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!

Upcoming Events… virtual, that is!

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation is inviting members to participate in two (2) upcoming events.

The first one is the first event in the Shintani Virtual Tournament Series. There has already been one virtual tournament that was very successful. There is a series of events planned for this karate season.

The dates have been extended to November 12 to 15, so if you hurry, you can still register and submit a video. Black belts are encouraged to register as judges as well. Sensei Kevin was a judge in the first virtual tournament and he thought it went very well. Very much like being at an actual tournament as far as judging goes. There are links to register as a participant and as judges. The poster is below. All information can also be found on the shintani.ca website HERE

The second event is a virtual Shintani National Team workout that is open to members 14 years of age and up who are blue belt or higher. This will be a Zoom workout and our very own Sensei Marlee will be involved! You may contact her if you have any questions.

Here are the posters for each event. REMEMBER… the virtual tournament is coming up fast!

See you at the dojo!

Bottle Drive Final Steps

We are meeting this evening at 5:30 pm to load the collected items onto trailers to bring to Redvers Sarcan tomorrow morning!

If you can come help load up tonight that would be great!

The items are being stored in a shop along highway 9 South about 4 or 5 businesses south of Girard Bulk Petro Canada.

Many hands make light work. We hope to see you tonight. We do not need much extra help tomorrow when we bring them to Sarcan as there isn’t much space there to work.

See you later!