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August 2020 Training update

Dear All,

At present we do not have a realistic return date for Docklands dojo but, we are pushing to get one. So apologies and thank you for your patience

We can now resume training at Ilford dojo, but under strict government covid restrictions. This means we are limited as to how many can train. We have therefore introduced a booking-in system to manage the numbers until such time as we can return to "normality". This makes it important for students to either pay in advance or honour the fact we have reserved a space for them by paying if they have taken a space. If due to unforeseen circumstances you need to cancel, then give us as much time as possible to open-up the space for someone else.

The hall is run by a church and they have asked for certain protocols to be in-place for them as well. So amongst other things can you do the following:

  1. Enter & Exit through the designated side doors
  2. Keep your distance from other students
  3. Only use the disabled toilet
  4. Bring your own bottled water
  5. Come in gi if you can.
  6. Wash your gi between sessions
  7. Use hand gel on arrival and departure
  8. Parent, drop-off your child at the entrance
  9. No spectators are allowed in the venue.
  10. Pay online as directed by space-confirmation-email or have the correct money in an envelope on arrival.

Copy of previous email sent:

We have a return date for ILFORD dojo ! .  Tuesday 11th August .

In order to comply with government COVID guidance we will have to limit our student numbers to 15 per session, with this in mind we will need to operate a pre booking system to ensure we do not exceed capacity. This also means we will not have the space Available for any spectators. Parents  will need to drop and collect students via the side doors

As close contact is still not allowed we will not be able to do sparring or partner work at this time.  Students will not have any area to change in  so please arrive in gi with your own water bottle .  We will only have use of the one disabled toilet so students should ensure they have been to the toilet prior to attending so as to limit the use of this to emergencies only .  Hand sanitizer will be provided and students entering the building will be required to use it .

If you would like to book your place please email me ASAP with the date of either Tuesday 11th or Thursday 13th ( or both days)  once you have had a confirmation email of your booking we will give you banking info to make session payments . ( This is to avoid handling of cash )  however if you are unable to pay via a bank transfer please have the correct money in an envelope marked with your name.

The dojo fees are £8 adults £6 juniors
Three juniors from one family £15
Three members from same family ie 1 adult and 2 children £ 17

April/May 2020 Karate update

A demonstration in Moscow 1997 by Shihan Nick da Costa & Graham Warden

Unfortunately we are still under the coronavirus lockdown and will not be able to resume training until the government relaxes the rules to allow groups to train. In the meantime we hope you will keep yourselves in reasonable shape and make the best of a bad situation. We look forward to seeing you hopefully in the not too distant future.

Osu!

Shihan Nick da Costa 7th dan

Karate Training Suspension

Dear All,

As a result of the governments measures to contain the spread of the Corona virus, we have had to take the unfortunate decision of suspending training at both dojos until further notice. We will of course inform you as soon the time is deemed appropriate to resume. The important thing is everyone's health, so take appropriate measures to protect yourself, family and friends. See you in hopefully the not too distant future.

Osu!

Shihan Nick & Maria

www.dacostadojos.com

Docklands and Ilford Newsletter March 2020

Shihan Maria Blast from the past Kick


Well done to Neli Tsoneva for taking part in the national kata championships and making the penultimate round.

Information-club training fees:

It has been 4yrs since any increase and in the mean-time costs of running a dojo have increased annually, which we have absorbed, so unfortunately we now need to increase the fees by £1 for juniors and adults. So for clarity the new fees will be £6 for juniors and £8 for adults The new fees will take effect from this April.

License Renewals: Everyone’s license ran-out after 31st January and needed to be renewed on 1st February. The fee for renewal is £37/£23 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

Club grading dates:

Monday 23rd March @ docklands dojo 7pm Start.

Tuesday 24th March @ Ilford dojo 7:30pm Start.

All students must have an up-to-date license, clean gi and pads. Prerequisites for grading are attendance levels, knowledge of the syllabus, dojo etiquette and training at a level required for the next grade. Lastly we will inform you one or two sessions prior as to whether you can attend. Fees: £10 up-to 3rd kyu, £15 for 2nd kyu and £25 for 1st kyu.

AGM/Instructors Course 4th April 2020 Venue: Edgbarrow Leisure Centre Grant Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7HZ.

Regional Knockdown Tournament 25th April 2020 Venue: Derby College, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Derby, DE24 8PU

Annual Club Competition Late June or early July dates currently being arranged @ Docklands dojo

Summer Camp 20th – 23rd August 2020 Venue: Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX.

British Open/Cup of Europe October 3rd @ K2 Crawley http://gbkyokushinkai.com/bkk-britishopen

National Clicker Championships 28th November, @ Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury RG14 1RSn to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:
Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com

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February 2020 Newsletter 

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Dear All,

Please find below details of various events throughout the year that will be added to as the months pass by.

License Renewals: Everyone’s license runs out after 31st January and will need to be renewed on 1st February. The fee for renewal is £37/£23 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

Dates for the year so far:

Kata Course & judges course with Sensei’s Darren Stringer & Clara Akpokomua on Sunday 16th February @ Folkestone Sport Centre Trust. 11am-3pm. Radnor Park Avenue, CT19 5HX Folkestone, Kent.

National Kata Tournament 7th March 2020 Venue: Northcroft Leisure Centre Northcroft Leisure Centre, Northcroft Lane, Newbury, RG14 1RS.

Club grading dates:

Monday 23rd March @ docklands dojo 7pm Start.

Tuesday 24th March @ Ilford dojo 7:30pm Start.

AGM/Instructors Course 4th April 2020 Venue: Edgbarrow Leisure Centre Grant Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7HZ.

Regional Knockdown Tournament 25th April 2020 Venue: Derby College, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Derby, DE24 8PU

Annual Club Competition July date to be arranged @ Docklands dojo

Summer Camp 20th – 23rd August 2020 Venue: Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX.

British Open/Cup of Europe October 3rd @ K2 Crawley http://gbkyokushinkai.com/bkk-britishopen

National Clicker Championships 28th November, @ Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury RG14 1RSn to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:


Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com