Community is a key aspect in all of our training sessions. We help each other, teach each other, learn from each other and look out for each other. We aim to foster a community spirit, where ideas are shared and everyone trains safely and has fun!
Although many of our members have been training for many years, we do not hold a formal qualification to teach, nor are we insured to do so. It is for this reason, we ask that all our members are over the age of 14.
We train regularly, typically there is at least one training session organised everyday. In the Oxford University term times there are weekly structured training sessions. See the timetable below for training organised this week. Anyone is welcome to organise training, simply put up a post on our Community Facebook Group.
Our training sessions have lots of different styles, with varying degrees of structure. Some sessions are coached by either a qualified or amateur coach. In some some sessions someone structures some portion of the training for everyone, for example by setting certain drills or challenges. Other informal sessions are totally free-form, where everyone shares ideas for training.
All sessions are suitable for complete beginners to learn! You can learn a lot (and probably very different things) from either a coached session or just joining in an informal session. At informal sessions there will always be an experienced practitioner there to welcome beginners, give people ideas and generally facilitate the session.
We train in lots of different ways. Below we describe the form or style of the training our sessions. Not all sessions fall into these categories, but this gives a general flavour of some of the training we do.
We run purely on donations, so there is no charge for joining or training! We do need funds to go towards hosting and getting teh word out to new members, so a small donation for structured sessions (suggested: £2) goes a long way.