Are the classes large – how many people are in it?

Are the classes large - how many people are in it

A typical sized class after a grading

Answer: Many martial arts schools manage to squeeze 30 – 40 or more students into a small hall with only one relatively inexperienced instructor to teach. Our classes are quite small with the average class size being around 10 students. We train in a very large hall with good ventilation and a sprung wooden floor that is perfectly suited for Karate.

The advantage of small class sizes is obvious. You get much closer supervision and much more direct instruction compared to a class where 30 or more students practice.
In large classes the instructor will not be able to correct, supervise and instruct everyone to the same degree as in small classes.

Large classes also often demand a military-style of discipline to keep things in order, which can be stressful for students and instructors alike.

Smaller classes automatically tend to be more relaxed and focused on enjoying the experience rather than to “somehow get through training”.