This page is current as of October 5, 2020
Scroll Down for the Procedures if You want to Attend Class in the Dojo.
We have updated our Schedule, effective October 5, 2020. Click here for the Schedule.
Please do not show up at the dojo if you have not pre-registered for classes AND received a confirmation by text or email.
Only Register For Classes if you are coming into the dojo. You Do Not Need to Register for Zoom Classes.
IMPORTANT COVID ANNOUNCEMENTS!
We are working to maintain our safety standards, while allowing students to return to some form of normalcy. We realize that training in the martial arts is a huge stress relief for students who have been impacted by the many punches 2020 has thrown at us.
After reviewing the surveys that we received, we have almost a 50/50 split on returning to normal and maintaining our safety standards. Therefore, we want to maintain the same things, but bring back some of the environment that we used to have.
We normally give more notice than this, but we saw no reason to wait to implement them, as everyone would be excited as soon as they heard them.
All students are welcome to wear masks through class, and we encourage it.
All students are welcome to continue to train on Zoom during the classes we have set up.
LIL CHAMPIONS SESSIONS AND BEGINNERS SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR TUESDAY/THURSDAYS!
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY.: Our Lil Champions Sessions have become quite popular and we want to be able to give both classes the attention they deserve, as we always have. When we created the schedule, we had one Lil Champion signed up, now we have many more, which is so awesome as it is one of Ms. Crissi’s favorite classes to teach. Therefore, we have adjusted our schedule for our Lil Champs and Beginners on Tuesday|Thursday. These two classes will require students to arrive no earlier that FIVE MINUTES BEFORE CLASS.
ALL 7:00 CLASSES WILL BE ADULTS ONLY!
BEGINNING OCTOBER 12: They will also be one hour classes.
SPECTATORS CAN WATCH CLASSES NOW!
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY.: We will allow parents to come watch class. You will need to be masked. You will need to maintain social distancing. Chairs will be cleaned between classes as often as possible. We will have paper towels and a spray cleaner available if you want to clean for yourself.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE COVID-19 QUESTIONS IN A WAY THAT WILL KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY.: We will be switching the door signs to allow the classes in, however we will not be greeting and taking temperatures. As it is, we have not noticed anyone arriving with a fever, and anyone with symptoms of any sort (even allergies) has been isolated and asked to wear a mask. We will have hand sanitizer available and we ask that you use this on the way in and out of the dojo. As, always, we ask that you stay home and rest or take advantage of our Zoom classes if you or someone from your family has been sick with any illness or if you or someone from your family is showing symptoms. This has always been our policy. For example, if a sibling tests positive for flu, please stay home and practice. Thank you.
STUDENTS CAN USE THE SHOE RACK FOR THEIR SHOES.
They will then line up in order of rank on the socially distanced spots before classes. We do ask that people not arrive more than 10 minutes before their class.
BATHROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE, BUT WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO CLEAN AFTER CLASSES.
YOU WILL STILL NEED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES. WE WILL NOT BE SENDING CONFIRMATIONS.
Reminder that you need to pre-register for classes by 2:00 pm. If you register and take yourself out of the class after 2:00 pm, you will be charged a late cancellation or no show fee of $10 per spot. Our spaces are limited with the restrictions and most classes are full. We understand that things happen, but because so many people are trying to get into that class, we have to enforce this policy. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
PREVIOUS PROCEDURES FROM SEPTEMBER 2020.
We will be offering classes that accommodate kids and adults but we will have separations for rank. Many ranks have multiple options per day. The 5:00 and 6:00 time slots fill up fast, so book early. We only have enough space to socially distance 19 people per class. Thank you for understanding.
On Mondays Only at 7:00 we will be offering an Adults Only Class to allow for a more advanced and challenging format that may even run a little longer than the other classes. All other 7:00 Class Times are mixed with kids and adults.
No Spectators are allowed, but you can watch on the Zoom Class if you would like. Our Lil Champions Sessions parents may come in. If you’d like to attend class to watch, please let us know, we can accommodate a couple of additional parents.
We will be continuing our Zoom Classes for a little while longer as we understand not everyone is ready to get back to normal and we appreciate that. There are some challenges in making that work during a live class so you get a similar experience and we are working through that as well. Links to the classes can be found here.
Currently, the State of Alabama has a mask order in place. As we line up for class, we may not be quite six feet apart. We ask that you be respectful and help us maintain the safest, cleanest, environment we can during this time and wear a mask into and out of the dojo. We understand that everyone has an opinion regarding them, we just are doing our best to follow the state guidelines for fitness centers. You are not required to wear the mask while training.
Thank you so much for your support, patience and encouragement. We are also working on ways to do the graduation for May and our Black Belt Graduation. Many of our vendors have been closed down during this time so it’s a challenge.
SO YOU WANT TO COME TO CLASS?
Here are the steps you will need to take. Any questions, please text Renshi at 251-209-2688
- You will need to update your Spark Member App. Details on how to use it are here. We have been utilizing this since September of 2019.
2. You will need to preschedule your classes by 2:00 pm. Here is how to do it. Do not show up at the dojo for your class time unless you have pre-registered. As spaces are limited, late cancels or no shows will be charged a $10 fee.
You will also receive a text confirmation that you are in the class because we are still ironing out the registration system. You can contact Ms. Crissi at 251-458-6111 if you have not received your confirmation by 3:00 pm on the day you plan to attend class.
4. You will need to be able to answer these questions with a “NO” in order to attend. NO EXCEPTIONS.
5. Temperatures will be taken with a forehead thermometer that will be disinfected between uses at the dojo. NO EXCEPTIONS.
6. You will have to complete a COVID-19 waiver. This only needs to be done once.
7. You will have to follow all directions at the dojo.
8. Watch this video . https://youtu.be/MQM1NBto-9I