The first rule of fight club is, you DO talk about Fight Club.
The mats are used and split into two sections, one will be dedicated to points fighting and the other half for shadow fighting and light contact, focused on helping beginners or those not comfortable in the ring yet.
A traffic light system is used for sparring that takes place in the ring, green being light and red more intense. This will be agreed by both members to provide a better understanding of sparring etiquette and the level of control to adhere to.
We want to encourage members to participate and continue to gain greater involvement whilst providing reassurance, building confidence and developing Team EKA members.
Fight Club is run by our 1st Dan Black Belt instructors, Sanaa Khan and Aidan Playfoot, and hosted fortnightly on a Saturday afternoon at 2pm following the adult’s class. It is a bonus class, so is free to attend and will not count as one of your subscribed classes. Our instructors match up members to pair off in our ring for a round of sparring.
Fight Club is an important part of EKA, it prepares Team EKA representatives for competitions and offers beginners and existing members the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in a controlled environment and will help you hone your skills and prepare for future gradings. Attending Fight Club is also a great way to get to know fellow members and sparring with them generates excellent camaraderie, and above all it’s a lot of fun.
Our instructors will help and coach you throughout in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and our experienced members will go at a pace to suit your level and help you develop. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we would particularly like to invite and encourage our children members and beginners to come on down and join in. You will need to be a fully insured and licenced member with full sparring equipment, although some club kit will be available to borrow.
All the Fight Club action is filmed and photographed so you will have the opportunity to watch your videos back and see your photos on the EKA Facebook page, there might be a cool new profile picture at the ready for you. If you don’t want to be filmed or photographed, not a problem, just let us know.
Check out our Events on the EKA Facebook page for details of upcoming Fight Clubs. It will be great to see you!
If you have any specific questions please don't hesitate to contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org