With the upcoming chance to grade, remember to attend as many classes as possible in the lead up. Numbers have been low on Monday nights recently, but remember that this is an opportunity to review kata and prepare to challenge a grade. In light of the low numbers, it is important to make sure that you attend to keep Monday classes viable. We will be keeping an eye on attendance during April as a way of deciding if Monday classes will continue. If class numbers continue to be low on Mondays we will cancel Monday classes until they are sustainable.
This also gives a timely moment to review some of the housekeeping expectations for everyone. Please be considerate of the following:
Advise the instructor for the night if you will not make training. Remember that on Monday night Brady takes the class and that on Thursday and Saturday Michael takes the class. Ensure that you message the appropriate person to let them know if you will not make a session you would regularly attend.
Be punctual. This means arriving during the set-up phase of the session. On Monday and Thursday this means arriving between 6:00pm and 6:15pm and not later. Saturday training means arriving between 3:15pm and 3:30pm to set up while Kendo training finishes. Of course, there are times that we have obligations that keep us, but make sure you message ahead if you will be late so the instructor knows to expect you. It does mean consistently arriving late without phoning or messaging ahead.
Remember that as part of a community, we depend on each other to be as effective and as efficient as possible. This means that each member of the discipline needs to work together to let the instructor know if they will not make one of their regular sessions or if they will be late.
We look forward to seeing you in the dojo the coming days!