Summer Camp – 6 places remaining

There are 6 places remaining on this year’s summer camp.

We now have the details available for the summer camp, including the schedule and Health and Safety plans to manage the wellbeing of students and their families.

  • Everyone will have their temperature taken and be asked to sanitise their hands before training.
  • Training sessions will be one hour, 3 times a day, to ensure less time spent in the hall.
  • Everyone will be spaced out 2 meters apart, and there will be no pair work for warm ups or training.
  • Grading kumite will be simulated moves, not with a partner.
  • There will be no kiais or shouting.
  • Face coverings can be worn if wanted, and we will be operating track and trace.

The schedule will be as follows;

  • Friday and Saturday: lessons will be 10am-11, 12-1 and 2-3pm
  • Saturday 4pm grading registration
  • Sunday: lessons will be 10am -11, 12-1pm. Gradings start at 1.30

The Trouville hotel has put in place a rigorous best practice and “Safe Stay” programme including:

  • Safe contactless check in and out
  • Keys sanitised before issue and upon return.
  • Changes made to our Dining Facilities and Operations to ensure “Safe Distancing” is observed. Table service in the bar and restaurant, Plate Service offered,
    contactless Collect and Go facility with Room Service also as an option.
  • Rigorous Deep Cleaning and Sanitisation of bedrooms and public areas using industry standard anti-microbial sanitizers and disinfectants with extra attention to all high-touch hard surfaces throughout the premises.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitisation in all communal traffic areas with guest accessible sanitising stations and hygienic wipes provided throughout the premises.

We are sure that everyone will enjoy the camp whilst keeping safe, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Important Information for those attending Summer Camp

We now have the details available for the summer camp, including the schedule and Health and Safety plans to manage the wellbeing of students and their families.

  • Everyone will have their temperature taken and be asked to sanitise their hands before training.
  • Training sessions will be one hour, 3 times a day, to ensure less time spent in the hall.
  • Everyone will be spaced out 2 meters apart, and there will be no pair work for warm ups or training.
  • Grading kumite will be simulated moves, not with a partner.
  • There will be no kiais or shouting.
  • Face coverings can be worn if wanted, and we will be operating track and trace.

The schedule will be as follows;

  • Friday and Saturday: lessons will be 10am-11, 12-1 and 2-3pm
  • Saturday 4pm grading registration
  • Sunday: lessons will be 10am -11, 12-1pm. Gradings start at 1.30

 

The Trouville hotel has put in place a rigorous best practice and “Safe Stay” programme including:

  • Safe contactless check in and out
  • Keys sanitised before issue and upon return.
  • Changes made to our Dining Facilities and Operations to ensure “Safe Distancing” is observed. Table service in the bar and restaurant, Plate Service offered,
    contactless Collect and Go facility with Room Service also as an option.
  • Rigorous Deep Cleaning and Sanitisation of bedrooms and public areas using industry standard anti-microbial sanitizers and disinfectants with extra attention to all high-touch hard surfaces throughout the premises.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitisation in all communal traffic areas with guest accessible sanitising stations and hygienic wipes provided throughout the premises.

We are sure that everyone will enjoy the camp whilst keeping safe, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Gradings will be back in September

We wanted to let you know that Gradings will be back in September and more details will follow shortly. 

While we are delighted to be welcoming you all back there will be a few changes as you can imagine. Keeping everyone safe is paramount so we ask you to please take time to read all the information carefully when it is released.

We are just working on the final details and will be sharing more information very soon.

In preparation for grading please check that your licence is still valid. If you need to renew your licence we urge you to do this as soon as possible. Please:

  1. Download our licence renewal form
  2. Complete the form, sign and return by email to sska595@gmail.com
  3. Send us a photo/scan of your current red licence slip
  4. You will need to pay by bank transfer and will be sent the details on application 
  5. We will the send you a printer-friendly licence renewal slip to print off and insert at home.

Summer Camp 2020 Hotel Bookings

The SSKA Summer Camp will be going ahead as planned from 14 – 16 August at the Trouville Hotel in Bournemouth.

Hotel bookings are now available. Please contact the Trouville between 7am-12noon to make your booking.

ect. To book your training you can send a cheque with your application or pay via bank transfer. For details on where to send please contact: sska595@gmail.com

SSKA Summer Camp

The SSKA Summer Camp will be going ahead as planned from 14 – 16 August at the Trouville Hotel in Bournemouth.

