Re-Opening for Classes
Tuesday 2 June
Team East West Parents and Students. New Online lessons videos uploaded today to in the Members Area of the website today:
Little Dragons: Lesson 13
Karate Kidz: Lesson 13
Advanced; Lesson 11
Bully Safe System: Lesson 12
Our return to training is getting closer everyday-Mr D
Friday 29 May
New Online lessons posted today in the members area of the website:
Little Dragons: Lesson 12a
Karate Kidz: Lesson 12a
Advanced: Lesson 10a
Advanced: Kushanku Kata: Part 8
Advanced: Body Block No 2 (Sensei Andy Greaves)
Look forwards to seeing everyone back in class soon-Mr D
Tuesday 26 May
New Online lessons posted today in the Online Lessons Menus:
Re-Opening for Classes Video posted for for levels of students
Little Dragons: Lesson 12
Karate Kidz: Lesson 12
Advanced: Lesson 10
Bully Safe System: Lesson 11
Best Regards to Everyone – Mr D
Friday 22 May
New Online Lessons uploaded today to the members area of our website:
Little Dragons: Lesson 11a
Karate Kidz: Lesson 11a
Advanced: Lesson 9a
Advanced: Kushanku Kata (Part 7)
Advanced: Pinan Nidan Kata (Part 2)
Advanced: Body Block 1 (Sensei Andy Greaves)
Enjoy your Online Lessons – Mr D
Tuesday 19 May
To everyone in our East West Family
New Online video lessons posted today in the Members Area of our website:
Little Dragons: Lesson 11
Little Dragons Challenge #2
Karate Kidz: Lesson 11
Karate Kidz Challenge #2
Advanced: Lesson 9
Bully safe System: Lesson 10
Enjoy the Online Lessons and look forwards to seeing the Challenge videos-Best Regards Mr D
Friday 15 May
New Online video lessons posted today in the members area of our website: www.EastWestMartialArts.org
Little Dragons: Lesson 10a & Little Dragons Promise
Karate Kidz: Lesson 10a & Student Creed
Advanced: Lesson 8a
Advanced: Kicking Drills
Best Regards to Everyone in our East West Family – Mr D
Tuesday 12 May
New videos posted today in the ‘Online Lessons’ members area on our website:
Little Dragons: Lesson 10
Karate Kidz: Lesson 10
Advanced: Lesson 8
Advanced: Pinan Nidan Kata (Part 1)
Advanced: Kushanku Kata (Part 6)
Bully Safe System: Lesson 9
Watch out for the next stage of the Little Dragons & Karate Kidz/Advanced Challenge on Friday. Post your attempts.
Missing seeing you All- Mr D
Friday 8 May
Hi Everyone, New videos posted today:
Little Dragons Challenge
Little Dragons: Lesson 9a
Karate Kidz10 x Challenge
Karate Kidz; Lesson 9a
Advanced10 x Challenge
Advanced: Lesson 7a
8 Way Drill: Sensei Andy Greaves
Have fun everyone, especially with the Little Dragons Challenge and the 10 x Challenge for Karate Kidz & Advanced students
– Best Regards Everyone- Mr D
Tuesday 5 May
New Videos posted today for:
Little Dragons: Lesson 9 (Mr D)
Karate Kidz: Lesson 9 (Mr D)
Advanced: Lesson 7 (Mr D)
Advanced: Kushanku Kata (Part 5)
Bully Safe System: Lesson 8 (Mr D & Friends)
Hope that everyone really enjoys their Online lessons.
Received this lovely story today from one of our brilliant Mum’s (Kelly) about her son called James, who has been doing his Little Dragons Promise everyday and practicing his Karate. He has also done some of his Karate moves for Twitter and also his school website.
James is really looking forwards to coming back to Karate and seeing the instructors soon.
Julie and myself found this story so moving as we continue to shape and influence our students lives in a positive way everyday.
