Jul 022020

Following two very good tests over the last couple of weeks, we’re very pleased to be starting our first full outdoor training sessions from the week commencing 6th July. These sessions will be taking place at Ysgol Nantgaredig (Station Road, Nantgaredig, SA32 7LS) – we’re very grateful to the school for allowing us to use their outdoor space, which has worked very well in the trial runs.


Every outdoor training session will have two groups:

  • 17:00 to 17:45 for everyone up to 5th kyu (green belt)
  • 18:00 to 19:00 for 4th kyu (purple belt) and above

Where possible, the sessions will be on Thursdays but that may change from one week to the next depending on the weather outlook.

To make sure that everyone can train safely, the capacity of each session will be limited, so it will be necessary to book your place in advance via our new Eventbrite listing. Our other two sessions every week will continue to take place online, as normal.

Normal training fees will apply to all of the outdoor training sessions but we’ll avoid handling cash by asking everyone to pay their fees at the end of every month.

Please remember to keep at least 2m apart from each other, which is why we’re limiting the size of the group. If anyone in your household is unwell, especially if they have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend. Take a look at our previous #WayBackToTheDojo updated, to remind yourself of what we’re doing.

We won’t have access to any changing or toilet facilities at the school, so please keep that in mind – change into your gi before leaving home. Wear trainers and keep in mind anything else you might need, like a hat or sun screen etc. and water.