Minakami Bushido Karate Dojo News

Following yesterday’s announcement we await full guidance on govuk to be published, details will be posted here.

At this moment in time classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday training going ahead as usual.
Please text as normal if you are going to attend.
With regards to grading watch this space.

As I’m sure you are aware running a small business is extremely difficult and frustrating but we are trying to make timely and fair decisions whilst keeping us all safe. We thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times.



Half Term
All karate classes are on as normal this week apart from NHPS Towcester (Wednesday 4.30pm and 5.30pm) which is closed for half-term.
If you are attending classes this week please text to confirm if you haven’t already done so.

Please remember no equipment, no attendance books, no water bottles and wear trainers.

07737 034354


Like all of you we are watching the news with updates and any changes that need to be made to classes we will advise ASAP.

At the moment the way we train is Covid safe and within regulations.

With this in mind we have set a date for Grading, please pencil this in. There will be some changes to the format ie, no sparring, but we will give more info nearer the time.

Grading will run 9.30am to 1.30 pm will publish breakdown of groups later.

Each grading will be 45 mins long like the classes and trainers will need to be worn. No spectators.

Sunday December 6th

Roundwood Park sports hall, main hall

Fingers crossed 🤞


We will be restarting karate at Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School on Wednesday October 7th, 4.30pm to 5.15pm, within the current Covid-19 government guidelines.
Direct debit payments will restart from October.

Parents dropping their children to class will not be permitted to stay, if they need to they must wait outside. Spectators to martial arts classes are not allowed under COVID guidelines. Classes will have entry and exit at the side doors of the main hall. A hand cleaning station at the door where all persons entering and exiting the class area can sanitise their hands.

We will be keeping all classes to 45 minutes 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.
Please limit what you bring into the class. No sparring or equipment be used at this time, also no attendance books to be brought, an attendance list will be kept for each lesson.

All students need to text
Brian 07737 034354 prior to each lesson if they wish to attend in order to avoid exceeding maximum numbers allowed.


COVID update

Following today’s announcement this is what we have been advised. As far as we understand the new measures do not affect karate classes.
Adult indoor team sport at grassroots level, like basketball or five a side football, is no longer exempt from the rule of six.
This does not apply to children or other indoor grassroots sports.
Gym classes and other indoor and outdoor sports will be able to continue, providing they adhere to the government’s Covid secure guidance that they had to meet to reopen this summer.