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Zoom Dojo: Training with Sensei

4 October 2020

This is a 60 minute training session with Sensei, which starts at Sunday at 11am in New Zealand and 7pm Saturday evening in Boston. You can wear your Gi or not, it is up to you. We will follow the normal class format. If you want to focus on anything let Sensei know and will will adjust the class plan.

We will run this zoom class on the first Sunday (NZ) every month from now on.

There is a special Zoom Class entry for your karate journey.

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Zoom classes on timetable

1 October 2020

We have just updated the website to show the times of the new Zoom classes. First Sunday of the month at 11am NZ time.

Back to level one

23 September 2020

Now that we are back to level one in Wellington we will be able to return to partner work and self defence drills.

We will still provide hand sanitiser and the code for your COVID tracer app.

Youth Group -Karate

20 September 2020

The club has been invited to run a karate session for dsport (previously known as Parafed Wellington) at the Victoria University Recreation Centre for a Karate session at 11.30am.

It would be great to see you there in your gi. This will be a great opportunity to show your awesome karate skills.

Class is on tonight

19 August 2020

Class is on tonight. However, we will be running at level 2 restrictions.

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Winter Newsletter

17 August 2020

Here is the Winter issue of Ability the New Zealand Disability Karate Association Newsletter.

In this issue Little Blue and his friends remind you to sign up on the website so that we can contact trace at the dojo. We are also looking to set up monthly video zoom meetings.

Stay safe and be kind.

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Website update - account page

13 August 2020

A new field has been added to your account page. This field will allow you to add an alternative email address. This alternative email address will be CCed when a news item is sent out or a change is made to your account. This could be used to send notification, such as the hall being closed, to your work email or another family member's email address.

Class cancelled due to COVID-19

12 August 2020

I am very sorry to have to announce that we are suspending all classes until next Wednesday, where we will re-assess the situation based on guidance from the Ministry of Health. This is from immediate effect so there is no class on tonight. This is due to the Khandallah Town Hall closing the hall for the next three days.

I will be running a zoom class this week I will send out an invite soon.

If you want to chat you can call or text me on 027 240 2717. I will miss you all terribly, so keep safe and be kind to one another.

COVID-19: Club Response Plan at Level 2

11 August 2020

We have just published our updated club response plan to the Coronavirus COVID-19 on the website. It gives details about how we will respond to COVID-19 now we have returned to level 2.

It includes a link to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 web pages, which has lots of useful information.

If you have any questions please contact Sensei Steve.

Be Safe, Be Kind

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Tetsuhiro Hokama Sensei

26 July 2020

I was privileged to be able to take part in a remarkable class with Tetsuhiro Hokama Sensei. I have so many things I want to apply to my karate. I suspect I only understood a fraction of the wisdom he was giving to us.
I will be adding what I have learned to our training.

Found a Red Pen

15 July 2020

I found in my pencil case a Cross red pen. I am not sure if someone has left it in the dojo and I have accidentally picked it up.

Matariki 2020

13 July 2020

Matariki is the Maori name for the small cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters, in the Taurus constellation.

In New Zealand it comes into view low on the north-eastern horizon, appearing in the tail of the Milky Way in the last days of May or in early June, just before dawn. This year the start of Matariki is 13th July.

This heralds the Maori New Year. To celebrate I will be training under the stars on the beach at Scorching Bay to see the sunrise (7:44am).

Creating a Braille Certificate of Rank

27 June 2020

Here is a short video on how Sensei created the very first Braille certificates of Rank for one of our students.

We are using the secondhand Romeo RB20 Braille printer we found on eBay.
Our club newsletter July newsletter (and all future newsletters) will now be available in Braille.


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Creating a Braille Certificate

10 June 2020

Here is a short video on how Sensei creates Braille certificates.

We have found a secondhand Romeo 25 Braille printer on eBay, which will allow us to produce Braille versions of all our documents including our club newsletter.

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100th Class and Back in the Dojo

3 June 2020

Class will be returning to the dojo this week. This will also be the 100th class for the club. So two reasons to celebrate!
There will be a few rules we must follow during Level 2 such as staying 2 metres apart and you will need to register on the website so that we can contact trace.

There will be a special certificate for everyone who attends.

Zoom Dojo: Training with Sensei

27 May 2020

This is a 30 minute training session with Sensei, which starts at 6pm. You can wear your Gi or not. We will continue our focus on basics and some combinations that are based on First Kata (Taikyoku Jodan).

This may be the last Zoom class as I hope we will be able to open the dojo next week. I will let you know once I have the confirmation from Khandallah Town Hall.

There is a special Zoom Class entry for your karate journey.

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Zoom Dojo: Training with Sensei

20 May 2020

This is a 30 minute training session with Sensei, which starts at 6pm. You can wear your Gi or not. We will continue our focus on basics and some combinations that are based on First Kata (Taikyoku Jodan).

There is a special Zoom Class entry for your karate journey.

Enter Dojo

Contact Tracing at the Dojo

14 May 2020

We have just finished updating the website so that we can record who has visited the dojo even if they are not a student. Parents and caregivers please register on the website before we next open the dojo doors. You can use the same email as other people in your bubble. Just press Duplicate rather than Save.

By doing this we can help keep everyone we know safe and in the event that someone gets sick we can let everyone know that they need to self-isolate. Of course we would never share your details with anyone only that someone at the club is unwell.

Be Safe and Be Kind.

Zoom Dojo: Training with Sensei

13 May 2020