MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I hope that this message is received in good health and that you and your families are doing well. I just wanted to check in to wish everyone well during our current situation and to let you know that the SWKKF is here to support you. If anyone has questions, concerns or simply needs to chat, you can contact me directly.
Although we do not have a confirmed time line as to when we will be able to re-open our clubs we continue to encourage people to stay in contact. Our committees are still busy and we are preparing for our “virtual” Senate meeting later this month.
Many clubs have been taking advantage of the technology available and have been running virtual karate classes. We highly encourage you and your students to participate if you are able. Although it is not the same as being in the dojo, it is still a great way to keep up your skills, release some physical and mental stress, and to keep in touch with your members.
Many have commented that they would like to continue the virtual classes in some form once we get back to the dojo because of all the opportunities it has created. There are currently 32 time slots available from various SWKKF club to join in a class including junior, adult and black belt curriculums. You are welcome to join in to any one of them that best suits your schedule.
You can find the current schedule here: https://shintani.ca/events.html
If any black belt instructor wishes to conduct classes on line and would like to open them up to the rest of the SWKKF community, we will support that and ensure information is posted on the Shintani website.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact Sensei Ron Mattie or myself for guidance.
Thank you and please stay safe,