We wanted to check in with you all and update you. Brennan and I hope you are all well and able to train, stay healthy, and active during this time.
New York is starting to reopen, which is awesome news! That means the cases of COVID-19 are finally starting to decrease. Governor Cuomo has implemented a phased reopening of NY businesses by region, starting with low risk businesses.
What does this mean for Phoenix? Unfortunately, we are not a low risk recreational activity. And while we do have a plan to reopen and keep everyone safe, we cannot do so yet. As businesses reopen, we are hoping our region is able to meet each goal and keep COVID cases in check. We honestly do not know exactly when we will be able to reopen.
Our online training is available to all our students. We have online training content available, much of which is designed for solitary practitioners. This can be accessed through our private FB page, or we can send it to you. We are also encouraging students to post videos, or to send them directly to us.
We also have Zoom classes, taught by Sensei Brennan and Sensei Jason, twice a week. These are for all ages and are intended for solitary practice.
As always you can ask for specific help with training, or request a private Zoom lesson. We know this doesn’t replace in person classes, but for the time being it is the best we can do. It is our hope that all our students are able to reach new milestones and achieve their martial arts goals, despite the circumstances.
If you have a question about your membership, or if you have had trouble logging onto our online content, please contact Leigh. We’ve done our best to deliver training in a variety of online formats, and are more than happy to help you access them.
Most of you have continued to support us throughout this time, and we deeply thank you for that. As a small business it hasn’t been easy, since our operating costs remain the same despite the pandemic. We truly appreciate you all!
Stay healthy and safe out there, friends and family of RPMA.
Brennan and Leigh Strimple