MKG Martial Arts | Bournemouth | Poole

“Creating more functional, more peaceful individuals for a more functional, more peaceful world”
~ Guro Rick Faye



I want to learn martial arts but I don’t want to go to work with bruises the next day?

We cater for the majority, who want to learn martial arts and kickboxing for fun, fitness and self defence. Therefore any contact in classes is always very light and controlled.

Can I train in more than one type of class at a time?

The martial arts we have chosen to teach at the school compliment each other and flow very nicely together, creating a good blend, which covers all distance ranges of combat.

Do I have to wear a uniform or other special gear?

We don’t have a conventional uniform as such, we have school t-shirts and sweat pants/ tops etc. There is no obligation to wear our gear but most students like the designs.

Am I too young?

You can never start too early, we run various types of classes, which suit all ages, however, we do not yet run classes for children below the age of 15 as yet.

Am I too old?

The class atmosphere is friendly and open, which allows people of all ages to work at their own pace and ability. We will try to push you to your limits not everyone else’s.

Am I fit enough?

The only way to answer this question is to simply come and try a class. However, fitness is different for everyone, so we allow people to work as hard as they want to. The instructor does of course appreciate any effort and we try to make sure that everyone gets a workout that suits them.

Are the classes suitable for beginners without any previous martial arts experience?

No previous martial arts experience is necessary; our qualified team of instructors is able to cater for any level and they will help to expand your knowledge of the arts.

Do you have a grading/belt system?

We have what we call a phase system, which is more of a goal setting than a grading system as such. You can test in 5 different areas, Filipino Boxing, Kali Weaponary, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Jun Fan Gung Fu/JKD concepts and Grappling/Submission Arts. There are 10 levels to each Art, to get your phase one for example, you have to pass level one in all four areas. Our gradings are fully recognised by the Minnesota Kali Group in Minneapolis, USA.

Do I have to bring a training partner?

No, many people come along individually and train amongst each other, for example to make new friends whilst having a workout.

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