After 18 Months indoor classes finally returns. It has been a journey to get through, but, we are all happy that not only will inside classes return, but, also all our training methods will be back fully. We have learnt from this experience, and, we
will be keeping a high level of personal hygiene and safety to protect all our students, teachers, and their families. Our classes in Adamstown will start from Tuesday 21st Sept (6pm Kids / 7pm Cadets and Adults) and on Wednesays 22nd Sept in Firhouse
(6.45pm Kids / 7.45pm Cadets and Adults). Monday night starts from Monday 27th Sept 6.45pm to 7.45pm (Family Class - All Ages).
A message from Guru Liam
Covid has changed many things. It has been a massive learning curve for me as a teacher. I had to adapt to a new way of thinking. I saw many students leave on first
day that we had to close while other students completely rose to all the challenges of online, and, outdoor training. A new normal has become the mantra.
Seeing all the work I put into 20 years of building an Association being ripped apart was
very hard for me, and, at the same time, in early stages of the pandemic seeing my wife become very ill and nearly losing her and, helping her to recover. All of these realities has made me now as I am in my 50's re-address what I want to do with my club,
where I want it to go, and how I want to teach. My goal is to help students develop to their true potential. I'm not going back to the same number of students I had before I had to close at the start of the lock down. I now work full time in teaching in Secondary
Schools, so my time in the evenings and weekends is precious to me and my family. Covid has brought in online learning, and has meant that I can teach students who live to far away to make a regular class, and, now I am able to teach students who live in Europe,
America, and, Austraila, at the same time I teach my own class students. With the students who remain, many have asked to go back to my roots and have a harder more dedicated martial arts training, which I am going to do. This doesn't mean it's not going to
be still fun or exciting, but, the classes will move away from being used as a Kung Fu creche / drop in, where kids come to class, with no interest in training hard or practising. Martial Arts if trained properly can offer more than any other Art or Sport
in developing life long skills that help people in School, Work, and, Relationships with others, and, each individual develops good Physical and Mental Awareness.
and Grading Structure for Silat-Kali 365
So from 1st Oct Silat-Kali 365 will be our new training method. It will be a hybrid system of class and online training. It will mean that any student, will have access to training at anytime
of the day or night (24/7) and 365 days a year. If you miss class you can catch up online. If you find a technique to hard in class, you can catch up online, and, practice untill you get it. During September you will see more and more of Silat Kali 365 coming
into the classes untill it is fully intergrated by 1st October. Below is a brief overview.
1) Silat Kali 365 Syllabus from White Belt to 2nd Black Belt will be available online to purchase by 14th Sept. This will be your Roadmap for your Silat Training
and Belt Developement. Each Level is clearly marked out for you to understand what you are required to know.
2) All students can have access through the Premium Training Package to the two Zoom Classes each month. These will be held every fortnight
on a Saturday morning at 10.30am. These Zoom Classes will cover two week's work, and I will give a home practising training schedule of Week 1 and Week 2. This will be what we currently are working on in class, along with more detail and some extra material
that will help your development in training.
3) All Students on the Premium Package will have access to Zoom Class recordings. If you can't make the Zoom class, you can still access the recording for 31 Days. This access is unlimited during the 31 days
and you can access and watch on most screens and mobile devices. The Links for the Zoom and Recordings will be on a dedicated Whatsapp link, which will have the comments disabled so you won't get any messages except for the links.
4) Students will have
access to purchase online courses on the grading stucture. Each course, will be broken down into seperate lessons. One lesson for each technique. Once you purchase the online course you will have continuious access to it. So you can always go back to it. These
courses are designed so you know all the techniques and will help you to successfully pass the gradings.
5) From 1st Oct training term fees will be paid as follows. New Students after their Intro Month Trial, if they wish to join the club will pay a
deposit of one Months Training plus Current Month. For example €50 Deposit + €50 Current Month so in total €100. For family this would be €75 + €75 = €150. After this you paid at start of each month for thats months training.
If you wish to leave the classes you simply give a Months notice and work off your deposit (No further payment required).
As training is now available to train 365 days a year, your membership and grading progression of the club is continious. That
means payment is made monthly, and there are no exceptions. If you can not attend evening classes you can move to online classes. If you wish to cancel your membership, then return at a later
date to class, you can train in the classes on your return, but you will not be able to Grade for a minimum of 6 months (12 months if going for an Instructor Grade).
Training fees from 1st Oct BASIC Training Package is €80 for 2 month for 1 Student / €120 family price for 2 Months ( 2- 3 Students - Only Brothers / Sisters / Parents, no extended family). This fee covers
one Evening Class per week. PREMIUM Package is €100 for 2 Months for 1 Student and €150 for families Groups for 2 Months. You get Unlimited evening classes in any venue, plus 2 Zoom Classes a month and access to zoom Class
recordings for 31 days, so you can train at home anytime you like.
7) New Students can avail off an Intro Month, before joining the Club. No Uniform or Equipment
needed, just pay your Training fee and Train.
8) Students will be register to one evening class a week, additional weekly classes can be attended, if there is training space. Check with teacher before attending extra classes.