Back in the swing of things!
Classes are going well right now. We've had to find many new venues - and they've all worked out really well. A massive thank you and well done to those who stood with us, rain or shine, in the parks and
fields - I think we're all glad that we're back inside now! Most students are back training and, despite having to limit numbers according to the venue size, people have managed to form training bubbles and fit in best they can, so thank you for that. Please
be respectful of the requirements of the venue and the restrictions and requirements placed upon us at this time. Fines are being handed out for non-compliance and none of us want that!
A reminder of 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.
- In 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.
2020 Tournament Cancelled...
As you know, this year's tournament, hosted by GM Giacobbe, has been cancelled owing to the current Covid pandemic. In better news, we've already booked the same venue for Saturday October 16th 2021. We've missed
our trips to tournaments and training sessions both in the UK and overseas and can't wait to get back on the road again.
Let's hope we can all get together next year!
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.
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.