Fall 2022 schedule and other updates

Greetings, JPMAA Members!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful summer. It is September, and as we are approach the start of school, here are a few things to know:

  1. FALL SCHEDULE
    Our Fall schedule of classes can be found below. The schedule takes effect on Sept. 6th!

** The schedule remains essentially the same; there is a minor change on Wednesdays for our kids and adult Karate students. Kids Karate on Wednesday is at 4:30, and Kobudo is at 5:30. We’ve made this change so that our teen and adult karate students who want to can come to the kobudo class. Kobudo will be a mixed age-level class.
Wednesdays:
4:30 – Kids karate
5:30 – Kobudo (all ages, Yellow belt & above)
6:30 – Adult/ Advanced Karate

** Yoga With Rita will be back beginning Saturday, September 10 at 9:30. Remember that this is a free / bonus class open to all members!

  1. FEE INCREASE
    Earlier this summer we sent a letter announcing a fee increase this Fall. Because we were closed for two weeks in August, we have delayed this increase for current members until OCTOBER.

Please reach out to us with any concerns or questions about this.

  1. MEMBERSHIP HOLDS / ReStarting your account
    If your membership is currently on HOLD, you may stop by the front desk or send us an email to reactivate it when you return. We will not reactivate any membership payments until we hear from you!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful, fun and healthy summer!

August Vacation & Maintenance Closing

Dear JPMAA Membership,

This is a reminder that we will be CLOSED for Vacation and Maintenance from August 14th through August 26th.  

We are open for all classes the rest of this week (August 10-13), and we will be back OPEN for all classes on Saturday, August 27th.

We encourage you to make up any classes missed!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns.

Memorial Day Weekend and other late May announcements

Saturday May 21:
NO Yoga : Rita will return the first weekend in June. 😔
(All other Saturday classes will meet as usual!) 🤗

Memorial Day Weekend
JPMAA will be CLOSED from Saturday, May 28 through Monday May 30 for Memorial Day Weekend. As always, you are welcome to make up any classes missed.

Kids Martial Arts mini-camps in July
We are still enrolling for our Kids Martial Arts mini-camps in July. Please see the flyer below.

May 2022 at JPMAA, including a BJJ Seminar with Prof. Maia

Saturday, May 14:

  • BJJ: Black Belt seminar with Professor Roberto Maia from 11-1. $50 per person.
  • Adult/Advanced Karate: This class is cancelled on May 14
  • Kids Karate: The Kids karate class will be at 2:00-3:00 on May 14

Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30

We will be CLOSED for the Memorial Day Weekend

July Mini-Camps for Kids:

We are still enrolling for our July Mini-camps (see flyer attached). Please let us know asap if you are interested in one or more sessions.

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!