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The end of the Summer is just around the corner, 🙁 Kids are getting ready to head back to school, work is starting to get back to normal, cottages are being packed up and all the last minute vacations are almost over. For all those here and not camping this week, lets have some fun!
We had our last Grading on the 23rd and it was a great one! The kids did great and I was seriously impressed with everyone’s sparring. There are more then a few sluggers coming up. I can’t wait to see how they look in a few years! We also had a few adults in the Grading. I saw a lot of heart and effort from a few people who didn’t think they could it, but they did an amazing job. For everyone in the Grading you should be proud of yourselves. As much as I teach, you are still the ones that have to do it! For all the assistants, thank you! I don’t know if I could do it with out your help. Our next Kyu Belt Grading is going to be on September 20th at 4:00pm. It’s going to be interesting to see who will be ready after vacations, but I have a funny feeling it will be a great one too. Click HERE for more info about the next Grading.
In September we will also be having everyone’s favourite kind of seminar, BOARD BREAKING!!! We will be hosting both a kids and adults seminar on different days. It’s looking like we will have the adults on Thursday the 25th and the kids on Saturday the 27th, but the details are not in stone yet. The sign up sheets and final details will be posted next week. Maybe even a bit earlier.
Also, a reminder that on Monday September 1st the DOJO WILL BE CLOSED for the long weekend. If you are staying in town, than sleep in and have a relaxing day. It’s been a long hard Summer. YOU EARNED IT!!!!
On October 1st the schedule for some classes will be changing. As the students progress we are going to add few classes for senior belt kids, remove a couple of the adult white-orange belt classes that aren’t attended and add a teenage specific class on Saturdays as well as moving the Kata and Tai-Chi classes back an hour. Again this won’t take effect until October 1st. This is just a little heads up. We will have the new schedule up on the site with two weeks as well as having printed schedules in the Dojo for students.
One other reminder that the Dojo I train at, the Hombu Dojo, will be having a Junior Black Belt Grading on October 4th and an Adult Black Belt Grading on October the 18th. For anyone who wants to earn a Black Belt one day, be there! I will post details about it in the Dojo, on the site and on facebook. These are important events for people who have been training for years and is the best way to learn what to expect for your Black Belt Grading one day. Feel free to ask me any questions about these events.
Of course, here is this week’s sign. It’s a fun one that reminds me that achievement is nothing but the right to start something new. Have a wonderful week, for those away or going on a last minute vacation, enjoy and have fun. Can’t wait to see everyone again soon,