Vernon's Professional Personal Development Martial Arts StudioMAY 2013 Newsletter
The 34th Annual Can-Am International Championships
is being held on May 3rd, 4th and 5th at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, B.C. The dojo will be closed on Friday, May 3rd for travel to this tournament. We wish all our competitors the best.
Happy Birthday in May
Emily Aoki; Kim Flick; Tyson Tennant; Terri Stevens; Crystal Jassal; Taiyo Nishihara; Ashton Cashato; Isabeau Schellenberg; Jacob Kruschke; Cole Flick-Belus; Madison Gardner; Callie Bertram; Connor Strilchuk
Battle of the Dojo’s
Congratulations to the Chilliwack dojo, the winners of the 2013 Battle of the Dojo’s. Next year’s event will be held in Chilliwack and we need your help to bring the trophy to Vernon. Our students competed with honor and Sensei would like to congratulate each and every one of you for your hard work and effort at the tournament.
Jr. Black Belt Pre-Test
will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 10am Pre-tests are not open for viewing.
Next Belt Testings
Saturday, May 25th, 2013
Friday, May 31st, 2013 @ 7pm (Pls note Kata class will begin @ 6pm on Friday, May 31st)
May Long Weekend
(May 17th – 20th) The dojo will be open Friday and closed Monday!
Adult Kobudo Class
May 10th & 24th and June 7th & 21st
Please remember that fees are due in advance and should be paid in cash. Please see Sempai Sue if you have any questions.
April 2013 Little Ninja of the MonthBrooke King
April 2013 Student of the Month
Summer Camp 2013
This summer Tamayose Sensei, the head of our style of weapons from Okinawa, will be coming to Canada to teach Ryu Kyu Kobudo Tesshinkan at a summer camp held at the Priest Valley Gymnasium right here in Vernon. Participants must be a minimum of 10 yrs of age and a green belt or higher and have Sensei’s approval. If you are interested in attending this camp don’t wait as spots are filling up quickly! The camp will run over the August long weekend on August 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Camps are not open for viewing.
Leadership Team Practice
Our next Leadership practice will be held on Sunday, May 26th 10am - Noon.
The tournament season has come to a close, and will begin again in the fall with our first Tournament being held in Washington.
We would like to remind all students
that they need to arrive at the dojo on time for class, have visited the washroom and are prepared with ALL of their karate gear. Students that are sparring must wear a mouth guard and groin protector (for boys). Please remember all of your weapons and gear must be marked with your initials. For $1 per initial, donated to our Tournament Team, Sensei will mark your weapons for you. Unmarked gear left behind will be donated or discarded (mouth guards) at the owners expense.
The Playoffs have begun
please do not talk hockey scores while in the dojo. Sensei and Sempai Sue tape the games while they are teaching and do not want to know the outcome.