How G&K have successfully managed to battle COVID-19 and carry on teaching their 450 students.

Well it’s been an interesting few months as we have all adapted to teaching and training in a new way following the Covid 19 pandemic. As soon as the Government announced gyms had to close, with heavy hearts we immediately shut our two wonderful fully matted dojos located in Gorseinon that very evening. One that same evening, so our students from all over Swansea, Llanelli and surrounding areas could continue to train without any disruption whatsoever, working from our homes all through the night and following morning, Mr Hux our Chief Instructor and Emma our Manager both from Gorseinon, along with Dan our Senior Instructor and Welsh Team Manager from Llanelli set up a new online booking and training system for the benefit of our wonderful students.

Less than 24 hours later we were ready to open again at our usual time via the video conference platform Zoom. Since then we have continued to run our usual classes with an online booking system, with students signing on and participating in hundreds of sessions. Following this, as well as online classes, we wanted to give our students some extra tuition, so we also offer free private one to one sessions throughout the day with Mr Hux, Ian a valued Instructor and Examiner and Amy his daughter who is a trainee Instructor and Examiner. Both Ian and Amy are both very experienced Third Degree Black Belts.