Dear ESA Member,

I hope all is well and you are coping in your own way to deal with this unprecedented time we are all experiencing.

I would hope you are finding the motivation to continue your martial practice in whatever way you can. Perhaps now more than ever is the need to be creative with the methodology of training you do, in what for some will be more difficult dependent on the space you have to practice and of course training experience.

Stopping practice for whatever reason is so easy to do, so wherever possible keep in touch with your instructor who will have many years experience in coping with students who may struggle to maintain regular practice. Your instructor and indeed your karate friends will be able to offer advice on training in restricted conditions and help you to keep motivated.

Continuing self practice or indeed returning to club sessions when it is possible to do so can for many be a real problem. Please try to keep training in whatever way you can, keep motivated and eager to return, hopefully in a reasonably fit and healthy condition when such time allows.

The discipline we have as Martial Artists is on a different level to the average person.

Hopefully it won't be too long before we can get back to some kind of normality. Until then, I wish you all the very best and if you need any help or guidance please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours,

Sensei Michaylo Fedyk 7th Dan KSKA

ESA Chairman