Today sadly marks one month that the dojo has been
I really miss everyone and our
classes a lot.
Although I consider
Karate essential, the State and Parish disagree at this point.
I hope everyone has been practicing their Karate
and staying physically fit at home during this time of social isolation.
There are good resources available to help with your at home
Facebook has a group, Karate@home,
which is very good.
Youtube also has a
variety of karate streaming classes for training at home.
Most of the classes are modified due to space
restrictions and lack of training partners, but still will keep your skill
Karate is always best
executed by active participants, so remaining active is the key to keeping your
karate skills high.
There WAS a test scheduled for April 25th
is now officially cancelled.
awaiting the Governor’s office to determine what extensions they are
considering, but I am currently projecting a mid-May reopening hopefully.
That will put us out of the dojo for two full
I will consult with the black
belts and the instructors from Lafayette to determine how and when to
reschedule the test.
I guess a lot will
depend on the level of the students physically and technically when we
Dues for the month of April were suspended.
Unfortunately, due to a banking glitch I was
unaware of, three students did have their accounts debited.
I am very sorry that happened.
After the fact I found the error and will
make sure that it doesn’t happen to them again and that they are given credit
for the first month we return.
registered on the same month, so I think it had something to do with that.
Anyway, though the dojo is closed our bills
do continue, so I appreciate everyone’s continued support and want you to know
that any dues and fees will continue to be suspended during the time of closure
When the dojo first reopens, we will scan members for
temperature and ask anyone who feels sick to go to the doctor before training
as an extra precaution for members.
wear shoes to the school, but to remove them before entering the training
You should wash your hands for at
least 20 seconds before training either at home or at the dojo.
We will likely limit partner training for a
while too and try to spread everyone out more on the floor.
Self-defense also includes defending yourself
from environmental adversaries, like this virus.
We will follow the safest practices possible
while balancing that with each student’s need to continue their physical and
I am toying with the idea of trying to make an at home
training video for everyone myself, but I don’t really have the equipment or production
skills necessary to make a very good video.
If I can get something put together, it will probably be done on my
phone, so I don’t expect very high quality.
I will update you with more information as soon as I get
In the meanwhile the dojo has been
cleaned and disinfected completely and has remained closed for four weeks.
As soon as we are given the green light, we
will be ready for re-opening.
forward to seeing you all there at that time.