Jon Santry Martial arts is now open.

03 Sep

Hello everyone. Jon Santry Martial arts is now open.

However obviously due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are going to be operating on a slightly different basis for the meantime, in accordance with the government regulations. The time table will remain the same for now, however we are currently unable to grapple or spar due to the 1 meter social distancing rule. Obviously this will have an affect on class numbers as well.

The time table will remain the same, however the grappling sessions will be family ( adults and kids together) kickboxing sessions. So the temporary schedule looks like this;

MON: 5:30-6:15 kids kickboxing 6:30-7:30 pm family kickboxing 7:30-9:00pm adults kickboxing/circuit training

WED: 5:30-6:15 kids kickboxing 6:30-7:30 pm family kickboxing 7:30-9:00pm adults kickboxing/circuit training

THUR: 5:15-6:00pm Kids kickboxing 6:00-7:00pm family boxing

FRI: 6:00-7:00pm family traditional Karate 7:00-8:30pm adult kickboxing / circuit training

Because of the ltd space in the waiting room, the one-way system that we have to implement, and the track and trace paperwork that we are obliged to do, we are not allowing parents in to the gym unless they have very young children or new starters, or children with special needs. Classes are limited to 10 people per session to enable proper distancing. Everyone must contact me and reserve their time slot beforehand.

Priority will be given to dd members. I must also insist on payment online at the point of booking. This will be non refundable. Please understand that finances will be tight for the business, and overheads must be paid each month regardless of wether you turn up or not, and every space in a class represents valuable income!! DD members will not have anything extra to pay should they book a slot and fail to turn up. Due to the fact that we share our waiting room and facilities with High Peak Gymnastics, it is extremely important that you do not enter the building too early as this will cause issues with distancing in the waiting room.

Please arrive 5 minutes before the class is due to start NO EARLIER PLEASE. Also if you can leave promptly after the sessions. If we can stick to these arrangements there shouldn’t be any issues, and we can enjoy getting back to our training safely. As soon as guidelines change to allow sparring and partner work, grappling etc we will return to our normal schedule!

However as of October the Friday nights will be dropped from the schedule for the foreseeable future. This is due to the fact that I have lost my subcontracted work for the NHS due to the current pandemic. It is therefore vital for me to reduce overheads for the foreseeable future in order to be able to keep operating. I realise that this will equate to slightly less value for money, however even with this reduction in classes my prices are still extremely competitive with all the similar facilities in the area, and let’s face it the level of coaching and authenticity is head and shoulders above! There will be a number of free seminars over the next two months as a Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me during this difficult time. I hope to see you all very soon, and hopefully some new faces too!

Kind Regards. Jon Santry. Chief instructor