Just wondering what those of you who run your own wing chun classes are planning to do now that this virus is spreading. For those of you who attend classes are you thinking of staying home? Or are some just deciding to keep on training?
I went through phases and was slightly ahead of the state on cancelling group classes. As of Monday gyms and entertainment activities are ordered closed in the state.
I'm in touch with my students about both their health and income ( some are losing shifts and/or jobs)
Also in touch with my SiFu and some of his seniors. We may meet for an alley beverage at some point, since bars are closed.
I've given each ofy students some things to work on solo during our break.
We are in the same situation. I teach out of city owned properties and all classes have been cancelled and student tuition refunded. Unplanned and unpaid time off for me - possibly through end of May (or longer?). Trying to decide if I can find a platform to do online training that is secure for just my students to do pay per view lessons? Any suggestions? Also not sure if they will be able to afford pay per view or even classes again once they resume.
We moved all our training online through zoom. We had it open and free for anyone who might want to join but only my usual students joined in. And for the first time in years I actually got to do regular training and actually lost weight during the lock down.OK, my last post (above) was from March 18th. Now it's May 8th, more than 6 weeks later and nobody is posting. The rest of the forum is really slow too. I can't believe it's because we are all so busy when so much of the country has been shut down. So what's up? Has everybody given up, stopped training, and just gotten fat and depressed sitting in front of a computer trying to work from home and doing dumb chores around the house?
...or is that just me?
What's the update on everyone else?
1st. Thanks for being a teacher not an easy job. Teachers don't get the respect that they deserve. Hopefully Covid-19 has made it clear to some that what you don't is not easy.Well, Gyms have re-opened in my state, so I've started meeting with a small group again, wearing a mask and making liberal use of hand sanitizer.
The real risk for me is that I'm a high school art teacher. I've been teaching online since school started in early August. Now the school board has decided to reconvene classes in-person starting a Monday, one week from tomorrow. And since I live in a state that seriously underfunds education (we rank somewhere around 48th - 49th in the nation) our classes will be packed with no room for social distancing.
So, compared to my day job, working WC with a small group of adults while taking sensible precautions doesn't seem all that risky.
On the other hand, I'm giving it 3-4 weeks after we start our public school classes again on 9/28 before we see another huge surge in Covid cases and have to shut down again, having lost all the progress we've made. For once, I really hope I'm wrong.