Newsletter – 20 June 2022

Gradings

The next grading times have been set as follows:

Sunday 10th July 2022 – Weymouth Dojo:

12.00 – 2.00pm  Advanced Juniors

4.00 – 7.00pm   Adult Brown belts

 

Monday 11th July 2022 – Weymouth Dojo:

5.00 – 6.30pm  Weymouth Junior White & Yellow belts

7.00 – 9.00pm Adult Kyu grades

There will be no normal classes on this day.

 

Tuesday 12th July 2022 – Dorchester Dojo:

5.00 – 6.30pm Dorchester Junior White & Yellow belts

There will be no normal classes on this day.

 

All students are expected to attend their grading group whether they are grading or not.

Please remember to bring mouth guards and hand mitts

The grading fees are:   Adult £20.00       Junior £15.00

Please ensure licenses are up to date.

 

 

Newsletter – 14 Mar 2022

AGM

Wessex Karate Academy is run by a committee which is elected at the Annual General Meeting.  This year’s AGM is to be held via Zoom on Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 8.30pm.

We are always looking for new committee members and this year in particular a new secretary.

Please speak to Sensei’s Peter Thompson or Paul Foot if you are interested in being involved. But please feel free to attend if you are just interested to see how the club is running.

Forthcoming Events

3rd April 2022 – Seniors training – Twyford / Reading

10th April 2022 – Brown / black belt training – Weymouth

24th April 2022 – GKI AGM and Seniors training – Reading

1st May 2022 – All grades Kumite training – Weymouth

8th May 2022 – Brown / black belt training – Weymouth

15th May 2022 – Tournament & referee training – Weymouth

22nd May 2022 – Wessex interclub tournament – Weymouth

26 – 29th May 2022 – UK Gasshuku Wokingham

Summer Mini Gasshuku Belguim – to be confirmed

2 – 4th September 2022 = Summer Gasshuku Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Karate Information Books

Dave Vest has kindly updated the Companion of Traditional Karate. These can be purchased from Dave at £10.00 each.

Wessex Interclub Tournament

After a gap of a few years we are pleased to announce the next Tournament on 22nd May 2022. This will be a Wessex Interclub event open to all students from our Wessex clubs including Crewkerne and Falmouth.

Events will include kumite, kata and team kata.

More details and application forms to follow.

Falmouth

We would like to welcome the Falmouth club to Wessex Karate Academy. We now have clubs in Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall.

 

Winter Gradings – Nov 8th, 9th 2021

This year’s winter grading will be split as follows:

Monday 8 Nov 2021 – Weymouth Dojo

5.00 – 6.45pm Children – White and yellow belts
7.00 – 9.00pm Adults- White to Purple belts

Tuesday 9 Nov 2021 – Dorchester Dojo

4.45 – 6.45pm Children – Orange to Purple belts
7.00 – 9.30pm Adults- Purple/white and higher

Please ensure your licenses are up to date.

The grading fees are:

Adult  £20.00      Junior (under 18)    £15.00

All students are expected to attend their grading group whether they are grading or not. Please remember to bring mouth guards, hand mitts and shin pads.

Please note it is not automatic that you will be entered for the grading. You must achieve a minimum number of hours training to be entered.

Training timetable (From May 17)

Training Sessions

DayTimeLocationClass
Monday5.00 - 5.45pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Juniors
6.00 - 7.00pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Juniors 8Kyu+ (Orange belts or higher)
7.15 - 8.45pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Adults
Tuesday4.45 - 5.30pmIndoor *
(Yoga Centre)
Juniors
8.00 - 9.30pmIndoor *
(Yoga Centre)
Adults
Thursday6.00 – 7.00pmZoomBrown and black belts
Friday10.00 – 11.30amIndoor *
(WTMA)
Adults
4.45 – 5.45pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Juniors
Sunday5.00 – 6.00pmZoomAll students
6.00 – 7.00pmZoomKobudo

* Booking required for all indoor/outdoor sessions:

Class Booking

For a link to the Zoom meeting please Contact Us or visit the Facebook site: Facebook: Wessex Karate Academy

Times are subject to change so please check back regularly.

Zoom for Non-WKA Members

Non-WKA members can join in on the Zoom sessions on a pay-per-class basis, please use the Buy Now link below to purchase.

Note: The PayPal payment option is for Zoom classes only, if you need to pay for other classes please Contact Us.

Prices

 

Training timetable (From Apr 12)

Training Sessions

DayTimeLocationClass
Monday5.00 - 5.45pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Juniors
6.00 - 7.00pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Juniors 8Kyu+ (Orange belts or higher)
7.15 - 8.15pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Open mat - Individual training (instructor available)
Tuesday5:15 – 6.30pmOutside *
All - Salisbury Field, Dorchester
Thursday6.00 – 7.00pmZoomBrown and black belts
7.00 – 8.00pmIndoor *
(WTMA)
Kobudo - Open mat
Friday10.00 – 11.00amOutside *All - Beach Training
4.45 – 5.45pmOutside *Juniors – Training in the Park
Sunday5.00 – 6.00pmZoomAll students
6.00 – 7.00pmZoomKobudo

* Booking required for all indoor/outdoor sessions:

Class Booking

For a link to the Zoom meeting please Contact Us or visit the Facebook site: Facebook: Wessex Karate Academy

Times are subject to change so please check back regularly.

Zoom for Non-WKA Members

Non-WKA members can join in on the Zoom sessions on a pay-per-class basis, please use the Buy Now link below to purchase.

Note: The PayPal payment option is for Zoom classes only, if you need to pay for other classes please Contact Us.

Prices

 

Karate Fit – All welcome

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.

Testimonials:

“Fantastic way to start your day – thoroughly recommended. An intense work-out guided by the super enthusiastic and smiley Sensei Pete!” – Dave.

All classes move to Zoom

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.

Sensei Pete:

“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.”