By now everyone would have heard the good news that we are allowed to re-open the Kwoon as of this Saturday 13th June! As you can imagine we are super excited like you! There are changes that we need to adhere to for the time being. Most of these will be outlined below, it’s all pretty straight forward and what you would expect given the current state of things.

It’s ideal that you read and understand the rules and procedures now so that we can focus on doing what we enjoy the most when we re-open so please take a moment to read this message in it’s entirety.

While the Government has not provided specifics on everything, it is the Australian Institute of Sport who are the primary influencers in setting the framework for how the fitness industry will function, so that is what we are basing our plans on at this stage.

The rules are that classes are limited to 10 participants (including the coach) and up to 100 in the facility as long as social distancing requirements can be maintained, that we know. Due to the size of our facility, technically we are allowed up to 60 people inside (if we count the entire floor space it’s actually 90). This does not translate practically however. We can easily accommodate 10 per class with social distancing requirements, but we can only have up to 6 of you doing your own training – split between training in the gym or on the heavy bags/in the heavy bag area. What it does mean though is that people can watch the class as long as social distancing is maintained. This is especially important for parents who like to watch their children train.

We have a touchless thermometer to be used on entry. If you have a high temp (over 37.5) we cannot allow you to train. If you’re feeling unwell please stay home.

Cleaning products are available for use after use of equipment and hand sanitiser will be available at the entry/exit area and outside the bathrooms.

Please pre-book for classes to reserve your spot and please be mindful of others and cancel your booking in good time if you can no-longer attend that class. We have set the pre-booking limit to 9 with a wait-list of 5.

In addition to checking in on Mindbody, there will also be an attendee register to fill out and sign.

It’s recommended that you come ready to train and shower at home where possible and socialising is meant to be kept to a minimum. This is to minimise unnecessary contact in change rooms, bathrooms and communal areas.

In relation to Kung Fu: Shadow boxing is allowed. Non-contact technical work with coach, including using bag, speedball, pads, paddles, shields is allowed. No contact or sparring.

In relation to BJJ: Non-contact skills training. Resistance training in gym, solo mat-based drills (e.g. weighted bags) are allowed.

In general: Activity that can be conducted by a solo athlete or by pairs where at least 1.5m can always be maintained between participants. No contact between athletes and/or other personnel. Indoor/outdoor activity that can be conducted in small groups (not more than 10 athletes and/or other personnel in total) and with adequate spacing (1 person per 4m2). Some sharing of sporting equipment permitted such as kicking a football, hitting a tennis ball, use of a skipping rope, weights, mats. Non-contact skills training. Accidental contact may occur but no deliberate body contact drills. No wrestling, holding, tackling or binding.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, see you all on Saturday!

So far 10am Wing Chun with Sifu and 11am Kids with Damien is confirmed.

Watch this space for more updates.