Hello to All!! Here is all the information and schedule for our Live and interactive classes through Gotomeeting.
To get setup:
Instructions for when you join the room: It will ask you to enter your name. PLEASE ENTER YOUR NAME OR ELSE YOU WON'T BE ALLOWED TO STAY. We need to know exactly who is in the room for attendance and in order to interact with you. If we don't know who it is, that person will be removed from the virtual room.
Please mute your mic when entering the room. If you choose to activate your webcam (which we hope... we'd like to see you!) it may give you the option on which screens to view. Select "view who's talking." as opposed to "All Screens." From there, you should be able to see us and interact. We will call to you when we see you enter... to respond, please just un-mute your device. Once we're connected, the coaches will walk you through any other instructions.
Recommendations for best use: A Laptop or Mobile Device is probably the most flexible device so you can easily move it to fit your surroundings. You should ensure you have an adequate and safe surrounding so that you do not fall into or hit anything and hurt yourself or damage your property. We recommend a minimum of 10x10 feet of free space to move around, especially if you have a partner with you. It helps if your WIFI is being used minimally during class. If someone is watching Netflix or some other live-streaming app/video/game, it will slow down your connection
Obviously, it would be nice to have padding in your spcace, whether it's carpeting or something else. I would recommend (if possible) to order puzzle piece gym mats on Amazon, or search for local stores (I know 5 below in the nassau shopping plaza has them) Here is a link to some mats: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N3R7YF7/ref=dp_cr_wdg_tit_rfb
If the weather is appropriate and you have the space, you may even consider going outside to train. If you can, we encourage you to have a training partner.
For parents of kids, it would be great to do the techniques with them and serve as their "Uke" (the partner that receives the technique) But if you cannot, we will also have drills that the kids can do on their own to learn the technique and/or relevant movement. For adults, we suggest the same thing... if you have someone that can work with you... fantastic, if not, no worries, we will have solo drills for you during the time we're practicing the technique.
You can be in your Gi or not... we will show the techniques and variations for both during each class. There will not be any dedicated Gi or No Gi classes on the virtual schedule.
New Classes (Sports Performance, Yoga and Social-Emotional Learning): As you will see, we've added some new classes to the schedule, both for kids and adults. These are more generalized classes that are designed to help build fundamental core strength through whole-body exercises and movements. Many (if not most) will be relevant to Jiu-Jitsu. The Yoga classes are also designed to help work on mobility and flexibility. Our Social-Emotional Learning classes are geared to help our kids continue to build the skills necessary to form healthy and strong relationships with themselves and others.
I am so incredibly grateful for your willingness to adapt with us as a team to these circumstances. We will continue to work with the conditions we're given and continue to grow as a team and as individuals through this challenging, but temporary period in our lives.
If you think any of your friends might be interested in enrolling with the academy, I have setup a GB Virtual Academy page within our website here. Please feel free to share if you want, thank you!! https://www.gbprinceton.com/gb-virtual-academy
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