Karate Fit is a fun new Zoom class run by Sensei Pete for all age groups and abilities designed to improve your general fitness and mobility.
Sports kit is recommended but any loose fitting clothing, even pyjamas, will do. You do not require any previous karate experience to have a go nor do you need to be a member of Wessex Karate Academy (WKA), although there is a small fee if you’re not a member. Please contact Sensei Pete for more information.
“Fantastic way to start your day – thoroughly recommended. An intense work-out guided by the super enthusiastic and smiley Sensei Pete!” – Dave.
Given the recent Stay At Home announcement all classes will now move to Zoom. A timetable will be published shortly but the first Zoom class will be the adult’s class tonight at 8pm.
“Dust off your tablets, clear the living room space, we are back on Zoom!
There will be an adult class tonight at 8pm. I will then work out a timetable for lockdown, sticking loosely to the current class timetable. You should not need to re-register but do check you have the latest update if you haven’t used it for a few months. If you have not used zoom before, click on the link, register your email and log on tonight about 7.50pm. See you there!
I know for many zoom classes are not ideal but we need to keep our training and technique skills up and stay positive that this is our last full lockdown and then we can get back to the dojo ready to improve further.”
Due to Dorchester and Weymouth moving into tier 3 restrictions all adult group classes have been cancelled until further notice. Also, since the Dorchester Yoga centre is temporarily closing all Dorchester classes are also cancelled.
However, whilst adult group training is not permitted you are allowed to visit the Weymouth gym and train independently. If you wish to train at the gym please book the ‘Open mat session’.
The junior classes (under 18) in Weymouth are still available, including a new Cadet class (14+), so please book.
Sensei Pete Thompson from Wessex Karate has been offered sponsorship to teach free karate classes for children (age 8-18) with educational health care needs (EHCP). If you know a child that you think could benefit from this programme or would like more information please contact Sensei Pete.
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
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.
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.