Japan 202?

While we had been planning on going to Japan in 2021 we have obviously had to put a bit of a slight pause on our trip. As the world continues to handle the pandemic accordingly, we are obviously going to hold off travelling in a large group anytime soon.

Now I know everyone has been wondering what the plan is, so here is where my mind has been over the course of the last six months:

  • Global lockdown and borders closing
  • Postponing fundraising due to economy affecting local households
  • Postponing our bigger events due to social distancing
  • Keeping in touch with our head instructors to find out what Seiwa Kai is going to do
  • Waiting to hear when the Olympics will happen (we want to avoid being in Tokyo when that’s happening)

Now I am aware if I were to ask if you wanted to still go to Japan at this moment, you might say “no“. I just want to suggest holding off on your decision until we officially know what’s going to happen with the world. Once we do and we can propose a new timeline, please give me your decision then and we can reform our group with who wishes to go.

I’m not 100% sure what travelling in Japan will be like, it was complicated enough! And now with current protocols… it just makes it that much more confusing. But here is a link to the current status of the country as they plan on figuring out their international borders with the Olympic Games just around the corner (again).

Lastly, and this is just a thought, but any of our students who were originally going might have a cool opportunity if they attain their brown belt one year prior to the trip. If they get enough practice ahead of time and receive not just mine, but our head instructor’s blessing, they could potentially do their Shodan (black belt) exam in Japan. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime and something to think about.

Our Safety Procedures

Our Step-by-Step Process to Ensure Safe Training

With the Province gradually reopening the economy, our studio has been given permission by our National Sport Organization – Karate Canada, our Provincial Sport Organization – the Ontario Karate Federation, and the Waterloo Regional By-law to continue practicing within our studio.

So what steps are we taking to ensure the safety of our students and our community?

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Martialytics

Student Portal Tutorial

Here is a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to set-up your login for our Martialytics Student Portal. It’s a great way to keep yourself up-to-date with current belt requirements, reminders with how-to videos, and other useful content.

Watch the video below to learn how to set yourself up or e-mail us to receive your invitation – info@kazokumartialartscentre.com.

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In-home Workout

Quarantine Bodyweight Circuit

Need a bit of a kick to get yourself back on track with your healthcare regime? Here’s a simple bodyweight circuit that requires no equipment (with an option to add bands or weights) to get you up and moving!

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, proper running shoes, and stay hydrated!

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How Will You Emerge

When We Return to “Normal”?

We are officially into our eighth week of self-isolation. For some, it’s been a gruelling process and for others it has been a piece of cake. I personally like to look at it as an opportunity to self-reflect, self-improve, or even just indulge and take advantage of all of the free time you have. But no matter how we look at it I think we can all agree on one thing… we can not wait to return to some level “normal”.

But how will you emerge from this?

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I Love Cambridge Podcast

We had the pleasure to sit with Walter Monteiro from the “I Love Cambridge Podcast” to discuss why we love Cambridge, our mission, and what our studio is doing to help our community during Covid-19.

You can watch the video below of our interview or visit the following links to watch other interviews of local businesses here in Cambridge!

I love Cambridge
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