Recent announcements from the Alberta provincial government and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have maintained restrictions related to group fitness put in place on November 13, while adding additional business and community-based rules. As such, please note that Sabean Karate remains closed and will not reopen until receiving instructions to do so from health authorities. Though these restrictions present challenges to everyone, we must remember that they have been put in place to safeguard the health of our community and protect and support our front-line and health-care workers.

The provincial government has suggested that some sports groups may want to seek an exemption from the group fitness rules. Please be aware that Sabean Karate is NOT seeking an exemption from the rules as the restrictions put in place by AHS and the government are meant to reduce the chances of transmitting COVID-19 in a group setting. While I recognize that we would rather be training together, currently, that is not advisable. Community health is more important than group training.

Remember that we can still train, even though we are not together. Like we did in the spring and summer, training can focus on the kihons and katas that each of us needs for our next grading level. Adding in the Ab Ripper exercises and push-ups once in a while is a good idea too.

I hope everyone stays well over the coming weeks. I enjoyed the indoor classes we held from October to mid-November and want to thank everyone for supporting the dojo when we were able to resume indoor classes. We had a great turnout for every class and even more importantly, all members took the safety, hand-washing and physical distancing requirements seriously. Should the rules related to group training change, we will update this page with any additional information.  

I look forward to when we can resume training together, but in the meantime, take care of yourselves and your family!

Gary Sabean

Head Instructor