A message to our members.
Whilst the 12th April changes to the covid restrictions means we could possibly run a very limited children’s only class at Bacup, the committee has decided to wait until the DCMS has formally approved karate as a combat sport, so we can return to a more normalized training regime when we do reopen.
The DCMS is the government department that is responsible for sport and return to play guidance during the covid pandemic. Please refer to the government guidance at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-sports-guidance-for-safe-provision-including-team-sport-contact-combat-sport-and-organised-sport-events for the most up to date information.
We will review the training situation again in March once it has been announced that schools will return to full attendance.
Do to current tier restrictions, we do not expect training to be able to resume in January.
As a guideline under the tier system we can only consider restarting children’s classes when the Rossendale area is back in tier 2. For adult training to restart we will need to be back in tier 1.
We will review again in February, hopefully with better news.
For now, stay safe and make the best of the new year you can.
Following the government announcement regarding the nationwide lockdown starting on November 5th we will be suspending all remaining classes for children throughout this new lockdown period.
We will review the situation again in December to see if it is possible to resume any sort of training after Christmas.
Bookings in November for the Children’s group 7-12 years have been added.
Children’s training is unaffected by the tier 3 lockdown restrictions.
We will continue with the Bacup class for this group whilst there is a demand for it. We have been in touch with the Haslingden Primary School and we will review the possibility of training there again in the new year.
Adult training is suspended whilst our dojo is under tier 3 restrictions.
We have suspended the Adult and family group classes after reviewing the guidance for the tier 2 covid restrictions. We are waiting for the KUGB to issue their interpretation, but until then we have to suspend this Thursdays class for adults and the family group class.
Training for children is unaffected, so the children’s class is still on.
We will let you know as soon as we can when we have a update from the KUGB.
October bookings are now open.
Bookings are here
Please book your place now if you want to train in October.
We have space for up to 7 children aged 12 and under on Thursdays (6pm to 7pm)
A single Family group training with up to 4 family members on Thursdays. (6pm to 7pm)
Adult class with up to 7 members and 2 instructors, split into a max group size of 6 including the instructor. Also on Thursday (7:15pm to 9pm) after the children’s and family session.
Fees are £6 per booking or £12 to book the family training room.
Payment by card only, on entry to the dojo. No up front booking fees.
Booming can be cancelled using the option in the booking confirmation email. If you have booked a place but cannot attend, please cancel your booking to free up that space for another member.
We have suspended booking for the children’s group age 13 to 17 and replaced it with a family group booking. A family group of 2 to 4 will be able to train in the first floor room.
As per the latest government guidance we have limited class sizes to a maximum of 5 students and 1 instructor from 14th Sept until we receive further guidance.
Following on from our adults only classes we will now offer children’s only classes on Thursday’s at the AB&D centre in Bacup from Sept 10th.
Classes will be split on age groups 7-12 years and 13-17 years. We will run both age groups concurrently from 6pm to 7pm with the larger group of 7-12 year students on the top floor, and the smaller group of 13-17 year students on the 1st floor. The maximum size of each age group will be 15, in accordance with government guidelines. The maximum training capacity will be 8 students on the top floor and 3 students on the 1st floor.
Students must wear training shoes or equivalent. For covid safety reasons we do not allow bare feet in the dojo. Students must maintain 2m social distancing guidelines in the dojo.
Classes MUST be booked online using our online booking system as we have limited spaces available. Classes will cost £6 per booking, payment will only be by card on entry to the dojo. We will no longer accept cash payments.
RSKC booking system
Please check your childs KUGB licence is up to date. It is a condition of entry that your child has a valid up to date licence. You can apply online to renew an expired license at kugb.me New starters must complete a club membership form prior to booking and apply for a KUGB licence after their third class.
Parents are no longer allowed into the dojo, there is a limited waiting space nearby (4 persons), so you may prefer to wait in your vehicle.
Adults and children over 13 should wear a face covering when entering the building as per government guidelines. A one way system for entry and exit is operating in the building, please follow the signs. Hand sanitiser is available on entry to the building and the dojo entrance.