Beginning Jan. 10, 2022: Schedule Update

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COVID-related Health and Safety policies
Please read carefully through all of the information below.

Proof of Vaccination Required for Entry
The City of Boston recently announced that starting on January 15, people in the City of Boston will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston.

This means that all adults entering JPMAA will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID.

We will need to see either:
* A CDC vaccination card
* A digital image of your CDC card

We will keep a record of those who have provided their card, so you only need to show it the first time you come in.

Please note: according to the City of Boston policy, all children will be required to show a vaccination card upon entry beginning March 15.

Additional precautions we are taking during the Month of January:
No Trial Classes in January – We are suspending all trial classes for the month of January.
No Spectators / Parents During Class – No spectators will be allowed during the month of January. While we love to welcome parents and friends to watch the classes, it is important right now to limit the number of people inside our space.

Parents: Please Read!
All children must have a mask that fits – Parents, please ensure that your child arrives for class with a mask that fits their face appropriately, over the nose and under the chin. We do have masks on hand to supply in an emergency.
Dropping off your child – We ask that all parents of children in our kids program accompany their child to the door when dropping off for class to ensure that they are wearing a mask and have what they need to be prepared for class.
Picking up – Please be on time to pick your child up at the end of class. We always make sure that kids wait inside for their parents, but we have other classes that begin at the end of the kids classes.

We will continue to take all health and safety measures that enable our members to continue to train safely.

PLEASE READ: News for January 2022

Happy New Year 2022!

Dear JPMAA Community,

We are writing to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to remain closed this week due to current COVID rates.

Because of the rising number of COVID cases over the holiday, we feel this is the best decision to keep everyone in our community as safe and healthy as possible.

We are truly grateful to our entire community of families that has worked with us in many ways over the past year to keep our school open and continue to provide a safe and healthy place to train. We appreciate your support, and could not do this without you!

As of right now, we intend to open for classes on Monday, January 10.

As always, we welcome everyone to make up any classes missed.

We will continue to keep you updated this week. Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

When JPMAA opens for classes, below are the updated COVID-related Health and Safety policies for the month of January.

Please read carefully through all of the information below.

Proof of Vaccination Required for Entry
The City of Boston recently announced that starting on January 15, people in the City of Boston will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston.

This means that all adults entering JPMAA will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID.

We will need to see either:
* A CDC vaccination card
* A digital image of your CDC card

We will keep a record of those who have provided their card, so you only need to show it the first time you come in.

Please note: according to the City of Boston policy, all children will be required to show a vaccination card upon entry beginning March 15.

Additional precautions we are taking during the Month of January:

No Trial Classes in January – We are suspending all trial classes for the month of January.

No Spectators / Parents During Class – No spectators will be allowed during the month of January.
While we love to welcome parents and friends to watch the classes, it is important right now to limit the number of people inside our space.

Parents: Please Read!
* All children must have a mask that fits – Parents, please ensure that your child arrives for class with a mask that fits their face appropriately, over the nose and under the chin. We do have masks on hand to supply in an emergency.

* Dropping off your child – We ask that all parents of children in our kids program accompany their child to the door when dropping off for class to ensure that they are wearing a mask and have what they need to be prepared for class.

* Picking up: Please be on time to pick your child up at the end of class. We always make sure that kids wait inside for their parents, but we have other classes that begin at the end of the kids classes.

We will continue to take all health and safety measures that enable our members to continue to train safely. We appreciate the support of everyone in our community. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Closed on Oct. 11 and Fall Schedule

We will be OPEN this coming Saturday, October 9, but we will be CLOSED on Monday, October 11 in honor of Indigenous People’s Day.

We are also excited to announce the return of YOGA with Rita this Saturday morning at 9:30 (Oct. 9). This is a free bonus class for all of our members. There is a $10 drop-in fee for non-members. We do have some yoga mats, but you are welcome to bring one if you have one.

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Below is our Fall schedule of classes. This schedule will begin on September 7, the Tuesday after Labor Day. The schedule is largely the same, with some slight modifications:

* Kids Karate Classes will continue to be offered 5 days per week. Due to our capacity and scheduling needs, we are still asking families to sign up children for specific classes during the week. To sign up your child for a class, please email us and we will send you a confirmation.

* Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: We are adding a Competition Class on Wednesdays at 6:30. This class is open to Blue Belts and higher; White belts by permission of the instructor. You may attend this class even if you do not intend to compete.