Please everyone, share your children’s stories during these challenging times we are all living through – Mr D
Friday 1 May
New videos have been posted today:
Little Dragons: Lesson 8a (Mr D)
Karate Kidz: Lesson 8a (Mr D)
Advanced: Lesson 6a (Mr D)
Advanced: Kushanku Kata-Part 4 (Mr D)
Advanced: Combination 3 (Sensei Andy Greaves)
Hope you all enjoy the lessons – Mr D
Remember to join our Private Facebook Page to keep up to date with everything. Search Facebook for:East West Martial Arts-Northampton’s Best Karate Club.
Tuesday 28 April
Hi Everyone- New Videos posted today in the Online Lessons Members Area of the website:
Little Dragons: Lesson 8 (Mr D)
Karate Kidz: Lesson 8 (Mr D)
Advanced: Lesson 6 (Mr D)
Bully Safe System: Lesson 7 (Mr D & Friends)
Hope you all enjoy your lessons and remember to join the East West Martial Arts Private Facebook Page.Search Facebook for: East West Martial Arts-Northampton’s Best Karate Club
Friday 24 April
New videos uploaded today to the Online Lessons Members Area of the website:
1. Little Dragons: Lesson 7a (Mr D)
2. Karate Kidz: Lesson 7a (Mr D)
3. Karate Kidz: (Sensei Geoff Simons & Son- Lesson 3)
4. Advanced: Lesson 5a (Mr D)
5. Advanced: Warm Up 2: (Sensei Andy Greaves)
Have Fun with the lessons everyone and make sure you have joined our private Facebook Page:
‘East West Martial Arts-Northampton’s Best Karate Club’
as the Online Lessons Members Area Password will be changing for May.
-Best Regards Mr D
Tuesday 21 April
Latest Online lessons posted today in the Members Area of the website:
- Little Dragons: Lesson 7 (Mr D)
- Karate Kidz: Lesson 7 (Mr D)
- Advanced (BBC/Leadership/Adults): Lesson 5 (Mr D)
- Advanced: Kushanku Kata (Part 3) (Mr D)
- Bully Safe System: Lesson 6
Friday 17 April
Latest Online Lessons posted today in the Members Area of the website.
1. Little Dragons: Lessons 6a (Mr D)
2. Karate Kidz: Lesson 6a (Mr D)
3. Advanced (BBC/Leadership/Adults): Lesson 4a (Mr D)
4. Advanced: Combination 2 (Mr Greaves)
Tuesday 14 April
Hi Everyone – New Videos below posted today:
Little Dragons: Lesson 6 (Mr D)
Karate Kidz: Lesson 6 (Mr D)
Karate Kidz: Mr Simons & Son: Lesson 2
Advanced: Lesson 4 (Mr D)
Advanced: Mr Greaves: Kicking 1
Advanced: Mr Greaves: Combination 1
Advanced: Kushanku Part 2
Mobility: Mobility Workout 1 for all Fitness levels(Mr D)
Bully Safe System; Lesson 5 (Controlling your Mental Focus)
Enjoy your Online lessons and please post some Photos or Videos of you training and Tag us in.
I am sure many of you are aware that if you have a Smart TV connected to the internet, you can watch the Online lessons on the Smart TV’s built in Web Browser, which is a great way of training at home.
Best Regards to Everyone Mr D
Friday 10 April
New Videos uploaded today:
1. Little Dragons: Lesson 5
2. Karate Kidz: Lesson 5
3.Advanced (BBC/Leadership/Adults): Lesson 3
Please film some videos of how your Online training is going and Post on Facebook, and tag us into them please.We will post a minimum of 6 Videos a week on Tuesday’s & Friday’s – Best Regards Mr & Mrs D
Friday 3 April
New Videos posted TODAY for our Little Dragons, Karate Kidz and Black Belt Club/Leadership/Adults today.
Hope everyone enjoys the Online lessons and please post Photos and Videos of your children doing the lessons on Facebook and tag us in.
Best Regards Mr & Mrs D
Tuesday 31 March
New Video Lessons posted today in the Ages 4-6, Ages 7-14, Advanced Menu’s and also Lesson 3 from the Bully Safe System.
New video lessons for all age-groups will be posted twice-a-week.
If you have not received your login details and Password for the access to the Video Lessons in the Members Area:Please Text Julie on 07834 351112 with the following information in your text: (Parent Name & Student(s) Name).
