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 01442 244504 
Email: sasori@talktalk.net

  • Performing At Summer Fetes
    Performing At Summer Fetes
  • All Students Have A Chance To Show Their Skills
    All Students Have A Chance To Show Their Skills
  • Emily Demonstrating Kata
    Emily Demonstrating Kata
  • Three Of Our Black Belts Performing Team Kata
    Three Of Our Black Belts Performing Team Kata
  • We Cater For All Ages - Everyone Is Welcome
    We Cater For All Ages - Everyone Is Welcome
  • Brown and Black Belts Training in the Honbu Dojo
    Brown and Black Belts Training in the Honbu Dojo
  • Concentration Needed To Learn New Skills
    Concentration Needed To Learn New Skills
  • Sometimes It Can Be Serious......
    Sometimes It Can Be Serious......
  • .... But Most Of The Time It's Fun!
    .... But Most Of The Time It's Fun!

 

Covid Testing

We are all anxious to train again but we must stay safe.  Shihan and Sensei have been seeking information that will ensure we can stay safe and train. They have attended a trainng course giving guidelines specifically for martial arts practitioners.

Here are the measures we need to take:

  1. Separate entry and exit doors with controlled measures for footfall
  2. A non-contact temperature check will be done before entry is allowed
  3. Hand Sanitiser provided for student and parent use
  4. Adequate ventilation to create flow of fresh air
  5. Lightweight training shoes or plimsolls to be worn in the Dojo
  6. Clearly defined training area in the Dojo observing social distancing
  7. No equipment will be used
  8. No games to be played prior to training
  9. No student to student contact
  10. No Kiai (shouting)
  11. Class sizes will be regulated as advised by government regulations
  12. No spectators will be allowed in the hall
  13. Payment must be by bank transfer Sort Code 20-39-07  Account 63250652
  14. It is recommended that the Gi (suit) should be cleaned between classes and students should arrive wearing their Gi as no changing facilities will be available.
  15. Instructors hold a COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certificate

Shihan's Certificate

Sensei's Certificate

March Grading

We have been extremely busy over the last few months with all students working hard for the March grading. Well done to everyone who participated.

Here are our brown belts - they look very pleased with themselves. the photos are quite different this term.

2019  karate grading

And here are our intermediate students. They are proud of their achievements. Hard work pays off.

Brown Belts

And finally our beginners.

Brown Belts

  

Meanwhile behind the scenes our very own Sensei Marie has been working hard for her own grading showing that karate is a journey that is never complete. Many years after starting her journey Sensei Marie still practices all elements of our Dojo Kun. To strive for perfection of character. To be honest and sincere. To foster the spirit of perseverance. To be humble kind and polite. To refrain from violent behaviour. For those of us that have the honour of knowing Sensei Marie we know she has lived her life by these rules - she is passionate about spreading the word of karate and practices what she preaches. She has currently been examined by some leading karate examiners and has achieved the honour of being graded as 5th Dan. Senei Marie is pictured below with her certificate and examiners Shihan Chris Green and Shihan Steve Duffy.