Vernon's Professional Personal Development Martial Arts StudioDECEMBER 2013 Newsletter
Holiday Skating Party
Mark your calendars! This year’s Dojo Holiday Skating Party will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 1:00–2:00pm at the Centennial Outdoor Skating Rink. Bring your parents and your siblings and join the fun on and off the rink.
Dress warm and don’t forget those hockey sticks.
Happy Birthday in December
Laura McIntyre; MacKenzie Ferguson; Xavier Bitz; Lance Elmer; Daniel McIsaac; Corbin Olason; Vance Waldron; Tyden Louis; Jared Dar; Ella Arbuckle; Quita King; Dezlynd Kepke; Leisa Dauncey; Brynne Francescutti
Next Belt TestingSaturday, December 7th
Please check your grading invitation for your appropriate start time and ensure your grading fees are paid by the due date. B.C. Meibukai memberships must be current in order to participate. Check with Sempai Sue if you have any questions.
The dojo will close over the holiday season on Monday, December 23rd (last day of classes Friday, December 20th) and will reopen on Monday, January 6th, 2014. Sensei and Sempai Sue would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Adult Kobudo Class
Last class of the year will be held on December 13th, 2013 from 7:30 – 8:15 pm All members must please confirm with Sempai Sue a.s.a.p. their intentions of whether they will be continuing to practice Kobudo in the New Year.
November 2013 Student of the Month
November 2013 Ninja of the Month
Adult Kata Class
Please note kata class on Friday, December 6th will run from 6:00-7:00pm
Don’t forget to watch for details of the kama seminar coming in January. Keep checking the boards as you won’t want to miss out on the fun! Some age and belt restrictions will apply.
Dojo Shiai – coming in February! This tournament is open to all students that would like to get some tournament practice or for those that would like to compete in a tournament environment for the first time. It is a fun and safe event that is held right here in Vernon. The dojo is looking for medal sponsors for this tournament. If you or your business would like to help out please speak with Sensei. Watch the boards for details.
Battle of the Dojo’s – Our annual Battle of the Dojo’s will be held in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 and is open to all students including Black Belts! Each dojo competes against each other for the common goal of bringing the trophy back to their dojo. Help bring the trophy back to Vernon by competing at this event. More details to follow in the New Year.
Dojo Fund Raiser
Black Belt is our goal and once that goal is reached many would love to make the pilgrimage to train in Okinawa, Japan alongside Sensei and other Black Belts. This can be an expensive trip and with that in mind our first fund raiser is underway for the trip in 2015. We are selling “Kara Tea” an organic energizing Japanese Green Tea blend made especially for the Canadian Martial Arts Academy. They are $12 a tin (cash only) and make a great Christmas present for those tea lovers in our lives! All proceeds will be donated to the Okinawa 2015 trip.