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.
Coronavirus training update
In order to keep our members safe we have decided to suspend training this week. We will review the suspension on a weekly basis, but we expect this suspension to last several months until the summer.
If you pay by standing order please suspend payment for April onwards. We will sort out a partial refund for the March payment when we resume training.
We will keep you posted with training updates on both the web site and Facebook page. Stephen and Rick will post home training tips on Facebook so you can keep practicing at home.
I hope you get through this troubling time unscathed and can resume training in good spirit sometime in the summer.
On behalf of the instructors
Jeff Jones, Rick Payne, Stephen Warburton and Liam Stone
Sunday 23th February 10am till 12pm will be a special Osae Wasa (joint lock) class with sensei Warburton instead of the normal training session.
The course will cover:
demonstrate six unique locks
Standing and ground work variations
Understanding anatomy and pressure points
Health and safety briefing
We welcome all grades and ages, but if you are unable to take part in this class due to injury we will do kata training with you.
Next grading is on FRIDAY 21st February at Haslingden Primary School. Training is in the normal gym. Doors are open at 6pm, please get there by 6:15pm.
Training with sensei Andy Sherry starts at 6:30pm. Grading to follow on after training at 8:00pm.
Can all those planning to grade bring their license to the pre-grade classes on Tues/Wed/Thurs. I strongly advise that you attend at least two of the pre-grade classes this week. If you fail to attend at least one pre-grade class this week or are unable to present your up to date license you will be unable to grade this time. The grading fee will be £27 this time, this is for training and taking the grade and includes your new belt and kyu grade certificate. For those just taking part in the training its £6 per person, no concessions.
We will take our Christmas break until the new year after training on Thursday 19th December.
Tuesday 17th December will be a special fun training session of one hour followed by the Christmas draw and some party food.
1st session back in the new year will be Sunday 5th January 2020.
Happy Christmas to all members and we look forward to resuming your training in 2020
We have been invited to attend a special session on Saturday 14th Sept at the St Anne’s on Sea Dojo with sensei Ian Garside 5th dan. If you can make it it should be a good one. Ian will also be leading the special Bo classes on Sunday 15th Sept at our Haslingden dojo.
Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club’s 8th Interclub Competition is taking place on Sunday the 13th October at the Adrenaline Centre Haslingden, Lancashire and we are confident that this years event will be both our biggest and best one yet! The event has grown year on year which is a reflection of the support it has received from the clubs in the North West (and beyond!) and the quality and spirit of the competitors who attend.We look forward to welcoming you and your squad to Haslingden for what promises to be a great days competition for novices and experienced Karateka alike.
As always we will be seeking support for Referees, Judges and table officials, so if you or any of your club can help out on the day, your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
For any queries regarding the competition or individual events please contact Rick Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note there will be no team kumite events due to time constraints related to the hire of the venue.
Many thanks for your continuing support, and we look forward to seeing you in October!
Very Best Regards
RSKC Club Secretary
On Sunday 15th Sept 2019 at Haslingden Primary school we will be hosting special Bo classes with sensei Ian Garside 5th Dan.
First session 10am to 11:30am will be basic Bo handling and Kata Shuji No Kon. YouTube video
Second session 11:30am to 1pm will be advanced Bo and Kata Sakagawa No Kon. YouTube video
Price will be £6 for 1 session or £10 for both. No price concessions will apply. (everyone has to pay)
Places will be limited a maximum of 22 places in the first session and 20 places in the second session. Advanced Bo participant’s must also be 10 years and above and yellow belt and above. The advanced Bo session is recommended to those with previous experience with Bo. Please book and pay for your place in advance to ensure you can train. We will take students on the day on a first come first served basis only if places are still available.
A limited number of training Bo’s will be available from our stock room, and we advise you bring your own Bo that you are familiar with.