Anyone in BJJ/MMA community knows how important it is to have a clean gym. One comment we often hear from our students, parents and visitors is how much they appreciate the cleanliness of our gym. We strive to create a safe and healthy environment regardless whether there is a pandemic or not. Although ABJJ already has rigorous daily cleaning procedures in place, we have made some changes to elevate our cleaning routines to ensure that the academy stay safe and healthy place for our staff and students.Despite all our efforts, we do need your support and remind our students of ABJJ gym etiquette:
- Stay home when you are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medicines or after symptoms have improved. Because we are physical contact sport we asked that you refrain from training at least 72 hours after symptoms are gone.
Extra Precaution:In response to our governor declaring public health emergency. We kindly request that students who are coming back from spring break and traveled to wait 7 days before training and if you traveled outside US to wait 14 days even though you are not experiencing any symptoms. You can access over 800 instructional videos in our online library and moves of the week videos on our website.
- Do not train with open cuts, wounds or scratches.
- Gear must be washed and clean every class. This includes Rash guards and grappling shorts.
- Long hair must be pulled up in a ponytail or a braid.
- Finger and toenails short to avoid scratching your teammate.
More detailed information can be found on your Student Manual that was sent via email after enrollment.We must be vigilant in our self care but also not succumb to false information and public fear. Your best defense is to keep your immune system healthy. Training regularly, hydrating and getting enough sleep will help keep your immune system healthy.We will be maintaining our regular class schedule and have a contingency plan in place to address any new developments that might affect our regular classes. We will keep monitoring updates from CDC and Anchorage Health Department.Our students are the heart of our academy and we are very grateful to have such supportive community.Christine Spadafore, Director/Co Owner