COVID-19 News

In-person training suspended until December 14 2020

All dojo members should have received an email on November 15 describing our response to the new Washington State guidelines. To reduce the spread of the virus we are limiting our classes to Zoom only until December 14th. The updated schedule is posted here.

Updated guidelines for in-person training (when permitted)

Following the transition to Phase 2 at the end of June we created new guidelines to create a safe and welcoming environment in the dojo. Below is a list of all the new policies we have authored, copies of these documents are posted in the dojo.

2020-06-20 Dojo Liability Release Form : An updated liability release form including references for COVID-19. Please print a copy of this document and sign it before returning to train. When you arrive at the dojo, please give your signed copy to the instructor.

2020-06-20 Heightened Hygiene Protocol : A description of the new protocols that will be used to reduce contact and minimize risk while training.

2020-06-20 Blood-borne Pathogen Policy : An updated policy for blood-borne pathogens updated to reflect the risks associated with COVID-19.

We look forward to training with you again when you're comfortable returning to the dojo. Before you do, please consider the following questions:

  1. To the best of your knowledge have you been in close proximity to any individual who tested positive for COVID-19?

  2. Have you had a temperature of 100.4°F or higher in the last 48 hours?

  3. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

  4. Have you had a loss of taste or smell?

  5. Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

  6. Have you or anyone in our household traveled internationally or in the U.S. in the past 14 days?

If you answered “YES” to ANY of the above, Please Stay Home. We are using an abundance of caution to keep our community safe during these trying times. We are doing contract tracing to ensure we can let our community know if any COVID-19 cases arise. If you or your family members test positive for COVID-19 and you have visited the dojo, please contact us. We will notify anyone who has trained with you and make them aware that there is a risk of contagion without revealing any identifying information.

25th Anniversary Seminar cancelled

Unfortunately, to stay safe in the light of COVID-19, we do not see any opportunity to bring our community together to train in person at the scale of a seminar this year. We are hoping to have Ikeda Sensei host a seminar sometime in 2021. We will post more information as soon as we can. Thank you all for your support.