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Reopening Updates 7/20/20

Reopening Updates 7/20/20

Dear students and families of the Black Belt America,

We hope that you and your families are safe and remaining healthy. For the past few weeks, we have been collecting emails to improve future communications and provide updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

The whole world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and all of us have been forced to change and adapt to a new way of living, as well as new ways of being connected, when being at least six feet apart at the minimum is the new norm.

COVID-19 is making a tremendous impact on our business and the taekwondo industry. But the health and safety of the students and their families remain our first priority. Thus we have been carefully following the NYC guidelines in planning for future classes. Although it may be a while until life resumes to a new state of normalcy, we are happy to announce that Black Belt America will be reopening on Monday, July 20 as NYC proceeds with Phase 4 openings.

However, since this pandemic is still very much real, we will be implementing new protocols to ensure that the health and safety of our students and their families remain our first priority. Please read the reopening protocols carefully and if you have any questions, feel free to email us or give us a call at 718-477-5858.

Reopening Protocols

For students:

  • Students MUST wear a mask before entering the building and during class
  • Master Kim will take your temperature and sanitize your hands before entering the dojang
  • After entering, students will sit in a designated spot against the wall and begin meditating until the class starts
  • Classes will begin once Master Kim enters the dojang and will be structured in a way that maintains 6-feet social distancing between students
  • Bathrooms will only be available in case of emergencies. Students are highly advised to use the bathroom at home before classes.
  • If you feel sick, please stay home

For parents:

  • Parents may be present during drop-off and pick-up ONLY
  • The waiting area will be closed until further notice
  • Masks MUST be worn at all times
  • Master Kim will be at the door to monitor student pick-up after classes
  • If you would like to speak with Master Kim, please let him know during drop-off and you will be able to speak to him during pick-up


  • The dojang will be thoroughly cleaned between classes which include door handles, horizontal surfaces and equipment used
  • Please attend to the tape on the floor as you wait inside and outside during drop-off and pick-up to maintain social distancing


  • The classes will follow the normal schedule. If there is a need for change we will send you updates in the future.
  • Private lessons will be available in the mornings and afternoons before classes begin. If you are interested please call to make appointments. The fee will be $40 for 30 min and parents will be allowed in the waiting room during the private lessons.
  • Until further notice, future belt promotion tests will occur during classes (more information to follow)
  • The regular class schedule will be listed at the end for your reference


  • For students who have been on payment plans that is not monthly, the plan will be extended for 4 months
  • For students who are on a monthly payment basis, the new date for the monthly payments will be the day that the payment is received once the students come back after reopening

Although we will all have to adjust to this new system, we are excited to provide students with physical activities and a sense of structure during these uncertain times. Upon closure, Black Belt America has been challenged financially with payments that still needed to be made even during a pandemic. However, Master Kim was always optimistic that he will survive these trying times, and that we can all come back stronger together.

We advise you again to read the reopening protocols carefully, and work with us to keep health and safety the main priority. We miss you all dearly and we look forward to seeing you in class soon. Thank you.


Black Belt America



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