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ASKA Fall Grading

ASKA Fall Grading

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Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will be holding a grading on November 28 at the dojo in Amherst. Specifics to follow but the plan is white-purple belts in morning for a class followed by the test and brown-black belts in the afternoon.Parents can watch/take pictures/videoAttendance is important to get enough classes and skills. Attendance is important to get enough classes and skills.To be allowed to Test:          Beginners Have a uniform (gi)Pay an IKD membership annual fee of $40Have attended 2/3 of classes          All Belt Levels:          Can complete the basics (kihon), form (kata) and sparring (kumite) correctly and with proper attitudeAll Yellow-Purple Belts must have a minimum of 24 classesAll Brown Belts must have a minimum of 30 classesHave a current IKD membership (annual fee $40) – Bring passports in…
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Maritime IKD COVID-19 update.

Maritime IKD COVID-19 update.

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The pandemic has greatly effected karate training over the last several months. Back in the Spring, PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku and Sackville Shotokan Karate started Zoom classes online. The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy soon followed. PEI was the first dojo to reopen in the Summer followed by Amherst. Last week, we learned that a new dojo will be opening in Riverview, NB and today Moncton IKD has announced that they have a location for classes to begin again. The only dojo that is still waiting for a restart is Sackville Shotokan Karate. Due to classes being held at Mount Allison University and the schools policies not being reviewed until October have put a freeze on the club until then. Here are details on Moncton's new location and schedule. We are…
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Amherst COVID-19 Schedule Update

Amherst COVID-19 Schedule Update

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The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy has announced a new schedule for the Fall. Classes will resume for youth starting in September. Covid-19 protocols are in place. Social Distancing is being followed in the dojo with 2 meters separating students. Masks must be worn in the lobby at all times. Student must wear a mask while entering the dojo but they can remove them once they reach their spot to train. Bring a water bottle and a towel. Tuesday and Thursday classes are as follows: 4-5 pm – Youth Class (12 and under)5-6 pm – Open Training6-7 pm – Adult Class (13 +)
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COVID-19 Update – Amherst

COVID-19 Update – Amherst

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The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will reopen classes starting July 7th. Class times will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7pm We will be implementing a few things to maintain the health & safety for our members that choose to attend class. Students encouraged to wear gi to and from training.Students may wear masks to training if they wish to do so.Students to bring own water bottles.Students/persons in the Dojo upon entering clean/sanitize hands. We have a contactless dispenser located just inside the door.Students may wear yoga socks (grip on the sole) or martial art shoes on the tatami. (Optional)Contact surfaces will be cleaned before and after classesPractise good hygieneSanitize your hands before and after classCover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Dispose used tissues in the garbage and wash your…
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Classes in Amherst continue!

Classes in Amherst continue!

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Dojo Classes will continue but we will be implementing a few things to maintain the health & safety for our members that choose to attend class. No partner work for now, only basics, kata and sparring drills We ask that students DO NOT touch each other and attempt to follow the 1-2 metre social distance measures No tag, grabbing, wrestling, etc Contact surfaces will be cleaned before and after classes Practise good hygiene Wash your hands before and after class Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Dispose used tissues in the garbage and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub immediately after. If you don’t have a tissue, cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.…
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