Brazen Martial Arts Response to COVID-19

I am sad to announce that Brazen Martial Arts will be closing beginning tonight, Friday, March 13th, with tentative plans to re-open on Monday, March 23rd.

We have been reviewing guidance from the CDC, epidemiologists, and other leading health professionals. It seems the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19 is to be proactive and limit person-to-person contact. By the very nature of what we do, it’s impossible to hold classes and practice social distancing.

Robbinsville school district is closing beginning Monday, and the East Windsor school district is following a half day schedule today and Monday in order to prepare to do the same.

I want to be clear with you: We have had ZERO cases of COVID-19 at Brazen Martial Arts. For the last several weeks we have been following enhanced cleaning protocols, which include wiping down all high touch surfaces every single day with disinfectant. The problem is that it is possible to carry the virus without exhibiting symptoms, and in turn pass it on to others. While we know that younger populations appear to have a low risk of complications, every single one of us has contact with someone over 60, or who is compromised in some way (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, auto-immune disorders, etc), which means continuing to train puts these people at risk of exposure through us.

Brazen Martial Arts staff will be spending Friday, March 13th planning and Saturday, March 14th recording curriculum to be released via private Facebook group to our students – please make sure you follow our regular page for schedule updates, and so that we can link you to the private group for access to material that is posted. Parents, you can work with your children. Adults, we will be posting partner drills for those of you who have friends/roommates to train with, and individual drills that will help improve your movement, as well as fitness workouts that can be done at home without weights, etc. We will continue to provide detailed videos throughout the time that we are closed, so that you can keep up to date with the material.

Please know that we appreciate your support and loyalty to our school.
Garry Davis