Abbotsford’s Harry Sidhu is running free karate classes on Zoom. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Karate dojo offering free online classes

Abbotsford Shotokan Karate Dojo’s Harry Sidhu leading classes on Zoom

Abbotsford’s Harry Sidhu isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic prevent him from teaching karate.

Sidhu has been teaching karate to all ages and skills levels in Abbotsford for over 35 years and he has now moved his teaching at the Abbotsford Shotokan Karate Dojo to the online teleconferencing service Zoom.

He began teaching the classes online very early, and has actually seen several new members sign up to take in the online classes.

“As children are cooped up at home and schools are closed, Sensei Harry Sidhu saw an opportunity to help parents keep children physically active while having fun,” stated the ASKD’s Bernie Nixon. “Amongst its many benefits, karate is an effective exercise requiring minimal space to practise and no special equipment, which has been particularly advantageous to people looking to stay active while maintaining social distancing.”

The club is offering free classes on Zoom, and welcomes everyone from beginners to those who have trained before.

Those looking for more information can call 604-825-5286 or email askd@live.ca to obtain the training schedule, meeting ID, and password.

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