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. 😁👩👨👧🏽👦🏽
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.
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 “Living Legend”.
Until next year CKD World Day 2022…35 anniversary & his 80 years young!
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.
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 – 🎉😁Big Birthday😎🎉 Apr 26th – Mario Photi
We’d like to extend a welcome to Sally and Zach who joined the school in March. 🤗
Well done to all the colour belt students who tested on18th March. Students did very well and all passed. 🤗🎉
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.. 😎🙌
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.
– 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 £5 for each person.
If you are not currently training, but wish to remain on our register, then there is a minimum £5/month to cover registration fees or you can elect to be archived. Note that there will be a £20 administrative fee to reactivate your membership.
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!
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. 😷