Category: Martial Arts News

We’ve Added More Classes

Hello Team.  We’re excited to announce that we’ve added more Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.  Please visit our schedule for a full list of dates and time

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class Schedule Update

Hello Team. We’re adding two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes to the schedule.  Starting 9/14/20, John Connell will teach Monday & Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm, and Geoff Balme will teach Tuesday & Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  We will add Saturdays, from 10:00am-11:30am to the schedule starting September 26th. Jeff Piercy will begin No-Gi Grappling classes early November. We continue […]

Phase 2.5 Is Here! We Are Open!

Apex Martial Arts Center/Open Guard BJJ is finally able to re-open. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper announced that gyms in NC can re-open on Friday, September 4th, at 30% capacity. We are beginning our staged re-opening with Safety Protocols in place and we’ll stagger classes in order to remain within capacity.  Please […]

COVID-19 Information in Wake County

Hello Team. We’re posting this link as it relates to COVID-19 in our County.  We want our members to be informed so they can decide if they want to move forward with training. Follow this link for more information –    

Standard Regarding June 5, 2020 Letter from NCDOJ

On June 5, 2020 and related to ongoing litigation regarding the application of the Phase 2 Order to certain types of businesses, the North Carolina Department of Justice (“NCDOJ”) issued a letter clarifying the Phase 2 Order concerning an exception to the closure of indoor fitness facilities in Phase 2. The following guidance statement has […]

It’s Almost Time! We’re Re-Opening On…

COVID-19 numbers have flattened, and will hopefully continue to go down.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed that this good news will continue. Should this good news continue, we will re-open for Kickboxing on Tuesday, September 1st.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will resume on Wednesday, September 2nd. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please […]

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Re-Opening

Hello Team.  As you may have heard, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in North Carolina and in several other States. With good reason, Governor Roy Cooper has again delayed the re-opening of gyms. Therefore, we are postponing our July 1st re-opening. We continue to attend online town halls to listen to the Governor’s message.  […]

July PKB Postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we must postpone our PKB scheduled for July 11 at Apex Martial Arts Center.  We apologize for this inconvenience but the safety and wellness of our community is our utmost concern.  Though we want nothing more to re-open our gym and resume kickboxing training and competition, we will need […]

COVID-19 Update

Hello Team. Our apologies for not sending an update sooner.  We’ve had a tremendous response to our message about re-opening. However, on May 20, the Governor decided to exclude gyms from Phase 2 re-opening.  This decision has forced us to cancel our re-opening on June 1. Our members health and safety are our priority.  As […]

Classes Suspended Until March 30th

As a precaution against the CoronaVirus, and for your health and safety, we are closing the gym until Monday, March 30th. Yesterday, several of our members assisted the weekly cleaning crew with a deep cleaning of the facility.  This included bleaching the entire gym (walls, floors, gear, seats, toys, locker rooms, bathrooms etc.) and hand-wiping […]