Dear Member

 

Given the current uncertainty I wanted to let you know that ESKA is open where venues allow and we hope to see you at training.

 

Please be assured both your and our team members safety is and always will be our priority. My team and I have been working tirelessly to ensure our Dojo and venues are as clean and safe as they can be, and we have significantly increased our cleaning regimes at The Dojo Norwich. We have paid particular attention to ensure frequently touched points are wiped down more regularly.

 

We have emailed notices to remind all members to wash their hands well, for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water, as this is believed to be the most effective way of trying to stay healthy. Based on your feedback we have also added two hand sanitisers in the Café and on the first floor and we would ask members to use these every time they visit The Dojo Norwich.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you, and to all of our members for supporting us.

 

Social Distancing

 

We are aiming to keep all of our facilities available to you where possible, so we would like to ask for your support. To help with the social distancing approach we are creating more space for members, bearing the 2 metre Government guideline in mind during classes. We will put some posters up at the Dojo entrance to remind everyone about social distancing too.

We have also implemented these guidelines to our instructors;

 

Tiny Tigers Karate

 

  • Where possible try to maintain a 2 metre distance between all students during class.
  • Standing bows to avoid contact with the Dojo floor.
  • There should be no holding hands at the start or end of class.
  • Warm ups – no physical contact between students. Please ensure that we only do on-the- spot warm ups until further notice.
  • All partner work (kumite where there is contact) must stop during sessions until further notice.
  • Ensure during warm up that all students are spaced out as much as possible and that all mats are used during the warm up, trying where possible to maintain a 2 metre distance between students.
  • Instructors not to make physical contact with any student and all instruction must be given verbally.

 

Junior and Adult Karate

 

  • Warm ups – no physical contact between students. Please ensure that we only do on-the- spot warm ups until further notice.
  • All partner work (kumite where there is contact) must stop during sessions until further notice. Kumite can be practiced solo (without a partner) like a kata or with a minimum 2 metre distance between partners during training.
  • Ensure during warm up that all students are spaced out as much as possible and that all the training space is used during the warm up, trying where possible to maintain a 2 metre distance between students.
  • Instructors not to make physical contact with any student and all instruction must be given verbally.

 

Thank you

 

Once again, thank you for your continued support. Since I last wrote to you, the feedback we have had from lots of our members is that being able to continue exercising and staying active is essential for our mental and physical well-being. We hope these additional steps will enable us to continue to help you stay active for as long as possible. We look forward to seeing you at a class soon.

 

Jason Hitchings

ESKA Chief Instructor