New Session Fees Due… New Virtual Tournament

Just a friendly reminder that we have now started “Session 2” and fees are due. Please bring them to your next class or send them with your karate student. Thank you.

There is another Virtual Tournament from the Shintani Federation beginning right away! Below you will find the poster and FAQ sheet. Here is a link to a downloadable poster with active links.

Tournament Poster

See you at the dojo!

Happy New Year! New Session begins

Happy New Year to all of our karateka and volunteers! We hope you had a joyful holiday season and wish everyone the very best in the new year! The following link is a New Year greeting from the Senate of the Shintani Karate Federation.

Greetings from the SWKKF

Karate classes will resume in our dojo on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the same times that we finished in December. If you were in classes last session, you do NOT have to pay the Shintani insurance fee for the next session. If you are joining us for the first time this season, then you will have to pay the Shintani fee as stated on our registration form. Returning members are NOT required to complete a new registration form, but if any information has changed, particularly contact information, please let us know as soon as possible. We ask that fees be paid at your first class of the new session.

See you at the dojo!

News from the Shintani Federation

The Senate of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation is pleased to announce the advancement of rank for the following members effective December 21st, 2020.

Sensei Ron Mattie – Kudan (9th degree)

Sensei Bruce Perkins – Kudan

Sensei Brad Cosby – Kudan

Sensei Danial McCoy – Kudan

Sensei Rick Leveille – Kudan

Sensei Peter Ruch – Kudan 

Sensei Heather Fidyk – Shichidan (7th degree)

Sensei Darren Fidyk – Rokudan (6th degree)

Congratulations to all of these amazing yudansha (black belts)!

Just out…

Here are a couple of things just release by the Shintani Federation.

The first one is the new issue of The Harmonizer. This is the national newsletter of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation. There are many interesting and motivational articles in every issue.

The second item is a poster advertising a kata workshop that looks very interesting. This workshop is open to all registered members of the Shintani Federation. All of our current class members are registered and eligible to participate!

Team Training This Weekend

Just a reminder that there is a Shintani National Team Virtual Training being held on Sunday, December 6!

Here is the zoom link to join in: BE SURE TO CHECK THE TIME ZONE!

Shintani Team Training

Here it is in long form if the above link doesn’t work 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88227368037?pwd=YmFIOFhvbjNXcjBvZ3dhU0oweVNrZz09

The training is geared for members who are blue belt or higher, but all ranks may join the workout. Please understand that the focus will be on Team Members so you may not get any special attention at all. The workouts are high intensity and highly instructional. We encourage all of our members to attend at least one through their karate training experience.

See you at the dojo!

Class Times Change Today

Just a reminder that today is the first day with our new class times. Please refer to your email and/or phone conversation with Sensei Rolland for your appropriate time.

REMEMBER – ALL participants must wear a mask for the full duration of the class. Please bring your own water.

Here are the new Tuesday class times for a reminder:

6:00 to 6:40 pm – Just for Kicks Group 1

6:50 to 7:30 pm – Just for Kicks Group 2

7:40 to 9:00 pm – Seniors

See you at the dojo!

One more thing…

All of our members, regardless of age, can continue training.

Updated class times and participants have been sent out by email. Please check them so you are prepared for your next class.

See you at the dojo!

New Class Times – Regulations Update

The new covid regulations require us to make a few changes to our classes. Please check your email for your updated class schedule

There has also been a couple of changes to the regulations within our classes. Here is an update and a reminder about our pandemic protocols:

  1. NEW – masks are to be worn by EVERYONE at all times while in dojo. Masks must be kept on during the entire class.
  2. Classes are limited to a maximum of 8 participants plus instructors while maintaining 3 meters physical distancing. Fortunately, we only had to make minor changes to the class schedule for the Just for Kicks group and our brown/black belt group to accommodate this.

REMINDERS:

  1. All karateka must arrive in their workout clothing. Participants are not permitted to change at the dojo.
  2. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your class start time.
  3. Please use the hand sanitizer located at the dojo entrance or bring your own.
  4. Please bring your own water bottle.

We will do our best to update everyone as regulations are updated. We appreciate your understanding as we work hard to keep our dojo safe and open.

See you at the dojo!

Regular Classes Continuing…

Regular classes are able to continue in our dojo. We have been doing a good job with the provincial regulations so far, so here is just a reminder and update on what you need to know to attend your karate classes.

  1. ALL karateka, including instructors, should enter the dojo already wearing a face mask. The mask can be removed when the workout begins but must be put back on as soon as the workout is over.
  2. Physical Distancing requirements have now been increased to 3 meters between participants. We have lots of room in our dojo so this won’t be a problem. This distance must be maintained throughout the workout so there will be no partner work until the regulations are updated.
  3. Absolutely no mixing of our “cohort” groups. This means that if you are scheduled for class on Tuesday evening you may only attend that class.

We appreciate that some of the provincial regulations may not appeal to everyone, however, we need to follow these regulations or risk being shut down. We are so grateful to have been able to open our new Carlyle Martial Arts Centre. We don’t want to take any chances on it being closed.

See you at the dojo!