The new regulations do allow for programs that require contact to have contact, although they suggest we eliminate partner drills. We are planning to compromise this as much as possible:
A. We will not do partner exercises for the workout portion of the class
B. When we offer partner drills, you don’t have to partner up
C. Should you want to have contact and a partner, you must purchase your own Krav Maga Pad to hold for your partner (the handles are the tough part to clean so we feel you should only hold your own pad. The hitting surface can be wiped down really easily).
a. New pads will be a special price of $35 for you to purchase so you can partner up
b. You name needs to be clearly marked on the pad so no one accidentally uses your pad
c. By having a pad, you are indicating to others that you are OK partnering up for drills. Only partner up with people with pads.
d. At the end of class, we will offer to sanitize your pad with our “mister”
D. Hand sanitizer: we will have bottles around for you to use between partner drills, although we encourage you to bring your own to have handy. Please use hand sanitizer after a full drill of making contact with someone.
E. Masks: Students should not wear masks while you are training. This is unsafe for you because you will be breathing heavy. This is why we are training outside or in the warehouse. You will have plenty of space between yourself and another person while working out. If you want to wear masks when partnering up and not breathing hard, feel free to do so.
a. When training with a partner with techniques please do your best to have your faces turned away from each other as to not breath directly into faces.
b. Instructors will put masks on should we need to come close to you for instruction. But when at a distance, on the microphone, instructors will not wear one.
F. Instructor Contact: We will limit contact with students. Should you permit an instructor to make contact with you, the instructor will have a mask and they will use hand sanitizer right after making contact with you.
G. Just like with real situations, you can say NO! If you don’t want to partner up or have contact with anyone (instructors included) then please just say “no.” This is good practice for you for self defense training!
H. HOUSEHOLD PARTNERS: We will still allow you to have a partner from your household to come be your partner, at no charge. They can workout, but we really won’t be teaching them as they aren’t students. If they would like to become a student, we can work something out.