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CWCK Loyalty Program

After careful consideration we at Cheltenham Wing Chun Kuen (CWCK) have decided to increase the session costs to £8.00 from £7.50, still very good value in our opinion at £4.00 per hour. To coincide with this, we are also introducing a loyalty program to encourage regular and consistent attendance at class.

How it works

If you drink coffee then you probably know already, but for those who don’t…

…quite simply for every 9 normal training sessions that an individual attends he/ she gets a 10th FREE. This is monitored using a loyalty card that must be brought to each session to qualify for a stamp for attendance at that session.

Stamps cannot be carried forward or logged retrospectively and only one stamp can be given per person at any one class. Stamps cannot be gifted to others. If you forget to get your card stamped you cannot get a stamp for that week, in any following week. You can, however, ask for a new card to collect the stamp for that session as it is acceptable to hold more than one card.

Cards cannot be used against special sessions such as those arranged for Post Biu Tze students.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage frequent training which gives you the benefit of increased progression but now also gives you cheaper classes.

Currently, attending 10 sessions will cost you £75 (10 x £7.50) however, from March 1st, 2017 using the loyalty card means that attending 10 sessions will cost you £72 (9 x £8.00 + 1 free). Training an average three sessions a month for 12 months on this basis will save you £30.00 per year. Train twice as many times and the savings are doubled.

As noted above we will be introducing the scheme on March 1, 2017 and from that point forward each session will cost £8.00.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from your Sifu.


Warming Up

Before training or exercise, it’s important to warm up the body.

Specifically, warming up entails exercising the large muscle groups. Doing this will increase the body’s temperature and heart rate. The warm-up should be intensive enough to perhaps cause perspiration but not to cause fatigue.

Warming up will increase the blood flow to the working muscles, which can raise the flow of oxygen to the muscle cells and help remove waste products such as lactic acid; it will also increase the speed and force of muscular contractions because nerve impulses travel faster at higher body temperatures and muscles will become less stiff (or ‘viscous’). It will also protect the major joints, because it takes time to increase the supply of synovial fluid and thicken the articular cartilages- the body’s shock absorbers.

The aim of a warm up is to prepare the body (and mind) for the more energetic demands to come and be appropriate for the activity planned. Mobilising the joints should always be included as part of a warm up to help release any stiffness that may have been built up during the day- for example, tension in the neck and back muscles resulting from sitting for long periods at a desk. By freeing up the major joints a greater range of movement can be achieved during the main activity. Joints to be mobilised are the ones that will be used during the exercise and all movement should be small and then increased.