April 2021 Newsletter

Enfield Choi Kwang Do April Newsletter
March newsletter

Welcome to the Enfield CKD April Newsletter:

We are very happy that so many students have been able to carry on training through out March. 😊
From the end of March we have moved into the next phase of lockdown which will allow outdoor organised sports to start. Then from 12th April more activities will be possible including for those that still have hair to get a hair cut. πŸ˜πŸ‘©πŸ‘¨πŸ‘§πŸ½πŸ‘¦πŸ½

Thursday Classes

From Thursday 8th April we will be looking to book the Southgate Scout outside space to hold the class. It’ll be weather dependant so the intention is to check the weather forecast on the preceding Tuesday evening. If the forecast for the Thursday evening is dry then we will make the booking and confirm on Facebook and WhatsApp.

Online booking will then be opened to ensure that we meet Covid rules.
Classes will start slightly later at 6:45pm to allow the Cubs to leave.
World CKD Day
April Newsletter CKD International
As part of the CKD World Day Celebration 2021, colour belt students & black belt students/instructors from around the world connected online for an almost 3.5 hour seminar with our Founder Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi, who was celebrating his 79 years young & 34th anniversary of the CKD foundation.
It was amazing to see the continuing upgrade to the curriculum & teaching methodology and again he proved that he’s not only a genius but also a β€œLiving Legend”.

Until next year CKD World Day 2022…35 anniversary & his 80 years young!

Pil Seung!

During April we will be loading up short clips from the seminar onto the Student Training Videos page which will cover parts of your syllabus to help you all better understand how the Grand Master intended us to learn and execute the various techniques. The first clips will cover Stance, Guard, Front kick and Side Kick.


🎈April Birthdays🎈
Apr 7th – Ariya Amin – 13yrs old
Apr 7th – Sally Mordi
Apr 8th – Asmin Oztas – 8yrs old
Apr 14th – Eduardo Briffa – 9yrs old
Apr 23rd – Rob Perrie – πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Big BirthdayπŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰
Apr 26th – Mario Photi


New Joiners

We’d like to extend a welcome to Sally and Zach who joined the school in March. πŸ€—

Covid Roadmap


March Testing

Well done to all the colour belt students who tested on18th March. Students did very well and all passed. πŸ€—πŸŽ‰

March Black Tag Testing

Congratulations to Mr Tailor and Mr Mistry who graded for their 3rd Degree Brown Tag – one step away from Deputy Master.. πŸ˜ŽπŸ™Œ
March 2021 3rd Dan Tag testing

Intro Classes

These will only restart once we return to training in the halls.

Testing Schedule for April

There is one grading planned for this month. Please ensure that your camera can be set up to clearly allow the instructors to see you from head to toe executing your patterns and offence drills. If that is not possible then you may not be able to test.
  • Thursday 29th April – Colour Belt Testing
The schedule can be viewed on our Calendar page.
There is an option to print off a copy as well as to add the schedule to the diary on your PC/Phone/Tablet. the advantage of adding this to your diary is that it picks up any updates automatically.

Zoom Classes

April will see us continuing with Zoom classes due to lockdown restrictions. So, as we mentioned during the Zoom classes please review your set up so that you get the most out of each class.

– If using a phone then think about investing in a phone tripod
– For a tablet or phone then something like this. Which will keep them stable and allow correct angling for the camera.
– Wired or Bluetooth speakers for better sound as most seem to be struggling to hear us.
– If you are in a room with a TV and using your phone/tablet/Laptop then there are a number of cables that will allow you to link them.
Android USB-C/Micro USB to HDMI
Apple Lighting to HDMI
Laptop will depend on connections available.

– Some modern TVs’ allow screen mirroring which is another option.

For those using a laptop the common issue we see is that the image is landscape which then cuts off the head or feet from the shot. One option is to place the laptop on its side. This article explains how to then rotate the camera which would allow the instructors to see you in portrait mode.

Licence & Insurance

Please ensure that you renew your CKD Licence and NAKMAS Insurance on time.
– The CKD Licence will have the issue date and so will expire 1 year after that date
– The NAKMAS Insurance will have the expiry date. NAKMAS have requested that we complete their form from their site. The link is here.

Please contact Mr Tailor if you have any queries about your License or Insurance.

Training Schedule for 2021

The weekly schedule will be as follows.

Sunday and Wednesday until May 17th – Zoom only Classes
Sunday 10am-11am – All students
Wednesday 7-8pm – Zoom Class Black Belts Only

Thursday until May 17th – Zoom or External Classes
Thursday 6.30-7.30pm – Zoom – All students
Thursday 6:45-7:45pm – Outdoors – All students

Post May 17th – Hall and Zoom Classes
Sunday 10am-11am – Turkey St – All students
Wednesday 7-8pm – Zoom Class – Black Belts Only
Thursday 6.30-7.30pm – Southgate School – All students

Late Payment of Fees

A reminder that late fees will incur an additional Β£5 for each person.
If you are not currently training, but wish to remain on our register, then there is a minimum Β£5/month to cover registration fees or you can elect to be archived. Note that there will be a Β£20 administrative fee to reactivate your membership.

Referral Program

Do not forget to join our referral program!
For every new student that joins through your recommendation you get a FREE grading!
Please let me know if you want any leaflets.
Pil Seung!

ECKD Referral

Feedback for Students

It’s important as a School to ensure that there is a process that allows the Instructors, Students and Parents to provide and receive feedback especially as we can no longer accommodate for parents to view their children training. To that end we will start using a feedback form which will be provided to the student with a wallet.
Students need to

– bring the wallet to each class
– ensure that their parent/guardian reads and signs to say they have read the feedback
– store the last testing card in the wallet

Instructors need to
– ensure that they provide constructive feedback
– read and sign to confirm that they have read any feedback from parents/guardians

Use of Turkey St and Southgate Halls

Covid-19 rules for ECKD

– For Southgate School students 11 years old and over are required to wear a mask whilst going through the corridors. 😷

– All classes will need to be pre-booked using our online booking process.

– Classes can be booked from 1 week ahead up to 1 pm the day before the class. Please book early as spaces are limited due to Covid restrictions.

– You can view/delete your bookings using the My Bookings option.

– Classes will be limited in time to 45 mins to allow clean up and exiting time

– Due to the shorter class times, we recommend that students spend a bit of time at home stretching and warming up

– All students will be temperature checked prior to entering class

– Hand sanitiser will be provided and must be used when entering and leaving the class

– Please wear indoor only shoes or gripper socks in class, outdoor shoes must be removed at the entrance

– Do not bring hand or foot safety

– You will be required to keep all your belongings by your side while you train

– Please use the toilet at home before you arrive the toilets in class will be closed

– The Turkey St parent waiting room will be closed, we politely ask parents to wait in their cars

– If you are unwell, please do not attend

– Uniforms including T-shirts and belts, must be washed after each training session.

Useful links

Class Booking – click here
Review current Booking – click here

All of the following links can be found under the Members Section Menu.

Calendar of School test dates and events – click here
Leadership program and Uniform – click here
Student Login – click here
Enfield CKD YouTube – click here
Minimum Classes required to test – click here
Check if you are on track with the number of classes – click here
Student Training videos (password ECKD2020) – click here

Quote for the Month

“Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit.”

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