First Term Newsletter 2019.

 

 

 

 

21st January 2019

NEWSLETTER 1   –    FIRST TERM  2019  

We would like to welcome all  karateka back from their respective holildays and we trust that you are well  rested and ready to train hard again.   We would also like to welcome all our new members and hope that you will soon feel at home. If you are unsure about anything, please ask the instructor or phone the office.

If you as mom or dad’s new year’s resolution is to get fit and trim, why not join our senior classes at Welgemoed?  Class times are Mondays & Wednesdays from 18h00 – 19h30 and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 19h00 – 20h00.    We have morning classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  from 9h00 – 10h00.   There is a substancial discount for families. I have noticed that some moms joined in at some schools.

NEW BLACK BELTS

Congratulations to our karateka who have been graded successfully to 1st Dan black belt  on 1st December 2018.     Well done!!!.

The grading was of a high standard and the karateka were well prepared.   Do not lose momentum and lets make 2019 an even better year.

 

1st  DAN  –     ROGAN ARENDSE  (KL)                             DANTE  EATON  (EV)                               CHALDON GOUWS  (WJ)

BRANDON KITCHING (WJ)                         BASIL LE ROUX  (WJ)                               ARWEN LEHMANN  (WJ)

NHLAKANIPO NDLEBE (BP)                       TSHEPISO OLIPHANT (WJ)                     MICHEAL ROBERTSON (KL)

DEWALD SMIT (GL)                                    PHILIP THONNARD (BP)                          HANNEKE VAN NIEKERK (WS)

SOLOMON VD WESTHUIIZEN  (TOT)       SISIPHO  ZINGITWA (BR)

 

TERM FEES  2019

We understand that everybody is experiencing financial difficulties, therefore we increasing our fees by only 8% as from January 2019.     Please note that the fees are strictly payable in advance.   Fees for the 1st term to be paid by the end of January 2019.

 

1 Adult –  R1 785.00 1 scholar – R1 650.00 Pre Primary (1x p week)  – R900.00
2 Adults –  R2 670.00

 

2 scholars – R2 475.00 Pre Primary (2x p week)  R1 530.00
           

Please note that the fees as set out above are applicable per family.

 

All fees are payable  to KYOKUSHIN-KAN HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD.  For any direct /internet payments please use the following  banking detail:  ABSA Cheque Account Nr. 4061885831.   Branch code: 632005.    ReferenceName/Surname of student and Dojo where he/she trains.   ** Please email proof  to hbosman@icon.co.za  or hand in to the instructor.

 

KARATE UNIFORM

Karateka must train in their karate uniform at all times.   This helps to ensure discipline in class and create a sense of belonging.   Only Kyokushin-kan uniforms may be used, as they are designed and cut to suit our style of karate. It also have our badge embroidered on the left chest as well as an elastisized waist for the small sizes.  Karate uniforms for  children 4 to 8 years up to size 0 will be R420.00 per suit and the bigger sizes 1 – 7 R500.00. VAT is included. All karate uniforms are available from our Fighting Spirit Martial Art shop in Welgemoed. We have a big variety of Kyokushin protection gear and clothing.   For more information, please call during office hours from Monday to Friday : 08h00 –  17h00.   Please note that all karateka from grade 1 should have their gloves and shin pads present at every class.  Cost per set is R350.00

New karateka must also acquire it as soon as possible as it protects them and their opponent during sparring and pair work.

 

IMPORTANT  DATES TO HELP YOU PLAN THIS TERM:

Saturday 2nd February Beach Training 08h00 – 10h00 Blouberg Beach (Opposite Prima Piati)_
Tuesday 12 February Special Grading 18h15 Welgemoed Dojo
Saturday 9 March WP Kata Tournament 8h00 Welgemoed Primary School
10 – 12 May 2019 International Karate Camp Friday 18h00 to Sunday 18h00 Oppisee Camp site, Melbosstrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEACH TRAINING – SATURDAY  2nd  FEBRUARY   at  08H00

We want ALL our Karateka and parents including pre-scholars to attend the fun training session at Blouberg beach.   We will train on the beach at the end of Table View Boulevard opposite Primi Piate from 8h00 till 10h00.  All Karateka must please bring some dry clothes, a towel and a black refuge bag, as we will have a beach clean-up afterwards.   There will be NO 8h30 or 10h30 classes at the Dojo on that day.       Parents can just wear shorts and a T/shirt.  Please come, it will be a lot of fun and there is no cost involved.

 

SPECIAL GRADING:   12 FEBRUARY 2019

Karateka (white to green belts) who were ready for their grading in October / November 2018 but were injured or could not attend must now prepare for the special grading that will take place at WELGEMOED DOJO on TUESDAY 12th February at 18h15.

 

3-YEAR INSTRUCTORS COURSE

We are starting our 3-year instructor’s course this term. If you are interested, please contact us this week as we want to start on Friday 1st of February and then 8th  of March 2018

Class times: Fridays 16h00 – 17h30.   Fees:  R500 per term, payable in advance. That includes instructor’s manual, first aid course etc.   Please attend these classes dressed in your dogi with a pen and writing pad.

 

WP KATA TOURNAMENT – 9th MARCH 2019

Above tournament will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Welgemoed School Hall.  Letter with all the relevant information will be handed out at a later stage. Our WP Kumite tournament are scheduled for April or early May.

 

CLASS TIMES – GRADE 1’s

The grade 1’s will start with the other karateka but will only actively train for 45 minutes until March 2019 (1st term). For the remainder of the class the young karateka can watch as they will learn the more difficult techniques.   From April they will train for the full hour.

 

DISCIPLINE IN THE KARATE CLASSES

We ask that parents, when possible, NOT to attend these training classes on a regular basis as we have learned from past experiences that parents distract their children.     We do not mind if parents watch for 10 minutes to show their interest, but we do not want parents sitting there day after day for the full length of the class.  Parents are also requested to be quiet. If you want to discuss anything or make mobile phone calls, please step outside. Your co-operation will be appreciated.

 

LIFE LONG INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION FEE – COMPULSORY (Not Pre-Primary children)

Karateka from Grade 1 must be registered in Japan.  All students must please pay R150 and we need a photo in the uniform, their date of birth and full name. We can also take it in class.   If you have not yet done this, please do it as soon as possible.

 

WE OFFER MORE THAN JUST KARATE:  – No extra cost!!       We urge all higher belts to join these classes:

WEAPON CLASSES                    Tuesday   from 17h45 – 18h45 (Minimum age 10)

EXTRA KARATE CLASSES:        Saturday mornings 08h30 till 10h00 (fighting class) and 10h30 – 12h00 (normal class)

GOSHIN (Practical Defence) CLASSES:   Thursday from 18h00 – 19h00

 

TRAINING CAMPS:    MAY and   SEPTEMBER  /OCTOBER   2019

These camps are a very enjoyable experience for our higher grades and are compulsory for karateka who want to grade in December 2019 for their brown and black belts.  During the International camp we will learn new and interesting techniques from our Japanese Instructors, while we will use the September /October  camp to prepare the karateka for their grading.  Other karateka of lower grades are more than welcome to attend.  Young children can come for the Saturday only.

 

FACEBOOK INVOLVEMENT OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS

We would like to stay in touch and inter act with our karateka parents and students on a more regular and personal basis.  Please like our Facebook Page: Kyokushin-kan Karate Do Organisation Africa on Fb.  This will allow you to follow updates on recent activities as well as upcomming events.

Karate Greetings

 

 

 

HENNIE BOSMAN – 8th DAN

INTERNATIONAL CHAIRMAN: KYOKUSHIN-KAN