Frequently Asked Questions

What is Heikō?

Heikō (pronounced Hey Ko) means equilibrium in Japanese. A name perfect for this class, combining harder and softer energy for a full body and mind work out.

Why Heikō?

Because you want to learn martial arts but do not want to join a mixed club.

Perhaps you used to do martial arts and want to start again, but joining a mixed classes is not for you.

Maybe you are a teenage girl would rather not train with boys.

Perhaps you are a new mum who is worried about those little “wee” accidents that happen when jumping around, so need to be in a place where that just doesn’t matter!

Or you have always wanted to try martial arts, and just been waiting for a club like this!?

Whatever your starting point, you are welcome.

Where are the classes?

Wednesday’s 715pm – 815p Gilbert Inglefield Academy, Leighton Buzzard.

Friday’s 645pm – 745pm Recreation Rooms, Leighton Buzzard

Is there any sparring?

Yes, this class offers the same opportunities as a regular martial arts class, but all at your own pace, and always safely.

Is this self-defence?

You will learn attacks and blocking, which can be used as self-defence.

Are men allowed?

Currently the class is only for females.

Do I need to be fit?

You need to be in good basic health without injury to participate, however, fitness is not necessary as this will be gained by attending classes. Wherever you are starting from you are welcome.

Can I grade and achieve belts?

Yes! If you want to you can grade through to black belt!

Do I need equipment?

In time you will require full sparring equipment, to start with a pair of boxing gloves is recommended and included in your joining fee.  Or within the beginners course if you start this way! This can be purchased as you go along. Check out club shop for info.

What are the classes like?

Each class starts with a short meditation, followed by anaerobic style warm up including HIIT and interval training, followed by learning punches, kicks an blocks on the pads and with partners.

The classes are always taken at your own pace, there is no pressure to achieve or to push hard unless you want to.  You can turn up and do what you need.  This is your work out, your mind, your body.

Ladies Martial Arts fitness and meditation classes in Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard.