We're starting to get back in the dojo!
Obviously, we're having to make some changes to ensure we're keeping everyone safe, so please contact your senseis for information about which classes are restarting, when they'll happen, and the changes you can expect.
Coronavirus Update and Southend Competition
Here are all the details you need to know regarding club closures. Following UK Government guidelines, we have made the tough decision that ALL our clubs will close. South Woodham club is open tonight, 19th March. This will be the last one until further notice. Harold Hill club will be open tomorrow, 20th March. This will be the last one. ALL other clubs are now closed with immediate effect until further notice. We will keep you posted on events and developments as we have the information available. So please keep a check on our FB pages.
Also, we regret to inform everyone that we have taken the very sad decision to cancel the Southend International Course & Championships 2020. The event relies on everyone's support and is a huge team effort. Unfortunately, the various travel and personal restrictions placed on all of us right now make this impossible.
Keep safe everyone.
Squad Trails Time and Location Change
Please be aware that due to circumstances beyond our control the venue and times of the squad trials have changed. The venue is now Laindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon SS15 6NX. Please arrive at 1 pm ready to book in (form to be filled in for each student taking part, under 18's will need parental signature) and get changed. It will start at 1.30 pm and will finish at 4 pm. Please bring a towel and plenty of water to drink.
And Happy New Year, everyone!
Senior Kyu Grading and Dan Grading Pre-Test
Well done to everyone who passed their Kyu gradings this month, and a big congratulations to everyone who passed the pre-test for their Dan gradings. Almost there!
Congratulations to our new Kyu grades!
Congratulations to all of those who passed their Kyu grading this weekend. Well done to you all!
Kobudo Date Change!
The date for the May Kobudo has changed to Sunday 19th of May, so update your calendars accordingly! The location and time remain unchanged.
Congratulations to our new Dan Grades
A big congratulations to everyone who graded over the weekend!
Black Belt Pre-Test: Calendar Change
The date and venue for those of you who may be doing the Black Belt pre-test have changed. It is now on Tuesday 6th November 2018 and will be held at Bishops Primary School, Beardsley Drive, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM1 6ZQ. Times and further information will be advised to you nearer the time.
Katana Course with Shihan Mick Holden
We are honoured to have Shihan Mick Holden as our guest instructor for a Katana course on Friday 16th March at Pitsea Leisure Centre. The course will run from 6pm to 9pm. It is open to our Senior Black Belts only and the cost is £20 each. Shihan Holden will cover many topics including Katana presentation, drawing, cutting, de-presentation and various katas. Please arrive in plenty of time to book in and get changed and don't forget your budo's. Sensei Ian would like to see as many of our black belts there as possible.