There are a lot of questions to ask when you start down the path of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We are here to help. Below you will find a long list of common questions we receive. We have added a section specifically addressing common questions revolving around Covid-19. Not seeing the questions you need answered? Contact us directly and we will respond A.S.A.P.
What steps are you taking to keep students safe?
We are operating at limited capacity. Students will train only with members of their small designated training group, and groups are distanced from one another on the mat. All staff and students must wear masks while in the academy. Upon arrival everyone will complete a daily health screening for COVID symptoms and exposure. We will be sanitizing all surfaces and equipment (which is why we have scheduled 15 minutes in between each class session).
What steps will you take if there is an outbreak at the academy?
If we learn of someone within our academy that has tested positive for COVID-19, we will immediately pull the infected person’s training group. All group members will be notified to self-quarantine and get tested. All students in other groups that were in the building at the same time will also be notified. An outbreak is defined as 2 students in a single cohort testing positive. If we have outbreaks in 3 or more cohorts, we will implement a location-wide shutdown.
What do I need to do if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19?
Begin self-quarantine immediately. Please don’t come into the academy until you have confirmed that you don’t have COVID-19. Contact a physician to perform a remote screening, and get tested ASAP. If you receive a positive test result, please notify us right away so that we can take steps to protect other students.
How are you limiting attendance in classes?
Each class has limits on the amount of students that can enroll. All students will belong to designated training groups, and will only have contact with the members of their group. An individual class may have groups in separate areas of the mat at the same time. Per government regulation, all classes will contain 20 total students or fewer.
How are classes being taught?
Each class is led by an instructor who will explain and demonstrate techniques. Within the class, individual training groups will remain separated by 6+ feet.
Will you Establish zoom classes?
No, not at this time.
Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
If you have health insurance, your physician may recommend a location for in-network testing.
Otherwise please visit:
I am visiting from out of town can I drop in and train?
Possibly. Please email us at email@example.com for open availability. Our numbers may or may not be full, so we may be able to accommodate you.
Can I also train at another martial arts school or a group of friends at home?
In order to sign up for classes at our school you must agree not to train with people outside of that group until further notice. Let’s all do our part to keep our academy safe and stop the spread!
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, Colorado’s state-wide mask mandate for public places is still in effect, and it’s important for us to stay in compliance so we can stay open. Students and staff are required to wear a mask at all times while in the building, including while training. Please bring your own mask.
What are your cleaning procedures?
We are using CDC-recommended cleaning solutions to sanitize our mats, heavy bags, and Thai pads before each class. We are also frequently cleaning surfaces in our bathrooms, lobby, and front desk.
How often can I attend class?
This varies by program. It will depend on our numbers at the time. Due to Covid -19 we do have restrictions in place. Please speak to the Head Instructor for more information and/or availability. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are lockers and showers available?
Bathrooms are available for changing, but not storage of personal belongings. You may use the provided cubbies to store your personal belongings.
Will I be notified if someone at GJJA test positive for COVID-19?
If we become aware of a reported case of COVID-19 and you had potential contact with the individual, we will notify you within 24 hours. In addition, we will take all safety precautions to deep clean and disinfect the academy before allowing students back on the mat.
What happens if I go out of state for travel or work?
Every situation is unique, and the high-risk locations around the country and world are changing regularly. Please notify the head instructor Tony Debelak if you have left the state or country. You may be asked to quarantine and/or to get a COVID-19 test prior to returning to classes. Please be honest and help us to protect the health of our academy.
The Basic FAQs
Are you open?
What is your schedule?
Are you open?
How do I sign up for training?
Here are the fees for both the ACH or Credit / Debit Card options. Cash & Check are also an option at the front desk (with no added admin fees). However, these options may not always hold your spot.
ACH Bank Fees = 1.5% per transaction
Credit / Debit Card Fees = 3.15% + $0.55 per transaction
Will I be billed if not training?
In addition, if you stop paying you will lose your Gracie University Video Access that comes free with your membership. Video Access is a REQUIREMENT for promotion reasons. If cancel your membership your video access will immediately be removed and this will have an effect on your future promotions.
What should I wear?
A clean GI must be worn for every class and a t-shirt or rash guard must be worn under the GI.
Are masks required?
What should I bring?
What if I don’t have equipment and/or uniform?
We will also be opening up a pro shop in the near future so may have some on hand. Check with the head instructor while in class.