How Much Does Kung-Fu Cost?

Every club, school and organisation is different, however if you can afford to buy one cup of coffee per-day, you can easily afford to study Kung-Fu with me. I do not use contracts or billing companies, and I firmly believe in keeping prices affordable for the average person.

The ratecard for all my services is as follows:

Product Price Frequency
Taster Sessions Group Class £ 10
Private Lesson £ 20
Membership + Insurance £ 20 Per-Year
Group Classes Pay-As-You-Go £ 10 Per-Month
£ 10 Per-Class
Pay-Monthly £ 45 Per-Month
£ 0 Per-Class
Private Tuition 1:1 £ 30 Per-Hour
2:1 £ 50 Per-Hour
3:1 £ 60 Per-Hour
Assessments £ 0
Special Events £ 10 – 40 Per-Event

See below for more details on each of the above products and fees:

Taster Group Class

A no-obligation, two-hour trial class.
Includes insurance.

If you want to get a feel for the training, my teaching, and the great group working with me, simply book a taster class and come train with us one evening. The cost is £10, payable in cash on arrival. Spaces are limited, so please don’t turn up without booking. Get in touch and we’ll find an evening that works for you.

How Book A Taster Class

Taster Private Lesson

A no-obligation, one-hour trial lesson.
Includes insurance.

If you’d prefer a one-on-one session, or can’t make evening classes, simply book a taster private lesson instead. The cost is £20, payable in cash on arrival. I can answer any questions you may have, in as much detail as you wish, and the session can be booked at a day/time to suit your needs.

How Book A Taster Lesson

Membership + Insurance

Required for all students.

A valid annual membership ensures that every student under my instruction is fully covered by both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance, up to a maximum of £5,000,000 liability. I am insured for all unarmed training and the use of all hand weapons.

Should you choose to continue training after the completion of any taster sessions, you will be required to purchase membership & insurance before attending your next session.

Memberships become due for renewal every April, and are currently £20 per-student. Memberships cannot be cancelled or refunded mid-year.

Group Classes / Pay-As-You-Go

Requires membership & insurance.
No minimum contract – cancel anytime.

Some students really want to learn, but are unable to commit to every class due to work/life/family commitments. For them, PAYG is a popular option. A monthly payment of £10 contributes to the upkeep of my facilities, then simply pay £10 in cash per-session whenever you are able to train.

Where When

Group Classes / Pay-Monthly

Requires membership & insurance.
No minimum contract – cancel anytime.

A single monthly payment is the simplest and most popular way to pay for tuiton. One fixed access fee of £45 per-month lets you attend ALL classes, and covers the costs involved in keeping them going. You will receive an invoice each month, which can be settled by debit / credit card, PayPal, or cash if you prefer.

Many students choose to pay monthly via Standing Order. Unlike a Direct Debit, a standing order is simply an instruction to your bank to pay a fixed amount on a fixed date each month. It can be cancelled at any time, and there is no risk.

If you wish to set up a standing order for your monthly tuition, please use the following details:

  • Bank: HSBC UK
  • Account Holder: Mr Lee Paul Heron
  • Account Type: Business
  • Sort Code: 40-34-24
  • Account Number: 4139 6676
  • Amount: £45
  • Frequency: 1st of every month until further notice.

Where When

Private Tuition

Requires membership & insurance.
No minimum contract – cancel anytime.

I have been studying martial arts since 1989, have taught professionally since 1999, and I hold high instructor ranks in multiple disciplines. I offer one-on-one, two-on-one, or small-group private lessons, and I teach from my own fully-equipped studio. If you do shift-work, unsocial hours, or have a constantly changing schedule, then regular private tuition is sometimes the best option.

Where When


Master your current programme, take the assessment, move on up.

Each grade within the FWTS training programme ends with a practical assessment of your skills and knowledge. Your assessment can be attempted whenever you feel ready, either in group classes or at any of our group events. There is no charge for an assessment, and success is not guaranteed.

  • Foundation Stage (1-3SG) = Assessment-based.
  • Basic Stage (4-6SG) = Assessment-based.
  • Intermediate Stage (7-9SG) = Assessment-based.
  • Advanced Stage (10-12SG) = Assessment-based.
  • Journeyman Level (1-4TG) = Awarded.
  • Master Level (5-11MG) = Awarded.

All grades within the Journeyman / Master levels are awarded on merit at the appropriate time.

Special Events

I sometimes run workshops, seminars, tutorials, and extra training sessions too.

Payment for these is per-event, with prices usually varying between £10-40 depending on the venue, travel and accommodation, and the event purpose. I also run annual summer camps and sometimes residential training courses. Subscribe to the FWTS mailing list (see page footer) to be kept informed.

How Where When Book A Taster Session