Annual Membership FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions | Annual Membership

Below are the most common questions we get asked regarding annual membership of the UKKFF.
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FAQ's About UKKFF Annual Membership

  1. How much does annual membership of the UKKFF cost?
  2. Why do you offer three levels of annual membership?
  3. Do I need to purchase annual membership before attending a free trial?
  4. Is annual membership compulsory?
  5. How does the annual membership fee break down?
  6. How do I renew my annual membership?
  7. How do I add armed membership to my existing unarmed membership, or vice-versa?
  8. If I stop training, can I get a refund of any remaining membership?

1: How much does annual membership of the UKKFF cost?
Between £15 and £25 per-year depending on which level you choose. Please see prices for annual membership for more details.

2: Why do you offer three different levels of membership?
Because a big part of the membership fee is the legally-required insurance premium, it wouldn’t be right to charge members to be insured for training activities that they don’t intend to do. If you’re not training with weapons, it’s not necessary to pay for armed membership – although our prices are so reasonable anyway that most students purchase full membership, which gives them the freedom to train any & all arts we offer.

3: Do I need to purchase annual membership before attending a trial period?
No. During your trial period you will be covered by a temporary insurance policy for accident or injury whilst under our instruction, whether in General Classes or in Private Tuition.

4: Is annual membership compulsory?
Yes. Once any trial period is over, you will need to purchase a valid UKKFF membership if you wish to continue training with us. This holds for all current students and instructors equally. As a professional educational martial arts organisation, we are required by law to hold a comprehensive insurance policy which covers our membership for personal accident, or member-to-member injury whilst training under our instruction. The premium for this policy forms part of your annual membership fee.

5: How does the total membership fee break down?
Your annual membership fee covers the cost of your insurance premium, the cost of printing your membership books, the cost of the administration involved in running the membership database and mailing lists (online & on paper too), and the cost of having someone at the end of the phone to answer any questions you may have. Our fees are amazingly cheap because we don’t pad our membership fees with extra ‘joining fees’ or one-off extra charges, as per our non-profit ethos.

6: How do I renew my annual membership?
The HQ will send you a renewal invoice after 12 months. This can be paid within the invoice itself via PayPal, or via our online shop, or in person at our headquarters, or via your instructor in class. They can even supply you with paper renewal documents too if you choose not to renew online.

7: How do I add armed membership to my existing unarmed membership, or vice-versa?
You’ll need to upgrade your membership to ensure you have the correct insurance cover for weapons training. This also applies if you’ve already got weapons cover, but want to begin training Kung-Fu too.

8: If I stop training, can I get a refund of any remaining membership?
No. We have chosen to offer a fixed 12-month term with a low annual fee, instead of a variable term with a far higher monthly fee. It’s worked for over a decade, and we have no plans to change this approach. If you decide to leave please inform us, we will stop your recurring renewals, and then just let your remaining membership expire. If you DO receive a renewal request please contact the HQ and we will cancel it directly.

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End-Of-Term Seminar

End-Of-Term Seminar & Assessments, March 2014

On Sunday 30th March, all members of the UKKFF are warmly invited to attend the usual End-Of-Term Seminar to round-off the 2014 Winter Term.

As previously, the event will take place at the UKKFF Epsom & Ewell branch. We love the flexibility of the venue, we have the option of training outdoors on concrete OR grass if the weather permits, and there is good onsite parking onsite.

Bring membership books, uniform as for classes (plus maybe a spare t-shirt), weapons, lunch & a drink, and as always an open mind. The schedule will be:

  • 10.00: Arrival & Admin
  • 10.15: Kung-Fu session for all members (2.5 hours)
  • 12.45: Lunch (30 mins)
  • 13.15: Escrima session for all members (2.5 hours)
  • 15.45: End.
  • 16.00: Special session for UKKFF Instructors.

The morning training session will start promptly at 10.15 led by Sifu Lee Paul Heron, focusing upon the Federation Wing Tsun System. There will be interesting, useful and fun material for everyone, and the option to take an assessment in Kung-Fu during the session will also be available. If the time is right for you to take a grade, please do so.

At 12.45 there will be a 30 minute lunch break. We suggest you bring food with you, however we will have water, energy drinks and healthy snacks available to purchase.

The afternoon training session will start promptly at 13.15 led by Grandmaster Steve Tappin, focusing upon the Escrima Concepts System. If you’ve not trained Escrima yet you can give it a try here, and of course those who already study the art will get plenty of details and new information to get stuck into. The option to take an assessment in Escrima during the session will also be available, so take advantage of the opportunity if you’re ready to be graded.

The seminar will end at 15.45, then from 16.00 there will be a short additional training session for all UKKFF Instructors.

The price of this event remains £35 per-person (as per our standard event pricing) which is amazing value for FIVE hours of tuition with the heads and instructor teams of two integrated martial arts systems. We can’t wait to see lots of our members along for a wonderful day of fun and good training, plus hopefully see many of you pass tests and move up the ranks too.

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