At this time the State of Illinois is allowing gyms to open up with some very strict guidelines. Mango Combat Sports will be opening up on June 1st, 2020 and has come up with some temporary operational and training changes that will be put in place in an attempt to follow all State guidelines and keep everyone safe. These new guidelines will be constantly reviewed and altered as needed based on the most recent data provided to us by our healthcare professionals.
We are extremely excited to be back but want to make sure we re-open in a safe and responsible way.
We are all one family at Mango Combat and we are in this together and welcome your suggestions, comments, or concerns. Please feel free to reach out to us @ the following:
Temperature check and health screen at entrance
All members and their guests will have their temperature checked and asked questions regarding
Strict social distancing
Participants will have an area to train which will be properly social distant from any other participant at any given time. Seating space for audience members will be available throughout the facility and MCS staff will continue to remind everyone to please keep a safe distance between separate households.
Although Mango Combat Sports will not ask any family member to leave the facility, we are asking for everyone’s cooperation in reducing the amount of people who come watch participants train. We love having a full house bursting with enthusiastic and proud family members, however unfortunately this is not the time and we need to be safe above all else.
Mango Combat Sports would also ask that all non-participants wear facial covering of some type.
Staggered exiting (especially youth classes)
At the end of all MCS classes we traditionally line up, bow and then high-five our fellow competitors. For the time being this will be replaced with bowing in place and students being dismissed 1 at a time to allow them to gather their belongings and their families to leave without creating a bottleneck at our exit and violate social distancing.
Fresh Air Flow and Outdoor Training
Mango Combat Sports will either train outside (weather permitting) or make sure fresh air is circulated throughout our facility with the use of fans and open overhead doors.
Additional time between classes
MCS has always prided itself on being an extremely clean facility, however during this pandemic we will be taking extra time between each class to wipe down and clean any part of the facility that the previous class had trained on.
Combat Sports by their very nature require close contact, during this time of strict social distancing Mango Combat Sports will keep our focus on combat sports by working on fundamentals and increasing our emphasis on strength and conditioning thus allowing us to adhere to the required space needed per participant.
All training will be outside (weather permitting) or all overhead doors & regular doors will be opened, and fresh air circulated with the use of industrial fans.
Whenever partnering up is absolutely necessary, we will use the same pairs as often as possible.
Jiu-Jitsu class will be reformatted to work on combat sports fundamentals with a heavy emphasis on strength and conditioning. We will also have life size grappling dummies available when needed. (Thursday’s Kids Jiu-Jitsu class will be temporarily suspended)
Mango Combat Sports has always done everything possible to have equipment available for people to use if unable to purchase (Gloves, Pads, Headgear etc..) however during this time we feel it would be extremely beneficial and much safer for everyone to purchase and use their own equipment. For this reason, Mango Combat Sports will stock additional items and make them available at the lowest cost possible as well as making payment options available. If the financial investment is still too much at this time, we will make special arrangements to loan out specific equipment to specific members.
Mango Combat Sports has acquired additional (stand-alone) Heavy Bags. This will allow our members to continue to work on their striking and not violate social distancing guidelines.
Mango Combat Sports will limit class sizes as to always have enough space for proper social distancing.
MCS instructors and personnel will wear face covering whenever feasible.
MCS will have additional personnel to monitor and enforce all COVID-19 Guidelines.