UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES

Dear Karate Students and Families:
We have a few events coming up. Please mark your calendars.
OCTOBER 4, 2014, SATURDAY – SPARRING DAY
The 9:00-9:45 class will have regular karate class. For those students in the 9:00-9:45 class who have earned their sparring equipment, you may stay for the sparring after your class. 
The 9:45-11:00 will have sparring in place of regular karate class. The 11:00-12:00 class will be sparring for the heavy hitters. Anyone participating in sparring must have their sparring gear with them, including mouth piece
OCTOBER 8, 2014,  WEDNESDAY – LEGO GROUP – 6:00-7:15 PM
For anyone interested in attending Lego Group, please email me and let me know so I can add you to the roster. The cost, as always, is $25 per child. Anyone is welcome…friends, neighbors, siblings, etc. Payment is due upon arrival. If I have a credit card on file, I can charge your credit card for this. 
OCTOBER 13, 2014 – NO KARATE – COLUMBUS DAY
OCTOBER 18, 2014, SATURDAY – KARATE TESTING DAY
We have rescheduled our karate test for Saturday, October 18th. The younger class (5:30-6:30 class) will test from 8:00 to 9:30. All others will test from 9:30 to 12:30 PM. I will be sending out an email to indicate all those who are qualified to test. For those students who attend karate on Saturdays only, you may make up the regular karate class on Monday or Thursday evening of the week prior or week after the test if you wish. 
OCTOBER 25, 2014, SATURDAY – LAST DAY OF KARATE FOR THIS CYCLE
OCTOBER 27, 2014, MONDAY – FIRST DAY OF KARATE FOR NEW CYCLE
NOVEMBER 5, 2014, WEDNESDAY – LEGO GROUP – 6:00-7:15 PM
For anyone interested in attending Lego Group, please email me and let me know so I can add you to the roster. The cost, as always, is $25 per child. Anyone is welcome…friends, neighbors, siblings, etc. Payment is due upon arrival. If I have a credit card on file, I can charge your credit card for this. 
NOVEMBER 27, 2014, THURSDAY – NO KARATE – THANKSGIVING DAY
DECEMBER 3, 2014, WEDNESDAY – LEGO GROUP – 6:00-7:15 PM
For anyone interested in attending Lego Group, please email me and let me know so I can add you to the roster. The cost, as always, is $25 per child. Anyone is welcome…friends, neighbors, siblings, etc. Payment is due upon arrival. If I have a credit card on file, I can charge your credit card for this. 
DECEMBER 18, 2014, THURSDAY – HOLIDAY PARTY – 6:00-8:00 PM – More information to follow as December approaches.
We will also be having a Board Breaking Day, most likely in October.  I will email you when I have this scheduled.
Should anyone have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to email me.
Sincerely,
Christine 

Hapkido Form

Dear Karate Students and Families:
Please see the attached for the first Hapkido Form. The others are being edited and we will send them out when completed. I will discuss this with you at karate tonight.
Sincerely,
Buzz

PREPARING FOR TESTING

Dear Karate Students and Families:

 

I want to express an idea and plan the instructors and I share regarding the testing that was planned for this Saturday, September 20, 2014. It has been decided that all students and instructors at World Karate Studio will speak as a group at Saturday’s classes and again at Monday’s classes to identify what each student needs to improve in order to be prepared for our next test. Our goal is for everyone to test as soon as possible, in the next few weeks in October, while we assist some students who are in need of improvement to qualify to test. It is the same effort and philosophy of how the World Karate School stuck together and supported the black belts in their effort to prepare for their recent test. Among a few students who recently returned to karate and those who simply need fine tuning of his/her skills, the instructors and I are optimistic we can train harmoneously to get us all on board to have one student filled test while we motivate each other to prepare and succeed. Our goal is not to upset anyone, but to give everyone a fair chance to be prepared for the test.

 

We will discuss this further at karate. Should you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to email me.

 

Sincerely,

 

Buzz