COBRA FMA

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Cobra Hyde's Club Community

At Cobra Hyde we are very proud to think of ourselves as a community of friends, with a one family ethos. Below you will see some of the things that contribute to our club community and how we try to uphold this unique ethic.

Summer and Christmas Picture Competition

At Cobra Hyde we host an annual summer picture competition. This is to encourage everyone involved with the club to keep motivated over the summer holiday period. We also host the same competition at Christmas time.


Getting involved is really easy. Simply take a picture of something related to the club or martial arts over the summer holidays or over the Christmas period and send it to the clubs Head Instructor. He will then publish each picture on his Facebook page. An independent person will then choose the winning picture at the end of the holidays. 


The winner and runner up will both receive a personalised engraved medal. With a maximum of three entries per person there is plenty of opportunities to enter the picture you want.


The summer competition opens at the start of the summer holidays and closes at ten pm on the final Sunday before schools go back. At Christmas entries can be submitted from the 1st December with the closing date at midnight on New Years Eve.


We encourage club members, parents, private students, Children and Adults to all take part. We find this a fantastic way of keeping everyone motivated over periods of the year that can be very disruptive for consistent training. It’s also great fun and the more people that take part the better. Parents are encouraged to enter pictures of themselves too, so as to keep the clubs ‘one family ethic’ strong and at the forefront of everything we do.


Entries can range anything from a picture of you practicing in the garden, to wearing club clothing abroad or out shopping, or simply reading a martial arts book at home or putting up Christmas decorations. The possibilities are endless, so please be inventive and original. Each year the winning picture will then be put on the clubs website where it will remain as a permanent fixture with details of the winning person accompanying it. 

Summer and christmas picture competition winners:



>>> 2018 <<<


2018 Summer Winner: Brook Whyatt.


Location of Picture: Kos, Greece.


Date Taken: 16 August 2018.



2018 Christmas Winner: Charlie and Mia Faulkner.


Location of Picture: During the clubs Christmas Party.


Date Taken: 14th December 2018

>>> 2019 <<<

2019 Summer Winner: Zahra and Amaya Bradley.


Location of Picture: Chester Zoo.


Date Taken: 3rd August 2019.






2019 Summer Runner up: Mia Faulkner.


Location of Picture: Torquay.


Date Taken: 27th July 2019.







2019 Christmas Winner: Group photo of everyone who attended this years Christmas party.


Location of Picture: At the club.


Date Taken: 13th December 2019.

>>> 2020 <<<

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2020 Summer Runner up: ???

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2020 Christmas Winner: ???


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Other Events and Seasonal Activities

- At Cobra Hyde we also hold a Christmas party every year. There is a buffet with hot and cold food, soft drinks and snacks. We also play a wide range of games for the children and a couple for the adults as well as holding two raffles. One for juniors and one for adults, with three different prizes available for each age group.

- Twice a year we try to integrate the club into the wider community. Over Christmas and Easter we try to collect and make as many food parcels as possible for our local foodbank to help those in need. 

- During Halloween week, we have a fancy dress lesson and sweets will be offered to anyone who attends dressed up.

- At Easter time, we have chocolates offered to anyone who attends on good Friday and we play a few games at the end of the juniors lesson.

- We also try to hold fundraising events to include everyone from the club. Bag packing has proved very popular, as have our raffle events. All money made goes directly back into the club for new equipment as and when it is needed.

- During the summer time we also have a 'get together' for a drink and chat at a local establishment. This gives anyone who attends a chance to get to know other members of the club, with parents and students meeting each other away from the lesson format. 

"COBRA HYDE: A FAMILY, NOT A FACTORY"

During the Coronavirus Pandemic


During the difficult times of the Coronavirus pandemic, Cobra Hyde has introduced measures to help keep students and their families motivated, active and healthy throughout.


We ecourage ALL students to continue working hard at their Martial Arts during the 'lockdown' period, until we can safely re-open the club. With this in mind, we have introduced the above four awards. 

These will be awarded at the discretion of the clubs head instructor. When a student trains at home, if they are able to send evidence to the head instructor, he will then decide which (if any) certificate the student has earned. This does not however, just have to be for training in Martial Arts. For example, a student may earn an award for helping or teaching a family member with their training, or even by helping out in the wider community. However, as with all certificates at Cobra Hyde, these will not be handed out lightly, so we must insist on evidence in any case.   


