Quote of the Month
"I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet." – Nadia Comaneci, Gymnast
With great sadness, on Monday 27th Sept, our good friend and great karateka, Marcelo Chavez from Argentina, has died from covid. A great shock to us all as he was so fit and strong. We will all miss you and your great personality. You have gone far too soon. Bless you - your spirit will live on in all of us.
A welcome visit to the UK from Don Dauginis and his student Arunas this last few days after travelling to us from Lithuania. After hard training on Thursday and Saturday they both took their respective grades and both passed with flying colours. Congratulations to them both with Arunas passing his 1st dan and Don passing his 4th dan.
Plans will be made in the new year to visit Lithuania.
Japan Tour 2022
The planned trip to Japan in 2020 obviously could not go ahead but we are looking at the possibililty of next year and to coincide with the World Karate Championships in Okinawa.
If anyone is interested at this stage just let me know in the dojo or "pm" me so that I can gauge numbers.
22nd February 2021
So, we have a target date of Monday 21st June when the dojo could be open again. Obviously this is subject to change but looks positive for a restart! I would urge all the adult members to get the vaccination when you are able to.
We will soon be having face to face training!
A new year and new beginnings
14th January 2021
With the vaccinations of the UK gathering speed it wont be long before we can all finally get back to the dojo and train together face to face and hopefully one on one sparring can begin again!