Sparring during the pandemic

Since social distancing will be with us for a while, we are trying to bring back sparring within the guidelines.

The CDC says touching items (like gear) does not transfer the virus, so  we plan to schedule 1-2 day/month of sparring, starting Jan/Feb but with the following restrictions:

  1. Students must have their own gear including pads, mouth piece and cup (for boys). With Christmas coming, it’s a good time to buy some for your martial artist. We are also willing to sell our used gear for $5-$10 / hands, feet or head, depending on wear and tear.
  2. All sparring students must wear a face shield over their head gear. I know this is awkward, but we’ll see how it goes.

If you want us to order any equipment, please check out the AWMA catalog on the counter, and get your order and payment to Ms. Victoria or Ms. Jennifer by Friday, December 11. eBay is also a good source to order for yourself.

NOTE: Any student not wanting to participate on sparring day will still train in a different part of the studio.