Grading December 2020

We have made the decision that for the grading, due to circumstances, for this time only we will grade in class. Brian Owen, Gareth Armour, Oli Parkes and Sue Sutcliffe will be grading their own students at their own venues. Brown belt assessments will also be held in class.

We have taken this decision for safety which comes first and foremost. We feel it would be better to discourage unnecessary travel and to keep numbers at a more reasonable level. We also hope this will mean more students are able to attend as it will be in their normal lesson rather than everyone congregating and travelling to one venue.
If you are not grading you can attend those lessons to practice if you wish.

Due to the unprecedented times we feel this is the best solution and hope to keep everyone safe and maintain the usual Covid measures. Grading forms will be handed out next week. Please text to advise attendance and pay by BACS where possible. Bring your licence book and grading form on the day.

This grading will be slightly different. The grading will be based on the existing kata only and basics. No certificates will be issued to minimise paperwork and contact. The fees will be £15 per person including TIny Tigers. Unfortunately no spectators or photos will be allowed. Please can we ask you take any photos at home away from the hall when picking up to maintain Covid regulations.

Gradings will be held on each of the last lessons in December of this year.

Wednesday 16th
Thursday 17th
Friday 18th
Sunday 20th
Monday 21st
Tuesday 22nd.

With much regret we cannot do the sweetie run this year 😢 but hope to finish on a high with a Grading to mark the end of a very strange Karate year. Congratulations to you all for the continued attendance and hard work In difficult times and to all parents and carers who have supported us with the changes made.

Brian and Danni

Karate 🥋 classes start back this week 👊🏻

All students need to text 07737 034354 each week in advance stating which class they are attending in order to avoid exceeding maximum numbers allowed and to keep an attendance record.

Lessons detailed below

Wednesday 2nd
NHPS, Towcester
4.30pm to 5.15pm All Grades
5.30pm to 6.15pm All Grades

Thursday 3rd
Roundwood School, Harpenden
5.30pm to 6.15pm Tiny Tigers
6.30pm to 7.15pm White to Purple/White belts
7.30pm to 8.15pm Brown and Black belts

Friday 4th
Pixmore School, Letchworth
5.00pm to 5.45pm Tiny Tigers
6.00pm to 6.45pm White to Purple/White belts
7.00pm to 7.45pm Brown and Black belts

Sunday 6th
Roundwood sports centre, Harpenden
9.30am to 10.15am Tiny Tigers
9.30am to 10.15am All Grades

Sunday 6th
Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead
10.15am to 11.00am Tiny Tigers
11.15am to 12noon All Grades

Monday 7th
Tanners Wood Hall, Abbots Langley
4.30pm to 5.15pm Tiny Tigers
5.30pm to 6.15pm White to Purple/White
6.30pm to 7.15pm Brown and Black belts

Tuesday 8th
Tanners Wood Hall, Abbots Langley
4.30pm to 5.15pm Tiny Tigers and White to Purple/White
5.30pm to 6.15pm Brown and Black belts

Tuesday 8th
Thomas Coram, Berkhamsted
7.00pm to 7.45pm All Grades

Brian 07737 034354

Karate classes will restart on Wednesday 2nd December within the current Covid-19 government guidelines.

As stated in our previous post no payments will be taken in December as you have paid in November.

Tier 2
organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing

Given the above, and in absence of additional restrictions or conditions, organised indoor martial arts classes can continue for adults and children provided all of the usual COVID-Secure, hygiene and distancing requirements are satisfied. The rule of 6 does not apply to organised indoor sport.

Parents dropping their children to class will not be permitted to stay, if they need to they must wait outside. Classes will have a clearly signed entry and exit area, where possible, and a hand cleaning station where all persons entering the class area will clean their hands. A temperature check will be taken before entering the class. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

We will be keeping all classes to 45minutes allowing time for cleaning between and after classes and to maintain social distancing. There will be no entry from those attending the next class until all those in the previous class have left.

There will be no changing room facilities so you need to come ready dressed in karate Gi, belt and wearing soft soled trainers or sports shoes. Laced up shoes no crocs or slip ons.
For now there will be no need to bring any equipment or water bottles.

Toilets limited to one user at a time and clean all surfaces touched and clean hands with Sanitiser on returning

Face masks must be worn when entering or walking around venues if aged 11 or over. No masks required in class or at venues where you enter directly into the dojo.

All students need to text 07737 034354 each week before each class stating which class they wish to attend in order to avoid exceeding maximum numbers allowed and to keep an attendance record.


Look forward to seeing you soon

After today’s announcement we are awaiting further clarification following later in the week before announcing class structure soon

Following the most recent government announcement regarding Covid-19, our classes will temporarily close from Thursday 5th November until at least Wednesday 2nd December.

As the Government informed us on Saturday about lockdown and waiting for government guidance confirmation, we are sorry but it was too late for us to stop your November Direct Debit with EFC which has been collected as normal or is in the process of being collected.
We don’t want anyone to be disadvantaged financially therefore you will have your November membership fee rolled over to cover your first month when we reopen.

Any queries please contact me on
07737 034354

Stay safe and hopefully see you all in a months time. Keep practicing 🥋

Brian and Danni