Get set up before the session
- Download Google Hangouts from your app store.
- Send an email to email@example.com telling me which sessions you’d like to attend.
- I’ll send you a private link to the session and the payment details to pay the fee. The link is personal to you. Please don’t forward it.
- Find a good place to train in your house. About two square metres would be ideal.
Joining a class
- Click the link in the invitation 5 minutes before the start time
- Mute your microphone and switch off your camera
- Train hard!
Who else can join?
If you have friends or family who are right age for the session you’re joining, they’re welcome to take part in the same room (at no extra cost) – but remember social distancing principles and don’t invite people round specifically for training.
Do I need a martial arts licence?
You don’t need a licence for the first three training session, but after that you’ll need to get a licence by becoming a member of EGKA.
What do I wear?
A karate gi (if you have one) or gym kit. If you’d like to buy a gi, you can get one from Blitz or Bytomic.
How much space do I need?
About two square metres.
What if I have an injury?
Make sure you let me know, so I can help you adjust. Please take advice from your doctor/physio about what you’re allowed to do and how you should take care of the injury during training – for example, avoiding certain moves or stances. Never train if you have a fever.
Can I join a class late?
You might need to wait until there’s a suitable pause in the training for the instructor to let you join.
Can other people join me on the same screen?
Yes – they’re covered by your fee – but they must be members of your household, in line with the government guidelines on social distancing, and the right age/grade. Anyone who joins will need to get an EGKA licence after three training sessions.
Can I grade virtually?
Unfortunately it isn’t possible to do a fair assessment online at the moment, and rules on social distancing mean we can’t cover enough of the syllabus. But training virtually means you can still work towards a grading once social distancing is over!
I train in another dojo. Can I still train with you?
Yes, as long has your instructor has agreed to it and contacted me to confirm.
I train in another style. Can I still train with you?
Yes – you’ll need an introduction from a member of EGKA/IOGKF, your instructor’s permission and
confirmation from your instructor.