COVID-19 Update: January 2021

Sigh. We should have known when we opened our booking system yesterday that we were tempting fate! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Unfortunately, given this evening’s lockdown announcement, we will need to suspend all classes until restrictions are lifted.

Apologies to those who have already made bookings (thanks for your support though!). We’ll be in touch via email regarding credits/refunds.

Please don’t let this lockdown stop you from training. There are loads of free martial arts & workout videos on YouTube, as well as patterns videos; so carry on working towards your goals ๐Ÿ’ช

Stay safe, everyone โค๏ธ

COVID-19 Update: December Classes

Now that itโ€™s been confirmed that Liverpool will be going into Tier 2, we can confirm that classes will be restarting next week, on Wednesday 2nd December! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Online booking will be available from Sunday 29th November.

The Tiger and Colour Belt Grading that was previously scheduled for Saturday 12th December will now take place on Saturday 19th December, in order to give students more time to prepare.

Please continue to follow our COVID-19 guidance and stay home if you display any symptoms.

See you soon! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

COVID-19 Update: November 2020

All classes are now suspended until at least Wednesday 2ndย December. Provided the COVID-19 lockdown is then lifted as planned, we aim to restart classes from Friday 4thย December.

Weโ€™ll be in touch in a few weeksโ€™ time to let everyone know if and when December classes are available to book online.

Until then, please stay safe!

COVID-19 Update: October 2020

After reviewing the latest COVID-19 guidance relating to Liverpool being placed in the Tier 3 (‘Very High’) local alert level, our understanding is that classes will be allowed to continue, but ONLY for students aged under 18.

As these new restrictions come into effect tomorrow (Wednesday 14th October), we will unfortunately need to cancel bookings for our adult students, and we will be unable to accept any new bookings from adult students. We will be contacting any adults who have already booked classes to arrange credits and/or refunds.

Junior classes will be running as usual. Senior classes will continue to run for our under-18 teenaged students.

We will keep the guidance under review and will let you know about any further updates. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Thanks, as always, for your support. Stay safe โค๏ธ

COVID-19 Update: September 2020

New government guidance in effect from Monday 14th September states that gatherings of more than than six people in England will be illegal. However, organised indoor sports carried out in a COVID-secure way are exempt – which, we understand, means that we can continue to train.

We’re keeping up to date with the guidance, as well as keeping an eye on what other taekwondo clubs are doing; so we’ll let you know if anything changes.

In the meantime, please continue to distance yourselves from each other outside the club, and adhere to the requirements of our COVID-19 Implementation Plan.

Thank you.

Reopening Date!

Weโ€™re pleased to announce that weโ€™ll be restarting taekwondo classes on Wednesday 2nd September!

Classes will look very different from before the pandemic, so please read the updated Implementation Plan so that you know what to expect.
Some of the main changes include:

  • Maximum of 8 students per class
  • All activities will be non-contact and students will be distanced by 2 metres
  • Classes must be booked and paid for online (first come, first served)
  • Class fees will increase to ยฃ4.00 per hour
  • No parents/guardians or spectators may enter the building (unfortunately, the back room will be unavailable)
  • The Saturday class timetable will change to include a Junior class, Senior class, Red & Black Belt class, and an hour-long online session
  • Coaches will carry out thorough cleaning of training areas and corridors/surfaces. Hand sanitiser will be available for studentsโ€™ use on entry/exit
  • No new students accepted until further notice.

We realise that some of these measures are not ideal, but we hope youโ€™ll understand that itโ€™s the best we can do at the moment. Weโ€™ll keep government guidance under review, and let you know if weโ€™re able to ease any of the restrictions.

Classes will be available to book online in the next few weeks. Students will be sent an email alert once bookings are open. Weโ€™ll also check for expired licences and get in touch with you if you need to renew (your licence should be valid before you book a class).

We look forward to seeing you all in a few weeksโ€™ time (we still have certificates and belts for those who did the grading way back in March!). In the meantime, try to work on your fitness andย go over your patterns; it will make the shock of returning to training a little easier! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can also continue to join us on Saturday mornings throughout August for our free Zoom sessions (check your email for details!).

Please get in touch if you have any questions. See you soon!

Class changes due to COVID-19

We are currently working on a confirmed reopening date for our classes. In the meantime, please read our COVID-19 policies, so that you know what to expect when we return. Classes will be very different from before, and we hope youโ€™ll understand that these measures are necessary for us to comply with public health and government guidance, and to ensure a safe environment for everyone.ย 

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.

Training Update: July 2020

You may be aware that the latest government guidance indicates that we should be able to return to training at the end of July (hooray!). ๐Ÿ™Œ

We’re currently working our way through a LONG list of measures that we need to put in place before training can resume safely, so please bear with us. Classes are likely to be quite different from how they were previously, with physical distancing between students and limited class sizes. Once we have a confirmed reopening date and new COVID- related policies in place, we’ll let you know.

In the meantime, carry on kicking with us at 11:00am each Saturday for your FREE Zoom training session! Check your email for details. ๐Ÿ’ช

Home Workout #2 (Legs!)

Keep your legs strong, flexible and ready to kick with this little home workout!ย ๐Ÿ’ช
Be sure to send us a photo or video so we can see how you’re getting on with it!ย 

Instructions:
๐Ÿ”นย 10 x front rising kicks with each leg
๐Ÿ”นย 10 x crescent kicks with each leg
๐Ÿ”นย 10 x side rising kicks with each leg
๐Ÿ”นย 20 x burpees
๐Ÿ”นย 20 x sidestep squats (get low!)
๐Ÿ”นย 20 x lunges (10 each leg)
๐Ÿ”นย 20 x forward-backward-kick lunges (10 each leg)
๐Ÿ”นย 10 x jumping squats
๐Ÿ”นย 20 x squat thrusts
Then have a good stretch, holding each one for at least 10 seconds.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Training at Home

How are you all getting on with taekwondo training at home? We want to see your training pictures & videos!

Try to stick to a routine and do some training on the days that you would normally come to class. That way, it won’t be such hard work once things get back to normal!

We’ve posted a home workout on our Youtube channel for you to try (has anyone done it yet?!). We’ve also posted some patterns videos, so that you can get a head start on your new patterns and stay onย top of your old onesย ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s go! ๐Ÿ’ช