FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What times are your classes?
You can view our timetable online at https://www.destinymartialartsaustralia.com/timetable
Is your training centre COVID19 compliant?
In times of an outbreak or health crisis we may be required to implement changes to our class format, including the restriction of physical contact with others, or providing online training in place of physical classes. We will always abide by government requirements relating to social distancing, health and safely, and we ask all students, parents and visitors to our centre to strictly comply with current health and safety requirements. These will be posted on our noticeboards and updated as required. Our staff regularly clean bathrooms and communal surfaces, and we provide tissues, antibacterial wipes, soap, hand sanitiser and paper towels for everyone to use. All staff are completed a COVID19 infection control training course.
A basic requirement for all students, parents and visitors to our centre is to:
Regularly wash your hands and practice good hand hygiene. Clean your hands properly with soap and water and use hand sanitiser. Parents must always supervise younger children in the bathrooms.
Cough into your elbow. Sneeze into your elbow. Blow your nose in a tissue and dispose of it in a bin.
If unwell, please stay home and avoid all physical contact with others.
Abide by any social distancing restrictions in place. There may be occasions where parents and spectators may not be permitted in the dojang due to limits on the number of people we are allowed to have indoors.
Please comply with the current health and safety requirements of our facility.
How much does it cost to train?
Our fee structure is competitive, and depends on the age of each student, how many members of a family will be training and how often a student trains. Feel free to contact us for a quote.
What do I need to do to start training?
That’s easy! Just come along and try one of our classes. We offer a week’s free training to all new students.
Do you accept Service NSW Active Kids vouchers?
Yes, we are an approved Active Kids service provider. Vouchers can be used towards training fees, uniforms and training equipment to get you started.
What do I need to bring to my first class?
New students can wear a t-shirt and track pants (or shorts if it is a bit warmer). Also bring a drink bottle (we have drinks available for sale at reception).
Ok, I’d like to start training. What do I do now?
We require all new students to complete and return a Student Application/Waiver form to reception.
New students will need a uniform, patches for their uniform, sparring gear and a mouth guard. All these items are available for sale at reception.
What class would I attend?
Ages 3-5 Destiny Preschoolers
Ages 5-7 Destiny Kids
Ages 8-13 Destiny Juniors
Ages 14 upwards Destiny Seniors
When can I do a bo (weapons) class?
We recommend students be training at Destiny on a regular basis for a minimum of 6 months before they can commence weapons training. A student also needs to be well behaved and responsible to be considered for entry into these programs.
How do I tie my belt?
Senior Instructor Brayden has created a video to demonstrate this which can be viewed at https://www.destinymartialartsaustralia.com/videos
I’ve left behind/lost my drink bottle/sparring gear/belt/etc
All students belongings that are left behind at the end of every class are placed on our LOST PROPERTY shelf (near the main entry point for the mats). Please check here for your items. If it is not on that shelf, then we don't know where it is.
How long will it take me to get my black belt?
This is hard to answer, as every student is different. It depends how often a student trains and how committed they are to training.
We recommend that in order for a student to be eligible for grading, each student needs to participate in a minimum of 2 classes a week (or attendance to 50% of classes).
This is no different to any other sport. If you play soccer, netball, or football, and do not attend regular training, you do not get selected on the team, or given the opportunity to progress in your sport.
I trained at another school. Can I train with you and keep my same belt level?
We pride ourselves on the reputation of our school and high standard of training our students have come to expect. As a result, our students have worked hard to reach the level they have achieved.It difficult to place where a new student may rank within our program until they have trained with us for some time and participated in a Destiny Grading.
What are my payment options?
Our billing is on a month by month basis, paid in advance. All families will be issued with an invoice during the final week of each month. Payment is required in full by the first week of the new month.
Payment can be transferred to our bank account (details are on the invoice), paid in cash or by EFTPOS at reception.
All fees must be current and paid in full for a student to be eligible for grading.
When is grading?
Traditional gradings are held at Destiny every THREE months, usually the first weekend in March, June, September and December of each year.
Bo gradings are held every SIX months, usually the first weekend in March and September of each year.
Final dates are subject to change, and information about grading dates and times is available in our newsletters and on our Facebook page.
I'm interested in competing in tournaments. What do I need to do?
Some of our instructors and students compete in martial arts tournaments hosted by International Sports Karate Association (Australia); also known as ISKA. If you are interested in competing in a tournament, please speak with Chief Instructor Clarence. Once you have his approval, you will need to register as a competitor at https://www.iska.com.au/. Once you are registered, you can enter tournaments at the same website. Tournament competitors are representing our school, and must train on a regular basis. Additionally, all tournament competitors must participate in COMPULSORY tournament training, which is held on Saturdays after the Extreme class (when required)
Finally, our newsletter is emailed to all parents approximately once a week. This contains all the information you need about current and upcoming events etc.