Returning to training...
Many of you are asking for clarification, so here it is. It's taken from the Sport England website, using their link to the Government
March 8th...1 to 1, public open spaces. Can see more than one client
on same day.
March 29th...organised outdoor sports can resume (classes in public
open spaces) Up to six in private gardens.
April 12th...Gyms reopen. Children's
indoor sports resume.
May 17th...Indoor classes resume
June 21st...all other restrictions lift.
Up until all restrictions lift, we continue the hands, face, space routine. Stay safe.
Check out our YouTube channel..!
Don't forget, if you want to find information and training, our YouTube channel - ATMA Martial Arts - is still up and running with plenty of videos to help you at home. If there's something you'd like to see
on there, please let your instructor know.
The Facebook pages are a great 'go to' for information and news. If you're a student, please ask to join the closed group, ATMA Students. For other information,
we have the Laura ATMA Fisher page and the Association of Traditional Martial Arts page, which are available to all.
A reminder...and a thank you!
As you are all aware, we can't teach any face to face classes under the present Covid restrictions, but we're running Zoom classes with Master Banks and Master Drayton and have a couple of Facebook transmissions
each week from our home dojang. There's plenty to keep you occupied and training - but it requires self-discipline. We know it's hard when these lockdowns drag on, because an important part of our art is the camaraderie it brings - stay in touch with us and
each other through our social media pages on Facebook. Send us your training videos for critque and work with each other to stay on track. There are plenty of ways to stay upbeat and on track with the blessing the internet brings! As soon as allowed, we'll
be back and training hard.
Thanks again to students for working through these times with us. Don't forget to watch our Facebook pages for information and use
the YouTube channel, ATMA Martial Arts, for help with your training at home.
A reminder of the measures that we have 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.