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Wisbech Samurai Karate School ready for action again

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Samurai Karate School in Wisbech has welcomed back youngsters and is looking forward to the return of adults on Monday.

After lockdowns and Covid-19 restrictions, the club is delighted to get back to face-to-face action again.

During the first lockdown, lessons were delivered via Facebook Live from Sensei Steve’s King’s patio.

A group pre lockdown (46855623)
A group pre lockdown (46855623)

Lessons were condensed to a 3sq metre space as most people didn’t have much room at home, which actually meant using a similar method to those used in Japan many years ago.

The club then moved back into face-to-face classes before lockdown hit again in November.

This time the club was prepared and went straight onto Zoom.

Susan Powell and Amber Crossley-King with Sensei Steve King.
Susan Powell and Amber Crossley-King with Sensei Steve King.

Steve said: “The methods we have used have produced great results as the students have made some very good technical and physical gains.

“We even managed to get two students their Black Belt gradings just before the November lockdown, Sensei Susan Powell (61) passing her Nidan and Amber Crossley-King (11) passing her Junior Shodan.

“Junior classes have been back for two weeks now and it has been amazing. The delight of the students to be back is great. We have been welcoming back former students who have been away during lockdown as well as new students.

“We are preparing for the return of adult classes from May 17.”

During lockdown the club produced 500 live stream classes and built a training library of over 100 specific training videos.

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