Healthy Dojo

Our Commitment to Healthy Training

We know many people are concerned about the continued spread of the Coronavirus, so we want to let you know about how we are working to keep the dojo healthy and safe for everyone.

UPDATE March 13:

In order to slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the dojo will be closed until it is safe to open again. As much as we love training together, it is time to support our members and families who may be at higher risk and keep everyone as safe as possible.

We are following AISD and UT guidelines for a temporary closure. During this time, we will continue to closely monitor the developing situation. We are making plans to reschedule promotions and other events as needed and will send out further updates.

As always, we ask that any student who has a fever, persistent cough or upper respiratory infection please stay home until you are feeling better and fever-free for 24-48 hours. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider right away and follow CDC guidelines for self-quarantine.

It’s important to know that COVID-19 is not spread through sweat, but through respiratory droplets expelled when a person coughs or sneezes.  This makes it very important to practice good habits around these two behaviors in particular.  

–If you cough, make sure to cover your cough with your elbow and not your hands
–If you sneeze, make sure to sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue
–If you use a tissue to cover your sneeze, follow up by washing your hands with soap and water

Hand washing is still the best defense against the transmission of any virus. Hands should be washed with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds–about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. That’s a long time compared to how long most of us usually spend washing!

Some other good personal habits that can help:

–Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face
–Do not share equipment, drinks, or food with others

We’re grateful for all of you, and we’ll continue to do all we can to provide a safe and healthy dojo for everyone.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.