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 email@example.com. 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
We hope that you are well, staying safe, healthy and active!
With work and education becoming increasingly home-based at this time, we are very grateful to have the opportunity to keep training with our members online! We've had an overwhelming response to our our LIVE classes over the last few weeks and it's been great to see everyone in the Zoom classroom!
Our online Members Portal is also up and running with a library of training resources, tutorial videos and catch-up class recordings for all systems and for members to access any time!
Training from home will help you to stay active, keep your skills up and fine-tune your technique, while you continue earning progress toward your next rank! We will also be holding LIVE Gradings in June - and we don't want anyone to miss out!
The world is a little different for now, so we are changing the way we do things for a little while. We would love to see you, so if you would like to try out a live class, please let us know!
If you have never trained in Martial Arts before - this may be your chance to give it a go! Give us a call on 0466 833 448 or contact us for more info!
Stay well and we hope to see you soon!
Kyoshi Marc and the All-Active Team
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SUSPENSION OF CLASSES
As per the directives of the State and Federal Government, AAMA are suspending ALL classes, effective from 12:00pm today, Monday 23rd March 2020.
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
- Our instructors are in the process of developing online training for all systems and will have information about access to online sessions as soon as possible.
- Our team will still be working in the background. If you have any questions for us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 03 8418 1822. Please leave us a message and allow us time to respond – we are here to support you and will get to everyone. We thank you for your patience as we work on the impact of these urgent restrictions.
- For members on direct debit payments, we ask for your patience this week as we work on providing you with a clearer picture about your options and what we hope to offer you over the required closure period so that you are able to make the best choice moving forward. Information about these options will be provided to you before any April payments are processed.
- We will be making a live announcement to members this evening at 6:30pm, via our Facebook Members Group. If you are not a member of this page, please join ASAP and your request will be approved by a team member. Please join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aama.members/
Now, more than ever, we want to emphasise the importance and clear physical and emotional benefits of martial arts training. Commitment to regular training can have great benefit toward promoting health and wellbeing for children and adults alike, especially during times of heightened stress and limited physical and social activity. We will continue to support our members to offer resources to assist you in getting the most out of your training during this time.
We appreciate your support, understanding and patience at what is a challenging time for us all. We will be providing information and updates regularly so please keep an eye on email, Team App or Facebook over the coming days.
|MUAY THAI - KICKBOXING|| MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020 8PM
|KRAV MAGA||TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020 8PM|
|ESKRIMA DOCE PARES
||WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2020 7:50PM|
|KIDZ KARATE & ZEN DO KAI
||SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020 1:00PM - 4:00PM|
AAMA is also an affiliated member of BJMA, meaning that all Black Belts can attend BJMA State Training Days. The next BJMA Training Day will take place in SHEPPARTON on Sunday 22nd March. (Please ask your class instructor for more info if you are interested in attending).
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and helping us to make All-Active the best place to train in Martial Arts!
Kyoshi Marc Toussaint
Our first Women's Self-Defence Course for 2020 at All-Active Martial Arts Epping is set to begin on Saturday 29th February 2020! Registrations are now open and bookings are essential to confirm your place!
The Women's Krav Maga Self-Defence course will consist of 5 x 1 hour sessions delivered at our Epping training centre, on Saturday mornings from 11am - 12pm.
Week 1: Saturday 29 February, 11am-12pm
Week 2: Saturday 7 March, 11am-12pm
Week 3: Saturday 14 March, 11am-12pm
Week 4: Saturday 21 March, 11am-12pm
Week 5: Saturday 28 March, 11am-12pm
Our Self-Defence classes are suitable for women of all ages and fitness levels (16yrs and over). Our goal is to empower women with the skills, knowledge, awareness, strength and confidence to feel safer on the street!
Some of the topics covered over the 5-week women' self-defence course will include blocking techniques, break falling, choke defences, strikes, punches and kicks and ground defences. You’ll learn techniques for defending against bear hugs, arm grabs and headlocks, and how to deal with an overpowering attacker. By the end of the program, you will find that all the skills and techniques will you've been learning will come together and help you to feel stronger, more aware, prepared and confident!
Location: All-Active Martial Arts - 11/26 Miller street, Epping VIC (Directly opposite YMCA Leisure City)
Cost: Total cost of the 5 week program is $120, including a training shirt for all participants.
What to wear: Any comfortable clothing of your choice is appropriate for class, though no shoes are worn on the training mats.
Register Online: trybooking.com/BIFGX
Call us on 03 8418 1822 for more info, or email us at email@example.com
KIDS KARATE IN EPPING VIC - BEGINNER CLASSES NOW OPEN AT ALL-ACTIVE MARTIAL ARTS!
Kids Karate is a great way for children to build confidence, especially in the early years of school. All Active Martial Arts in Epping VIC welcome beginners to our Kids Karate Program, with our first 4-week beginner course starting Tuesday 4th February 2020.
Martial Arts provides children with a valuable learning experience and empowers them with strength, knowledge and respect. All Active Martial Arts karate classes for kids boost confidence and social skills, build respect and improve focus (this is great for assisting with better focus and concentration levels in the early years of school!), and assist with improving motor skills and coordination. Importantly, Kids Karate helps children to develop a positive and healthy attitude toward themselves and others while they take part in a fun afterschool activity, stay active and develop friendships within the local community, all while developing a valuable set of martial arts and self-defence skills.
Our first Kids Karate course for Beginners aged 5-9yrs starts on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at 6:00pm.
Our beginner program runs over 4 x 45min sessions with a certified karate instructor and includes a full Karate uniform!
For bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 03 8418 1822 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION/
GRAND FINAL LONG WEEKEND
THURSDAY 26TH – SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019
To minimise disruption to our regular classes, we will be making the most of Grand Final Long Weekend to work on completing the next stage of our new floor construction.
Classes will resume as normal on Monday 30th September 2019.
Kidz Karate and Zen Do Kai students who normally attend Thursday or Saturday classes are welcomed to make up their session on an alternative day of the week.
This construction phase is the next step to creating a bigger, better and more functional training space to cater for our growing member base! Once completed, our upstairs training area will have been extended to a full-sized training floor!
We thank you all for your ongoing support and patience while we work on upgrading your training space!