Sigh. We should have known when we opened our booking system yesterday that we were tempting fate! 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
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.
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.
We’re pleased to announce that we’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 £4.00 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 students’ use on entry/exit
No new students accepted until further notice.
We realise that some of these measures are not ideal, but we hope you’ll understand that it’s the best we can do at the moment. We’ll keep government guidance under review, and let you know if we’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. We’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 weeks’ 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 and go over your patterns; it will make the shock of returning to training a little easier! 🙂
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!
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 you’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.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.
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!).
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.
Keep your legs strong, flexible and ready to kick with this little home workout! 💪 Be sure to send us a photo or video so we can see how you’re getting on with it!
Instructions: 🔹 10 x front rising kicks with each leg 🔹 10 x crescent kicks with each leg 🔹 10 x side rising kicks with each leg 🔹 20 x burpees 🔹 20 x sidestep squats (get low!) 🔹 20 x lunges (10 each leg) 🔹 20 x forward-backward-kick lunges (10 each leg) 🔹 10 x jumping squats 🔹 20 x squat thrusts Then have a good stretch, holding each one for at least 10 seconds.
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 on top of your old ones 🙂