As you may have heard Clondalkin St Patrick’s Day parade has been postponed. So the Academy will not be walking next Tuesday. There will be no classes on St Patrick’s Day, all other classes continue as normal next week.
Unfortunately this years Expo will have to be postponed until later in the year due to the Caronavirus. I have taken a provisional date of July 5th as our alternative date. I have no plans to close the Academy at present, especially due to the small size of most classes. However any students presenting with flu like symptoms should avoid classes until the feel better.
The gradings in April will go ahead as before. Students will grade in their regular classes the week of the 7th of April. Grading in their 1st class and results and certificates in their 2nd class that week.
The list of those eligible to grade that was sent out last week was based on students having completed near or all the required time between grades. Students still must meet the required standard of their respective grade. Some students on the previous list will not be eligible to grade, if the are not of the required standard regardless of the length of time since their last grade. Please check with Sensei if you are unsure if you or your child can grade. Below is the minimum time requirement for each grade. Checking in your attendance every training session is vitally important to insure you can grade.
Yellow tip -Yellow belt must do min of 15 classes and 45 days between grades
Orange – Green Belt min 25 classes and min 90 days since last grade
Blue – Brown Belt min 50 classes and min 180 days since last grade
Brown Belt + min 110 classes and 265 days
The sparring competition will also continue this month in class, but the finals will be held over until the Expo goes ahead.