Outdoor Karate Classes
As of Tuesday, June 15th and Thursday, June 24th, 2021 we will be starting some outdoor karate classes. Our Zoom schedule will remain the same on Mondays and Wednesdays. Also, if it happens to rain we will shift our outdoor Tuesday and Thursday classes back on to zoom.
The goal of adding outdoor classes is to offer more “in-person instruction” to review katas and curriculum (such as BBM Bo staff) so students are ready when we resume regular classes in the dojo.
Outdoor classes will take place at Mornington Park (just minutes from our Oxford Studio). Turn off Oxford at High Holborn Street, (located in between Blessed Sacrament Elementary school and the Nissan car dealership). Parking is available.
There are no charges or fees to continue with our zoom classes or our outdoor classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If the weather does not cooperate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the new outdoor schedule will take place on zoom. All of our Bernardo Karate Studios are welcome to participate.
For outdoor classes:
Summer time weather in London can see temperatures creep well into the mid 30’s. As a result, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are definitely recommended. Bring several bottles of water as well.
Bernardo Karate t-shirts and shorts are permitted however all students must wear their karate belts. Karate uniforms may also be worn but keep in mind the temperatures of the day. Running shoes are a must. We also recommend a beach towel or yoga mat if you prefer to stretch or do exercises such as push ups on something other than the ground.
We will have several Instructors available to break students off into groups of 10 (based on Provincial safety guidelines for outdoor gatherings and proper social distancing).
We will also be adding some outdoor workshops on Saturdays. Last summer we had a great response to our outdoor classes so be sure to keep an eye out for additional events in June, July and August. We especially look forward to swinging our Bo staffs around outside with everyone! We are hopeful to be open very soon for in-person classes. If you have any questions please call our Oxford Studio at 519-659-2504.