Return from Lockdown
In line with the current lockdown, all our classes are on-line, and our regular in-person classes and courses have been suspended. The Government has now issued a roadmap for the way forward, and in line with that, if the projected dates are met, we anticipate:
beginning to run some outdoor classes from 29th March, alongside a continuing on line programme;
possibly introducing some indoor classes for children from 12th April, subject to venues being available;
beginning to reintroduce all our in person classes and courses from 17th May, subject to venues and student numbers. Some of these may continue outdoors.
More specific details are being worked up at the moment, so watch this space, look out for e-mails, and follow our social media posts for news.
Chinese New Year
From 12th February we have been in the year of the Metal Ox.
Lots of our students attended a special on line event to celebrate the New Year, led by Miss Angela Sun, who talked about celebrating New Year in Chinese households. Miss Sun also introduced video contributions students had sent in to celebrate New Year, with "red" and "scare away evil spirits" themes. Here they are:
Find out about the year of the Metal Ox on our special page.
We have been running an incredibly popular series of on line workshops since the beginning of January, for both beginners and experienced students. The first was on 6th February with Mr Drew N. Hall and Mrs Marie Hall which looked at breaking boards, and then on 11th February Michelle Baker led a workshop on the Tai Chi like Shibashi. The next one is scheduled for 2nd March with Louise Morey, and there is a whole series of workshops, special classes, and exclusive courses for our students and for the general public, between now and Easter. See our events page to keep up to date and find out more.
Well done to Rabson Mwale, who passed his on line grading for green belt on 27th February under Mrs Helen M F Hall, with Miss Angela Sun as the grading Instructor.