Return To The Dojo

Some slight changes to karate days from 2021
MON, TUES, WEDS, THURS, SAT – Karate family mixed classes for beginners and advanced.
WEDS – BOXERCISE  (Yes by popular demand I’ve got weds back for you!)
Birchen Coppice School, Woodbury Rd, Kidderminster, Worcs DY11 7JJ
Obviously this is subject to further Government changes.
This is in line with Tier 2 regulations as set out by British Martial Arts and Boxing association.
We are planning to go back to normal venues as soon as possible in the new year and you will be kept up to date.
Please keep on booking classes as normal via the website portal until further notice.

Back to normal in 2021
There is now light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines now being given out thank goodness.
My main aim next year is to get back to normal with karate and Boxercise.  This will include practising all elements within the karate syllabus including partner work, pad work, self defence and sparring.
Gradings will be able to take place once the association allows us.
Young Gloves Karate is a quality registered club and all qualifications are official.
Therefore the complete grading syllabus needs to be practiced and performed to advance to the next level which is only possible once the association gives us the green light and endorses the grading.
I’m very hopeful that this will be soon after the new year.
Competitions Young Gloves Squad members will be very eager I know to get back to competing and I’m soon this will be very soon into the new year.
Charity Covid has had a real knock on the charity fund raising we have been able to do this year, but I’m very pleased to say we have in fact raised £3,000 in 2020 which is amazing considering.   We will be continuing to raise money for Smile for Joel in 2021 and I’m sure there will lots of opportunities to get involved including Party Nights, Courses and Inter-Club competition.

Break Up For Christmas
We are breaking up for Christmas with the last lesson being Sat 19 Dec.
We return in the new year Mon 4th Jan 2021
All being well

Christmas Family Quiz Sat 19th Dec 7.00-8.00pm
You are invited to join us for the last time in 2020 for our family Christmas Quiz night.
This is the last chance to get together this year and it would be really nice to see as many of you there as possible so we can all wish everyone friends and family a Merry Christmas.
The quiz is always a really fun event, details of how to join our on our website.

And Lastly
What can I say about 2020?   Its certainly been the most challenging year for everyone.
I really feel positive however and proud of the way that Young Gloves have kept things going with social distance classes, Zoom sessions and Online quizzes.
The club has suffered, but with your help and support in 2021 I feel very confident that we will return to become even stronger than before.
I personally feel blessed for opportunity to be part of this amazing club, and I feel that even though this experience has been difficult I’ve leant a lot about people and myself and I think it will make us all better stronger people, grateful for the important things in life 🙂
Once again I thank you all for the amazing support and I just can’t wait to see everyone back in 2021 eager to carry on developing personally and making a difference to the communities in which we live in.

Keep positive, keep active and keep safe x

Sensei Justin Thomas 5th Dan