Planning for the future

Mark Sohm

As we plan for our eventual return to the physical mat, in order to create a safe training environment, there will be some necessary changes implemented. Because of the close physical contact of much of our aikido training we are encouraging all students to have received Covid-19 vaccinations prior to participation. The metrics are unclear regarding transmission risk from vaccinated people to the unvaccinated and until more reliable studies can prove otherwise, we feel this will provide the least risk to our students and their families. We are likely still months from in person training, so by sharing this now, we hope that this will give enough planning time for our people to priotitize scheduling of their vaccinations according to their tiers and availability of doses. We look forward hopefully to seeing you soon in person, on the mat!