ECMA Belt Testing Aug 2020
Congratulations to all those that tested this August 2020 for your new belts. Thank you to the ECMA Staff, Parents and Students for being patient while ECMA pivots and adapts to the many changes during this pandemic to keep our Staff, Students and Guests safe. We know it’s been tough and we hope that our efforts for curbside drop off, limiting the traffic in ECMA and providing the outdoor training in the tent has helped with ensuring you that ECMA is committed to training, but more importantly keeping our Staff, Students and Guests Safe.
Last Cycle, we trained online, tested online, and conducted our belt ceremony with curbside pick up and pictures at both studios. This cycle, we conducted our testing Online, at the Annapolis Studio inside and outside at the tent. Belts were awarded at the end of class. For Online Testers, all belt pick ups will be at the Annapolis Studio on Friday Aug 28th. Please click here to choose your time if you tested online.
Congratulations on this great accomplishment. Whether you tested in May, August or both times, you will always have that memory of what you did during the pandemic. YOU TRAINED and STAYED FOCUSED ON YOUR GOAL.
I now there are many that will be returning and we totally understand and are ready for you to return. I have made special plans to get you back up to speed and we know you kept your eye on your goal as well and just had to take a detour during this trying time. That is also perfectly fine. Returning, getting back to training and refocusing is being a champion. In some ways, it’s much harder than if you stayed training. Once you stop, it’s tough to get back in the saddle. We are here to help, and a Blackbelt attitude kept the others training and YOUR Blackbelt attitude will help you come back to train. Either choice, it’s the Blackbelt attitude and mindset that keeps you moving toward your goal.
If your reading this and you continued your training, AWESOME. If you are reading this and you are thinking it’s time to return, AWESOME. Both take a Blackbelt Attitude and we are here to help.
Congrats once again to all those that tested and good luck to those that are shooting for Nov 2020 Testing.
Sincerely, Master Tommy and ECMA Staff