The hotel is not open just yet, but will be soon. If you wish to book a room please contact Sensei Cole direct. To book your training you can send a cheque with your application or pay via bank transfer.

For more details please contact: sska595@gmail.com

12 JULY – SSKA Annual Kata Course

We would like to confirm that the SSKA Annual Kata Course planned for Sunday 12 July in Reading is cancelled.

There is still currently no news on when leisure centres and sports facilities will be open but we can assure our members that when they do we are ready and have plans in place to keep everyone safe but still be able to enjoy and practice karate again.

As always we will keep you updated as best we can so please keep checking our website and Facebook pages.

5 JULY 2020 – Black & Brown Belt Course

We would like to confirm that the Black & Brown Belt Course and Black Belt Grading planned for Sunday 5 July in Reading is cancelled.

There is still currently no news on when leisure centres and sports facilities will be open but we can assure our members that when they do we are ready and have plans in place to keep everyone safe but still be able to enjoy and practice karate again.

As always we will keep you updated as best we can so please keep checking our website and Facebook pages.

Summer Camp 2020

Our summer camp is still going ahead as planned. We have however had to limit spaces to just 20 to ensure we can uphold social distancing.
Due to limited places there will be no options to turn up on the day to train. We will also not be offering the option to train for just 1 or 2 days. You must book and pay for 3 days.
For more information or how to pay please email sska595@gmail.com

June Gradings postponed to July

We’d like to inform members that our gradings planned for June are cancelled due to current Government restrictions. If restrictions are relaxed we hope to be able to run the gradings in July.

We are looking at how we can ensure members safety and enable social distancing should these go ahead. We plan to limit numbers and have dedicated time slots for each grade. Gradings will be limited to Swindon and Reading centres only. More information will follow in due course.

We hope you are all safe and well and keeping up your training in some form.

Sensei Cole

Possible Changes to the 2020 Calendar

I hope you are all keeping well and still managing to training at home, in the garden or park – that is the beauty of Shotokan you practice it anywhere.

We obviously don’t know how long the current restrictions will be in place or how things will change if/when the lockdown is lifted. We are starting to put plans in place should the gradings in June not take place. We will keep you update on this as and when we know more.

So, just in case here is our back-up plan… 

Black Belt grading – Sunday 5 July 
The black belt grading on Sunday 5 July will remain the same in Reading. Details of the training and gradings will come out at a later date. (No double gradings) Please make sure you register for your grading by emailing sska595@gmail.com

Pre-gradings
There will be no pre-gradings at any centres in July.

No gradings in Salisbury or Exeter
There will be no gradings in Salisbury or Exeter. Students who usually grade at these centres can grade in Reading or Swindon.

No surcharges
There will be no surcharges at any of our gradings.

Submitting your grading form
All students must fill in grading forms and hand in their licences and pay their fees on the day of the grading. Students can grade at Reading or Swindon just turn up on the day – no need to book.

We will have certificates for all students who pass their grading and will do our best to have belts too.

Students who did not grade in March and paid their grading fees are permitted to double grade if they want to.= on this occasion only. Just pay for one grading fee and one lesson fee.

If the gradings go ahead in June you can still double grade if you want to.

Kata course 12 July
The Kata course on Sunday 12 July will change to a kyu grading in Reading. The new kata course date will be Sunday 25 October in Reading (same format as the 12 July).

SSKA Competition
The SSKA National Championship on Sunday 19 July will change to a kyu grading in Swindon. The new SSKA National Championships will take place on Sunday 20 December (same format as 19 July).

Full details will come out nearer the time of how we will conduct the lessons, gradings and all courses to ensure we abide by Government restrictions and social distancing measures. It’s our job as instructors to make sure everyone enjoys their karate but keep you safe.

Summer Camp
The manger of the Trouville Hotel said there is a 99% chance that the summer camp will go ahead. So you can send off your fees for the summer camp as soon as possible and book your rooms for the camp. (If you wish to double grade on the summer camp you can)

If you need my postal address to send your applications to please email me at sska595@gmail.com

Thank you for your support in this time of uncertainty, we will do our best for you.

Kind regards

Sensei Cole
Chief Instructor SSKA