Impact 360


Dr. Scot Crenshaw

May 4, 2020

This details the first phase of reopening of Impact 360 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The first day we will reopen under strict restrictions on Monday, May 11.  While this document describes our safety at the Dojo, we encourage everyone in the Impact family to go the second mile to be safe and do what you can to keep others safe.  Our strategy includes the state guidelines, what to do in coming to the Dojo, procedures when you get on the mat, and how to leave the building. 



The policies set forth were formulated by the Arkansas Secretary of Health in consultation with the Governor and toward the goal of control disease as authorized by Arkansas Code Ann. Paragraph 20-7-109-110.

A.        Screening must be completed on entry for all staff and participants.  Those who have any of the following characteristics should NOT be allowed to enter:

—          Have returned from travel to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or New Orleans, Louisiana or overseas within the last 14 days.

            —          Have had a fever of 100.4 degrees F. or later in the last two days.

            —          Have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell

—          Had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the previous 14 days.

            In addition, staff must have their temperature checked by a digital thermometer prior to entry.  Do not allow entry to anyone whose temperature is greater than 100.4 degrees F.

B.        Staff should wear a face covering or mask at all times.  Patrons should wear a face covering except when actively exercising. 

C.        Prohibit the use of pools, spas, showers, saunas, etc. at this time.  Locker rooms are to be used only for storage of personal items.  Maintain physical distancing while in locker rooms.

D.        Make hand sanitizer available throughout the facility. 

E.        Staff should ensure that all exercise machines or equipment are sanitized after each usage (via wipe-down with disposable wipes, Lysol, or the equivalent; use according to product instructions).

F.         Maintain proper spacing from others by working out with 12 feet between each person.  This may require closing or moving some equipment.

G.        Avoid personal contact at all times, including hand shaking.

H.        Individual training sessions, indoor group fitness classes, and workouts requiring a partner must maintain 12 foot spacing between each person at this time.


A.        Before you get there:

1.         Take your temperature within two hours within leaving home and make sure it is not over 100.4 degrees F.

2.         Make sure you meet the other criteria listed above in I-A above.

3.         All are encouraged to bring their own water with them, though we plan to have bottles of water for sale available (no using the faucet).

B.        When you get there:

            1.         We are planning to have a canopy just outside the front door for check-in; start there.

2.         There will be someone to check you in, starting by giving you a quick survey based on I-A above; you will be able to go into the Dojo if you do not have any of the symptoms.

3.         We are going to take this opportunity to re-register everyone for classes and verify your contact information.

4.         Remember – there is to be no touching (including shaking hands); be sure to keep six feet from others.

5.         Parents and others giving rides are encouraged to drop students off and pick them up when class is over or stay in their vehicles.  If that is not possible, they may wait in the lobby; but only students and instructors are allowed in the workout area.

C.        When you leave:

            1.         Be sure to throw away any trash in a garbage can.

            2.         Minimize any touching of objects on the way out. 


A.        Class Length: Classes will be limited to 30 minutes.  It is, therefore, important to start and end on time.  This will enable to have more classes for smaller groups.

B.        Class Size: Classes will be limited to six students per class and will always be separated by 12 feet.

C.        Restricted Activities: For the time being, we will not be sparring or doing self-defense moves in class because of the touching.

D.        Class Schedule:


Monday                                 6:00 – 7:00 PM



            Taekwondo                           4:30, 5:00


            Karate                                    4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 600, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00

            Self-Defense                        6:30


            Karate / Taekwondo            4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00

            Self-Defense                           6:30

E.        Sanitizing: Between classes, the Master Instructors will sanitize the area and everything students may have touched.  If wave-master or other bags are used during class, they will be sanitized after a student punches / kicks before the next student takes her or his turn.


A.        Sparring Gear in the Future: When sparring is resumed in the future, we think it would be wise for all students to own their own sparring gear.  The idea here is safety and minimizing the sharing of germs.  We will let you know about the details later.

B.        Testing: Presently, we would not be allowed to have a testing, and the suspension of sparring and self-defense moves would make that difficult anyway.  Therefore, we are going to postpone the belt testing originally scheduled on May 23.  The next testing is TBA (to be announced).

C.        Remember that techniques, self-defense techniques, and forms are posted on our website –

D.        You will be contacted to set your regular time for your workouts in our revised schedule.

* If you have any questions, ask any of our Master Instructors: Scot (501-230-8566, Nick (501-593-3041, or Jordan (501-368-9940.

On behalf of our Directors, Master Instructors, and Instructors, thank you to all the Impact family and

friends.  We will come out of this crisis stronger and look forward to our rich future together.