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Revised Summer schedule beginning July 6

Please note the following adjustments to our Summer Schedule:

KIDS CLASSES: We have adjusted the Kids class schedule, as many kids go away or attend summer camp, and our classes tend to be smaller. Please note:

Monday:
Karate: We have combined both Kids karate sessions into one session at 5:30.
Kobudo: There will be no kobudo class on Mondays.

Wednesday
Karate: Again, both Kids Karate sessions have been combined into one class at 5:30.
Kobudo: Kobudo class for kids at 6:30. All kids that have been attending Kobudo class on Mondays are welcome to attend this class.

ADULT/TEENS Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
We have added a BJJ Fundamentals class on Mondays at 6:30.

PLEASE NOTE:
We will be CLOSED from Saturday, July 3 through Monday July 5 for the Fourth of July Holiday weekend.

Our Summer Schedule of classes will begin on Tuesday, July 6.

Summer Schedule & Reminders

REMINDERS:  

HEALTH PROTOCOLS:  

Although the CDC has updated their mask guidelines, we are still following all of our health & safety protocols for the time being, as not everyone has had an opportunity to be vaccinated. 

This means we ask everyone to please remember to:

  • Sign the Covid Health waiver for each class (available online HERE)
  • Please check in at the front desk as you enter so we may scan your temperature
  • Wear your mask

ALSO BEGINNING IN JUNE:  We are pleased to be able to welcome a limited number of parents / spectators back into the dojo (especially for kids classes!)  We must still limit the numbers.

KIDS CLASSES:

DROP OFF AND PICK UP:  Parents, Please come to the door to check in as you drop your child off and pick them up; this helps us ensure they are prepared for class (daily waiver signed, mask, uniform)

* for safety we always have kids wait inside the dojo until parents arrive to pick them up 
* if your child lives nearby and has your permission to arrive and leave independently, please let us know in advance. 

CLEAN FEET:   As the weather gets warmer, we understand that kids wear different shoes and have many more outdoor activities, and little feet get dirty!  Parents, please ensure that your child’s feet are clean before coming into the dojo.  

UNIFORMS:  We understand that schedules are busy and sometimes kids forget their uniforms.  We do have extra uniforms and belts in case it is needed.  Please note that there is a $5 laundry fee for a borrowed uniform.

WATER:  Kids get thirsty during class, and we do have breaks for water.  If your child forgets to bring water or asks for water during class, we will provide them with a bottle of water.  Water is $1/bottle – we have a red can on the front desk for water $.  Thank you!

As always, we are grateful to our entire JPMAA community for your continued support. As more people are vaccinated and restrictions are relaxed, more of our previous members are returning, and we continue to welcome new members into both our Karate and BJJ programs.

May 2021 Schedule updates

We are pleased to announce that beginning the week of May 17 we are adding 2 advanced BJJ classes to our schedule.

Tuesday / Thursday 7:30
BJJ Fundamentals focuses on the positions, escapes and attacks that everyone needs to know, from closed guard, open guard, half guard, side control, top mount, and the back.

This is the class for all white belts to attend; advanced belts are of course welcome to attend as well!

Tuesday / Thursday 8:30
BJJ Advanced – this class is for advanced belts – 4 stripe white belts and above. Tuesdays will focus on gi, and Thursday will focus on no-gi.

We are pleased to be able to add these classes, and we hope to be able to add more classes during the week as we go forward.

We are excited that our BJJ program is growing again, and we extend a big welcome to all of our new BJJ members that have joined us in the past several months since we moved to our new space.

We also send a big shout-out to the veteran members of our BJJ community who have continued to support the program, and have helped keep us going!

February 2021 News

Re-Opening for Classes

The big news this month is that beginning in February, the City of Boston has gone back to Phase 3.1, allowing us to have classes again.

February 1 – 6: We will continue our current schedule of 1-1 Personal Fitness Training.

Monday, February 8: We will resume the regular class schedule that we had in December (see below). We are still bound by the class size limits, and for now will keep the same attendance schedules that were in effect in December. You will be receiving an individual email to confirm your schedule. If you need to make any changes, please send us an email.

New Space Update

The other exciting news this month is that construction on our new space is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 1. If all goes well, it is possible that we could be moving into our new space in mid-late February. The new space is two doors down in our same building. They are knocking down a wall to combine units A&B, giving us nearly double the space that we have now. This will allow us to increase our capacity and begin to add new members.

We look forward to seeing you all as we move into this new year in our new location!

As always, wishing you all a safe and healthy February!