Upon Governor Cooper’s closing of all North Carolina Schools for the next 2 weeks and the announcement from USA Fencing that they will not be sanctioning any local, regional, national, or international events from March 16-April 6, we have decided to suspend our classes and programs for 2 weeks.
Several fencing clubs in North Carolina and around the nation are following the same guidelines and suspending classes for the next two weeks. We are seeing the same thing locally at several gyms, including, yoga, martial arts, and indoor rock climbing locations.
This is not out of fear, but out of social responsibility. I have a responsibility for the health and wellness of our fencers and their families. Our fencers and their families are my family as well. In turn isolation guidelines will increase the community’s ability of slowing down the spread of COVID-19.
In the meantime, if you remember the homework I gave everyone during their first month of beginner class? That would be good practice at home. If you don’t remember, each day practice:-10 advances-10 retreats-10 extensions-10 lungesRemember it isn’t for speed, but make sure your knees stay bent. Good distance with advances and retreats, complete extensions, and holding lunges.
If you are in a teen and adult class try some online refereeing! See if you’re call can match what they call here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS8TaPUAbLI
We will resume classes on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. And we will reschedule any missed classes.
In the three weeks, I will miss seeing everyone and look forward to hopefully a return to normal. Please remain in touch if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-644-0137.