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.
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.
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.
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.
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!