Why is the virtual dojo not on the dalgetybay url?
We’re hosting the premium area on JKA Karate East Lothian because we’ve had to invest in expensive software to protect your data, so we had to choose one of our urls as we couldn’t afford two.
We upgraded behind the scenes on JKA Karate East Lothian in 2019 and when lockdown happened, we had to move quickly, and it made sense to build the new features – the virtual dojo, the new webshop – on JKA Karate East Lothian rather than here. We are all part of the same association, and Sensei Bert Stewart has three dojos – Dalgety Bay, Musselburgh and North Berwick. If you have any questions about the digital protections in place, please use our contact form and Sensei Stephen Fraser will come back to you. You may also have some professional knowledge/ advice on e-commerce and web security, we’d be delighted to hear from you and collaborate on making our virtual dojo as good as possible.
You should be assured that Sensei Stewart and Sensei Fraser are working together to give you the best virtual dojo experience during lockdown and beyond.
We know that this is a scary time, and for every member who is desperate to get back and train face to face, there will be another who is scared of the general situation and is making their own decision to remain isolated for as long as possible. Some of us have underlying health conditions, others live with people who are more vulnerable. That’s why we’ll be continuing with Zoom classes and improving the virtual dojo experience for you for the forseeable future – we’re not going to switch anything off as soon as we re-open the dojos, for instance! We are planning and preparing for a blend on teaching styles to be provided from now for at least the next year.