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Zoom training timetable (Nov 2020)

Zoom Sessions

Monday 5.00 – 5:45pm Children
6.00 – 7.00pm Children (Orange belts or higher)
7.00 – 8.00pm Adults
Tuesday 5.00 – 5:45pm Children
8.00 – 9.00pm Adults
Thursday 6.00 – 7.00pm All students (4th kyu+)
7.00 – 8.00pm Kobudo
Friday 10.00 – 11.00am Adults
Sunday 5.00 – 6.00pm All students
6.00 – 7.00pm Kobudo

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

 

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.

 

Winter Gradings – Sunday, Nov 22

This year’s winter grading will be on Sunday 22nd Nov 2020 in the Weymouth. dojo. The gradings will be broken up into three sessions:

10.00 – 12.30pmAdults – all kyu grades
1.30 – 3.00pmChildren – White and yellow belts
3.15 – 5.00pmChildren – Orange belts and higher

Please ensure your licenses are up to date.

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.

Due to social distancing restrictions if you are not grading please ask your instructor if you should still attend the session.

The grading fees are:

Adult  £20.00      Junior (under 18)    £15.00

Training timetable (Oct 2020)

Indoor classes (WTMA Gym – Weymouth)

Indoor classes are size limited so booking is required. To book please click on this link: Karate Class Booking

Monday 5.00 – 5:45pm Children (White & yellow belts)
6.00 – 7.00pm Children (Orange belts or higher)
7.15 – 8.45pm Adults
Thursday 6.00 – 7.00pm Black belts
Friday 10.00 – 11.00am Adults
Sunday 5.00 – 6.00pm Family class

Indoor classes (Yoga Centre – Dorchester)

Indoor classes are size limited so booking is required. To book please click on this link: Karate Class Booking

Tuesday 4.45 – 5:30pm Children (All Grades)
8.00 – 9.30pm Adults

Zoom Sessions

Sunday 5.00 – 6.00pm All students
6.00 – 7.00pm Kobudo

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

AGM 1st Sep 2020 – 9pm

The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 1st Sep 2020 at 9pm, after the adult’s zoom training session.

All members are welcome and encouraged to take part. If you would like a role within the club or just interested in how the club is run please join in. For more information please contact Sensei Pete.

June training update

Message from Sensei Pete regarding the gradual return to normal training and private classes:

"Most classes are the same as the last few weeks but you will see 121 on some days, these are private sessions for adults like I did before lock down at the dojo. Some are now booked for four weeks but one is open to be booked each week and I will slowly increase them. They are paid for separately and you will need to contact me direct. 

As it stands I will be running them from Radipole park in Weymouth but I may look into a Dorchester venue in the near future.

From next week will start small classes for up to six students, I will probably do a single children's class and a couple of adult or family classes, because of demand and contact rules they will need to be booked in advance. I will be prioritising to those students who cannot train online but have been paying fees throughout this period. If this is you please get in touch to let me know if you are interested.

I will be keeping most zoom classes going and every online class you do counts towards your zoom certificates and future grading attendances so lets keep training!"

Zoom Virtual Training

Sensei Pete will be hosting a Zoom virtual training session on Fri 26 Mar 2020. If it’s successful the plan is to host several a week over the next coming weeks and months. Tomorrow’s sessions will be:

3pm – Adults

4pm – Kids

Please see the Facebook site for more information about joining the Zoom session:

Facebook: Wessex Karate Academy

Covid-19: Virtual training

With the government asking all gyms to close and the rules on social distancing our normal training regime has been turned upside down. However, karate training never stops and so Sensei Pete and the other instructors are working on virtual training resources for all WKA members.

More details to follow!