We will be conducting a women’s self defense seminar this Sunday, July 29, beginning at 6:30 pm.
This is a great opportunity for women and girls age 14 and up to learn some practical skills for defending themselves along with behaviors and strategies to help avoid becoming a target. This is great for anyone heading to high school or college, as well as adults who just want to gain practical skills and confidence.
There is no fee for the seminar, but instead we will be accepting donations to support Blessings in a Backpack. If you or any friends or family would like to attend, please respond by Friday so we can get an accurate headcount.
Thanks — we hope to see you there!
— Jeni Risgaard, Front Desk Coordinator
Happy summer vacation! We are so excited to get summer rolling here at the studio. Below is a downloadable link to the schedule for our Summer Camp Program. We have a terrific staff and are really looking forward to a fun summer of activity. Summer camp families will be getting additional information directly regarding daily schedules and activities.
We will begin morning classes on Tuesday the June 19. Morning classes will be held through July 26 from 9-9:45am. Our schedule for the summer will remain the same for our evening classes.
See you all in the studio! — Mr. Armstrong
Download Summer Camp Schedule
For Memorial Day weekend we have some adjustments to the normal schedule:
- Saturday, 5/26 — No weapons class or regular karate class. Instead, we’ll have an Open Gym from 9-10:30 am. For those of you who haven’t been to an Open Gym session, it’s a time for students age 8 and older to come and work independently on their curriculum. There will be Black Belts available to help students with skills but no structured lesson. For students who plan to test on June 16, this is a great time to fine tune the skills on your card. Total Fitness Training will be at the normal 8:00 time.
- Sunday, 5/27 — Closed.
- Monday, 5/28 — Closed.
- Tuesday, 5/29 — We will back to our regular schedule on Tuesday, May 29.
Due to our Nunchuku seminar this Saturday, May 19, that runs from 9-10am, our regular karate class will start 15 minutes later and will run from 10-10:45am for this Saturday only.
We need your help. There is a lost necklace that we need your help to locate. The necklace belongs to Seamus O’Connell and was given to him as a gift and as a family tradition — it’s got a lot of personal meaning to Seamus and his family, so we’re asking if you could please take a look and check with other students in your family to see if you might have it (see photo).
It was here in the studio hanging from one of the gear racks next to the desk about 3 weeks ago, but it was gone the next day when we went to get it. It’s possible that another student picked it up by accident, or it even could have been accidentally knocked into a backpack or sparring bag.
We’d really appreciate it if you could take a look and return it to the front desk or directly to Seamus if you find it. Thanks very much for your help!
On Saturday May 19, we will host an intro to Nunchaku class at 9:00 am. The class will introduce students to the nunchuk and how we will build some really fun skills with drills and classes. Nunchaku is an one the favorite weapons for many of our students and we hope you take the time to try out this class to see if it something you would like to study.
Class is appropriate for students ages 8 to adult, and white belt and higher.
There will be no charge for the class on Saturday the 19, but students will need a pair of nunchaku to participate. We have a signup sheet on the front desk where you can order your own set.
There will be 2 types to choose from: graphite ($35) and foam ($25). We recommend foam for students ages 8-10. If you order a foam set you can choose from Orange or Blue. If you would prefer to order a graphite set, you can choose from Red, Black, or Silver. We will have examples of each for you to take a look at the front desk as well.
You will need to order ASAP as we have a short window to make our order before May 19 arrives.
— Mr. Armstrong