Hello folks, 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.… Read the rest
Following on from the government’s announcements on Thursday and guidance issued by NAKMAS, our governing body, we can now announce are plans to reopen once the second national lock down due to the Covid-19 pandemic finishes on the 2nd December 2020. Unfortunately Birmingham will be moving into Tier 3 which will affect the classes we can run in the dojo.
Changes in the restrictions that apply to each tier mean that classes in our dojos can only take place for juniors, under 18s or single households. Therefore from the 5th December 2020 we will be restarting scheduled junior classes on Mondays at Weoley Castle Community Church and Saturdays at Bournville College.… Read the rest
Hello folks, On Saturday the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown starting on Thursday 5th November 2020 and planned to run until the 2nd December 2020. Unfortunately this means we are yet again going to have to close our dojo doors for the duration of the lockdown. The health of our students and instructors is of paramount importance and these circumstances are out of our control.
This now means that the last session in November for Adults will be on Monday 2nd November and for Children on Tuesday 3rd November. All pre-booked classes that were scheduled to run during the lockdown period are regrettably now cancelled.… Read the rest
BWCSK are pleased to announce the opening of a new location for training on Saturdays. Unfortunately since the national Covid-19 lockdown in March we have been unable to run our usual Saturday classes due to circumstances beyond our control and that venue has been unable to reopen as soon as we had hoped it would. Fortunately we have now been able to find a new location in the same area for our students which we hope will be equally as convenient to those who used to train at the previous venue. We would like to introduce the Bournville College dojo, this is located at Bournville College, 1 Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, B31 2AJ with training taking place at 1pm on Saturdays’ in the Sports Hall.… Read the rest
This is a notice for all existing students and any new students once they have spoken to Sensei Hession. Due to Covid-19 restriction and health measures we can only offer a limited number of spaces on each class. This was done manually last month as we reopened and set systems in place but I am pleased to announce that we have now been able to provide a system to book your place online from this web site. Please ensure that you book your place before 10pm at least three days before the class you wish to attend e.g. if you wish to train on Monday you must have reserved your place by 10pm the Friday before and if you wish to train on Thursday you must have done so by 10pm on the Monday before at the latest.… Read the rest
We are pleased to announce that training resumed at our Weoley Castle dojo from the 27th July 2020. It seems like a long time since we had to close our doors due to the rising Covid-19 infections and eventual national lock down. Since then we have continued training online offering eight free classes a week (split between Juniors and Seniors) to our members via the Zoom application. Those classes finished last Saturday with the reopening of the dojo but we would like to thank all the instructors who gave up their time and resources and all those who helped make those classes happen over the last three months.… Read the rest
Calling all current BWCSK students. Karate still goes on even whilst we are locked down in our homes, we are still training together whilst apart. If you would like access to free exclusive content and online training sessions please contact us, either directly by phone, email, messaging app or social media.
Unfortunately we can only provide these options for existing students and we are sorry for any inconvenience that may cause.
We would like everyone to stay safe and take care and we look forward to hearing from you.
It is with deep regret and great sorrow that due to the latest government advice advising all schools and sports clubs to close that we feel the time has come to announce the suspension of all BWCSK classes until further notice. This decison has not been made lightly and we have been continuously speaking to our members and parents of younger members to determine what they wanted us to do up until this point. As a club we have never before had to shut our doors but these are unprecedented times. We believe that we need to take this inevitable decision in the best interests of our students, their families and our instructor’s health.… Read the rest
BWCSK are constantly reviewing the situation and latest government guidelines and will keep you informed of the how the club will proceed going forward. We recommend that you check our facebook page (https://en-gb.facebook.com/BirminghamShotokan/) for the most up-to-date information as this will be updated as a priority as the situation evolves, our facebook news feed is also visible on the bottom of all posts on this site.
Karate training is currently on as normal with hygiene protocols in place. There will be no sparring or bag work during this time. Internal doors will be kept open so that contact with surfaces can be minimised and cleaning is in place. … Read the rest
Due to a increase in class size we are adjusting the start times for the Wednesday night class at Longbridge Methodist Church. This is so that we can ensure all students get suitably focused tuition for their grade.
The new times starting this week will be:
Beginners to Purple & White Belts: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Brown and Black Belts: 6.30pm – 8pm / 8.30pm (8pm – 8.30pm subject to students demand on the day).