Training During Covid 19
We asked our students to share their experience and feelings about training with us during the pandemic at home and through private in-person sessions (when regulations permitted)
Shana King (Adult Student and Parent)
As our world has been altered around us, restricting and even closing where and when we can go places, we look to find a new "normal" to our day. As we navigate through these challenges, it is vital that we achieve balance, that we are able to take time, to close our eyes, take a deep breath, hold it for a moment and allow ourselves to open our minds. At the American Martial Arts Institute, we have the opportunity to focus on the traditions and techniques of the Martial Arts. The instructors at AMAI share and offer to teach and provide students through private sessions. These sessions allow students a chance to focus our energies - deepening our knowledge, improving our skills, and exciting our emotions.
For those that are students of the American Martial Arts Institute, we are fortunate to have those that are committed to us, their students. Grandmaster Crandall and Headmaster Stalloch and the entire staff of instructors have followed all guidelines and regulations to ensuring that students could resume their training through private sessions each week. As you walk through the door, you are greeted with a temperature check and sanitizer. Students and staff are appropriately spaced throughout the training hall, generally no more than one instructor is on the floor at a time and as needed the [session] is split into smaller groups using the other training halls in addition to regularly going outside for sessions.
As a student, I am also a parent to an 11-year-old student of AMAI. The moment that the doors were opened and students were allowed to resume training both I and my daughter immediately resumed training. I am confident in the staff, their efforts and the controls which have been put into place to ensure our safety and others. We thank Grandmaster Crandall, Headmaster Stalloch, and all the instructors as we look forward to the opportunity to learn and train with them in person each week.