Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and COVID-19

March 15, 2020 

The date that changed the landscape of martial arts training.  The State of Illinois put a shelter in place mandate in place to help hospitals and medical professionals from being overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases.  Because of this request, Frequency Martial Arts closed its doors to teammates and the public.

Two-weeks, turned to several-weeks and several-weeks became months. Frequency Martial Arts offered Zoom classes while closed to help teammates stay active. On June 1, Frequency Martial Arts reopened to teammates and NON-MEMBERS began calling to learn if we were open.

Back On The Mats

As teammates returned, they needed to reserve their spots because we could only have 8 teammates in the school. Additional protocols were also added to the Health & Hygiene protocols.  These new protocols included having teammates take their temperature and use the restroom before coming to class.  These new protocols were put in place to help limit contact to doorknobs at the school.  Teammates also have their temperature checked as they enter the school to ensure they do not have a fever.  Their hands and feet are sprayed with sanitizer as they prepare to step onto the mats.

Phase Four

On July 1, 2020 gatherings of 50 individuals were allowed in Illinois.  The doors reopened to the public and we were flooded with trial classes.  These individuals wanted to take charge of their health.  Some were parents who were looking to enroll their child into an activity and over 30 new members joined the team since reopening the school.  

Frequency Martial Arts will continue to offer classes for our youth and adult teammates who continue to do their part to keep the teammates and their families healthy.

November 2020

The 7-Day Rolling Positivity Rate for McLean County went over 10%.  To ensure we continue to keep the facility safe for our teammates, we are having all intro class participants schedule their classes 21-days out while they continue to practice their efforts to remain healthy.  When McLean County drops under a 7-Day Rolling Positivity Rate of 8%, we will resume booking intro classes within 24-hours of contact.

If you would like to schedule a tour of our facility or a free intro class, simply select the program that interests you.