frequently asked questions – faqs
WHAT IS BJJ?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. BJJ prides itself on being known as “the gentle art”, allowing a smaller, weaker person using leverage and submissions to defend himself against a bigger opponent.
WHAT IS MMA?
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is a blend of different martial art styles to create a comprehensive martial art that is governed by its own rules. It involves various forms of striking such as Boxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo all blended together. Possibly even more importantly are the grappling styles involved, from Wrestling to Brazilian Jiu Juitsu and Judo.
WHAT IS MUAY THAI?
Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as Thai boxing, is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs”, as it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. It is a national sport of Thailand, where it originates and has long been considered one of the most effective striking styles for MMA & self-defence.
CAN I TRY OUT SOME CLASSES BEFORE SIGNING UP?
Yes! We offer a 7-day free trial for anyone looking to try out classes before signing up. We highly suggest taking advantage of it and trying out all the classes you can. You can sign up here: http://quanwessels.co.za/free-trial/
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Easy! Just go to the memberships tab or click here: https://quanwessels.co.za/memberships/
Be mindful to choose the right option for you.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES?
Kids Classes for ages 4-16: They take place every weekday from 4:15 pm-5:30 pm & Saturdays from 8 am-9 am.
All Access: Every class is available.
Once a week: Choose one class to stick to.
WHAT GEAR DO I NEED FOR TRAINING?
This will depend on what classes you are attending, so let’s break it down.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Gi: QW Gi (Kimono), QW Rashvest & belt
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: QW Rashvest, QW Shorts or QW Tights or both
Muay Thai & MMA: QW Rashvet or Tshirt, QW Shorts or QW Tights or both, MMA puffy gloves & shinpads
HOW & WHY DO I LOG MY TRAINING?
Once you are a signed-up paying member, you will have access to a new part of the website. Login to your profile, Click the profile button on the top right, and then click the “LOG MY TRAINING” button. We use the training logs as a measure of progress. However, attendance is not progress. In order to be graded, you will need to show the growth of your knowledge and skills. Chase the knowledge, not the belt.
HOW DO I CANCEL/PAUSE MY MEMBERSHIP?
We hate to see members leave, but also understand that life changes and sometimes you need to move to another country or something. There is a cancel membership button in your profile, click that and follow the instructions. Please note, we require a 30 day notice period for cancellations. Make sure to do this before your next billing cycle.
Should you be injured or travelling and need to pause your account, please use the email address above. There is a pausing fee attached to the process.
IS THERE A ONCE-A-WEEK OPTION?
Yes there is. It costs R850pm and members must nominate the day they will be training and stick to that. Please reach out to us for the coupon code.
ARE THERE PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
Yes indeed! We highly recommend reaching out to the coaches, who will happily help you with advice. Alternatively, please chat with coach Guy who can pair you up with an appropriate coach to get you going. Private or small semi private group classes with a dedicated coach can really supercharge your training. Accelerate your progress with individual attention.
IS THERE A FAMILY DISCOUNT?
We have worked hard on crafting a hard-working family culture here at QuanWessels and it wouldn’t be right if we did not offer a family discount package. Upon signing up, please choose custom family package. Your primary member will be full price, R950 or R1150 depending on which module you take. Every additional family member will be R850 or R1000 depending on which module is chosen for each family member. There will only be a once off R500 registration fee for the entire family.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are in the heart of Sunninghill, inside the Moove Motion Fitness Club in 1 Kikuyu Road. Some might say we are quite. a distance but below is a handy map outlining all the areas that are within a 30 minute drive to us.