Covid-19 Reopening Guidelines

Hello Rodriguez Martial Arts Academy family,  

COVID-19 Phase 3 re-opening begins on Monday, June 22nd with the implementation of new classroom procedures for in-person training.
Navigating in this time is a team effort. Our aim is to implement practices all of which facilitate a safe and measured reopening of Texas. Practices are subject to change given progress and the current local mandates.

Students and parents read over these guidelines carefully. Together we can adapt and build skills to be leaders of health and safety awareness in our community.

The following guidelines explain the classroom etiquette necessary to train in a group setting during this time.

Everyone is required to sign the new COVID-19 Waiver if you have not done so.

Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines: 

Self-Screening and Arrival: Taekwondo students come in through the main entrance door and line up at the edge of the mat to begin check-in with 6ft. apart. Students will enter one at a time following check-in with RMAA employee. Jiu Jitsu Students come in one at a time and line up on the JIu Jitsu mat against the wall.
☑Self-screen and assess one’s health before going into an RMAA class for any of the signs or symptoms of illness. Do not attend class if you do not feel well or have shown any signs or symptoms of any potential illness in the past 2 weeks. 
Phase 3 Max Capacity: Based on current enrollment this puts us at 15 students per class maximum.
Spectators: To be maintained at 1 Parent per student with limited seating available inside the school. Seating will be on a first come basis. Parents are encouraged to wait outside in their vehicles or outside the school. You are welcome to bring your own portable chairs. Everyone is encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings if this makes you more comfortable.
Hand Hygiene/Hand sanitizer: Practice hand hygiene by washing your hands prior to and following training and after touching high touch surfaces. Hand sanitizer will be provided before and after classes.
Temperature check: Self -screen before coming to any class, and please call or email if you have any questions or concerns.
Social Distancing: Spectators will maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals not within the same household inside the school. Other measures should be considered such as optional face-covering, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be practiced.
Class Duration: Taekwondo classes will last 30 minutes. Jiu-Jitsu classes will last 60 minutes.
Masks/Gloves: Masks will not be required to be worn by students to participate in class but If a student feels the need to wear Masks/Gloves it will be a personal choice. Texas Health and Human Services recommends wearing face-coverings (over the nose and mouth) when entering a gym or exercise facility or class, or when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s household. If feasible, individuals can wear face masks but it is not required by law.
Dress code: Arrive dressed and ready to train. Changing rooms are closed and will not be available. Training clothes must be clean and sanitized.
Taekwondo students will be in Summer dress code: ATA, RMAA or PWT-shirt tucked in Taekwondo Gi kick-pants with Belt.
Jiu-Jitsu Students will train with No Gi or Rash Guards and Training Pants.
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Sandal Policy: ALL Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu students must wear sandals at the Academy and will be directed to place their sandals in a designated area against the back wall or the edge of the mat, organized and distanced from other’s belongings. The aim is to be able to effortlessly slip your shoes off and on so that you do not have to touch them with your hands. Students will not be allowed to enter if they are not wearing shoes.
Bow-in: Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu students will be required to bow-in and line-up around the edge of the training area 6ft apart until you are given direction by the instructor.
Dots: Taekwondo students will be assigned a designated training area for class socially distanced from other students. Students will stay on the same dot throughout class.
Training Equipment: protective equipment and sparring bags can be used at this time during training in the Academy. Sparring is optional for every student.If a student is not comfortable sparring at this time they can request to be excused from sparring.
Training Weapons: Taekwondo students may bring their traditional weapons.
Designated Exit/ Pick up: Students will be individually excused from each class with a bow-out, retrieve their sandals, hand sanitize and check-out through the center door exit. Students should wash their hands when they get home, take a shower, change into clean clothing and wash all training clothes ready for their next class. Students should also clean all sparring equipment once they get home. Our goal is to focus on good hygiene after athletic activity.
Cleaning Procedure: All training floors will be thoroughly sanitized after daily.
Restrooms: Restrooms will be open. Shoes will be required to be worn in the restroom at all times. To use the restroom students will need to address their instructor to ask for permission. Please use the restroom at home before you come to class. Our goal is to reduce traffic, grow awareness and reserve this area for hand hygiene and restroom emergencies.
Water fountain closed: Students must bring their own water bottle and place it with their sandals. Our public water fountain is closed and is not a bottle filling station.
No Food: Absolutely no food or eating will be allowed in the academy.
Greeting/Goodbyes: Bows only. No handshakes, hugs, or high-fives.
Office/Pro shop Merchandise: At this time, the office is closed for walk-ins and all administrative needs must be communicated via email. In-person meetings must be arranged via email prior to visit. All Pro Shop and merchandise orders must be made via email.
Questions: All parents and students please direct all Questions to an email [email protected]

I would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. We look forward to train with everyone again! Please reach out by email with any questions or concerns. We would love to extend an invitation to anyone who would be interested to come to the mat and train!

Everyone is required to sign the new COVID-19 Waiver if you have not done so.

Thank you, 
The RMAA Staff  

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