Archive | March, 2017

March Newsletter

6 Mar

Dear Parents and Karateka,

There are some changes to the term dates for next term as well as the timings for the gradings and tournament classes this weekend so please read carefully and make a note of any changes that apply to you. 


The Grading this weekend will be split into two time slots and I have scheduled another grading at the end of this term. All of these Gradings will take place in Kew (St. Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, TW9 3NP).

Saturday 11th March:

9:00-10:00am – White Belt-Green Belt inclusive

10:00-11:00am – Green Stripe and Above

Wednesday 29th March:

5:00-6:00pm – All Grades

These Gradings are on a selection basis so you must be ‘invited’ to come and attempt it rather than just turn up. Please email me to book a space in whichever Grading you plan to come to. If you are not sure whether your child has been selected for a grading then please reply to this email and I will keep you updated. 

Tournament Preparation Class:

There will be a tournament preparation class in Kew (St. Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, TW9 3NP) this Saturday from 11:00am-12:30pm. Equal emphasis will be placed on Kata and Kumite (sparring) and the focus will be on preparing for the Inter-Dojo Cup but students are welcome to attend even if they are not attending the tournament. The cost of the 90 minute class is £10 per student. Please email me to book a space so that we have an idea of the numbers. 

Inter- Dojo Cup:

The closing date for entries to the Inter-Dojo Cup is this Sunday 12th June. Please bring your completed forms to the class this week and ideally at the beginning of the class so that we can match up potential teams within the classes this week. I will have some printed forms with me or you can print your own one using the attached document.

The start times will be updated on Monday next week when I have a final list of competitors so please note that they are subject to change in order to make the day go as smoothly and as quickly as possible. 

Black Belt competitors who help judge in the morning will not be charged an entrance fee and any help will be greatly appreciated. Please let me know asap if you will be able to help us out. 

Term Dates Change:

The Summer Term was due to begin on Wednesday 19th April but it will now start on Thursday 20th April. We will be finishing Summer Term on Wednesday 12th July (one day later than originally planned). The changes will only affect students whose class is on a Wednesday; I apologise if the change is inconvenient for you. 

Revised Summer Term Dates:

First Classes: Thursday 20th April

Half Term: 29th May-3rd June

Last Clases: Wednesday 12th July

Please note that Term Dates for Ravenscourt Park and Kew Green Schools are different to those listed above.