After analyzing the advice of various healthcare professionals and the
recommendations of the CDC, WHO, and other government officials, as well as the
Order for Community Gatherings issued on March 12, 2020 by County Judge Clay
Jenkins regarding limiting community gatherings and social distancing, AMBJJ has
made the difficult decision to close our academy effective immediately until
Monday, March 23, 2020 (subject to change based on additional information that
comes available in the next week).

This decision was extremely difficult and not made lightly. However, there is
insurmountable evidence that social distancing is the best way to slow the spread of
coronavirus so that it does not overwhelm our healthcare system. The experiences of
China and Italy have shown that we must flatten the growth curve of the spread of the
virus to minimize its effects. Despite how much we love training, we feel compelled to
make this painful decision to do our part in preventing this disease from spreading at
an alarming rate.

Though our classes are temporarily cancelled, we will NOT stop training, and neither
should you! Stay tuned for information regarding the classes we will be holding daily
via livestream, and other online content and materials we will make available so that
we can continue training together and maintain our community virtually.

For any of your contemplating cancelling your membership, we ask for your continued
support. As stated above, we will continue delivering value despite the closure of our
facility and will be conducting classes virtually. We need your support so that we will
be here when this passes and we are able to continue our operations. We
understand the financial hardships everyone is experiencing at this time, as we must
continue paying all of the substantial costs of operating and maintaining our academy
even though we are temporarily unable to hold classes. If you are experiencing
financial difficulties, please contact us so that we may discuss solutions. We will be
announcing special incentives for members who continue to support us through this
difficult time.

We realize this is a trying time for all, and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
as you negotiate disruptive changes in your work and personal lives due to this public
health emergency. We will continue to develop plans as the situation evolves and
keep you informed. We sincerely appreciate your support.

Alex Martins
Lacey Martins

Published: March 13, 2020

Categories: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Health