Newsletter - March 2022

Dane County's Face Covering Order was lifted.

Folks are going to have strong feelings about this. For some, this is a relief and for others, it will be scary. Some will choose to shed their masks and some will choose to keep wearing them. Here at MKG Madison, we will NOT be requiring face coverings, but we will encourage and welcome all who choose to continue to wear them. Please, just love each other no matter choices are made.

The expiration of the current emergency order doesn't mean that COVID has magically disappeared. It just means that COVID is less of a threat than it has been because we have the capacity and ability to fight it off in its current condition. So, that means that we still have to be use caution. So, we will continue to observe and follow the current CDC guidelines.

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:

February Testing

Congratulations Tawny and Cat!

It has been a while since we have had a test. Cat and Tawny finally tested in MKG's Phase 1.2 curriculum. 

They have been working on it for a while and it showed. They did great! Tell them congratulations when you see them in class this week.

If you are interested in testing connect with Josh to get the correct syllabus.

The next opportunity will the Friday, March 25th. There is a sign-up form on the board in the hallway.

Upcoming Special Events

Seminar, Events and Class Cancelations

Chicago Kali Summit

April 1 - 3 at Northshore Academy of Martial Arts

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
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.

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
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!

Intro to the MKG Method of Martial Arts

April 9th 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.

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