RETURN TO TRAINING!!!
additional guidance released by the Government today, from July 4th, we will be able to progress toward a little more normality.
Current guidelines do not yet allow for indoor training to take place, but
they are now such that we can safely resume classes outside from July 4th, provided that all safety measures are covered
The measures that we have put in place are...
- This should be very obvious by now,but if you or anyone you live with have ANY symptoms of Covid-19, or anything you think might be Covid-19, you should not attend class, or anywhere else for that matter and
should get tested.
- Classes will be run in bubbles, with a maximum of 6 per bubble. If your bubble has fewer than 6, or you would like to restrict your bubble to family only, or merge with one other family,
this would be your safest option.Those of you who train solo may wish to create your own bubble of up to 6 people, but stick to one designated partner within that bubble for exercises such as pad work. We are aware that there are some of you who are raring
to go and others who are having difficulty adapting to a new normal. Creating your bubble is down to you (we are happy to help) and you must take whatever steps you feel necessary to train safely.
- Hand sanitizer
will be available from the instructor at every session - you are welcome to use your own if you prefer. Everyone will be asked to sanitize their hands before the session. Masks may be somewhat pointless outdoors, but if it makes you more comfortable to wear
a mask, you are welcome to do so. Those of us who wear contact lenses may wish to use glasses for additional protection to prevent a need to touch your eyes. You will also be asked to sanitize your hands when you leave.
- Obviously, there will be some changes to classes for this period. There will be no sparring or applications at this time. Bubbles will remain separate and, as far as possible, we will maintain a distance of 2m - we have some students whose height
would give them easy touching distance at 1m! You should bring all your own equipment - you will not be able to borrow equipment. You will be issued with pads when necessary and you should ensure that only you handle that pad. All pads are cleaned with anti-viral
cleanser after each use. If you bring a drink, it should be sealed and clearly named. Please do not bring any food to class.There will be no spectators at this time - they can go for a walk while we train.
the event that First Aid is required, instructors will put on PPE to deal with it - mask, visor/glasses/ gloves. If you feel unwell, please step out early and sit yourself down, to save us having to catch anyone! In the unlikely event that CPR is required,
many organisations have a policy not to give rescue breaths at this time. If it is a question of saving your life, we reserve the right to give you rescue breaths.
- You need to practice good personal hygiene
- clean clothes, clean face and hands. We'd like to hope that this would be the case regardless of Covid-19.
- Be patient with each other. We come back together as different people. Some are not worried, some
are extremely worried, some may be more vulnerable than others, some may have lost family or friends to the virus. Whatever measures you feel you must take to protect yourself, then you should take them. If you have friends in your bubble that are not so confident,
you should be respectful of requests that they feel will protect them.
So...start thinking about forming those bubbles by 4th July and we can get back to training together in some way.
Check out our YouTube channel..!
Hope you're all well and staying safe - make sure you follow the Government's guidelines and practice good hygiene and social distancing. Don't go out unless it's for the reasons stated - if you need reminding
of them, you can find great information on the NHS website.
To keep you all informed and training, our YouTube channel - ATMA Martial Arts -
is up and running with plenty of videos to help you at home. Most of our forms are now on there - and we're adding others regularly. We're doing live classes at 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and other recorded sessions will be posted. Details of our
plans are posted on our Facebook page - the 'Laura ATMA Fisher' one! If you haven't already joined that, please do so.
The closed group, 'ATMA Students', is full of information - if you're one of
our students, please ask to join that group.
Stay well, stay safe, stay in touch...well be back before you know it!
Save the date!! ITO/ATMA Tournament is on 17th October this year!
PLEASE NOTE....ALL OF THESE SESSIONS ARE ON HOLD FOR THE TIME BEING. DATES WILL REMAIN PENDING THE EASING OF RESTRICTIONS.
Browse our site.....
Have a look around our site - there's plenty of information about us and what we do...and we love what we do! Up to date news and notices can
be found at the bottom of this page - please share.
If you need to know more, you can contact any of us on the details provided,or call the Chief Instructor, Master Jacqui Fisher, on 07703 345210 or email on email@example.com
Smiles are permitted!
We love to see students enjoying their training and celebrating each other's achievements. We encourage students to be work together both inside and outside the training rooms. The atmosphere in classes is always one of focus and learning, but with some fun thrown in!
And on the subject of fun...!
Whether it's trips to tournaments, trips for training or just trips for the fun of it... whether it's UK or overseas...we love to expand the minds of our students by bringing them experiences and opportunities to build those memories!
Working those kicks...
We've been doing a lot of work on kicking lately. We don't just want them to look pretty, we want them to be effective and accurate. Make your karate work.
28. Feb, 2019
Annual Licence Renewals...
A reminder that March is Licence Renewal month. Check your licence and pay the necessary fee to take your licence up to March 2020. If you don't yet have a licence, now is the time to get one! Make sure that you're up to date - and that your details are correct. Any questions, speak to your instructor.