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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
All karate students, including black belts, who already have a Passbook Number, should set up a Profile on the SWKKF Website as soon as possible.
Please do this by Friday, October 30. We will begin the Registration process for our club this weekend and it is much easier if our previously registered students have set up a profile and listed Moose Mountain Wado Kai Karate as their dojo.
If you are new to our club, and/or do NOT yet have a passbook and number, you are asked to set up your account AFTER we give you your book.
Here is a tutorial from the SWKKF about setting up your profile. It is important that you select Moose Mountain Wado Kai Karate as your dojo. You should also select “Jayson Humphries” as your instructor.
We had a great start to the new chapter of our karate story! It was so exciting to have this Just for Kicks (age 5, 6, 7) class as the first class in our new home! It was fitting that many of these young martial artists are beginning their karate journey in our brand new dojo!
We discovered a few small kinks to work out, but overall it was a great night of karate. It was nice to be back on the floor training with other actual people!
Thursday is our next day of classes, and we are equally excited to see how those go.
It’s not too late to register. You can still come to one of the classes and we can complete your registration form with you.