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Updated at 8 p.m. on Friday 10th July.

From the end of this month we will be able to move to wave 2 of our plan for returning to in-person classes. (Wave 2 is the re-opening of our TaeKwonDo, SAMA Kickboxing, and some of our Mugai Ryu indoor classes.) Exact start dates for individual classes, or the latest information we have, is in our returning plan, which is on our coronavirus page. We will continue to operate Tai Chi through our 4 outdoor classes through August and our on-line services will continue alongside our reopening across all our arts. Keep in touch!

Meanwhile our outdoor Tai Chi is already underway, and we plan to run Tai Chi this way through August. Well done to all those back at Batsford Arboretum, Hanbury Turn, and Redditch. Pershore is Monday (13th). Even outdoors, numbers are limited and all outdoor classes will operate in groups of no more than 6. You have to book your place. As we update this page, the sessions at Hanbury Turn in Bromsgrove and at Abbey Park in Pershore are fully booked. There are still just a couple of places at Redditch Cricket Ground - but you really must book! For up to date information on our return to in-person classes, including detail about which classes are re-opening, when, and how, plus our continuing service on-line, see our Coronavirus Page.


Congratulations to Tilly Allen on passing her grading on line. She is the second of our TKD students to do so. Well done! That's a photo of her grading.

Swords and Romance

Congratulations also to Mugai Ryu Assistant Instructor Bill Carmen, who at a tender age rather a long way past retirement has published his first book. It is a romance, and doesn't actually feature a single sword. But it's still worth getting!