We also ask that anyone who thinks they know someone who deserves an award, to also please get in touch and discuss this with the head instructor asap. Again the list of ways to earn these certificates is endless and their is no limit to the amount a single student can earn, up to and including the Gold Award, for example, a student could earn five of each certificate if it is warranted. 


All certificates will be emailed directly to the student once earned, so they can print them off, fill them in at home and then add them to their portfolio's or put them out proudly on display.


However, to earn a Platinum Certificate, a student must go above and beyond. If you feel someone has done this, again please get in touch asap. Any Platinum certificates awarded will be sent with the students name and the date of the award pre loaded on to the certificate template. Different to the other three awards thoguh ,students can ONLY earn ONE platinum certificate, so they must be exceptional circumstances to achieve one.


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We have also set up an online 'Home training' page on Facebook. Each week, the clubs head instructor will add new material for everyone to try at home. Sessions will include:


- Warming up and stretching.

- Standard Techniques from all syllabus'.

- Techniques adapted and made suitable to be safer to practice at home.

- An introduction to the Cobra Self-Defence 'Bully aware' workshop.

- An introduction to the Cobra Self-Defence 'Self-protection' workshop.

- An introduction to 'Public Self-Defence.




Club Location and Lesson times

TUESDAY COBRA KIDS FMA CLASS

For ages 5-13

Location


The Grafton Centre,

Grafton Street,

Hyde,

SK14 2AX


Juniors who are working towards belts are welcome to stay from 18.45-19.00 to work on there syllabus work, before the start of the adult class. 

Lesson time


18.00 - 18.45


Please arrive before 18.00 so as to be ready for the start of the lesson.

THE GRAFTON CENTRE IS LOCATED OPPOSITE ILLINGWOTH INGHAM, NEAR HYDE POLICE STATION.

PLEASE CLICK THE MAP AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE FOR DIRECTIONS :)






FRIDAY COBRA KIDS FMA CLASS

For ages 5-13

Location


The Grafton Centre,

Grafton Street,

Hyde,

SK14 2AX


Juniors who are working towards belts are welcome to stay from 19.45-20.00 to work on there syllabus work, before the start of the adult class.




Lesson time


19.00 - 19.45


Please arrive before 19.00 so as to be ready for the start of the lesson.


FRIDAY ADULTS FMA CLASS

For ages 13 and over.

Location


The Grafton Centre,

Grafton Street,

Hyde,

SK14 2AX

Lesson time


20.15 - 21.15


Please arrive before 20.15 so as to be ready for the start of the lesson.

THE GRAFTON CENTRE IS LOCATED OPPOSITE ILLINGWOTH INGHAM, NEAR HYDE POLICE STATION.

PLEASE CLICK THE MAP AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE FOR DIRECTIONS :)



PRIVATE TUITION

PRIVATE TUITION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. SESSIONS WILL BE TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS, AND CAN BE EITHER MARTIAL ARTS BASED OR NON-MARTIAL ARTS BASED DEPENDING ON YOUR REQUIREMENTS. 


PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT HAVE A FULL TIME DOJO, SO SESSIONS WOULD NEED TO BE CONDUCTED AT YOUR HOME, OR I CAN USE A LOCAL GYM (AT £10 EXTRA COST). ALTERNATIVELY IF YOU WISH TO FIND A PLACE TO TRAIN YOURSELF SUCH AS A LEISURE CENTRE, COMMUNITY CENTRE OR STUDIO, I AM MORE THAN WILLING TO CARRY OUT LESSONS THERE.


PRICES WILL BE CALCULATED ON A PERSON TO PERSON BASIS DEPENDENT UPON VARYING FACTORS SUCH AS TRAVEL TIME AND DISTANCE. 


PLEASE ALSO NOTE ANY PRIVATE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN WOULD NEED TO BE CARRIED OUT WITH THE CHILDS PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PRESENT AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT.


I CAN SUPPLY/BRING ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT SUCH AS MITS, GLOVES AND STRIKE SHIELDS, OR OCOURSE YOU ARE WELCOME YO USE YOUR OWN IF YOU WISH.


PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE GREAT FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE AND SKILL VERY QUICKLY. THEY CAN ALSO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS A LOT QUICKER THAN NORMAL GROUP SESSIONS. 


YOU ARE UNDER NO CONTRACT OR OBLIGATION WITH THESE SESSIONS, YOU CAN DO JUST ONE IF THATS ALL YOU FEEL YOU NEED.


IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF ANY DETAILS WITH REGARDS TO PRIVATE SESSIONS PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH :)



CLUB LOCATION
THE GRAFTON CENTRE





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