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Training Monday (age 5 - 16)
Lime Walk Primary School

Lime Walk
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP3 9LN
(limited parking in school grounds) 
Beginners 6-7pm 
Advanced 7-8pm
Adults 8-9.30pm

Training Thursday (age 5 - 16)
Apsley Community Centre
London Road
Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP3 9SB
(parking available in Durrants Hill Rd) 
Beginners 6-7pm 
Advanced 7-8pm
Adults 8-9.30pm

Karate News

Covid 

As things start to ease we have lifted some of the safety measures that we implemented.  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 training course giving guidelines specifically for martial arts practitioners.

  1. We can now Kiai
  2. Class sizes will be regulated as advised by government regulations
  3. Spectators will be allowed in the hall but there will be a limit of 10
  4. Payment is preferred by bank transfer Sort Code 20-39-07  Account 63250652 but cash will be accepted
  5. 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.
  6. Instructors hold a COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certificate

 

 

July Grading

Ww were only allowed back in the Dojo in April but we have been extremely busy over the last few months with all students working hard for the July grading. Well done to everyone who participated.

 

 

 

 

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.