Vernon's Professional Personal Development Martial Arts StudioDECEMBER 2014
Christmas Skating Party
Sunday, December 14th 1 – 2 pm
The ice is booked for our annual Dojo Christmas Skate! Come out and join Sensei and Sempai Sue on Sunday, December 14th from 1 – 2 pm on the ice at the Outdoor Centennial Rink. The whole family is welcome to join us on the ice for some hockey and skating fun and off the ice for some delicious hot chocolate and Christmas treats.
The dojo will be closed for the holidays
from December 24th – January 4th, 2015
Sensei and Sempai Sue would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday!
We are looking for sponsors for our Dojo Shiai coming in February 2015. If you or your company would like to help out please speak with Sensei. Support your dojo and get great exposure for your company, WIN, WIN!
Happy Birthday in December
Laura McIntyre; MacKenzie Ferguson; Xavier Bitz; Matthew Vranesic; Arianna Houston; Daniel McIsaac; Vance Waldron; Tyden Louis; Jared Dar; Ella Arbuckle; Quita King; Dezlynd Kepke; Isabelle White; Brynne Francescutti Leisa Dauncey
to all that supported our Silent Auction fund raiser held here at the dojo on November 21st. Your generous donations of auction items and your attendance at the event were paramount in helping us get closer to our fund raising goal for Okinawa 2015. The food was delicious, the band spectacular and the items up for auction were bountiful. The night was a huge success!Domo Arigato
Next Belt Testings
Kids: Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Adults: Friday, December 12th, 2014 (check your grading invitation for times and payment due date) Spectators are welcome.
December 5th & 19th
A reminder that fees should be paid prior to the first class of the month. Please see Sensei if you are interested in joining Kobudo. Belt and age restrictions apply.
to the following students for successfully completing their Black Belt test on November 2nd, 2014
Dvoira Yanovsky, Ethan Dauncey-Elmer, Jared Hack, Cole Flick-Belus, Chantal Ferguson, Garrett Plamondon, Rick McIsaac
Belt presentations will be held on December 15th and 16th.
Don’t forget the dojo when making that Christmas wish list. Do you need sparring gear? Is there a new weapon in your future? We have it here!
Leadership Team Photo Day
Leadership Team photo day is Sunday, December 7th @6:30pm at the dojo. Please ensure your gi is clean and has the appropriate crests and patches sewn on.
Tournament Team meeting
for members and their parents has been changed to early January, please watch the boards for details.
A look back at 2014
another year has flown by and the dojo was busier than ever. We welcomed 22 new Black Belts in 2014 and our Black Belt Wall of Fame continues to grow. Congratulations to all of you for reaching your goal of Black Belt. The dojo hosted our local Shiai in February and kicked off the Okinawa fund raising with a yummy bake sale. Sensei Clayton arrived in Vernon in April and taught several students a new kata, Matsumura Rohai. The Battle of the Dojo’s was held in May and the Chilliwack school won the trophy for a second year in a row. The Battle is in Vernon in 2015 so let’s make sure that trophy stays here!! For four days in July Sensei and several students made the trip to beautiful Texada Island for a very intense training camp. We kept the dojo busy with kama seminars, karate in the park, board breaking day and our traditional Halloween at the dojo. The Okinawa bound black belts hosted a Silent Auction Wine and Cheese this past month and it was a great evening. Our annual Christmas Skating party is this month which is always fun. Hope you have it marked on your calendar. Three cheers for our amazing Leadership Team that work hard all year helping others, you are all truly appreciated. In 2014 we celebrated the 10th year anniversary of the Vernon dojo. It has been a wonderful adventure and we could not have done it without the support of our students and their families.
We look forward to 2015 and trust that the New Year will bring NEW GOALS!
Our Lost and Found is overflowing and will be donated to charity on December 19th. Please check for any lost items of yours that need to be found!!