AAMA CENTRE REOPENING PLANS
MOTHER’S DAY CLASS
AAMA members! We hope you are all doing well, staying healthy and active, even while staying at home!
The last month has definitely been full of new challenges, but has also been a time of strength and unity as we have all adapted to big changes to the way we go about our daily lives - including the way we train! Again, all of us at AAMA want to say a big thank you to you all for your ongoing support and commitment to training with us!
We have been very proud to see everyone embrace our online training program by attending live classes and jumping online to train on our members portal! We are so happy to be training with you and catch up with you in class every week!
Maintaining a healthy, active and socially interactive lifestyle is always important, especially now, during this time of physical distancing. We have been grateful for the online communication and social media tools that have helped us stay connected with you! It’s also been great to touch base with everyone via our weekly live chat on Facebook (and now also on Zoom) every Monday at 6pm! This week’s live update included a lot of information that we’d like to share with all of you.
AAMA CENTRE REOPENING PLANS
As distancing measures in Australia have helped to keep our COVID-19 case numbers considerably low, we are now waiting on Victorian government advice about the timelines for the stages of easing the current distancing measures and what that will mean for us in terms of resuming classes at AAMA.
Once we have received confirmation that indoor sporting venues can resume operation, we’ll be looking ahead to our centre reopening - with a few changes - to ensure AAMA is a COVID-19 safe training venue for our members as well as for our instructors and staff.
We will provide plenty of notice with regard to official reopening dates as soon as we get the go-ahead. We’ll also be implementing a few changes, including the following:
- We will continue to maintain a comprehensive daily cleaning and disinfecting routine at AAMA, including between classes
- The centre will reopen for training in stages, with a temporary adjusted class timetable
One way in and one way out of the centre (separate entry and exit points)
Cap on maximum number of students in the centre at one time
Live classes will continue: We will continue to make live classes available for students to participate in online via Zoom after on-site training has resumed. Access to live training via Zoom will be available for class members or parents, during the set class time only. These classes will only be available live and will not be recorded or added to our online members portal.
Students who were eligible for March Gradings or who will be eligible for June Grading, will have the opportunity to grade this June. This will apply for all systems. Students must be attending online classes. We still have 5 weeks of training before gradings, so it is not too late to jump into the online sessions.
Tentative grading dates have been set for Saturday 13th June and Saturday 20th June.
Advice for students preparing for Kidz Karate & Zen Do Kai Gradings:
- We will be looking for 100% EFFORT, not 100% perfection. Keep practicing what we’ve been working on throughout the year! We will focus on working through finer technicalities when we return!
- Students are strongly encouraged to continue attending live sessions with Renshi Cam and Dai Sempai Dylan. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).
- Use the members portal! Everything you need to help you practice for gradings is there!
- Challenge yourself further with some of the new training videos on the members portal - check out forms with a twist, posted by Kyoshi this week.
MOTHER'S DAY CLASS - THURSDAY 7 MAY
We had an awesome turnout to our Mother's Day Zen Do Kai class on Thursday 7th May, where we invited mums to train with us! Our AAMA mums (and dads!) did an incredible job!
It was great to see so many students take part in last week’s push-up challenge! Thank you to everyone that took part and sent us your videos!
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our winner - Eli from Kidz Karate who completed 67 push-ups in 60 seconds! What an effort! Eli is the winner of a 1-hour one-on-one private coaching session with Renshi Cam!
This week’s challenge:
This week’s challenge is a non-stop skipping challenge! To take part, submit a video of yourself skipping rope non-stop for a minimum of 2 minutes. Whoever completes the longest time of non-stop skipping will win a 1 hour one-on-one private XMA coaching session with Dai Sempai Dylan. This session can be adapted to suit the training focus of the winning participant (for any system).
Video entries for this week’s skipping challenge must be submitted by 5pm Monday 11th May 2020. The winner will be announced during the 6pm Live Update, Monday 11th May - on our Facebook Members Page and via Zoom.
So grab your skipping rope and get practicing!
REGULAR ONLINE CLASS TIMETABLE
If you require a copy of the current online class timetable, please let us know. You can reach us by calling 03 8418 1822 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reminders and class meeting links are also sent on the day of classes. Please let us know if you are not receiving the class reminders!
Our online classes are currently running as follows:
Thank you again to everyone, we are so proud of your commitment! If there is anything we can help out with, please reach out to the team.
We look forward to safely reopening and training with ALL of you in person again soon!
Kyoshi Marc Toussaint
All-Active Martial Arts
03 8418 1822
Members Study Portal: http://members.martiaytics.com