Wow! What a wild ride we’ve been on for the past few months! We hope everyone is well and enjoying their summer! We hope that everyone has been keeping up with their karate practice during the time we’ve been kept out of the dojo!
We just wanted to put up a short message to let everyone know that we are making plans to have karate classes resume in the fall!
That’s right… keep checking here in the next few weeks to keep up with our progress, and to know when registration will begin.
As with most things reopening… we will have some very strict guidelines to follow, both provincially, and from our federation. Many things have and will be changing. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work hard to resume our karate classes with the karateka we miss so much!
So keep checking. Stay healthy!
See you at the dojo!
Be sure to catch the Federation’s Celebration Workout and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 23, 2020. It will be a great day!
Here is the poster. Be sure to check your times so you don’t miss it!
SWKKF celebration 2020
Raffle tickets are due to be handed in this week!
Please turn in your tickets and money to Tara Cure at her house by SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2020. An email has been sent out to all members.
Good luck to everyone! Stay healthy!
The deadline for nominations for the R.E.A.C.H. awards is fast approaching.
Please submit any nominations by May 1, 2020. Any member in good standing can nominate any other member in good standing. Please check that you are nominating in the correct category.
SWKKF R.E.A.C.H. Nominations Page
The link above will take you to a page that explains the different categories. Directly under the name of the award is a link that takes you to the actual online nomination form.
To save you some time, if you know the award for which you are nominating, here are direct links to the nomination forms.
Male/Female Athlete Awards
Stay healthy! See you at the dojo… soon!
There are many dojos who have been able to set up online Zoom virtual classes for you to join. Here are links and times to a few of them. Keep working hard!
Don’t forget about the Edmonton workouts we shared earlier from the Bushido club as well.
Dynamic Karate – Sensei Darren’s club in Calgary – Alberta time
Kids & Kyu Belt (coloured belts) Class – Sensei Ron – Thursday – 7:00 – 7:30 Kids, 7:30 – 8:30 Kyu Belts – Ontario time
Brown/Black Belt Class – Sensei Ron – Tuesdays – 8:30 – Ontario time
Here is a listing of Online workouts that we can join. Please be sure to contact the Sensei in the listing to let them know you’d like to join in and to receive a code to join the workout. Have fun! Work hard!
Hopefully you have all been trying to keep up with your karate practice at least a little bit! Good for you for keeping your skills in shape!
Here are some links to some of our own SWKKF people doing some karate practice that you can follow. You only need a little bit of space for these workouts/drills and the videos will be good reminders for you as well.
We’ll start with Sensei Neil Prime. He has a good “hotel room” drill to keep your kicks in shape! I’ll also include a video of him doing chi (power) kata.
We hope you are all staying home and staying healthy!
We have extended the draw date of our raffle in order that people may be able to sell more of their tickets. The new draw date is MAY 26, 2020.
You will need to turn in your tickets by May 22, 2020.
You will receive an email with details on how to turn in your tickets and money once you are finished selling them. You do not have to wait until May 22 if you have already sold your tickets.
Hopefully you have been keeping up with your karate practice at least a little bit. We haven’t yet made any videos or done any live-streaming, but many dojos have. Our friends at Bushido Karate Association in Edmonton have had great success with their Zoom Virtual Dojo, and they have invited us to attend their classes online. Here is their information…
Classes will be running from 6:00 – 7:15 pm, with the following focus and schedule:
Tuesday – Advanced (Blue and Up)
Friday – All Ranks
Sunday – All ranks
This schedule starts Sunday, March 22.
To access the class, you need to have a safe location with plenty of space, access to a device with a browser so you can run Zoom, and use the following meeting coordinates
Please email us to let us know if you plan to attend one of their classes and let us know how it went. We can update your attendance on our records which will count towards your next grading.
Don’t forget that kata is the application of the techniques we learn in class. It is through kata that we learn how to use the techniques should we need them. Be sure to continue your kata practice, and remember to “Keep it Real!” Practice kata with intensity and focus. Like Sensei Ron says, “Do every technique as if you are breaking 4 boards.” Do your kata slowly with focus on stances/body position; then do them in sequence; then tournament style. Be fussy! Video record yourself and review yourself honestly.
Most importantly… STAY HOME – STAY HEALTHY!
See you at the dojo… eventually!
Just a reminder to continue selling your fund=raising tickets!
You may have to get creative with how you collect payment from people who buy your tickets, but there are ways to do that.
When the time comes, we will let you know how to turn in your tickets and money. We’re working on that.
In the meantime, keep selling, keep practicing, stay home, stay healthy!