So even though this COVID pandemic has caused so much disruption to our everyday lives and has changed the way we will forever do business in this industry, there were some things that were discovered during this time. One of the things that we became aware of due to the necessity of having to keep our students engaged, interested and in physical condition during the quarantine, was that virtual classes CAN be effective.
You will get the argument that in the martial arts realm you need to have physical contact or an instructor in front of you to really learn. You’ll hear it’s not the same, or I don’t have the space, I need someone present to push me…well the virtual option DOES supply all of that and despite what some may think the conditioning piece of the work out and the repetitiveness of the moves on the bag will actually sharpen your game and increase your cardio-shape. It will be one of the best workouts you ever get. Plus the old saying is true “DRILL TO BUILD SKILL”.
Another great option from this is time, what we also learned was some people had time constraints and driving to any academy was not a great option to them, or maybe they felt uncomfortable in the gym environment, or they still had fears about being near people even with social distancing or non-contact drills in place. We acknowledge and respect all of those feelings and think that the Virtual Classes provide an alternate solution to the problem and are still very effective.