May is just about the start. The weather is great and getting even better, the snow has been banished and everyone is getting outside more. Watch out though, there is supposed to be a lot of rain for the next week. Break out those umbrellas if you haven’t yet.
This weekend we had a great Grading! Small group but very strong. We should have a few more Green Belts soon (fingers crossed). We will be having our next Grading on Saturday May 24th at the usual time of 4:00pm. Start getting ready now if you want to be in it and show me what you got in class! It’s looking like the next Grading will be a big one so I may be asking some senior belts for help over the next few weeks.
In May we have the first true sign of Summer, Victoria Day Long Weekend. The Dojo will be closed on Monday May 19th for the Holiday so take a break that long weekend, you’ve earned it!
And of course, we are starting our Bring A Friend Contest next week! We will be recording each time a student brings a new friend to class. Mid-June we will tally everything and see who wins! There will be a first, second and third place prizes. We will post all the details in the Dojo this week so keep those eyes peeled and ask Sensei for the details.
Here is this week’s sign. If you’re are feeling frustrated with where you are right now, don’t worry too much. Remember, everyone starts at the bottom. But you don’t have to stay there.