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Sensei Sahota is pleased to announce that he has now been awarded the title of Shihan after 47 years of both instructing students and, in the early days competing at National and International level.
As Sensei achieved the high grade of 8th Dan back in 2015, it is traditionally expected that the title of Shihan is adopted as, by that time, it means Master Instructor and teacher of teachers and is given as a sign of respect for the person named.
Sensei was contacted recently by Mike Billman, 9th Dan, the Chairman of the European Karate Federation Technical Commission, the Secretary for the World Karate Federation Technical Commission and former President of the English Karate Federation who asked that he accept the title of Shihan.
I am pleased to confirm that have returned to training but unfortunately only at three of our venues.
So for the next two weeks I will continue to hold Zoom lessons on a Wednesday evening for all students, in particular for those students who are unable to travel to Chesterfield or Dronfield or Sutton -in-Ashfield.
IMPORTANT - Due to restricted space at Dronfield please confirm by email if you are intending to train at this venue so that we can manage the numbers and help to keep everyone safe.
Please read and adhere to the guidance below given to us by our Governing Body.
Face coverings in all communal areas.
Training is allowed bare foot.
You must only attend the class of your current belt / grade. This will be reviewed in the coming weeks.
Changing rooms may not be open so please come dressed ready for training with a hoodie / jacket covering your Gi.
Socialising and communing within the dojo and facility is to be discouraged at this time.
There are currently no restrictions on Under 18 training and full range of activities karate practice can take place.
These can now resume indoors, but social distancing protocols must be enforced as phase one of English Karate Federation (EKF) guidance.
Pad work is allowed (as per EKF guidance) but contact training in any form is not allowed.
Adult spectators allowed, but they must remain seated and wear a mask at all times and be within the allowable numbers.
Social distancing rules must be vigorously enforced as per the social distancing laws that apply to wider society.
Sutton Centre Specific Guidance.
Students must wait outside while the lead hirer enters the building to acknowledge arrival and seek permission to enter.
Face coverings in all communal areas.
Changing rooms will not be open.
You must only attend the class of your current belt / grade.
No spectators allowed.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Mobile: 07989 449817
Wednesday Evenings on Zoom
Lesson times to be confirmed
Thursday's at Brookfield Community School, Chesterfield
19:00 Beginners to Green belt
19:50 Purple to Brown black stripe
20:40 Black belts
Friday's at Henry Fanshawe School, Dronfield
18:05 Beginners to Green belt
18:55 Purple to Brown black stripe
19:45 Black belts
Saturday's at Sutton Community Academy, Ashfield (Site specific guidance applies (see above))
09:00 Beginners to Green belt
09:50 Purple to Brown black stripe
10:40 Black belts
Saturday's at Brookfield Community School, Chesterfield
12:35 Beginners to Green belt
13:25 Purple to Brown black stripe
14:15 Black belts
IMPORTANT - Please remember that you must only attend the class of your current belt / grade.
Thank you for bearing with us as we transition from zoom to physical classes, we are almost there!
If you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to get in touch
First of all I would like to thank you all for your continuous support and understanding during the many months that Covid 19 has been with us. I feel our Zoom sessions have gone very well, better than I think many of us would have believed, and also in some respects have given us a greater dimension to our training which I now look forward to moving back to the Dojo and further enhancing.
Now we are moving back to physical training and coming together once again, I would like to open up our club to your friends and families, of all ages and abilities, offering a free beginners class and for them to train side by side with yourselves.
Can I ask that you extend this offer to your friends and family as we "Hitotsu! Doryoku No Seishin O Yashinau Koto!" (One! To Foster The Spirit Of Effort !) once again.
Please let me know of any interest or pass on my details for them to contact me directly so that I can arrange classes accordingly. Don't forget to also show them our Facebook page where they can find lots of useful information and the story of our club; thank you.
Please note we are still welcoming new students during the Covid crisis.
We are running the following Zoom classes to best support the Tiska grade structure:
To register for our Virtual Classes please register.
Wednesday's Zoom Classes
If you have any issues please don’t hesitate to contact me and we will help you as much as we can.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Please stay safe and stay well
What you need to join Zoom Classes
A smart device/ Laptop/pc with a front facing camera where possible, which is connected to the internet
Applications required: ‘Zoom Cloud Meeting’. This is a free app and can be downloaded from your app store
For those of you using a PC/Laptop when you click on the link provided by me for the first session it shall take you to the Zoom website. This will automatically allow you to download and run/install the Zoom application. Please allow time to do this prior to the start of your first lesson.
Enough space to complete the class safely so no harm is caused to yourself or others
These video sessions are strictly live and shall not be recorded
By joining the class you are accepting responsibility and providing consent for your child/children to take part in the class.
A parent/guardian should be present in the room whilst the class is going on.