In just a few weeks, CoVid-19 has interrupted our lives immensely. Throwing onto us a new reality that was once right out of fiction. Governments are coming to terms with their limitations and scientists are pushing for new ones. As a society, we have recognized that heroism comes today from those who are willing to make the choice to work in essential services and health care. Nurses, food chain workers, and custodians are among our new soldiers who tireless give their all. Thank you sincerely.
Since our state of emergency status, martial arts clubs in our province have temporarily closed. Looking beyond, towards re-opening, most models suggest that sports related industries will be the last to open up. Yet as a business, we still have rent and bills to pay. Many of us, including NOX Dojo have moved towards remote learning opportunities. Using Zoom, YouTube, our blog, and WhatsApp, NOX Dojo has already expanded its online presence and will continue to do so even after our state of emergency has lifted as a part of our business model.
Already on our YouTube channel is our kata list from white to black belt. Currently in production, are videos on how to create a temporary dojo for practicing during our Zoom classes and other ways to improve your dojo lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is willing to use their membership for online classes, I am asking that you visit our YouTube channel where you can subscribe, like, and comment. This will help NOX with monetization to assist in paying its expenses until we return to the day where we can all share lots of free actual hugs instead of emojis.
When all of us return to the dojo, there will be lots of changes. Depending on government recommendations, classes sizes will likely be limited to accommodate physical distancing. There will also be a 20 minute break between classes in order to make transition between classes less crowded and to permit dojo sanitizing. We might see dojo masks a part of our uniform as one of our suppliers are already making them for our industry.
If I may, I would like to share some parting advice about maintaining our mental during this time. A coaching advice that we give to all athletes is that we can only control ourselves. Trying to control anything else is a cause for unnecessary stress. Take a good look at what your current situation is. Look at where you want to be at the end of the week or month. Embrace your situation, take control of what you can, engage in an action towards your weekly or monthly goal. An example of this could be a new recipe that you have always wanted to try. A higher kick using the accuracy rocket. Perhaps using Zoom, Skype, of Face-time for a weekly play date.
Until then, I am really missing all of you and yearning to see you all again very soon.