From 17th May we are running a programme of in person classes across all our arts. Here it is.
Outdoor classes at Batsford, Peopleton, Hanbury Turn, Droitwich, and Kidderminster, with indoor or Zoom alternatives for bad weather, and some on-line service continuing. As spring turns to summer, we will start to plan for indoor classes and in-person classes in other locations.
All our other arts.
All of our in-person classes in TaeKwonDo, SAMA, Ensodo and Mugai Ryu are back.
At the moment, in line with the current Government guidance, we are continuing to run Covid Secure, with 2m distancing and no contact activities, except for pad and bag work and kumitachi, all under strictly limited circumstances. The Government plan is for us to introduce more activities, with fewer restrictions, soon. Don't worry: it won't be long will we are back to normal!
SAMA is back, and Technical Director has been working with Luke Fleming on developing the boxing side of SAMA, which he describes in this interesting video. It is now developed so nicely that SAMA will have three distinct arms to it - boxing, kickboxing, and self defence. This relaxed, superfit art has become a popular mainstay of what we do. You can find out more about it on our SAMA page.
World Tai Chi Day
We have been running an incredibly popular series of on line events and workshops since the beginning of January, for both beginners and experienced students. And on Saturday 24th April we held our first in-person event for quite a while. It was our annual World Tai Chi Day event, this year led in a sunny Bromsgrove by Michelle Baker. Thanks to everyone who came, some of whom travelled long distances to be there. A big thank you of course to Michelle, and also to Louise, Gaynor and Mike who were all there to help.
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Yes, thanks to Tutor Flora Hamilton-Jones, LCTKD now has a TikTok account. TikTok is the short video sharing app, which is hugely popular with teenagers, but actually has something for everyone if you just look around. Here's the sort of thing that you see on our TikTok account. This connection from our news page to TikTok might take a minute to load, so give it time. Then, you can play the latest video that's being shown on our TikTok account without having to actually go to TikTok. Of course, if you go to TikTok you can follow us, which would be really nice.
Flora has also been showing her talents with the graphic image at the bottom of this page, which is made up of the LCTKD colours!