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Due to the disturbing influx of new COVID-19 cases and updated CDC recommendations for mask-wearing, we have decided to reinstate a mandatory mask policy indoors  for our dojo until further notice.

All students, spectators, and staff, will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask when inside our dojo effective immediately. 

While we are saddened to have to regress in this fashion, we are hopeful that those eligible to get vaccinated will do so in the coming weeks, so that the numbers will start to decline again. In the meantime, we will do everything in our power to protect our students and staff.


We regret to say that at this time we will not be accepting students under 7 years old. All students will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask when inside our dojo effective immediately. 


Monday, September 13, 2021 (see schedule for hours)

DJJA has set procedures for resuming class. Objectives are: 

  • To comply with all local, state and federal requirements as known today
  • To do our best to assure health and safety of all who enter the dojo, and
  • To offer the most authentic training experience as possible


If participating, read them carefully and note potential changes per circumstances (expect more restrictions at the start).  Please call (302) 753-2144 or e-mail ( if you have any questions.


  • Pre-registration is mandatory . We cap classes to enforce social distancing. 
  • Obtain proof of vaccination. This will be required without exceptions, based upon guidance available from public health professionals including the Centers for Disease Control and Delaware Health and Social Services;
  • Evaluate health condition. Do not plan on coming if you have any possible symptoms or are feeling unwell.
  • Pack a mask for wearing in class.
  • Bring your own water bottle and sandals/zori or equivalent. 
  • Please use the restroom before you arrive and come ready for class. We understand there are some emergencies but we want to make it safe for everyone and the constant cleaning takes us away from being able to offer attention to the class on the floor.
  • No one may arrive late to class in order to preserve the safety procedures we have in place and the careful planning it takes to organize the class. Arriving late to class not only disrupts the class, it requires us to change our safety protocols.


  • Anyone with a temp of 99.8 or higher may not enter the dojo
  • Present proof of vaccination to instructor (original vaccination card).
  • Clean hands with hand sanitizer provided.
  • Sign in on sign-up sheet (required for contact tracing).
  • Parents and Non-training visitors asked to wear masks and remain outside the dojo training area. 
  • Current students who train will fill in and sign updated waivers.
  • Participants will have to arrive in judogi. 
  • You will need to sign a one time COVID-19 WAIVER. 
  • Each time you attend class, you will need to answer the following questions: a) Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19? b) Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, or experience any other flu-like symptom? c) Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours? d) Are you immunocompromised or do you live with someone who is immunocompromised? You must answer no to all of these questions before you can attend class. We will be checking at the door. Please help your children understand these questions.


  • Masks are mandatory. Masks are to be worn at all times indoors, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Wash hands before entering mat with hand sanitizer (and at any time during class as preferred).
  • All equipment must remain in gear bag along the designated area. 
  • Please wear sandals so you can slip on and off. 
  • Please bring a filled water bottle with you if you require a drink during class. There will be no water fountain available nor drinks or snacks allowed in facility.


  • All students will participate in securing the Shomen pictures and folding mats. 


It is important to remember however, it has been a while since many of you have engaged in high intensity training. Therefore, start slowly and work up towards any grading or competitive events that you intend to participate in over the next 12 months. We reserve the right to add to these policies and procedures as we deem necessary.

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For reliable vaccine information please visit the  CDC’s vaccines page.