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Apart from the fact its good fun and friendly at BCMA lets take a look at some key facts (including money) when compared to some other martial arts organisations.

Bristol Community Martial ArtsOthers

We advertise our pricing & use a clear policy.

Prices for classes hidden.

Pay as you go/Monthly Payment

Direct Debit.

No cancellation policy. If you want to leave you are free to go with no penalty.

Cancellation policy can be up to 4 months.

4 week training cost up front for either
Karate or Kickboxing £39.00.

4 week direct debit £49.00. With a
cancellation period.

Affiliated to the UK’s largest governing
body in Martial arts.  You grade would be transferrable.

If you train in another one of their clubs, they recognise your grade.

Some clubs are only affiliated to themselves with an option to join governing bodies (for an additional cost). 

So if you grade to Black belt, it may only be recognised by that club.

Membership fee and affiliation to governing
body and insurance for 1 year only £30.00

Insurance alone is £40.00 for the same cover and no affiliation.

Typical Karate Gi or Kickboxing uniform
(if you wish to purchase) from £25.00

Typical Karate Gi or Kickboxing uniform (you have to purchase) from £40.00.


Sparring kit (if you wish to purchase and spar
with us) £100. If you wish to shop around we are ok with that. We will give you guidance on kit suppliers.

Sparring kit (which you must purchase to continue grading) costs £150+

You can only purchase from club otherwise it invalidates your insurance.

We have 10 belts to Black belt.
 
Gradings start from £15 upwards to £65 for a black belt.  This includes ratification and a place on the National Black Belt register.

Some clubs have 20 belts to black belt.

Gradings start from £20 and to grade to black belt will cost you £150. The belt may only be recognised by that club.

A typical cost to train with us would be approximately £468 for the first year including insurance, purchasing a uniform (optional), sparring kit (optional), grading 3 times in a year (optional) & training twice a week.

A typical cost to train with them would be approximately £778 for the first year including insurance, purchasing a uniform (compulsory), sparring kit (compulsory) grading 3 times in a year & training twice a week.

If you wish not to buy a uniform or sparring
kit and choose to just train and not grade, it starts from £223 to study either Karate or Kickboxing per year for 1 class per week with insurance.


No option to train once a week - without grading and sparring at most other clubs.

 
   
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