Covid -19

Our Protocols:

Classes will continue to start and run the regular 30 or 45 minutes depending on the class.

We will use the 15 -30 minutes between classes to wipe down all surfaces, mop the mats and maintain a clean environment.

That gap in classes also allows the students to leave before the next class of students arrive, so we will ask that students leave immediately after classes are over.

We will have a hand sanitizing station out front by the entrance. Please use it.

All Students will have their TEMP taken as they arrive with a touchless thermometer.

Classes will allow a MAXIMUM of 9 students on the floor for training.

ANY student requiring 1-on-1 help MAY be required to have a PARENT on the mat with them as their assistant at our discretion.

ALL instructors, students, and parents are encouraged to wear a mask at all times inside the school unless vaccinated. If the Austin threat level goes into the “HIGH RISK” threat stage, only students with proof of vaccination will be allowed to train without masks. Otherwise, it’s up to the individual.

Physical contact between students shall be limited. Students shall remain in their assigned space on the floor to maintain social distancing requirements as much as possible.

Our sick policy is now thus – YOU MAY NOT ATTEND IN-PERSON CLASSES IF ANY FAMILY MEMBER IS ILL – train via Zoom until such time as no one is sick.

In the past, our parent lounge was a huge bonus for many of you, and we are very sad to see it go, but due to Covid, we are only able to offer a few seats for parents in the new space. We hope this changes VERY SOON.

We ask that parents wait in their car, serve as a 1-to-1 with their student, or use one of the SIX seats in the school and maintain appropriate social distance.

We are very sorry, but any student that can not keep their mask on for class, or keep their hands to themselves will be required to attend ZOOM classes only until such time as they develop the discipline to maintain proper protocols.

How We Work:

  • We are a Hybrid study system. This just means all students have access to our School, videos, and Zoom classes.
  • Students will register and schedule in-person classes via an online portal called :
    • MY STUDIO. We are limiting the class size to 9 students.
  • Classes will be “first come, first served” with regards to registration in order to give as many students as possible access to in-person instruction. We recognize that enrolling online for every in-person class is a little bit of a hassle, but the process is quick and easy, and just for a few more months.
  • Zoom classes and In Person classes will happen at the same time, with the same instructors, and with a plan in place for assistant instructors to help make sure zoom students are getting quality instruction. Zoom students will appear on a large TV mounted to the wall of the school and have access to TWO camera views of the instructors and an assistant instructor specifically focused on zoom students (when staff is available).
  • If the class is full and a student can not register for that day, they can attend via Zoom that day, register for a class later in the week, and attend In Person then. In other words, ZOOM access is guaranteed for all, but In-Person classes are limited to the first 9 who register for that specific class, on that specific day.
  • It is our plan to do away with this cumbersome system at the start of 2023 and simply go back to the old-fashioned way of assigned class times. Thank you for your continued dedication to self-defense and personal safety.

I feel the need to reiterate that we are now a hybrid program FOREVER. We will always offer Zoom classes alongside our In-Person classes for our students.

You get to choose the number of in-person lessons AND the number of zoom lessons you attend each week.