The government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced public gatherings to be put on pause for a while. Studios are empty and your students may find themselves stuck at home. However, it doesn’t have to be a complete waste. This can be an opportunity for everyone to increase their skills and be better prepared for when they can come back.
Practice at Home
The pressures of competition can make it difficult to remember for students to practice the basics, and work on their fitness. But with competitions currently on hold, now is the perfect time for them to hone their skills. There are many different strength and conditioning exercises that they can do at home. Whether it’s building muscle, working on their form, or focus, this time can be very beneficial. By putting in some practice, they can be ready for when the studio opens back up.
Raise Money for Upcoming Events
Jiu Jitsu isn’t just about skill. The funds that your team has in its bank account are an important factor. Money allows for travels, equipment, new kimonos, and entries into tournaments. With the current crisis, there can be several problems with ordinary fundraising when raising money for your Jiu Jitsu Dojo . But don’t let that stop you. You may not be able to knock doors and sell goods, but you can mail flyers. You could even help local restaurants by running a delivery service. Just charge a modest fee for the delivery and put all proceeds in your studio’s account.
Plan Your Classes and Schedule
COVID-19 has made it difficult to plan out events, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan at least part of your classes and tournament schedule as an instructor. The current shutdown must end sometime, and when it does, your classes are going to start full swing. Now is an excellent time to put some serious thought into planning your training regimen. What drills do you want to run? What conditioning will be most important? How are you going to mentally toughen your students? What values do you want to instill? If you take the time to plan these things out, you will quickly make up any lost time due to the Coronavirus.
Although it may seem like the world is coming to an end, now is not the time to give up. Now is the time for your team to prepare for the future. If your students work hard during this time, this may be the best season yet.
Here’s another article you might like: How Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Can Sharpen Your Self-discipline