AKA MEMBER PACK
VENUE & TRAINING TIMES
Ashridge Karate Academy (AKA) currently runs as follows:
Venue: The Dojo, Ashlyns School, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AH
Juniors: (aged 7 - 12 yrs approx., all grades) 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Seniors: (aged 13 and above , all grades) 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Advanced Seniors (aged 13 and above, Blue belt and above) 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
CLASSES THROUGH THE YEAR
AKA runs for approximately 44 weeks of the year and closes during the following times:
The month of August
2 weeks over Christmas
2 weeks during the year for instructor holiday
Any unplanned sick for the instructor
Please note payments are required during these times EXCEPT August where payments can be held.
Sensei John will give you as much notice as possible of days when the class will not run. However for short notice cancellations due to illness etc, we will endeavour to email / WhatsApp all members, but please ‘Like’ us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AshridgeKarateAcademy) and/or follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ashridgekarate) for updates. Classes do not run on bank holidays.
There is no need to let Sensei John know if you are not able to attend a training session, nor do you need to book your training session in advance.
Students who train with AKA will be asked to complete and sign an online membership form prior to taking part in any training.
Ashridge Karate Academy is a Community Amateur Sports Club. We welcome your support and involvement in the club, and our social activities. Our club senior instructor is John Foster 3rd Dan. For more info on Sensei John see Ashridge Karate Academy Goju Ryu Karate in Berkhamsted
Your first session is FREE. Monthly fees for children and adults:
Monthly Payment by standing order
Juniors (Age 7 - 17): £20 per month
Adults(Age 18 and above) : £30 per month
Blue belt & above class: additional £5 per month per student
Fees must be paid monthly by standing order - a full month’s fees are payable whether you train once, or many times a month, so make sure you get your money’s worth!
AKA BANK DETAILS:
Account name: John Foster
Sort Code: 602421
Account Number: 10159630
Please ensure you put the student’s name in the reference box.
AKA STARTER BUNDLE (£35):
UNIFORM, BADGE, LICENCE BOOK.
After the student has been training for a few weeks,
we would expect them to wear a white cotton suit called a Gi.
These may be ordered via your instructor, online (such as amazon or blitz).
They must be kept in a good, clean condition.
A GKI badge must be sewn or ironed onto the Gi.
Students must purchase a membership book, which logs
progress at Ashridge Karate Academy.
SPARRING GEAR (£45)
At AKA we practise sparring in preparation for competitions and to improve self defence. This is a non contact activity that generates lots of energy and excitement! Please order from the Shop
LICENCE (JUNIOR £16, ADULT £21) YEARLY
Once a student is a member of AKA, the student must apply for a Licence, which is issued by Goju-Ryu Karate-Do International (GKI). Part of the fee goes towards providing insurance for the individual student. A current licence is obligatory to continue training, and to take a grading. The licence must be renewed every year.
More details and costs of licences, as well as a form to apply online, can be seen at GKI England Licence - Goju-Ryu Karate-Do International (GKI). There are reductions for family membership.
GRADINGS (JUNIOR £10, ADULT £15) 3 PER YEAR
Gradings are run at Ashlyns dojo approximately 3 times a year. Gradings are not compulsory and will be run when the majority of students are ready to test their progress