Questions and Answers
Also see Club Protocols and Rules
Is there a joining fee?
No, there is not an annual joining fee, no up-front costs. Upon joining, you will be registered with the club and this pays for your insurance (which is needed by all Martial Artists, no matter what style), record book for grading, your insurance, your licence and your club uniform.
Do I need to buy club uniform, what do I need to wear.
There is a club t-shit/vest, but apart from that, you are welcome to wear any style of Muay Thai Shorts. We suggest looking at Twins, Top King, Raja or the likes of Fairtex for some quality shorts.
For the Kids Class, there is uniform, as we think it important for children to feel part of a club, and be proud of their Martial Art. The club kit is sold at cost from us, we do not aim to make a profit from club kit.
Do I need my own equipment?
Muay Thai Chelmsford has Sandee Thai pads, MTG Pro Belly Pads, Sandee body shields for sparring that can be used by all students.
There is an element of hygiene when it comes to sharing Boxing Gloves/ Shin Guards. We have some 'club' gloves/shin guards, but again recommend you buy some quality gloves and shin guards. They will last you longer, and you can clean and look after your gloves. Ask us, we do keep them in stock, and usually can get them at better prices that you can buy a single pair for.
I've not done any Martial Arts before, will I be able to learn Muay Thai?
Yes, classes cater for both novice and experienced people. Once you have learned the basic techniques, you'll be amazed at how quick your pick up the pace.
Are there grading in Muay Thai?
Yes. Everyone wants to be able to recognise the progression they have made in all sports, so we have a traditional grading system using Arm Bands (Prajead). Gradings are typically every 3-4 months, and there will be plenty of time to prepare for your grading.
Do I need to grade in Muay Thai?
No, there is no need to grade, if just want to come along an join in, you are more than welcome.
I've done Muay Thai before, can I transfer my grades?
Every governing body (WUMA, WMTC, AMA etc) has a different syllabus, if you have graded before, please bring along your log book, certificates and what your last grading consisted of, we will look at this, and grade you on our system accordingly.
Can I Spar at Muay Thai Chelmsford?
Yes. Chelmsford City Martial Arts has a 14 foot boxing ring. Please look at the timetable to see what sessions are for available for sparring. Please ask the instructors if you would like to start sparring at the club.