In preparation for the eventual return to regular training, Black Dragon Scotland’s chief instructor has successfully completed the Covid Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certification course. We may be quite a while yet before we can get back on the mat, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and we will contact you all when we feel it is safe to start up again.
Since classes in both England and Scotland are not taking place due to the ongoing crisis, Sensei Kevin and Sempai Anna from Black Dragon Scotland are posting “The Concrete Dojo” over on Facebook once a week.
This virtual reality Dojo has been up and running on the BDS page for the last 4 weeks with basic training tips and videos to keep our students going during these dark times. Go and check it out Dragons!
Take care of each other, stay safe, stay healthy.
Because of the on going Covid-19 or Coronavirus situation, as of today Black Dragon Martial Arts Academy classes at both the Hampshaw and Romiley dojos are suspended until further notice. Our sister club, Black Dragon Scotland cancelled their classes last week and we felt in the circumstances and for the protection of our members and their families, we should follow suit.
We, of course, will return to training once this crisis is over, stay safe, stay healthy.
The BDMAA committee.
Further and the final grading this year at BDS’s Drum Dojo the evening of Thursday the 14th November. Little Dragon Casey Palmer graded alone and successfully passed his Green belt, Congratulations Casey.
Further gradings took place at BDS’s Drum Dojo on Thursday the 7th November. Three more graders demonstrated their skills and were ultimately successful: please welcome our new Dragon Warrior Purple belt, Alba, double graded from Green belt, new Dragon Warrior Yellow belt, Corey and new Little Dragon Yellow belt, Rhys. Congratulations all.
Autumn gradings continued on Wednesday the 6th November at BDS’s Cannich Dojo. Congratulations to all the successful Dragons: Please welcome our new Dragon Warrior Purple belt, Jack, new Dragon Warrior Blue belt, Sarah, new Little Dragon Blue belt, Toby, new Little Dragon Orange belt, William and new Little Dragon Yellow belt Fraser, who was double graded on his first grading. Very well done all.
Black Dragon Scotland’s Husband and Wife team, Luke and Sara this evening (17th October) in Drum. Fifty minutes soon passed as they both demonstrated their combat skills in front of our grading panel: Sempai Anna, Junior Sempai Jacob and myself, Jacob doubling up his role as Uke too.
I am very pleased and proud to report Sara and Luke passed, congratulations to you both.
Please welcome our new Adult Blue Belt, Sara and our new Adult Yellow Belt, Luke.
A big “Thank you” to Sempai Anna for her input and Sempai Jacob for being thrown about as Uke and also his input.
Congratulations to Junior Sempai Jacob from Black Dragon Scotland’s Cannich Dojo on successfully passing his Red/Black tab (Junior Black Belt Candidacy) grading on Sunday, 13th October. 1 hour, 10 minutes of constant combat (with few water breaks), very well done, we are very proud. A big “Thank You” to Drum Dojo’s Junior Sempai, Zak (far left) for taking the hard knocks as Uke.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event last Saturday (28th August) had to be cancelled. It will however take place later in the year or early next. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. For further details about the reorganising of this event, watch this space.
Black Dragon Scotland performed a demonstration at the Glen Urquhart Highland Games again this year, the 24th August, the fifth year running. Congratulations to students from both the Cannich and Drum Dojos on their performances, our best yet by far.