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NEW MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION

I also want to advise club members of a promotion which we are running from August to attract new membership. The rules for this are simple: New Membership Promotion New members who:

  • become financial (12mths) with Judo NSW, and
  • who pay Budokan Judo Club training fees for 3, 6, or 12mths,

 will receive a new Judogi (Judo uniform). If a suitable uniform is not in stock we will order one to suit; however, shipping times are longer than usual at the moment. This promotion could last until the end of the year or beforehand if we fill our quota.

RETURN TO TRAINING

We have provided many updates on COVID-19 and the club’s return including our new training session times and our new procedures. If you haven’t received these emails, please contact Rob on 0411409632 to ensure your email is on my list. 

  • We were really pleased with the support we received for the Zoom sessions which we ran for the MONS, Junior and Seniors for about 3 months during the club’s closure. Since the Junior and Senior sessions have recommenced a couple of weeks ago, we have seen great numbers returning to the mat; Juniors with 25-30 athletes and Seniors with 20-25 athletes.

 

  • Since recommencing after the school holiday, the Dinos class is building on 5 children, the MONS 10-15, and the Senior Beginner session had 5 this week, so we want to encourage all our members from all these groups to return to training. Bigger numbers mean more fun sessions with bigger atmosphere and more enthusiasm.

 Please take the time to review our safety plans and procedures. We are being very strict with our processes including arrival times, temperature taking, sanitizing, leaving the mat, etc. Your safety during training is our priority and you can be confident in your club’s compliance with Government requirements. We have also extended everyone’s training fee payments by 4 months to compensate for the club’s closure.

Budokan Judo Club - Re-Drafted COVID-19 Safety Plans & Training Register

Due to changes in Government requirements, Budokan Judo Club has re-drafted its Covid-19 Safety Plan. We are now required to complete the template forms for both: 

  • Community sporting competitions and full training activities, as well as  
  • Gyms (including health and dance studios, and martial arts training facilities) 

and these 2 documents are included with this notice. We have also been required to change our attendance register and this is also included in this notice.

Return to Training Dinos, Mons, and Senior Beginners - COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Hi Budokanis, The return of the Junior and Senior sessions as well as the Saturday mixed session has gone well. Thanks to everyone who came back to the club for training and complied with all the requirements. 

  • The final 3 Budokan classes to return to training are Wednesday’s Dinos and MONS classes commencing this week Wednesday 22nd July, and Monday’s Senior Beginners & Kyu Grades commencing next Monday 27th July. 
  • This notice is directed to those returning to these classes this week and next week.

 Please read the attached documents: 

  • 1.“BUDOKAN POLICIES FOR RETURNING TO TRAINING - DINOS, MONS AND SENIOR BEGINNERS” talks about all the details you need to know regarding start dates, session and spectator limits, start date for beginners, Judo NSW registration etc. 

 

  • 2.“DINOS, MONS, SENIOR BEGINNERS RETURNING TO TRAINING POST-COVID” talks about specific session times, arrival times, and all the processes regarding participating in sessions and spectators of sessions. 

 

  • Please read these documents very carefully. It is imperative that we follow these processes because they reflect the operation and implementation of our "NSW Govt. Budokan Judo Club COVID-19-Safety-Plan”. 

 Please call either Kerrye or me if you have any questions on any matter associated with our return. If we are all careful, we should all stay safe. Enjoy your Judo  -   See you on the mat  -   Rob & Kerrye

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 BUDOKAN POLICIES FOR RETURNING TO TRAINING   -   DINOS, MONS AND SENIOR BEGINNERS  

  •  Wednesday Mons and Dinos will commence the beginning of Term 3, Wednesday 22nd July: DINO CLASS 5.00pm - 5.45pm; MONS CLASS 6.00pm - 7.15pm
  •  Monday Senior Beginner and Kyu Grades session will commence Monday 27th July: 8.00 – 9.15pm
  •  Judo NSW has extended everyone’s membership (from when they were previously due). To participate in training, you must be financial with Judo NSW. Please check before coming to training. If you are not financial, you will not be able to train.
  •  15 spaces are available for spectators, first in first served, ideally limited to one member per family, if the demand is high. Once the spaces provided have been filled, please leave the Dojo until pickup time and have your child meet you at the door. Do not take additional chairs from the stacks.
  •  Beginners will only be able to commence training within the first 3 weeks of each school term after which prospective new members will have to wait until the next term
  •  You need to arrive at the club earlier than normal to allow for the new entry process. Refer to separate sheets for Juniors and Seniors
  •  If you are late, do not attend training - you will not be allowed on the mat.
  •  If you leave the mat for reasons other than first aid, your training session has finished.
  •  Exercise the principles of respiratory hygiene: cover your nose/mouth when coughing or sneezing; use tissues to contain respiratory secretions; dispose of tissues in the nearest waste receptacle after use; and wash hands afterwards.
  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  •  Do not touch or use any equipment in the hall unless instructed to do so by a Coach.
  •  Limit unnecessary contact with other people exercising social distancing where possible.
  •  If you enter the Dojo and do not comply with any of the above conditions, you will be asked to leave the Dojo and must do so immediately.

 

  •  Budokan will be extending its coverage of paid training fees to Budokan members. Our last session was 21st March and all classes will resume 27th July. Budokan will therefore extend all paid training fees by 4 months. Please check to ensure that you are current with your training fees including for the COVID downtime. 4 months will be added to your last training fee due date.
  1. You acknowledge that all risks associated with training cannot be fully eliminated regardless of the steps we take and each student’s continued participation is their informed choice and at their risk or that of their parent(s)/guardian(s).
  2. If in doubt about any of the above requirements, please do not participate in training.

