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October Zoom Class

02
Oct
2022

This October's Zoom class will be this Sunday at 4pm for 30 minutes. Don't forget Karter will be taking the class rather than Sensei.

This month's theme is Kata Sanchin. This will be really good for those looking to grade to green belt.

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

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No Class this Week

07
Sep
2022

This is a reminder that tonight's classes have been cancelled. The hall is in use this evening for an event called, Its in the ballot.
Classes will be back to normal next week.


September Zoom Class

04
Sep
2022

We have made a few changes to our Zoom classes. From now on Zoom classes will be 30 minutes and will have a theme.

Zoom classes will still be on the first Sunday of the month at 4pm. Don't forget Karter will be taking the class rather than Sensei.

September's theme is Taikyoku Jodan (First Kata). This will be really good for those looking to grade to orange belt.

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


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Tane on the Telly

14
Aug
2022

I am sure you all remember Tane. He used to train in the second class before his family moved to Christchurch. Well you can see him again on the telly!

Whanau and friends can tune in tomorrow (Sunday 14th August) to TV2 at 8.30am as Tane will be on What Now!


Winter 2022 Newsletter

11
Aug
2022

Here is the Winter issue of Ability the New Zealand Disability Karate Association Newsletter.
Find out about the changes to the Zoom class and how you can get your copy of the next Rainbro book!

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No Classes this Wednesday

10
Aug
2022

I am sorry to have to tell you that there will be no class this Wednesday 10th August. Sensei has contracted COVID and is isolating. We should be back training the following week.

There will be a Zoom class on this Sunday 7th August.


No Classes this Wednesday

03
Aug
2022

Tonight's classes will be cancelled. I am unwell and don't want to pass it on to you and make you sick.

I have done a RAT test which has been negative. I will do another tomorrow to make sure I don't have COVID.

I am very sorry for the short notice, but I have to make sure all students are kept safe.

See you next week.

Regards Sensei Steve.


An Awesome New Ministry

01
Jul
2022

This is an incredible day. It sees the launch of the new ministry, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People.

Whaikaha has so much potential to support and champion the disabled communities of Aotearoa.


Matariki 2022

24
Jun
2022

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.

For the very first time New Zealand will have a public holiday to celebrate this uniquely Kiwi event.

This heralds the Maori New Year. To celebrate I will be training on the beach at Scorching Bay before sunrise (about 6am)


Free Self-Defence Class

25
May
2022

The club will be running a free self-defence class on Wednesday 25th May at 7pm. This is in place of our normal second class. Everyone is invited so please tell your friends and family about the session.

There will be practical demonstrations and lots of opportunities to try out the techniques in a safe training environment. You don't have to know karate to be take part in this exciting class.

Remember to wear comfortable clothing and bring a drink bottle.


The New Zoom Team

28
Apr
2022

From the 5th June there will be a new member on the Zoom Team. Join the June Zoom class and meet Carter for the very first time. He is rather mischievous and loves kata.

Club members can book their place by clicking on the link below.

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Now We Are Four!

27
Apr
2022

Wednesday 27th April will be a special class celebrating our club birthday. We will be four years old! We opened the dojo doors for the first time on 18th April 2018.

We do have a class on the 20th, but there are a lot of people going away for the Easter break. So we delayed our celebration by a week so everyone can have some birthday cake!


ANZAC Day

25
Apr
2022

Monday is ANZAC Day. There are a number of services this Monday. Sensei will be attending the 6am Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park to remember all those service personnel who have kept us safe and free.

Lest we forget.


Autumn 2022 Newsletter

21
Apr
2022

Here is the Autumn issue of Ability the New Zealand Disability Karate Association Newsletter.
In this issue there are details about our first self-defence class. You can also find out when the next Rainbro book will be published!

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Keeping our Karate Family Safe

14
Apr
2022

The person who was my inspiration for setting up the club is extremely ill with COVID. He has reduced lung capacity and is in a bad way. He happens to be a high ranking black belt. So not a weakling.

Just because governments are easing restrictions does not mean the virus is not out there doing what viruses do best.

So if you are unwell please stay away from the dojo and be proactive in protecting our karate family.

Be safe, be kind.


Special Easter Class

13
Apr
2022

On the 13th April we will have our special Easter class. Remember to dress up in your favorite Easter costume.

There will be Easter eggs, lolly scramble and lots of games. Can you hop higher than Sensei?

Everyone is welcome both old and new students!


Zoom Class rather than Dojo Class

23
Mar
2022

To keep everyone safe from COVID. This week we will not be training in the dojo.

Instead there will be a 60 minute online training session with Sensei, which starts at 6:30pm on Wednesday 23rd March. 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 he will adjust the class plan.

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

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World Down Syndrome Day 2022

21
Mar
2022

Today is World Down Syndrome Day! The reality is that people with Down syndrome and disabilities do not benefit from full and effective participation and inclusion in society. Talk to your friends, family and places of work about ways you can be more inclusive. Everyone benefits!

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition.

You can find out more by visiting the link below.

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COVID Contact at the Club

17
Mar
2022

A student who attended the first class on Wednesday 17th March has tested positive for COVID. I am sure that everyone will join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.
I will be self-isolating for the next couple of days as I am a close contact and testing myself at the weekend. I would recommend that this would be a good course of action for anyone else who attended the first class.

For students in the second class you would not be considered a close contact of the student. However, I will be testing myself on Saturday if the result is positive I will let you all know straight away.

So as part of our self-defense against COVID there will not be a class next week (23rd March). I will set up a Zoom class for any students that want to train with me next week. Once again we send all our aroha to our poorly student and their family.

The link below is to the health website pages for close contacts.

Be safe. Be kind.

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Next Grading Class

09
Mar
2022

Our next grading class will be on Wednesday 9th March and is exclusively a yellow belt grading. So remember to practice your kihon (fundamentals) and your counting in Japanese.

Please invite family and friends to help celebrate this amazing first step. Remember to bring your cameras!


New Website Page

07
Mar
2022