Early summer update – new venue on the way!

25 Jul 2020

Early summer update – new venue on the way!

Here is our latest update that was emailed to everyone on our list – let us know if you’re not receiving these and we can add you:

First off I want to send my best wishes to all at JSTKD, some of us cannot afford to stay on board and I for one hope that you are all OK at this hard and challenging  time.  I’m sending this update to all our team whether you’re still supporting us or if you have been looking at the youtube channels and staying active.

Over the past months we’ve been running our online classes, 1 to 1 private sessions plus training live from Australia.

Last week we had Master David Oliver on the live classes & hope to record this for our channel for all to see at some point.

A massive thank you to all that are still supporting the online classes, it means a  lot to us and we love the fact that we can still connect through live classes, to be honest some of my students have grown with the Zoom and are doing great.

So this update is to all that are intending staying on board when we return which may be in August/September.


A couple of weeks ago a parent reached out to me in regards to the new building @ Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg, it’s a brand new facility on the top road in Barry opposite Tesco’s.

I contacted the school to enquire & was told that they will open 100% on the 1st of September, I’ve acted on this & at present moment am certain that we will start classes at the school from September.

It will be a brand new gym with changing facilities & parking, it’s in a great position with easy access to Rhoose, Barry & Dinas students too.

I believe that this venue will be an awesome training environment to bring the best out of all our students & the future of JSTKD, in saying this we are not ruling out a class at the school & will have more definite news in the next two weeks, but this new venue is amazing for our classes & a positive step in the right direction

“Also with the guidelines & social distancing over the Sq Meter this huge gym will be a new safe environment to train at”

Although it’s still under construction, we have been assured that it will be ready by September.

** I have had a few messages from halls about the September start and it’s exciting to know we may be back in action in some way or form.

It’s not definite yet but if we are back it will be in smaller groups following the government guidelines.


As most of the class codes etc.. go through our personal platform I wanted to reach out to say HELLO and let you know where we are at the moment.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and I’ll keep you updated.

My best to all past and future JSTKD is still going, always strong

Joe Schembri 5th Dan Head Instructor @ JSTKD


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