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Save Kentucky BJJ is a coalition of gym owners and instructors with a long-standing history of martial arts instruction in the state and beyond. We teach jiu-jitsu for self-defense and competition, enriching our students’ lives by providing physical fitness and positive mental health.
The current pandemic and subsequent government guidelines have presented obvious challenges to all small businesses. The jiu-jitsu community has been additionally significantly impacted, because the social distancing restrictions conflict with the close nature of training. However, we have complied and taken great measures to protect our students and staff in this time, including closing our facilities a week before it was mandated.
Now that the virus has been contained and our healthcare system strengthened, the time has come 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. We have always put the safety and health of our students and staff above all, and we plan to increase those measures upon reopening.
We are excited to share our plan for safely reopening our gyms beginning June 1st. See the petition and outline here: tiny.cc/5atgpz
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
Adrian Jenkins // Louisville Combat Academy
Phillip Perkins // Area 502 MMA
Tyler Chrisman // Lee Kickboxing
Ken Beverly // Warriors Martial Arts
Ian Lawler // Somerset MMA
Brian Jones // Valhalla Academy