Vernon's Professional Personal Development Martial Arts StudioFEBRUARY 2015
Date Night Fund Raiser
Saturday, February 14th from 5 – 8pm
Join us at the dojo for a night of fun and games and pizza! All proceeds will go to the Okinawa 2015 pilgrimage.
Cost: $50 for one child / $75 for two or more On behalf of all the black belts traveling to Okinawa we thank you for your support and hope one day you will be making the trip with us.
Happy Birthday in February
Garrett Plamondon; Jay Jebb; Margarita Houston
Saturday, February 21st (doors open @ 1:30pm)
Dogwood Gym, Vernon Rec Centre
The Shiai is just around the corner and what a great opportunity for students to try their hand at some fun competition in a safe environment. Students will be competing in kata, weapons and sparring. The competition will begin at 2:00pm with the Little Ninja’s and white belt divisions and work up from there. We will be selling pizza and baked goods so don’t forget those toonies and loonies!! Come on out, have a snack and cheer for your fellow karate ka.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Shiai Volunteer and Black Belt meeting
will be held on Sunday, February 15th at 6:30PM at the dojo.
The next belt testing
will be held on February 28th, 2015.
Please check your invitation for testing times and payment due date.
Spectators are welcome.
We are open on Family Day
Monday, February 9th.
February 13th & 27th and March 6th & TBA
Please watch the boards for March dates as we work around spring break and out-of-town tournaments.
Leadership Team Practice
Leadership Team practice will be held on Friday, February 13th from 4:30-5:50pm. Please come prepared with all of your gear.
Anti-Bullying Awareness Day
is February 25th. Please wear your pink shirt and/or pink belt to class the week of February 23rd in support of anti-bullying awareness. If you would like to purchase a pink belt please let Sempai Sue know ASAP. The cost is $20 and the proceeds will be donated to School District #22’s anti-bullying program.
Ethan Dauncey-Elmer & Glen Kulak
2014 Students of the Year
Shiai Bake Sale
We will be selling amazing, yummy baked goods at the Shiai on February 21st, as we continue to raise money for the Okinawa trip coming up this July. If you would like to volunteer some baked goods for this event please speak with Sempai Sue
February 21st - Vernon Dojo Shiai
March 14th - CKO Practice in Chilliwack from 10am – 2pm (A & B teams)
March 28th - AAU Regional District Qualifier (Washington, USA)
May 2nd - Battle of the Dojo’s held right here in Vernon
June 6th - Windsor Tournament (Windsor, Ontario)
September 26th - BC CKO Championship Qualifier in Vancouver (for Italy 2016)
The link for registration in the AAU Regional District Qualifier and hotel information will be available on our facebook page. Please speak with Sensei if you are interested in competing at this event. If you currently have an AAU membership please speak with Sempai Sue as our team code must be added to your account.
A reminder that groin protectors
are mandatory for all male competitors while sparring at tournaments. Please take the time to check that your gear fits properly, including your mouth guard! Speak with Sempai Sue if you need to purchase any equipment prior to the Shiai.