Friday 27 March
Lesson 2 of the Bully Safe System which is called “What Causes Bullying” has now been uploaded to the Online Lessons Section (Bully Safe System Menu tab) of our website: www.EastWestMartialArts.org
Online Classes Update (Thursday 26 March)
The Little Dragons (Ages 4-6) and Karate Kidz (Ages 7-14) are uploaded onto the website. The Advanced lesson will be uploaded on Friday as will Lesson 2 of the Bully Safe System.Another fun day with sorting endless technical challenges which now have solutions – Best Regards Mr D
Please be aware that the quality of the Videos will get better as we swing into production, however that involves getting up to speed with Adobe Pro Video Editing Software. We have Video Light Boxes being delivered hopefully on Monday, which will improve the lighting dramatically.Best Regards
Wednesday 25th March
Hi Everyone, I hoped to have the first Videos on the website today, however we hit some technical issues with transferring the Videos due to the large file size.
We have now got a solution for this, and we will work very hard tomorrow to get production and posting up to speed and I will post tomorrow on when they are ready to view.We will produce daily content to get up to speed with content in the Online Lessons Members Area, as I know the children will be looking forwards to it, as will the parents – Mr D
Tuesday 24th March
I was planning on filming today at the Dojo, however the Prime Ministers address to the Nation at 8.30pm last night changed everything with the Governments instructions to stay-at-home.
So today I have created our Outside Filming Area in my Garden at Home and also from inside my house if the weather is not so kind ready for filming my first Video lessons, which I will do without editing them, so we can all laugh together if I go wrong.
There has been a lot of lessons planning going on in the background, and it has been a very busy day again, however we are now ready for production- “Lights-Camera-Action”
Monday 23rd March
Today I have spent all day in a video call via ‘Zoom’ and using Computer Screen Sharing with our Techie Guy-Martyn to make all the changes necessary to create an ‘Online Lessons’ password protected area for our Members, which as you can imagine is not straight forwards and involved much problem solving, which we have overcome.
I have uploaded the first two (of 20 videos) to the Ages 7-14 section which is our own Bully Safe System, which is designed to be suitable for all age groups.
Julie will contact everyone tomorrow with the login and password information details, and if you have not received it by 5.00pm tomorrow, please message Julie on 07834 351112.
I will initially focus on online lessons for our Ages 4-6 and also Ages 7-14 and I will be filming and editing Videos from tomorrow.
In addition, our Senior Instructor Team, which is Mr Andy Greaves (5th Dan), Mr Geoff Simons (5th Dan) and Mr Gan Thayanithy (3rd Dan) will be working individually this week to produce video lessons for our advanced level students.
As you can imagine, this is a big learning curve in the Online delivery of quality lessons, so please be patient as we gain momentum and get the systems in place to produce daily content for our members.
Thank You Everyone for your Support and Understanding
– Nigel Davison (Mr D) 7th Dan Principal Instructor
Saturday 21 March (Latest News)
If you have received an email or letter from Nest Management confirming your payment has been reduced to £35.00.
Please ignore the part where is says your payment for May will be back to the normal amount. Your payment for May and beyond will be £20.00. Julie x
As many of you are aware, we have taken the very difficult decision to close the Dojo and move all our classes Online. We are overwhelmed by the messages of support and encouragement from many of our members for which we are so very thankful.
As you know we are a family business and we really do need your help and support at this time, so please don’t panic and cancel your Direct Debit. If we receive a lot of cancellations, there may not be an East West Martial Arts to come back to.
Our hope is that everyone will stay healthy and fit by taking advantage of our Online training videos which will be released next week for our members only. Their will be videos for our Little Dragons, Karate Kidz (which mum’s and dad’s and other family members can do together if they want to have fun together) and also videos for our Black Belt Club, Leadership and Adults.
We know that this is going to be very hard for everyone and therefore we are making the following changes:
The Maximum Direct Debit payment for any agreement in April will be capped at £35.
You will have access to our Online training videos, with details and passwords supplied to all active members.
You will also receive a Free Grading Examination.
If the current situation continues, we will reduce all Direct Debit payments from 1st May onwards to £20 per-month until everyone is back to normal.
Stay tuned and stay safe – Nigel & Julie Davison