Glamorgan Karate Club
Training During Covid-19
Since March, when Alberta Health Services recommended physical distancing, we have been training remotely, using Zoom. We have become proficient at teaching and learning remotely. Although partner work is not possible over Zoom, remote training provides many benefits:
- Focusing on basics has improved everyone's fundamentals.
- Small spaces have forced us to explore new and highly-practical ways of moving.
- Frequently we welcome guest instructors from across Canada.
- We are able to maintain our physical conditioning and karate skills, while staying in touch with our friends.
Fall 2020 Classes
The adult, intermediate, and family classes are all running this fall and are open for registration now. New students are welcome! The Little Ninjas class is postponed until we get back in our regular dojo.
Our expectation is that the fall term will be conducted remotely, in our virtual dojo on Zoom. We may explore options to train outdoors on occasion, while respecting the need to maintain physical distance. And when Alberta Health Services and our facility, Christ Church in Elbow Park, give the all-clear signal, we will return to training in our physical dojo.
Extra Requirements for Virtual Training
We conduct our remote training over Zoom. You will need a computer with a webcam or tablet to join the session. The more space you can find to train in, the better; but many of us are training in exceptionally tight spaces (10' x 10').
At times we will split the classes by rank to focus on different skills and kata. So if you train with family members who are at different ranks, try to have separate spaces and computers.
The Glamorgan Karate Club (GKC) is a Wado Kai Karate club operating in Elbow Park, Calgary. Wado Kai (Way of Peace) Karate is a martial art that teaches effective self-defence skills by developing explosive power, timing and coordination. Students acquire strength, endurance, flexibility and cardio-vascular fitness through the practice of basic techniques. We place a strong emphasis on strengthening character so that violent confrontation can be avoided.
2020 REGISTRATION OPEN
Adult Club Members
Adults are welcome to join at any point during the year, so this registration page will always be open. Please register here:
Family / Intermediate Classes
Registration for the fall term is now open. New students are welcome. For more information about classes, fees and times, look here.
registration closed for little ninjas
The Little Ninjas Program is on hiatus.
The Little Ninjas program is temporarily on hold, until we get back to our physical dojo. Check back here for updates.