At ICC we like you to ask questions because that’s how you learn and build a deep understanding of what you’re doing here. Here are a few of the more commonly asked questions for your easy reference.
No problem! There are plenty of skills you can learn to get fit and build coordination and self-discipline without actually fighting.
Of course! Remember, every black belt was a ‘no belt’ at some stage and most people who come here are starting from scratch. At ICC everyone helps everyone learn and grow no matter how skilled or unskilled you are.
No, less. In fact they may not fight at school at all! Martial arts teaches kids about respect and self discipline. It creates an inner calm and confidence that gives kids less need to externalise their sense of worth through fighting.
There is no such thing as a lack of co-ordination, it’s just a lack of training. Our instructors can get your fingers, thumbs, arms and legs working in perfect sync and do it in next to no time!
The answer to that is ‘your age’. Any age, it doesn’t matter. One of our instructors didn’t start until he was 40 years old with a busy family and with a successful corporate career. Now he’s a world champion!
Absolutely! In fact working with our huge family, fighters here at ICC will make you feel young again and you’ll sure feel fit! You’re never too old to join us here, so make sure you give it a try!
Only if you try to train through them. The key is to train around injuries and ICC can teach you exactly how to do that. After all, this is a combat sport and our instructors are training on with injuries all the time! So yes, you can train. Just make sure your doctor is happy about it first.
At ICC we practice the highest standards of safety first and uphold this through our philosophy and culture.
Nothing for the first few weeks – you can train in your gym gear or hire a wrap. After that your outlay for gear is very little as there isn’t much to buy.
No, only EITHER a suspension or a cancellation can be valid at any one time i.e if you submit a suspension request and a separate cancellation request for the same and/or an overlapping period, the cancellation request will take priority over the suspension request.
Membership suspensions require at least 14 days notice* i.e. suspensions can only come into effect 14 days from the date of notification. Members can suspend their membership for a period of 7- 28 days. Any suspensions longer than 28 days (or an indefinite period) will result in the cancellation of the membership. If a membership is subsequently resumed at a later date, the current membership rate at that point in time will be applied.
* An exception to this rule is permitted where the member is suffering from injury or illness. In such cases, a request for an immediate suspension needs to be accompanied by a medical certificate stating that the member is unfit for physical activities due to injury or illness”. Upon receiving the medical certificate, the member may suspend their account for a maximum period of 28 days starting from the date the medical certificate was issued. The suspension start date will not be backdated prior to the date of the medical certificate.
Please contact us via email at email@example.com if you wish to apply for a medical suspension. Such requests cannot be processed automatically on our website forms.
If you decide to cancel your membership during the suspension period, your suspension will be canceled from the date of the cancellation notification. A 4 week notice period (as per below) will then apply before your membership is canceled. Payments will be direct debited during the 4 week notice period.
Yes, you can suspend for a minimum of 7 days and a maximum of 28 days. All you have to do is give us a minimum of 14 days notice*. You can still train up until the date of your suspension takes effect.
* An exception to this rule is permitted where the member is suffering from injury or
illness. In such cases, a request for an immediate suspension needs to be accompanied by a medical certificate stating that the member is unfit for physical activities due to injury or illness”. Upon receiving the medical certificate, the member may suspend their account for a maximum period of 28 days starting from the date the medical certificate was issued. The suspension start date will not be backdated prior to the date of the medical certificate.
Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to
apply for a medical suspension. Such requests cannot be processed automatically on our website forms.
Because we require a minimum of 14 days notice from the next Direct Debit Date. The direct debit dates are highlighted in red on the calendar.
You can suspend for a minimum of 7 days and a maximum of 28 days, any suspensions greater than 28 days will result in a cancellation of membership on your existing membership rate. Meaning upon your return you will be charged at the current membership rate. This policy also applies to foundation members.
No, you can cancel your membership at any time. All you have to do is provide us with a minimum of 30 days written notice by submitting this form here. You can still train up until your cancellation takes effect.
No, we can’t do that. It’s up to you to let us know about any suspensions or cancellations in writing by filling in the forms above at least 14 days before for suspensions and 28 days
before for cancellations. After that, the fees can’t be refunded.
Please speak to the relevant instructor for that day as we often arrange alternate training times for public holidays.
No, as a strict condition of membership, members must not park in any spots within the complex. This includes parents/chaperones dropping off or picking up students. Failure to comply will result in your car being towed and your membership being cancelled.