Newsletter – Oct 2020

Winter Gradings

We are pleased to announce our first main group grading of the year. To be held on Sunday 22nd November 2020 at the Weymouth dojo. The gradings will be as follows:

Adults – all kyu grades:    10.00 – 12.30pm

Children – white & yellow belts:  1.30 – 3.00pm

Children  – orange belts & higher:  3.15 – 5.00pm

Due to limitation on numbers, if you are not grading please ask your instructor if you should attend the session.

Please ensure your licenses are up to date.

The grading fees are:

Adult  £20.00      Junior (under 18)    £15.00


Mini Gasshuku

On Friday 6th November we are holding a mini Gasshuku at the Weymouth dojo in preparation for the black belt gradings being held on the following day.  The spaces will be available first for black belts and then brown then to other kyu grades until all the spaces have been booked. Booking is now available online through the normal Wessex booking page. Training is from 4.45 til 7.00pm and the cost will be £15.00.

Safeguarding Statement

Wessex Karate Academy holds safeguarding, mental health and well-being as a priority within our club. Some of our members have shared how karate has been a lifeline during the Covid-19 pandemic. We ask that members approach either Sensei Pete or our welfare officer, Carly  07850 732303 if you have been affected by the pandemic or have longer term needs that can be born in mind when considering individual needs within the club.

Secondly, our club wish to make an ‘only way is  Wessex Karate’  short film.  Watch this space! Filming short stories of how karate has helped you personally with mental health or diagnosed needs within the pandemic. This film can help advertise and apply for much needed funding. Please approach Pete, Aaron or Carly if you wish to take part or have a story to share.