Alpha Martial Arts Ballard once again offers onsite classes



In Person Attendance Guidelines

Dear Alpha Martial Arts Students and Families: The time is finally here. Regular classes have resumed! Thank you kindly for your continued patience and support. It means the world to our team!

100% of our instructors are fully vaccinated and boosted. Our instructors also take COVID tests once per week, or more often if feeling symptoms.

We understand that everyone’s circumstances and comfort levels vary. We will continue to run zoom classes for students who are quarantining. For your safety, we have increased the cleaning regimen in the dojo, and added high tech tools like industrial air filtration and purification, as well as aerosol antibacterial cleaning. Please review the following guidelines (however, understand circumstances are subject to change based on local/national regulations):

  • Classes will be limited to 21 students maximum. 
  • Each student will have their own 6 square foot area.
  • Students must remain in their squares during class unless advised by an instructor.
  • Our windows will be open for increased air flow, and our air purification and filtration system will be running.
  • No inside spectators will be allowed. Parents/guardians are asked to wait outside where they can view through the windows, or wait in their vehicles.
  • All students and parents must sign a COVID Release Waiver before participating in onsite classes.
  • Following Seattle Public Schools guidance, masks are optional. 


Class Procedures:

  • Students will enter via the South entrance (next to the front desk) and exit via the North entrance (by the corner of 77th).
    • Students should line up 6 feet apart on the sidewalk no more than 5 minutes before their class start time.
    • A Staff Member will indicate when it’s safe to enter and students will enter 1 at at time.
    • Arrive and leave in your uniform; footwear will be placed in designated spots at the edge of the mat. Please choose footwear that is easy to put on & take off (slip-ons, flip-flops).
  • Onsite Karate classes will be 25 minutes for Dragons and 40 – 45 minutes for Juniors and Adults.
  • Mats, Wavemasters, Pads and common areas will be disinfected with a CDC approved disinfectant prior to and between all classes. Air is cleaned and purified by an industrial air purifier.
  • Restrooms are for emergency use only. We are unable to fully sanitize restrooms between classes. So please, “go before you go.”
  • After class, children will be released back to parents on the sidewalk. Please be on-time for student pick up.
  • If you FEEL SICK in any way, STAY HOME (and participate remotely via Zoom).
    • students who have tested positive for COVID must quarantine a minimum of 5 days before returning to class, per King County Health guidelines.

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Thank you to all of our current, new and alumni students & families for your continued support during this challenge. We appreciate you!

With Gratitude,
Mr. Busch & The AMA Team