"Ladies kickboxing beginners class" were the words that stood out when I decided to take the plunge and join Toukon martial arts. The dojo is set up so you all have your own area, own equipment and can feel comfortable working out. I turned up all nervous but everyone was just lovely. We were all in the same boat and all there for the same reasons. Kev and Antonia were so welcoming and explained what we would be doing getting to know each of us throughout. It was fun, challenging and energetic. I soon realised it was evident I hadn't worked out in a long time - cue the jelly legs. I blame lockdown (not sure what my excuse was before then mind you.) No pain no gain they say haha week 1 I had no technique, no power and no strength but by week 6 my whole physique had improved. Side kicks, roundhouse kicks, head shots, upper cuts just to name a few. I can kick a lot higher, my fitness has improved, i'm more mentally disciplined and just having that social interaction with lovely encouraging genuine people is brilliant. So if you're thinking of joining or still undecided I'd say do it, join up give it ago you'll not regret it."