We know it has been a while since we provided an update, we apologize about that, however, unfortunately with the ups and downs of the pandemic, there really has not been any opportunity to make any decision and provide any update.
Now that we are entering 2021, and a very different changed world, we want to start looking at how we may be able to resume the NEO this year. The pandemic has brought us many challenges and many opportunities. We have seen the rise in virtual events out of necessity, and they have shown their benefit. We still have a love for our live event and are hoping with the introduction of the vaccination this year, that we can hold the NEO this year in a modified “in-person” format.
At this point, only time will tell, and we will have to wait to see what happens. But please know that we are thinking and working all the time on a resurrection plan and considering every option that would allow us to start rebuilding safely.
Please feel free to reach out to us, with your opinions to help us accurately understand the martial arts community’s stance on the subject. Do you have competitors who are anxious to get back to a in-person event safely? Would you rather not see a live event if masks are required? Are you focused on maintaining and rebuilding your school, thus outside events are not part f your current planning?
We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you this year!