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April 2016 – Focus

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2016 April Newsetter2016 April Kid Kick2016 April Parent Letter

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Spring Break Schedule

The dojo will be closed from April 4-8 for spring break. Please see the class schedule or download our flier for details.

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March 2016 – Sharing

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2016 March Newsetter2016 March Kid Kick2016 March Parent Letter

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Students of the Month – November 2015

Congratulations to Josie Swope and Parker Meredith, our honored students this month!

November Student of the Month

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Katas for Canned Goods Winners

Tiger winners!

Tiger Winners - Kata for Canned Goods

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Students of the Month – September 2015

Congratulations to Carrie Luebke and Tim Christlieb, our honored students this month!

September Student of the Month

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August 2015 – Observational Learning

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2015 August Newsetter2015 August Kid Kick2015 August Parent Letter

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Students of the Month – August 2015

Congratulations to Ellis Bott and Anthony Bott, our honored students this month!

August Student of the Month

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July–September Karate Unit

Kata Perfection

To raise our standards and reward our students who seek perfection, we introduce to you STARS or “Stepping with the Stars,” “Punching with the Stars,” “Karate with the Stars”…okay, we’ll just stick with STARS!

Over the next three months (July, August, September), we will reward performance quality katas with a star that you (or your parents) will attach to the left lapel of your gi. There will also be a sticker to place on the wall chart at the dojo entrance.

There are three phases of kata development:

  1. Knowledge – knowing the steps to the kata
  2. Flow- doing the kata without pauses
  3. Performance – no mistakes, proper techniques, and high energy entertainment for the student and the observer

Here is the list of katas and the more difficult sets we will focus on and their star reward:

  • White – Star Set
  • Gold – Self Defense Blocking and Striking Sets
  • Orange – Taikyoku Shodan
  • Green – Zanzi
  • Purple – Kanzi
  • Blue – SD 1
  • Red – SD2
  • Silver – Dehan
  • White – 6 Mini Sets
  • Brown – Competition Form
  • Black – Black Belt Creative Kata

Watch for special events and classes where you may earn these rewards.

A kata tournament (belt advancement tentatively scheduled for October 2nd) will be held this fall as part of the advancement process.

Black Belt Rewards

Black Belts will also be earning their own rewards in the form of a chevron.

White Chevron

One year of activity and a performance quality advanced kata. These could include the required katas such as Wushu Ti, Tiger Form, Basadai, etc. It also includes made up forms for black belt advancements – including weapons forms (creative and traditional).

Gold Chevron

Five years of training or ten chevrons. A kata may be asked for – including weapons and/or creative katas.

Red Chevron

Ten years of training.

 

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Students of the Month – July 2015

Congratulations to Skyler Shumway and Whitney Lim, our honored students this month!

July Student of the Month

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