December 2021 Newsletter

Enfield Choi Kwang Do December Newsletter
Newsletter Dec 21

Welcome to the Enfield CKD December Newsletter:

November has been a busy month getting students ready for their testing. The instructors will work with those who tested to make sure that they know their updated syllabus before we break for Christmas.

I’m sure that all of you are aware of the new variant of the Covid-19 virus which has already started bringing in restrictions. We ask that you are mindful of others and ensure that we keep each other safe by not attending class if you are at all unwell.

We will be taking our usual break at the end of December. The dates are below

Last class at Turkey street – Tuesday 14th Dec back Sunday 9th Jan 2022
Last class at Southgate Thursday 16th Dec back Thursday 13th Jan 2022

We encourage students to make up the missed classes (due to our closure) before the Christmas break.

Training Protocols

All students will be required to bring hand safety to each class. Yellow belts and above will also require foot safety. Mr Tailor has a few Small and Medium hand safety otherwise please purchase your own using the guide at the end of the newsletter.


🎈December Birthdays🎈
Dec 7th – Sabrina Sang
Dec 9th – Mrs Michelle Tailor
Dec 17th – Chetan Beeharry – 11yrs old

Testing Schedule

There will not be a Colour Belt testing this month.

Sunday 23rd January 2022 – Colour Belt Testing – Turkey St
Monday 24th January 2022 – Il Dan Snr tag assessment – Claremont School

Eligibility for Testing

To be eligible to test requires a student to have met 2 criteria.
First complete a minimum of classes as below
No stripe on the belt – 14 classes
A stripe on the belt – 7 classes

You can check the number of classes on our school website under the Members Section. The below link will take you to the page
Testing Status
On the page you can see the number of classes that you’ve attended since joining or since the last testing.
Then in the Next Grading column
If green then you’ll have enough classes by the testing date
If amber then you may be 1-2 classes short so try and attend a few extra classes
If red then you will be short by too many so best to work toward the next test date

Second must be competent with their syllabus. This will be an in class assessment carried out by the Instructors in the weeks running up to the test date. They will only recommend a student being put forward for the testing where they can see the student is carrying out the syllabus to a good standard.

Referral Programme

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!

Weekly Class Times

Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of class to ensure that your attendance is recorded before the class starts.

December shutdown dates are mentioned earlier in this newsletter.

Turkey Street:

Sunday 10.00am to 11.00am (mixed)
Tuesday 6.30pm to 7.30pm (children only)
Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm (school year 7 + Adults)
Wednesday 6.30pm to 7.30pm (mixed)

Southgate School.
Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm (mixed)

Black Belt/Advanced Classes:
Turkey St
Sunday 11.00am – 12.00pm – Black Belts and invited advanced students

November Colour Belt Testing

All students were successful in passing in their testing. πŸ€—πŸŽ‰

There seemed to be a certain lack of energy from many students or nervousness which was understandable for White belts testing for the first time but not the intermediate and senior students. Please make sure that you have rested the day before the testing and more importantly practiced your current and previous syllabus. This will ensure that you can perform at your best on the day.

Hand and Foot Safety

The current syllabus requires students carrying out defence drills to make light contact. The equipment can be purchased from wherever is most convenient for you.

– White belt senior and above, dipped foam hand safety.
– Yellow belt and above, dipped foam foot safety.

The Playwell site has a number of gloves. Below is an example with the CKD logo but any of a similar style will be permitted. Boxing gloves are not allowed.

dipped foam gloves
The Playwell site has a number of boots. Below is an example with the CKD logo but either this style or the dipped foam style will be permitted. These are designed to be generally worn without shoes and the fit needs to ensure that the toes are always covered. If wearing shoes then a larger size will be needed plus adjustments will generally need to be made. Please discuss this with an instructor in class if you want to do this.
foam boots

Intro Classes

Potential students should contact Mr Tailor.

Licence & Insurance

Please ensure that you renew your CKD Licence and NAKMAS Insurance at least 7 days prior to expiry.
– The CKD Licence will have an issue date and the NAKMAS Insurance will state an expire date which applies to both.

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

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

Useful links

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

β€œIf a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current β€” how can he help others across?”

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