Beginning the week of June 15!
We will be limited to 12 students per class.
Classes need to be scheduled online.
This should not have much restriction for the Black Belt Club classes.
The “Beginner Kids” and regular “Teen/Adult” students should
continue half of their classes online as to allow everyone the ability to attend some classes in the Dojo
Please familiarize and follow the Covid Safety protocols.
How to schedule a class in the Dojo
1. Go to watch.corpuschristimartialarts.com and click on “Schedule A Class” at the bottom of the page.
2. Create a MyStudio Profile.
3. Choose your membership in the sidebar.
4. Click on “schedule” in the sidebar and schedule your class!
You can also download the app on your smartphone for your convenience! The Studio Code is: “familymartialarts”
Please feel free to schedule a class with us via email as well, simply email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Great News! We have permission to reopen!
Monday, June 15th We will cautiously resume classes in the Dojo.
All students are asked to maintain at least 50% of their classes on the new website virtual training portal.
You will provided with information on how to register in the coming weeks.
We plan to live stream most classes from the Dojo.
I look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
Mark Timmerman, Grand Master
There are many concerns about what safety measures we are taking as we begin to reopen.
We will have a sanitation area set up at the front of the facility.
We have purchased a commercial air purifier and professional cleaning equipment along with
EPA approvedHospital Grade virucide disinfectant that we will be using daily
Martial Arts Classes – June 15th
Classes will be by appointment only
Students will be socially distanced in the training area by 6.5 ft x 6.5 ft.
Class sizes will be reduced to 12 to 15 per class
Limit to one parent/guardian chaperon if necessary
Class times reduced to 30 minutes
There will be a 20 to 30 minute sanitation time between classes
Students encouraged to do at least 50% classes online
Summer Camp – June 1st
Campers will have their temperatures taken daily
Campers will be kept in small groups of 6 to 8 when possible
We will be doing as many outdoor activities / field trips as possible and will not interact with public
Camp counselors will continually monitor the children throughout each day for any symptoms
Monthly Review April & May 2020 – Covid-19 Edition
May 10th will mark our 1 Year Anniversary for being at our new location. Unfortunately we will not be
able to host a party there to celebrate however; We plan to reopen the doors again as soon as it is
responsible enough to do so. We will be putting out a lot of information about that shortly.
The support for our Dojo from of all our members has been amazing and heart felt. I thank you all
very much and look forward to having you back. We have an exciting new addition to our website
for learning and classes! I know you will love it! Keep practicing for the Dojo Expo coming soon.
New Facebook Page! – “Corpus Christi’s Best After School and Summer Camp”
We created a new Facebook page to post a lot more content and up to date information about our Summer Camps & After School Program
Please “Like” our new page!
Kids don’t complain about being bored when they attend one of our Summer Camps. They are too busy having fun with all of the activities.
Every week of Summer Camp has a different theme to keep kids excited everyday and can’t wait for what is coming next.
There is no down time and they are in a safe and supervised environment.
Our Summer Camps go back to 2003 in a small classroom in a city recreation center. We have continued to expand our services and grow over the past 17 years
to have the best After School and Summer Camp program in Corpus Christi, Texas.
We could be reopening the doors soon. We are taking every recommendation by the CDC to prepare the Dojo for your safe return.
We have purchased professional sanitizing equipment and hospital grade disinfectant approved by the EPA for efficacy against Covid-19.
We will be providing everyone with the safety procedures to ensure a healthy training environment. Rest assured we have your safety first.
Be prepared to come back and have fun!
We have a new Website Training Portal coming soon!
*Live Video Training
*On Demand Training
*One-On-One Virtual Training
*Online Point System
This is a professional platform on our own secure website that will allow the students and instructors to download and upload information and videos.
It is impressive and everyone will love it! Plus you will be able to train “On Demand” whenever you want!
Coming In July!
4th Annual Dojo Expo 2020
Target Date –
Friday, July 17, 2020 / 6pm to 8pm
The Dojo Expo is a great event where all of our students and instructor get to put on a show for our family, friends and fellow students.
Everyone enjoys seeing what wonderful talent we have in our Dojo. Students always enjoy seeing their instructors demonstrate some
things they will someday get to learn!
Since 1995 we have build a wonderful Martial Arts Family. There are classes available for Toddlers, Kids, and classes for Teens & Adults. Our self-defense curriculum consists of: Karate, Japanese Jujitsu, Krav Maga, and Kung-fu. Almost every month we host fun events that everyone enjoy!
Additionally, we offer a great After School Program and we will pick your child up from school. We Host Summer Camps, Spring Break Camp! We even host Birthday Parties! There is always something exciting going on at Family Martial Arts. Our friendly staff and professional instructors will make you feel right at home as soon as you come in the door. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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