 Thank you for your cooperation.  -  Rob Katz President/Head Coach    -  Kerrye Katz  COVID-19 Safety Coordinator/Head CoachBudokan Judo Club Inc.

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****DINO CLASS 5.00pm - 5.45pm   -    MONS CLASS 6.00pm - 7.15pm   -    RETURNING TO TRAINING WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY**** 

  • It is essential that we all act responsibly when resuming training activities but YOU MUST take a personal responsibility.
  • Please take the time to read this and to explain this to your child/children before they attend any training sessions.

 

  • No child can enter the class after it starts (DINO’s 5.15 and MONS 6.00pm)
  • All children must be signed in by parents/carers
  • Have a full drink bottle (cannot leave the mat to refill)
  • Have been to the toilet – children cannot access the toilet and return back to training
  • Children can only leave the mat (if wanting to return) for first aid (tape, ice)
  • Be a current registered member of  Judo NSW (all memberships are being extended)
  • There will only be 15 seats available for spectators (only in allocated seats observing social distancing requirements, ideally one per family)

 DINO’s PROCEDURE: 

  1. 5.00 - 5.10pm - On arriving child’s and parents temperature will be taken (before entering the hall). Dinos class starts at 5.15pm
  2. Parent/carer will complete the attendance register and answer 4 specific questions
  3. Child and parent will enter club and be given sanitizer to use for hands and feet
  4. Drink bottles need to be placed on the edge of the mat
  5. When stepping onto mat they will again be given sanitizer for hands and feet
  6. The hall needs to be cleaned and sanitized before the MONS class can begin
  7. 5.45pm – 5.45 class ends.  5.55pm all Dinos have left the hall. All children will again be given sanitizer prior to leaving. Children must leave promptly as the MONS class cannot enter until all DINO’s have left.

 MON’s PROCEDURE: 

  1. 5.55 – 6.10pm On arriving child’s and parents temperature will be taken (before entering the hall). Cannot enter until Dinos have left. MONS class starts 6.15pm.
  2. Parent/carer will complete attendance register and answer 4 specific questions
  3. Child will enter club and be given sanitizer to use for hands and feet
  4. Drink bottles need to be placed on the edge of the mat
  5. When stepping onto the mat they will again be given sanitizer for hands & feet
  6. The hall needs to be cleaned and sanitized at the end of the session. Parents will be required to assist with this process.
  7. 7.15pm – Class ends. All children will again be given sanitizer prior to leaving. Children must leave promptly as the next class cannot enter until all MONS have left.
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****SENIOR BEGINNER / KYU GRADE CLASS (FOR THOSE TURNING 15 YEARS IN 2020, AND OLDER) 8.00 - 9.15pm RETURNING TO TRAININGMONDAY 27TH  JULY****   

  • It is essential that we all act responsibly when resuming training activities but YOU MUST take a personal responsibility.
  • Please take the time to read this before attending any training sessions.

 

  • No athlete can enter the class after it starts (8.00pm)
  • All athletes must sign in
  • Have a full drink bottle (cannot leave the mat to refill)
  • Have been to the toilet – cannot access the toilet and return back to training
  • Can only leave the mat (if wanting to return) for first aid (tape, etc)
  • Be a current registered member of  Judo NSW (all memberships are being extended)
  • There will only be 15 seats available for spectators (only in allocated seats observing social distancing requirements)

 SENIOR BEGINNER/KYU GRADES PROCEDURE: 

  1. 7.50 – 7.55pm - On arriving athletes’ and spectators’ temperatures will be taken (before entering the hall). Do not enter prior to this time as the previous class will be cleaning up after their session and are leaving 7.45-7.50pm
  2. Athlete/spectator will complete the attendance register and answer 4 specific questions
  3. Athlete and spectator will enter club and be given sanitizer to use for hands and feet
  4. Drink bottles need to be placed on the edge of the mat
  5. When stepping onto the mat they will again be given sanitizer for hands and feet
  6. The hall needs to be cleaned and sanitized before the class can begin
  7. 9.15-9.30pm - All athletes will mop the mats and wipe down all furniture before leaving. Sanitizer will be provided for hands and feet prior to leaving.

      

Change to Budokan COVID-19 Training Policy

Thanks to everyone who came back to the club for training last Thursday and Saturday and followed the guidelines that were set for booking your participation via sms and for arriving promptly - this made managing the induction process much easier. 

  • This notice is to advise that NSW Public Health Order (#4) has been amended. The maximum of 20 participants in a training session is no longer required. Instead, class size is determined by the allowable venue capacity of 4 square metres per person. Technically this means that we could have up to 50 participants on the 200sqm mat area; however, we will be careful in managing large class sizes in the future to minimise risks. That said, full contact Judo is allowed and we are very happy about that.

 

  • This change in policy on class sizes means that booking into classes is no longer required as was the case last week.

 

  • However, all other rules regarding timing for arrival, number of spectators, induction into the Dojo, behaviour etc will remain. Please refamiliarise yourselves with the processes we previously circulated and are on the club’s website. We have now had a period of grace, so if you are late, you will not be allowed in the Dojo irrespective of how many athletes are training.

 

  • Parents please manage timing of travel to ensure that your child can meet the arrival requirements. Please also note the limit of 15 spectators and spectator sign-in/screening requirements.

 

  • Looking forward to seeing our attendance increase as life slowly gets back to normal. 

 

  • If we are all careful, we should all stay safe.

 Enjoy your Judo See you on the mat - Rob & Kerrye