CTK Autumn Term Newsletter

3 Sep
Dear Parents and Karateka,

I hope that you are all enjoying your well-deserved summer holiday! I have included information below on the remaining holiday classes, term dates, new club badge, Autumn Term fees, private classes and options for adult training.

If I have not contacted you about changing class times then please assume that class times from last term will remain unchanged this year. If you would like to change class times then please email me. I will be away from 26th August until 2nd September so I apologise if I am slow with my response.

Holiday Classes:
Our holiday classes will resume on Wednesday afternoons in Kew from tomorrow. They are a great way to refresh their karate skills so that they are not too rusty when term stats again.

All classes will take place in St. Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, TW9 3NP

All classes will be from 4:30-6:00pm.

The cost of the classes are £12.50 per class, or £10 if you come to 3 or more.

The classes will take place on the following dates:
21st August
28th August
4th September

It is fine to just turn up on the day, but if possible please let me know in advance if you are planning to come so that I can arrange for extra instructors if the numbers are enough.

Term Dates:
All classes will resume from Monday 9th September.
Not all schools have half term on the same week.  We usually follow the state-school half term week but this term different boroughs have different weeks for half term.
Please click here to see the term dates for each venue or school
Some clubs will have a two week half term but if this is the case then we will make up the classes at the end of term and all classes will have 12 weeks of classes scheduled.
You can also find our term dates on our website: https://crouchingtigerkarate.wordpress.com/term-dates/

New Club Badge:
We have redesigned our club badge. I hope you like the new simple but dynamic design! The badge is larger than our previous badge and it has iron-on material at the back which should make life easier for everyone 🙂
I would like to encourage all students to wear our club badge as it gives our club a visual identity and gives our students a sense of belonging.
The cost of the badge is £5. If you would like to buy one please add it onto your term fees and I will hand it to the children on the first week of term.

Autumn Term Payments:
The Autumn Term Fees are now due and they can be transferred at your convenience before the start of term.
The online transfer details are the same as previous terms. Please use your child’s full name as the reference. The account details are as follows


The term fees have again been frozen and will remain the same as last year. The amount per student per term is as follows:
30 minute class = £90 (£95 with a club badge)
45 minute class = £100 (£105 with a club badge)
60 minute class = £110 (£115 with a club badge)
Students who train twice a week have the second class half price:
2 x 60 minute classes = £165 (£170 with a club badge)
2 x 45 minute classes = £150 (£155 with a club badge)
1 x 60 minute class and one 45 minute class = £160 (£165 with a club badge)

If you would prefer to pay by cash or cheque then that is still fine. I will make the usual envelope invoices for all the people who have not paid before term starts on 9th September.

Please remember that we ask for half a term’s notice before leaving our classes. If you are receiving this newsletter and you are not planning to join our classes this term then please email me asap so that I can offer your space to someone else and take you off our system.

Private Classes:
Sensei Tom is available to teach private classes which would give a fantastically productive session for your child. If they are looking to work towards a brown or black belt grading in the coming term it would be a really great way to get back into training before the term starts or for anyone wanting to gain confidence and become comfortable with their syllabus.
He charges £40 per hour
The weather looks good for the next couple of weeks so if you arrange a private class in your garden or local park then there is no extra hall hire cost.
If you would like to make a booking then please contact Sensei Tom directly:

Adult Training:
Our adult Karate class is held on Monday evenings in St. Margaret’s from 8-9pm. There is a small group of dedicated parents and more are welcome. We teach a holistic self-defence system with its core in the Karate katas. No experience is necessary and you are welcome to come and have a free trial before committing to the classes. Please email me if you are keen to come and give the class a try.

If kickboxing appeals more to you then Sensei Tom runs kickboxing class on Saturdays in Mortlake from 3:15-4:15pm for teenagers and adults. These classes will be run in a less traditional way (no karate suits or katas), and will be a great way to improve fitness and power.
For more information then please feel free to email him directly: tom@crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk

I will be in touch again in September with advance notice for dates of tournaments, gradings and any extra sessions that we are running.

Yours sincerely,

Sensei Ben Pethick

020 8560 5267
07734 655 057


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