students tends to be higher, and that they are likely to be more dedicated when it comes to attending classes. Dedication to your own goals is essential in the martial arts, and drifting in and out is not a good approach to training.
Finally, the nature of the training is intrinsically aggressive and dangerous. Insuring quality of character helps to safeguard against the risk of injury in the class, or the misuse of skills outwith the class.
Learning with Fractal
Fractal Fighting Arts has a very broad syllabus. In order to help students cope with this, we have several external learning resources available. The full syllabus is available both online and in downloadable format. There are several online videos to help refresh some key topics, and a DVD series is available for purchase. Additionally, we welcome questions from all students (preferably by email), and strongly encourage the taking of notes during classes and seminars. Finally, Fractal Fighting Arts also runs "The Martial Arts Forum", which is an online networking resource which offers the opportunity to discuss and compare ideas with other martial artists from around the world.
New Beginner's Block! September 2010 on Saturdays at The Crags Sports Centre from 12pm