Minakami Bushido Karate Dojo News

Just a quick update on grading

Please wash your hands before entering the grading hall. Please wash your hands after you leave.

If you or anyone you know feels unwell please do not attend.

We have decided that there will no sparring at Sundays grading, just trying to have a sensible approach and minimise contact.

Also no handshakes at presentation, bowing is fine.

We would also ask that at this grading once you have finished to leave straight away and not to take photos and hang around. We have people coming and going all day so we would like to try and minimise gatherings and protect everyone as much as possible.

Take a picture when you get home 🙂

If you feel you are unable to attend the grading please let us know by text 07737 034354
Just advise name and club.

It’s an unusual situation but I’m sure we can make it work if we follow guidelines and advice.


Nicholas Hawksmoor

Tomorrow’s lesson at Nicholas Hawksmoor will be held in the Dance/Drama studio instead of the main hall due to parents evening, this can be accessed through the back playground, please use front gates. Times remain unchanged.

Breakspeare School

Changes to Lesson Times at Breakspeare School on Fridays :

Tiny Tigers 5.00pm-5.45 pm

Main Class for all grades incl Brown and Black belts 6.00pm-7.00pm

Once a month 7.00pm-7.30pm Brown and Black belts

These changes are from this week 6th March and the first brown and black belt extra lesson will be on this week with Brian.

We are excited to announce that the Tiny Tigers Class will now be instructed by Danni (Mummy Tiger)

Danielle is Director with Brian Owen of MBKD Southern and has been training nearly 20 years and is a 3rd Dan. Danielle wrote the Tiny Tiger syllabus and has experience as a gymnast and fitness instructor.

The Main class will now be taken by Nick Heaps. Nick is one of our grading panel and has been training for many years also and is a 2nd Dan. Nicks technical knowledge is superb and he always trains hard and gives 100%. He will be a fantastic addition to the Abbots team.

The extra class once a month will be taken by Brian Owen to prepare the brown and black belts for the black belt grading and more technical knowledge.

Also we are happy to confirm that Oliver Parkes is now the instructor of the Tiny Tigers at Hemel Hempstead on a Sunday. Oliver has been with the club since he was a young boy and trains week in week out committing to every class. Oliver is a 3rd Dan and also one of our grading panel.

All other classes will remain the same times, don’t forget if you can’t make a lesson you can always go to one of the other classes on a different day. Change is good as you come out of your comfort zone and focus on your own journey of karate.

Special thanks to Maurice and Micheal as well who have been supporting the changes.

Roundwood park Thursdays

If you train at Roundwood on a Thursday in the school gym the floor is waiting to be resurfaced and is now not the best to train barefoot on. We have asked about an alternative hall but they have nothing available therefore until the floor is mended can all students bring and wear suitable trainers/plimsoles at the lesson. No flip flops or loose shoes ie crocs as may slip off or cause injury.
Many thanks

For your information only lessons will be running as normal

Road closure – roundwood park 15th & 16th February

Dear Lettee,

Just to let you know you will only be able to approach the school from Park Hill as Roundwood Park will be closed for waterworks repairs.

Kind regards