ASBK Aikido COVID-19

ASBK Dojo Training Protocols
(Updated May 21, 2010; these guidelines will continue to be updated as State restrictions are eased and more persons are fully vaccinated)

  • For indoor classes at the dojo, all participants must complete the online self-assessment/pre-screening form each week.
  • Older individuals (>65) or those with underlying health conditions placing them at increased risk for COVID-related illness must read the statement on vulnerable populations below
  • Fully vaccinated students may now attend the ASBK Virtual Classroom on Mondays and Fridays in person, masks optional
  • Unvaccinated students must wear face masks and adhere to 6 ft social distancing at all times
  • Maximum number of individuals in the dojo will be 13 (25% of capacity)
  • All persons entering the dojo will be screened with a no-contact thermometer; those with measured temperatures above 100.4°F will be denied entry
  • Hand sanitizer must be used on entry and frequently thereafter, during and after classes
  • Restricted dressing room use (one individual or two fully vaccinated individuals)
  • For fully vaccinated persons, paired aikido practice or karate sparring/kumite is permitted
  • Paired weapons training permissible for all students
  • Bathrooms:
      ▪  Exhaust fans on when in use and for 5 mins (minimum) after exiting
      ▪  Toilet seats down when flushing
      ▪  Paper towels for hand drying
      ▪  Frequent surface disinfection to include toilet handles, toilet seats/lids, sink/faucets,
         door handles, light switches
  • All participants are expected to assist with cleaning/disinfecting the dojo after each class; cleaning protocols are posted in the dojo

Statement on Vulnerable Populations (CDC Link)

  • Persons falling into this category are those who are 65 years of age or older, or who have any of the following health conditions (see CDC weblink for other conditions that may also apply):
      ▪  Cancer
      ▪  Chronic kidney disease
      ▪  COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
      ▪  Down Syndrome
      ▪  Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
      ▪  Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
      ▪  Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
      ▪  Severe Obesity (BMI ‚ > 40 kg/m2)
      ▪  Pregnancy
      ▪  Sickle cell disease
      ▪  Smoking
      ▪  Type 2 diabetes mellitus

If you fall into any of these categories, and you wish to participate in indoor training at ASBK, you should first confer with the ASBK Chief Instructor who will make sure that you are fully aware of the risks of training in the dojo, of the mitigation efforts we’ve implemented, and of the other options for safer training that we offer. Those latter options include our on-line ASBK Virtual Classroom and our outdoor weapons training class. For vulnerable populations, we strongly encourage vaccination before attending indoor classes.



10500 Candelaria, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112     505-262-9383