Social Distancing and Judo
In these extraordinary times that we find ourselves in, we as judoka, have found ourselves to be without a training partner and without a dojo. Some have also found ourselves in a situation where we had to cancel all of our classes, lessons, clinics, and events and are in a situation with little to no income for the forseeable future. In this downtime, we need to come together to support each other (any little bit helps) so that we have a dojo to come back to when all of this is in the rear-view mirror.
1. We've all been hit hard and we completely understand, but if you are in a situation where you are able to pay your monthly dues, then do so. The dojo expenses are still the same so please do your part so that we can have a dojo to go back to.
2. Buy gift cards, T-shirts, or merchandise from your dojo to show your support. Or even make a donation.
3. Are you technology savvy? Why not see if your dojo can post videos, workouts or create a live streaming class in a virtual dojo. It's time to think outside the box.
4. Have you checked in on your training partners lately? Judo is about family. A call might brighten up someone's day. Facetime/Skype/Zoom/Messenger are all great ways to get virtually get together.
5. Keep active. Stay inside. Keep clean. Stay healthy.
6. Thank those that are on the front-lines.
COVID-19 is caused by the Coronavirus can be mild, severe, and even fatal and can be spread by respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing as well as close human proximity.
THIS IS NOT THE FLU. The mortality rate of COVID-19 illness is many times greater than that of the the season flu.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates is Coronavirus/COVID-19 website daily, giving the most authoritative and up-to-date information available for the community. Their website is here: www.cdc.gov Check the site often as information is changing by the minute.
In the meantime, please take care of yourself and your loved ones.