New Normal at Premier Martial Arts


Premier Martial Arts is back and we owe a big thank you to you. By “you” I mean our students, their families, our staff and everyone who believes in us. By pooling together our trust and believing that things would be back to normal soon, we managed to somehow create the positive energy that was needed for Premier Martials Arts and Fitness Academy to open it’s doors again – and what an opening its been! So thank you for coming back and thank you, if you’re new, for giving Premier Martial Arts a chance to show you what we’re about. I look forward to working with you and to growing together to achieve the highest potential that each of us has – potential that in most cases simply needs to be awakened.

I mentioned that things would be back to normal, however, these days everywhere you go you hear about the “new normal”. What does that mean for Premier Martial Arts, but mostly, what does that mean to you when you decide to train martial arts?

The Oxford Dictionary defines “the new normal”, as “A previously unfamiliar or atypical situation that has become standard, usual, or expected”.

Beyond COVID-19, we’ve all been expected to make changes and adapt to new ways of daily living, at least for a period of time until there is a way of controlling the impact this virus has unleashed on the world. Understanding the pandemic’s impact has made additional demands on Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy as we constantly scan for, and minimise, the risks posed by COVID-19. In doing so we are creating a safe environment for both students and staff, and anyone who enters the premises. Some of these “new normal” changes include:

  • Keeping up to date with, and complying with the advice coming from the Department of Health.
  • Promoting that a “new normal” can be a positive step to creating a “new paradigm”, i.e. a shift to a place where it’s ok to be cautious, to take responsibility for yourself and others and to change our mindset to one of respect toward others and the broad community. If you’ve read all our previous articles you will already know that we do this through our martial arts programs for kids, teen and adults by promoting discipline, kindness, respect and more.
  • Implementing new routines that promote social and physical distancing, a cleaner environment, hand sanitizing, keeping equipment clean, and ensuring that people’s physical and emotional states remain healthy. How do we do that? By listening to you and staying updated with the government’s steps toward Phase 5.
  • The new normal has also seen the introduction of technology in order to stay connected. So, when we can’t connect face to face, at least we can connect virtually. This worked well for Premier Martial Arts during the most critical COVID-19 restrictions and closures. Now that we know technology works, we can implement virtual technology in the future if we have to.
  • In the new normal, Premier Martial Arts has also been conscious in designating doors for entry and exit to prevent close proximity with one another.
  • Consideration is also given to the layout of equipment and classes, to ensure appropriate spacing between students.
Martial Arts For Teens

In these critical times, which we’re all living and experiencing together, we can easily lose motivation. This is most evident when you start something new, like enrolling in martial arts for the first time. Often, new students will commence training with a feeling of enthusiasm, then they’ll plateau and want to quit. It’s critical however, that you persevere, in order to gain the maximum benefits of your training. So stay motivated even when you feel like quitting – especially when you feel like quitting – because if you stay with the program, you’ll see the positive results you make in a very short time. For our Junior students, parents play a huge role in both helping their kids get to martial arts training and in communicating to their instructors when they need help.

Someone once said, “You’ve got three choices in life. Give up, Give in, or Give it all you’ve got”, you make the choice.

Most of all however, please remember, that while we keep training, we keep healthy.

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are not limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

Mr Jovanov