Osu everyone!

Thank you for your pre-registration to take part in the reopening of the downtown dojo.

While all of us are very excited to finally conduct the in-person class at our dojo, we should make sure to follow safety measures for our safety.

Please read everything on this page and click one of the forms below to sign up.

On behalf of the Vancouver Seiyu Karate, I would like to thank you for your continued support. I look forward to training with you soon at the dojo. Osu!

Shihan Tats Nakamura


I know it's a long list but it's important that you read it before signing up so that all of us can enjoy training together safely.


What to bring with you to the dojo other than training gear

  1. A small bottle of hand sanitizer for all

  2. A face mask for students of the teens/adults class


Before coming to the dojo

  1. All students and parents who have cold, flu, or COVID-19-like symptoms* that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition must stay home for ten days, or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

  2. If the instructor sees that someone has come with symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose that are not due to allergies or underlying health conditions they will be sent home and asked not to return for 14 days.

  3. Change into dogi (karate uniform) at home if possible. This will decrease the number of trips that students make to the change room in the dojo. It will then lower the risk of infection by avoiding unnecessary contact with the door and knobs.

Arrival Times

  1. Entrance doors will be open for you 10 minutes before your class begins.

  2. Please avoid arriving at the dojo too early. If you do, you will have to wait outside.

In the Dojo

  1. Please bring your own hand sanitizer.  All students should use it as they enter the dojo after touching the doorknob. Students should refrain from touching their face after entering the dojo.

  2. All students and the instructor are required to keep 2 meters distance from others.

  3. All students and the instructor must cough or sneeze into their elbow sleeve or tissue.

  4. One student should use the change room at once; if the change room is being used, wait outside the door (maintaining 2 meters distance from others who are waiting) until the change room is free.

  5. Students should wipe down surfaces they touch (sink taps, toilet handles) with warm water and soap on a paper towel before exiting the change room, and should wash their hands thoroughly before leaving.

  6. All students need to wash their hands thoroughly or use their own hand sanitizer before a class begins.


During Class

  1. All students and the instructor are required to wear a face mask in the dojo.

  2. When class is started, take your position at a designated spot that is marked on the floor. The marks are placed at least 2 meters apart from the instructor.

  3. Each student is required to stay at the same spot throughout a class unless the instructor asks them to move to a certain spot so that students can practice Kata.

  4. Students of the teens/adult's class may use a kicking pad attached to a long handle to maintain the 2 meters distance.

  5. No kiai is allowed during Kihon. However, Kiai is allowed in Kata.

  6. Contact training is not allowed, including the correction of body position by the instructor, sparring, and hand-shaking.

  7. Parents and guardians from the same household can stay and observe a class. They are required to sit at a designated spot and to wear a face mask.

If a Student Develops Symptoms

  1. If a student develops symptoms, they will be separated from others in a designated area near the exit door.

  2. The instructor will provide them with tissues to cover their coughs, contact family members to immediately pick the student up, and remain 2 meters distant at all times until their family member comes to pick them up.

  3. The class will be dismissed immediately.

  4. The instructor will conduct facility cleaning, and maintain diligent hand hygiene.

  5. At any time, the instructor may call 811 if they think it’s necessary, to notify a potential case and seek further input from the authority.

After Class

  1. All students are encouraged to leave the dojo without unnecessary delay.

  2. Students are encouraged to use their own hand sanitizer as they leave the dojo.

  3. If possible, leave with dogi on instead of changing in the change room.

  4. Students are required to notify the instructor by email or phone if they have cold, flu, or COVID-19-like symptoms* that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, have tested positive for Covid-19, have been in close contact with someone who is confirmed as COVID-positive, or have traveled outside the country

  5. Under any of these circumstances, unless tested for COVID-19 and test results come back negative, students are not permitted to attend a class for 10 days (or 14 days if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested as COVID positive).


*Symptoms include: Fever, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches.