At least one city martial arts studio has found a way to work around the temporary closure of its facility amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richmond Martial Arts is now offering live online classes for kids of all abilities.
Gym owner Johnny Ahmed has been teaching martial arts to all age levels for over decade. He has 25 years of training in Taekwon-Do (6th degree black belt), Kickboxing, Muay Thai and is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He's also a certified trainer in the Bas Rutten MMA System of mixed martial arts.
With children isolated at home and school not re-starting anytime soon, Ahmed saw an opportunity to help parents keep them physically active while having fun.
“Our goal at Richmond Martial Arts is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.
“Coronavirus (COVID-19) is placing great strain on us all. We here at Richmond Martial Arts are taking this very seriously, and instituting new protocols designed to keep you — and our community — safe.”
Richmond Martial Arts is currently offering a free online orientation to help get kids started.
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