Sensei sherry training and grading-october
On Sunday the 11th of October we held two one-hour classes and a grading under Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan). After months of restrictions and training online, it is not an exaggeration to say we were more than excited to be able to host both a Grading and Training Sessions!
Sensei Jane, Sensei Richard, and Megan also had the opportunity to train with him at Stoke By Nayland the day prior, which they were very thankful for.
We had a very successful day, with many happy faces from both those who trained and those who graded. As one of our last courses of the year, we are glad we were able to hold such a safe and enjoyable experience.
Did you know we have a new website? Well you should, you're on it right now! We've been working hard to spice up our old content, and making some new content for you to enjoy! Take a look around, make yourself at home.
First, if you haven't already, I'd urge you to check our the Events Page- which has all the upcoming events on it, from Gradings, to Social Events, to Special Courses. We're planning to update this often, so you might want to bookmark it!
There is a lot to look at, but not everything is finished- we've got so much more coming for you guys, so if you happen to stumble across an unfinished page you may see Shoto the Tiger working hard to finish it!
And finally, if you have any suggestions for what you'd like to see on here in the future, don't be afraid to Contact Us!
We did it! It only took us 5 months, but we're back to training in the Dojo! Of course, it's not quite "normal" as we know it, but we are working hard to teach as many of you as we can.
We've got four days of lessons a week, with each day having at least 3 sessions for a variety of grades. We know that you guys are eager to get back, especially if you're planning on Grading in October (which, yes, is still on!) or are due for a Dan Grading anytime soon.
You can find our new Class Schedule here, as well as our COVID Rules and Regulations for in-Dojo training here. If you'd like to learn more about what we've been doing in the meantime, other than battling to get the Dojo safe and ready for you guys, you can find more information here.
Due to the restrictions that came with Lockdown, we decided not to let that stop our amazing students who had been training week in, week out on Zoom. So we hosted a grading! The first ever CSKC Outdoor Grading.
One of our students, Louis Stevens, was kind enough to lend us his front and back garden, and Jess Steadman and Alexander Lockett were kind enough to come and help out!
We worked on a rotation system, warming people up in the front garden, before making their way to the back to Grade, and getting immediately told their results. This allowed us to keep each group separate. There was no training beforehand.
As this method worked so efficiently, we may be doing an indoor version of this system for the October Grading as we most likely will not be able to have the training beforehand with Sensei Sherry. Closer to the time we will let you know whats happening.
Due to the closure of our current training venues, we've make the transition to online training.
Three times a week we are broadcasting lessons from our home to yours, with lessons for beginners, low grades, and high grades.
We encourage you to keep up your training because as soon as we can we'll get back into the Dojo, and you need to keep your stamina up and mind working! On top of this, every Sunday night we are hosting a Virtual Quiz Night for all our members- as well as our honorary members who are coming online to train with us from all around the country.
All our login details and times can be messaged directly to you.