We thought you might like a sneaky peek at our very own Activ8 dojo, an exciting new space which we are currently in the process of transforming.
The team arrived at what was then ‘the spiritualist church’ on Thursday 21st June, and soon realised there was a lot of work to be done! It was all hands on deck with instructors, families, students, junior team leaders and parents all chipping in to lend a hand.
Sensei Gary took the reins and guided the team as to the vision of what we wanted to achieve.
After a lot of clearing out, ripping off wallpaper and using our brilliant martial arts kicks to flat pack the old furniture (well, we are a martial arts club!) we had a blank canvas to start decorating.
Out came the white paint!
Meanwhile in the old kitchen (soon to be treatment room) an Activ8 parent was enjoying ripping out the old cabinets… until the floorboards disappeared!
We knew it was going to be a long night, so after a good fish and chip supper the Activ8 team stayed until 10pm to fix the floor! (Thanks Tony!)
After the white paint came the Activ8 red; the dojo was starting to take shape.
Sensei Matt was put in charge of painting the ceiling. Unfortunately we left the radio on and had to endure the sing-a-long! The toilets and changing area were also being redecorated.
Outside the building Sensei Sarah was busy tackling the overgrown trees that were shadowing our parking area. With a little help from the rest of the team and a good workout moving dead branches the outside area was looking a lot better!
Stay tuned for the big reveal and our grand opening!
The Activ8 team
Special thanks to:
Tony, Tracy, Charlotte and Kyle
Sensei Matt, Alice and baby Lacey
Sensei Alex and Chloe
Kelly, Tom, Reese, Megan and baby Aurora
Sensei Gill and Matthew
And of course, Sensei Gary