Firstly, we hope you all had a Merry Christmas and we would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Unfortunately during our Christmas break with an surge in SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) infections and hospitalisations Birmingham has been moved into Tier 4 restrictions. What this means in practice is that we currently can not run any sessions within our various dojos which have to remain closed for all students (including under18s) whilst we remain in this tier.
Therefore we plan to reopen with online Zoom sessions as we previously ran during the first national lock down and have been running for adults since Birmingham initially went into Tier 3 last November. We will be running classes twice a week starting from the week beginning Monday 11th January 2021, consisting of a juniors (under 18s class) and an seniors (adults) class. Each class will be scheduled to last an hour. These will be run as before via our members only Facebook group and we request all students planning to train indicate if they will be attending the training sessions by selecting “going” on the relevant Facebook event for that session. If planned attendance for a given class is considered low (i.e. 1 or 2 planned attendees) then the class may be cancelled at the discretion of the instructor taking the class on the day. Initially juniors classes will be run by Sensei Susan Hession and Jacob McBride with Senior classes being run by Sensei Richard Amuzu. Although we may ask other instructors to step in if required.
These Zoom classes will be run for free at no charge to students who wish to attend and as previously mentioned above details relating to these posted in our private members group on Facebook. If you are an existing student who wishes to train online and doesn’t have access to the private club members group please contact Sensei Hession or Sensei Amuzu to obtain access. If you do not use Facebook (and cannot create an account in order to access the private members area) but still wish to participate in the Zoom classes please contact Sensei Richard Amuzu and we will see if we can make alternative arrangements to allow you get get the Zoom meeting details.
Thanks for your support and understanding.
The BWCSK Team.