Staying the Course for the Greater Good

Who would have thought a virus could turn into such a controversial and politicized issue? 

Even though the Governor's executive orders have been ruled unconstitutional, we are still bound by regulations and respect for the health and safety of others. We want to get back to business as normal, but for now we are still limited by:

  • Washtenaw County advisory rulings
  • Michigan Department of Public Health rulings
  • Common Sense
  • A desire to help control the spread of COVID

It still makes sense to sanitize our hands, disinfect, ventilate, socially distance and mask. We still want to protect one another.

We realize the various rulings may have prompted more questions than they answered, so here are the do’s and don’ts that JMAC will be following until we receive new information.

What we can do:

  • Etiquette
  • Bowing, vocabulary, etc.
  • Warmups
  • Solo drills
  • Basics
  • Stepping
  • Movement drills
  • Kata (pre-arranged forms)
  • Distanced practice
  • Solo weapons
  • Fitness

What we can't do yet:

  • Close contact throwing
  • Submission techniques
  • Grappling
  • Sparring 
  • Hands-on self defense

We will always work to protect the safety and health of our students, and now is no exception. JMAC is a place to thrive. Hopefully, we'll see COVID deaths continue to decline and the ratio of confirmed cases to deaths stay incredibly low. If there is eventually a safe vaccine, that would be even better!

If you’d like to learn more or arrange a time to watch a class, call (734) 720-0330 or email us at