We treat anybody who has never trained with us before to a free trial, this will allow them a chance to see if training at Elements is for them. All we ask is that you give us a fair chance to show you the benefits of training with us. If after that your child chooses not to join, there is no obligation to do so. However, if they would like to carry on with training then we will happily enroll them on to the childrens’ programme
We currently operate throughout school term time with the exception of the summer holidays where we carry on running our Saturday classes which all our Mat Monkey, Junior and Teen members are able to attend:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 16:00 – 16:45
Saturday @ 9:15 – 10:00
Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 16:45 – 17:45
Saturday @ 10:00 – 11:00
Tuesday, Wednesday @ 16:45 – 17:45
Saturday @ 10:00 – 11:00
£50 Joining Fee/ Insurance
We currently have a network insurance policy which will be included within the Joining Fee. All members of the Elements network are required to be insured for student to student cover. This will be validated from your first day of training and will be renbewable every year. Subsequent yearly insurance renewal will be £30.
£40 per month for one class a week or £55 for two classes a week.
Upon joining, all our kids will receive:
We require one month notice if you require us to freeze your membership. There will be a £20 admin fee if you wish to hold your child’s spot otherwise we will need to allow that spot to be filled with the next child on the waiting list.
Our children’s programmes are very popular, so to ensure that we do not overcrowd the classes we allocate each child to a designated training day. At certain times of the year we may have to implement a waiting list for particular days to ensure that all the children attending our classes gain the most out of their experience.
Always show respect to your instructors, training partners, and fellow human beings. Respect in training means: do not seek to harm fellow students physically (e.g., by cranking a submission harder than necessary to make them tap) or emotionally (i.e., by calling them names or making jokes about hurting them).
Be a good training partner. Don’t be a limp fish when drilling with your partner. On the flip side, don’t resist every movement your partner makes when doing a technique. This time is for you to figure out the basic movement and remember it. If you have feedback, use your voice, not your muscles. Your partner will thank you, and will be more likely to return the favour.
Don’t be afraid to “tap out”. This means that if you are in a hold and you want your partner to let go, tap your hand loudly on the mat or on your partner. If you are caught in a submission, you should tap when trapped, not when pain starts to appear, or when you are fairly certain something is about to break. Be honest with your partners and don’t tap when a submission isn’t locked in yet, but once it’s locked in, do your duty as a good partner and tap!
You must never continue with the hold when your partner taps, when your partner taps you let go. Always be aware of the level of contact that you are using, don’t try to hurt your partner. When you roll, roll with respect first, intensity second. Remember that you are responsible in part for your own safety and for the safety of your training partner. If your partner is not willing to tap to a joint lock, for example, there is nothing to be gained by hurting them.
If the instructor has not changed the task, then continue doing the task he or she has given (i.e., don’t sit around talking because you feel you have done a technique enough times). You can NEVER do a technique too many times
Do not talk while the instructor is talking. It distracts those who are trying to learn and is disrespectful to the teacher, as well as other students. Stand, sit with your legs crossed, or kneel during class. Avoid lounging as studies show that people learn more effectively when seated in upright postures, and when the instructor calls “stop” you must stop what you are doing IMMEDIATELY.
Maintain good personal hygiene and keep finger and toe nails short and clean to prevent injury to yourself and others. Bring a clean, dry gi to each class. Also, always keep a rash guard or T-shirt in your gym bag for no-gi classes.
Keep shoes off the mat, so that we can keep the mats clean and sanitary. Do not walk outside with bare feet. If you have to go outside, wear sandals or shoes. This is especially important to prevent the spread of skin conditions such as ringworm. Do not leave the mat during class without the instructor’s permission.
Do not shout loudly or use profanity in the dojo. This should go without saying.
Please wear your gi, a T-shirt, or rashguard whilst in public areas of the gym, refrain from going topless!
Please recycle empty water bottles in the box provided, and take out any rubbish when you leave the gym or use the waste bins provided.
As and addition for the kids classes, please insure that your child has visited the toilet facilities before the class begins.
Please make sure your fingernails and toenails are short and clean, and any long hair is tied back. Any training equipment and clothing should be clean and in good state of repair, and washed after EVERY single training session.