Adult COVID Policy

The provincial government has announced that effective September 22nd, anyone entering a gym will be required to show proof of full vaccination status or provide evidence of medical exemption to be permitted into the dojo. Note that to be considered fully vaccinated, 14 days must pass following your second dose. In the interim effective September 7th, all members and instructors will have to provide proof of full vaccination status (or medical exemption) to enter the dojo, participate in class, and be permitted to remove their masks during periods of exercise.

 

Those who do not wish to disclose their vaccination status or who are not fully vaccinated will be required to undergo additional health measures, including masking and health screening.

 

Youth/Tigers COVID 19 Policy

 

Children born after 2009 will not be required to show proof of vaccination status as they are not currently eligible. Our policy at the dojo will mirror the current ministry of education guidelines for youth participating in health and physical education. Masking is required for indoor sports activity if it can be worn safely. There is also only minimal light contact permitted; therefore, I ask that all instructors in the youth class also wear a mask to enhance the protection of our youth and provide consistency within the class. Parents and Spectators Parents will be permitted to watch the class, however, must remain masked at all times as the ministry guidelines only allow mask removal while participating in class. (note that effective September 22nd, proof of vaccination/exemption will also be required by spectators who are eligible for a vaccine)

 

 

Proof of status

Proof of full vaccination status can be sent to me directly via email at thedojo@uchimartialarts.com or shown in person. All personal health information shared with me will remain confidential unless I am required by law to disclose it. The digital vaccination receipt can be found here https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/, and I will only need to see the 2nd receipt indicating “2nd dose,” and the administration date must be over 14 days. If an email is sent once verified, the email and any information it contains will be destroyed. Please see me privately in my office between 6:00-6:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays if you would like to show me in person. If you wish to continue to wear a mask during class or attend via zoom, even if you are fully vaccinated, you are welcome to do so.

 

Medical exemption on masking (As per Public Health Sudbury)

A person is exempt from wearing a face-covering on the premises if:

• they are under the age of five years, either chronologically or developmentally, and refuse to wear a face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver

• they have medical conditions and cannot safely wear a face covering, for example, due to breathing difficulties, cognitive difficulties, hearing or communication difficulties

• they cannot wear or remove a face covering without assistance, including people who are accommodated under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) or are protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c.H. 19 as amended

• they have any religious or cultural reason for not wearing a face covering, or for not covering the face in a manner that would cover the nose and mouth

 

Exemption on vaccination

If you have a medical exemption for vaccination, please have a physician, psychiatrist, or nurse practitioner provide a note indicating the length of the exemption (temporary (with dates) or permanent) If you cannot receive the vaccine due to religious belief/creed, please provide a letter indicating why you cannot be vaccinated and, if possible, supporting documentation. All exemptions will be assessed in conjunction with Public Health Sudbury on a case-by-case basis. With these added measures in place, I hope we can continue to practice while protecting each other and loved ones without needing another lockdown. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to me directly. I look forward to seeing you all again.

 

Regards, Sensei Aubertin

Who We Are

Since 2016 Our school (dojo) places emphasis on building character development, life skills, physical fitness, and self-defense. We offer traditional martial arts instruction in Japanese Karate and Aikido.

As the head instructor of Uchi Martial Arts, it is my goal to ensure all students continue to have an upwards progression in martial arts.  As Professor and Massage Therapist; I bring a wealth of knowledge in human anatomy, biomechanics, and body dynamics to effectively teach authentic self-defense techniques regardless of physical characteristics or limitations. 

 

It is my belief that martial arts should be taken by everyone simply to make a better version of who they already are.   I encourage you to take the hardest step in martial arts and come try a class.  It is not something that can simply be searched on the internet and have any real decision to be made.  

Everyone starts martial arts for their own personal reason but that reason is not usually the reason why they stay.  

I am proud of what this dojo has to offer and everything it represents.  We have an exceptional team of skilled, and knowledgeable instructors to help our students progress.  

 

Sensei Alex Aubertin