Welcome to Shotokan Karate Hamilton

Classes back up and running !

For details on how to get back to training please review all the information below and ensure you register to return to training.

Existing Students

Because of restrictions on the mix of students we’re able to have the classes are going to have to be split into 2. We’re going to be running 2 training sessions on each of the 2 nights of the week we’ll be training at Fairhill Lifestyles. The first class will be running from 6:00pm-7:00pm and the second class will be running from 7:00pm-8:00pm. The first class will be for all students who are under 18 years of age, the second session will be for all students who are 18 years and older.

In addition to these two sessions we’re going to run a single Friday night session at the Dance Studio for senior students (18 years+) only. This will run 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

WeekdayTimeClass
Monday6:00-7:00pm (Juniors)
7:00-8:00pm (Adults)
Fairhill Lifestyles
Wednesday6:00-7:00pm (Juniors)
7:00-8:00pm (Adults)
Fairhill Lifestyles
Friday6:30pm - 7:30pm (Adults)Valerie Brown Dance Studio

It’s hoped that as restrictions ease we’ll be able to move to a different class structure, we’ll keep this under review and keep all members posted of any upcoming changes. We realise this could be difficult for many to work around, particularly families where parents attend with kids and we hope this will not be an arrangement we have to keep up for a long time.

Interested in joining ?

If you’d like to be added to our wait-list to join please contact us by sending an email to registration@hamiltonshotokan.co.uk and someone will get back to you. We’re taking wait-listed juniors and adults on a first-come, first-served basis.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

There’s a number of safety protocols we will have to adhere to when returning to the dojo. Many of these have become familiar parts of our daily lives over the last year so it shouldn’t be too strange for everyone but we’ll be publishing more details on these as we get nearer to opening. It will be the usual hand-washing, social distancing etc but there will also be some restrictions that are specific to the venues we will need to adhere to (more details to follow). The governing body we’re members of (NAKMAS) have also published guidance that’s specific to Martial Arts training in particular and we’ll be ensuring we meet or exceed their guidance when we’ve reviewed it.

In addition to ensuring we adhere to the safety rules we’ll also be required to retain a register of class attendees. We’ll need to keep running pre-registration for attendance (to ensure we keep numbers within the rules) and keep a register of attendance (for track and trace purposes).

If you’re currently a member of the club – or would like to join the list to train with us when we’re able to do so again – please send an email your Name, Email Address and Phone Number to this address registration@hamiltonshotokan.co.uk and we’ll reply to you. It’s important that we get these details and a sense of numbers who will be returning to training so we prepare to be ready.

Many students have continued to train throughout lockdown and that’s going to really help them return. If you’d stepped back from training during lockdown it’s important to begin doing a little light exercise in the lead-up to returning to training. We’ll be starting gently of course but the more you start to prepare now the better shape you’ll be in when we return to get right back into training. Want to refresh your memory for some of the Kata’s ? The Club corner has plenty of videos for members to refresh your mind and get your body moving again.

If you have any questions or need help please add them to your email for registration at the email address above and we’ll do our best to help.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon and training with you all, it’s been a long time coming round but we’re nearly there !

Sensei Jim and all the Instructors