Vernon's Professional Personal Development Martial Arts StudioAPRIL 2015
Battle of the Dojo’s
The Battle of the Dojo’s is just around the corner. Have you signed up? Registration forms are in the lobby so don’t wait, fill yours out today and help Team Vernon win the giant trophy!
Last day to register is April 18th!
Students may compete in kata, weapons, sparring, team kata or family kata.
Let’s win that trophy and show that Vernon is... THE BEST!
Next Belt Testing
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Please check your grading invitation for grading times and payment due date.
Black Belt Pre-Test
Adults: Friday, April 10th @ 6PM
Juniors: Saturday, April 11th @ 10AM
Pre-tests are not open to viewing
There is a mandatory meeting on Sunday, April 12th @ 5pm at the dojo for all black belts making the trip to Okinawa in July.
The dojo will be
OPEN on Good Friday, April 3rd
CLOSED on Easter Monday, April 6th
April 17th & 24th and May 8th & 29th
The next Leadership Team practice will be held on Friday, April 17th from 4:30 – 5:50pm.
Happy Birthday in April
Evan Johaneson; Isaiah Mihailoff; Miranda Hutchison; Carter Brown; Brooke King; Jared Hack; Michelle Tobler; Haley Stevens; Claire Vasconcelo;s Ava Tepper; Mae Harned
B.C. Meibukai memberships
are not being renewed on time. At the beginning of each month a list of renewals is posted on the board and should be paid prior to the end of that month. Students will not be allowed to participate in any dojo activities, including belt testings without a current B.C. Meibukai membership.
Black Belt Exam
Sunday, May 3rd
Held at the Vernon Dojo @ 10am
Jr. Black Belt Exam
Saturday, May 9th
Held at the Vernon Dojo @ 10am
Black Belt exams are open to spectators. Due to limited space however, seating precedence will be given to families of the students participating in the exam. Thank you for your understanding.
for those Save-on-Foods receipts. The receipt jar will be in the lobby until April 15th only. Thank you to everyone who has made this such a successful fund raiser. A great big thank you to Jim Tennant of Save-on-Foods who has so generously made this all possible.
The Ninja room
is available for the month of April for students that have registered for the Battle of the Dojo’s and would like extra practice. Arrive early for your class and practice, practice, practice. We will have Sempais available as much as possible to help you should you have any questions. If others are waiting please perform your kata once, then have a seat on our “Battle Bound Bench” and wait for your next turn.
Battle of the Dojo’s Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer to help at the Battle of the Dojo’s and already have tournament experience please sign up in the lobby. We are also needing Black Belt volunteers, so please let Sempai Sue know if you are able to help out.
CKO Tournament Team Practice
If you are currently a member of the CKO Tournament Team we will be holding a practice on Sunday, April 19th at 10am in the dojo. If you are interested in becoming a member of the B.C. CKO team please speak with Sensei prior to this practice. Congratulations to Zach for winning 2 Gold medals at the PN AAU District Qualifier in Washington on March 28th.
RESPECT COMPASSION GRATITUDE
Lower belts will show higher belts RESPECT for they have travelled further on the do and deserve your respect. Higher belts will show COMPASSION to lower belts for they know that lower belts will be more open to their help when given with compassion in order to get to the next level. All belts will show respect and GRATITUDE to instructors for their time and their teachings for these are a gift.