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Newsletter - February 2022

Sorry . . . I needed a break.

We are back on track now.

So, just like everyone, I was having a little COVID fatigue. It was hard for me to keep re-hashing and re-evaluating the COVID situation. I sure that I'm not alone. So, I needed to take a break and not add to the problem, but I am back and will be returning to monthly newsletters. 

We are back to keeping you up to date with any changes (related to COVID response) as they occur. It is my hope that we are starting to make headway because  I am starting to see events and things popping up. So, I am happy to keep you informed and what I am seeing.

Let's Get This Part Over With . . . .

Nothing has really changed since my last email in January, except that current Dane County Face Covering emergency order has been extended to March 1st

Click to read the Current Face Covering Emergency Order Here 

But make sure everyone is up to date here is the excerpt from that email.

Unfortunately, we have not made our way out of this pandemic yet. We all thought (or at least hoped) this would be a bad memory by now, but here we are, still in the midst of it. The current variant of this virus is making its rounds through our area. It seems that I should again address how we are going to handle it here at the gym.

So far, any student that has felt sick has let me know and then proceeded to stay home. Some ended up testing positive and some have tested negative. At this point, with the testing becoming harder and harder to get so let’s continue to use common sense.

  1. If you feel sick, STAY HOME! (We love you and will see you when you get better.)
  2. While in the gym, always wear your mask. (I know. I'm sick of it too. Do it anyway.)

Here is the short version of the current Official CDC guidelines:

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate) - Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • (If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.)

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) and . . . 

  • Have been boosted
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

You should:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) and . . .

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
  • Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
  • Are unvaccinated

You should:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home

If you would like the read the full article from the CDC click the link below:
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

Upcoming Special Events

Seminar, Events and Class Cancelations

Intro to the MKG Method of Martial Arts

Feb. 26th 1 - 2:30 pm at MKG MKG Madison

Only 12 Spots are Available!
No Fees, No Hassle, No Annoying Sales Pitch
This FREE 90-min adult class is your chance to learn and try your hand at basic techniques and drills under the guidance of head instructor Josh Prior, and/or other MKG team members, in an environment that is welcoming, measured, and fun!
FREE Introductory Class covering basic strikes, defensive structures, footwork, and basic conditioning
We will provide everything you need! Just come in some comfortable clothes and be ready for a fun workout!
Learn about some very special offers, exclusively for those that attend this Free Workshop!
Find out what makes this event, and our welcoming MKG community, one of the most unique fitness and self-defense programs in the Madison Area!
Click below for registration information.

Guro Rick Faye Seminar

Feb. 19 - 20th MKG Chicago

It is time!! Come join us for MKG CHICAGO’s first big event of 2022!!
To register connect with Guro Marcus Charles (MKG Chicago)
Click below for registration information.

GM Dan Medina

Feb. 19-20th at MKG Minneapolis

2 Day Seminar with Grand Master Dan Medina, Founder of Majapai Derobio Escrima! We will be announcing curriculum details shortly. Noon - 5pm both Saturday and Sunday!
Please note that as of 1/6/2022 the city of Minneapolis has a mask mandate in effect for indoor activities. This may change by seminar time.
Click below for registration information.

Chicago Kali Summit

April 1 - 3 at Northshore Academy of Martial Arts

When: April 1, 2 and 3 2022!.
10:00 am-3:30 pm Friday
10:00 am-:5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Registration opens at 9:30 am each day
Cost: $199
Includes:
  • 16+ hours of training
  • Event Tshirt
  • Access to recorded event at a discount
  • Completion certificate
Instructors
Guro Randy Siordia
MARS Kali, LAMECO, Lobo Arnis
Guro Marc Halleck
MARS Kali, Inosanto Kali, MKG Kali, Balintawak
Tuhon Jesse
Pekiti Tirsia Kali
Each session will be 1.5 hours long.
1 hour lunch is allotted each day.
Click below for registration information.

Guro Rick Faye Seminar

April 23rd - 24th at MKG Madison

We are proud to host Guro Rick Faye
again here at MKG Madison!
Saturday, April 23rd
12 pm - 5 pm
and
Sunday, April 24th.
10 am - 3 pm
MKG International Martial Arts Madison is proud to welcome back Guro Rick Faye, founder of the Minnesota Kali Group and M.K.G. International. It will be a great weekend of training and fun.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best martial artists and instructors of our generation!

We look forward to seeing you all in classes this week! So get in here and get your reps in!

As always, we will be Training Safe, Training Hard and Having a ton of Fun!

Don’t miss out! See you at the gym!

Josh, Ruth and the MKG Staff