I have personally never been much into martial arts until one day when a friend asked me if I wanted to come and try Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts) for free. I think accepting the invitation was one of the best things I ever did.
This is how I started training with the Nofødra, a club offering Kung fu classes three times a week, for all levels. The trainer has been practicing martial arts for 20 years now and is one of the best sport trainers I’ve ever encountered. I think that his skills, both sport wise and social wise have led to a very cool and pleasant collective of people to train with. Besides the hard physical work at every single training session, work that teaches you a lot of interesting techniques and body moves, there is always plenty of good mood among the people in the group. This makes every effort seem lighter and the trainings really enjoyable.
The club offers trainings Mondays, Tuesdays and Friday afternoons in different locations in Oslo (check the website). It is free to try at first and then it’s rather cheap compared to most of the monthly sport subscriptions I know of in Oslo.
Tuesdays it started offering one hour of Qi Qong & Tai Chi, a nice and relaxing addition to the actual Kung Fu practice and of course, you can only join this class if not interested in Kung Fu.
This video shows a demo held during an event in Oslo.