Save Kentucky BJJ

Save Kentucky BJJ

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Michelle Day started this petition to Governor Andy beshear

(View the video above to learn about the mission of Save Kentucky BJJ.)

We’re asking for your support to help us fight for Kentucky Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As business owners, we value the safety of our members first, and closed one week prior to government mandates to assess the situation. Now that the virus has been contained and our healthcare system strengthened, it’s time to reopen. In light of most current data, we believe we will be able to continue to do our part by giving students the option to come back and train.

As jiu-jitsu practitioners, the health and safety of our members—especially preventing the spread of contagions—is a central part of what we have always done and will continue to do. While most social distancing guidelines are unsustainable for the sport we love, we are proposing our own set of guidelines in hopes of reopening. Our guidelines for reopening include:

  • Upon entry to the building, each member will have their temperature taken by a staff member.
  • Each member will take a survey to answer questions regarding health and safety, specifically related to COVID-19 risk factors. They will then be required to sign a new waiver that indicates the risk involved.
  • Members will train in smaller, fixed groups (meaning that they will train with the same partners every class). This not only limits class sizes, but also limits the number of people members are in contact with and gives the ability to have a group quarantined if needed.
  • Before and after all training sessions, mats will be disinfected and cleaned. All surfaces will be wiped down, and extra sanitizing measures will take place.
  • Common areas will be sanitized routinely, making sure all surfaces are wiped down.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided for members use before and after training.
  • Members will be asked to take extra precautions in hygiene, making sure they shower before they step in the facility.

During this trying time we have come together as school owners to do our part in saving Kentucky BJJ. Please sign this petition to support our cause. We hope to see you back on the mats soon.

Save Kentucky BJJ!

Supported by the following gym owners:

  • Rolando Haddad // Core Combat Sports
  • Nicholas Albin // Derby City MMA
  • Adam Gomez // Georgetown MMA
  • Allan Manganello // Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Louisville
  • Gina Elliott // AFS Academy
  • Scott Elliott // AFS Academy
  • Scott Smith // Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Kentucky
  • Robert McDowell // Prospect Martial Arts
  • Garrett Watson // MADE Fitness and Training Center
  • Eli Knight // Knight Jiu-Jitsu
  • Phillip Perkins // Area 502 MMA
  • Adrian Jenkins // Louisville Combat Academy
  • Tyler Chrisman // Lee Kickboxing
  • Ken Beverly // Warriors Martial Arts
  • Ian Lawler // Somerset MMA
  • Brian Jones // Valhalla Academy
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