All classes are starting back after half term. After 14 months of online classes, outdoor sessions and a reduced timetable in a new location we are back to normal (ish*).
Classes are no longer at the sports centre, we are based at St Gregorys school, St James Church Hall and St Barnabas Church Hall. Please see the schedule below
New timetable as follows – please note that Wednesday classes start one week later.
Tuesdays 4.30pm – 5.15pm St James Church hall Starting 8th June
Wednesdays 4.30pm – 5.15pm St Barnabas Church hall Starting 16th June
Monday 5.45pm – 6.40pm St Gregory’s school Starting 7th June
Tuesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm St James Church hall Starting 8th June
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm St Barnabas Church hall Starting 16th June
Thursday 5.45pm – 6.40pm St Gregory’s school Starting 9th June
Monday 6.50pm – 7.50pm St Gregory’s school Starting 7th June
Tuesday 6.45pm – 7.45pm St James Church hall Starting 8th June
Thursday 6.50pm – 7.50pm St Gregory’s school Starting 9th June
Monday 8pm-9.30pm St Gregory’s school Starting 7th June
Thursday 8pm-9.30pm St Gregory’s school Starting 9th June
almost back to normal – covid restrictions mean that numbers are still limited by hall size and government restrictions about what we can actually do in classes. Childrens classes are almost back to normal, adults classes are about halfway. The combat sport framework as outlined by the DCMS currently allows for sparring for children and pad work for adults but no competition yet.
Classes starting back at St James Church Hall from 20th April. There are currently no spaces for new students but hopefully once the restrictions allow we will return to our bigger venue and have more capacity. Please get in touch to go on the waiting list.
Here’s a quick update of things going on at the club from the last few months.
Due to the currently lockdown we are not taking new students but we do have a waiting list for when things get going again. That said, it is unlikely that when classes do start back we will be able to take new students due to space restrictions – whatever they maybe. It is not clear from the governments road map out of lockdown when we will be able to resume. It looks likely that we will be able to do some outdoor sessions in April and children’s classes ‘might’ be able to resume after Easter. Adults may have to wait until middle of May but again, this could all change.
Grading in the park
We are looking at arranging more 1-2-1 gradings in the park for those that are ready. So make sure you study hard!
New 3 and 2 step sparring videos have been uploaded to the members page for the yellow and green belts looking to grade soon.
Start em young! Jack is fascinated by Master Barada
Mr Thompson and Mrs Sweeney have been keeping up their skills and teaching methods by attending quite a few online courses provided by the ITF (ITF Online Technical Seminar (3 days), ITF Kids Courses (3 Saturday sessions) and ITF Sparring Seminar (4 hours with 6 of the best coaches in the World)). Also looking forward to at least one more course in April with Master Jedut.
We ran a Fitness for TKD class on Zoom in February and it was really well received. We had some national team members join in as well as a parent of a student. It was hard and sweaty but great fun and what better way to start the weekend.
Mr Thompson attended the ITF England AGM last weekend, the first time as an independent club. It was great to see instructors from up and down the country working together for the National Association. Congratulations to Master Lear on being elected as Vice President.
Lastly we are looking at entering some students for the Open World E-Tournament. More details coming soon!
As we look to adapt to the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus outbreak we have added online classes to services. Students can access classes every week via video conferencing as well as 1-2-1 private lessons and video tutorials.
I’m sorry to say that all classes are now suspended due to school closures. Classes will be closed until the end of March, then there is the Easter break. Hopefully we will be able to resume after Easter but if we can not students will be contacted about training options. Thanks for your support in these difficult times.