There was a really nice article and some images in The Observer this week about the preparing and opening of our new dojo! Grab a paper and check it out!
The Shintani Federation is also hosting some upcoming events that could be of some interest to our members. The next event is a virtual Kata Clinic. Check out the poster below. Check the “Events” section HERE for more events and virtual workouts available to us.
We return to regular classes this week. We would like to thank our members for continuing to follow the provincial health guidelines. We do what we have to do so that we can do what we want to do.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
NEW – masks are to be worn by EVERYONE at all times while in dojo. Masks must be kept on during the entire class.
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.
All karateka must arrive in their workout clothing. Participants are not permitted to change at the dojo.
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your class start time.
Please use the hand sanitizer located at the dojo entrance or bring your own.
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.