The State of California has re-issued the mandate to close all indoor fitness activities, which includes martial arts studios. Practicing social distancing, adhering to the CDC recommendations of wearing personal protective masks and gloves has failed to resonate with the American people. As we watch the number of COVID-19 cases increase across the country, we must ask ourselves, why? Why is this great nation falling so far behind the rest of the world in containing this deadly virus?
DeJohnette Martial Arts Academy will resume ZOOM-only classes beginning Saturday, July 18, 2020. Students will be advised of the new days and times for online training.
The State of California has lifted the ban on in-person training in gyms, fitness centers and karate schools. “Social distancing,” wearing masks and tennis shoes are all required while training. Our studio will re-open on Tuesday June 16th. I am looking forward to getting back into the dojang, in-person with my students. However, the pandemic has severely altered the way we train. In order to maintain safety, partner drills, including sparring and self-defense grappling will be performed as stand-alone drills. The training emphasis will be placed on development of basic techniques, flexibility and strength training, forms and their potential applications.
I want to invite you to our new DoJang in Vista, CA. We are located at 1234 N. Santa Fe Avenue. There is plenty of room for dozens of practitioners, so expect to see workshops and seminars in the not too distant future.
This is the view from the outside. Hope to see you soon. Soo Bahk!