Kigami biraki (literally: “opening the mirror”) is a traditional Japanese ceremony to mark the new year (click to learn more about traditional Kigami biraki). We and many other dojos use it as an opportunity to have our first workout of the year.
The workout will begin at 11am on Sunday January 1st. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to celebrating the New Year together!
Dojo closed today Thursday, 12/29 because of the snow. Stay safe and warm everyone!
odojo closed Saturday 12:17 because of snow. Stay safe and have fun!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Dojo closed Monday 11/21/2016
Today while a group of students were training at the dojo, they discovered that the dojo was recently impacted by the weather and several roof leaks were found to contribute to some severe damage. Most of the mats were pulled up and are being cleaned and disinfected for safety reasons.
I will need to close the dojo down for tomorrow (Monday 11/21/2016) to make the repairs and get the dojo clean again. This should only take a day to complete the repairs. We fully expect to be open for Tuesday, but if that changes I will be sure to let you know.
I am very sorry for any inconveniences this brings to you. The Land lord and superintendent of the building has been notified.
As always, I am grateful for your support and patience as we make these repairs.
Shihan Brian Dewey
Dewey’s Martial Arts Academy
Family Tea Light Ceremony
November 23, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 6:30
Dewey’s Martial Arts Academy aims to connect its students and affiliates to the origins of traditional Martial Arts and to enter into bushido. This goal is achieved by the integration of Zen meditation into every student’s practice. The practice of meditation has no religious overtones or content. However, it is an essential counterpart to hard physical training. Today, the bushido spirit remains applicable to each individual’s development. Karate training seeks to develop a “non-quitting” or “bushido” spirit in each student. No matter what the obstacle or difficulty – emotional, physical, or financial – we want students to feel that they can overcome it. The sincere practice of karate can impress this idea into the spirit. This is the modern interpretation of the bushido spirit of the samurai. With these goals in place, we hope you and your family will join us at this year’s Tea Light Ceremony.
The purpose of the Tea Light Ceremony it to help us remind ourselves of the many blessing we have and enjoy in today’s lifestyles. Through this practice of meditation, each participant will be asked to do nothing but sit and breath and reflect on the blessing that have come to them. After the meditation is over, we share our thoughts and recount our blessing with each other to start the true spirit of the Holiday Season which is to be thankful for what we have, share what we have and give to others that do not have. Please join us this year and help us feed 10 families in our community that desperately need our help.
Not a trick or a treat! The dojo will be closed next Monday for Halloween. Classes will resume Tuesday, November 1st. Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Dear dojo friends:
Here is a link (Sign up sheet for 2016 Summer Picnic and Promotional) to a Google spreadsheet where you can sign up to bring food and beverages to Sunday’s picnic. If you are bringing homemade food, please be sure to include ingredients that some of our members/family/friends my have sensitivity or allergies to such as peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, lactose, rice, and eggs. We look forward to sharing and enjoying the day with you on Sunday!
Students who are testing are asked to please be there by 9:30am to begin warming up.
Test starts at 10am.
You must wear your gi for testing- no dojo t-shirts for during the test!
After the test you are welcome to change into your dojo t-shirt.
Lunch at 12pm followed by belt ceremony and awards.
Bring your softball equipment and swimming gear!
Dinner will be served late in the afternoon as well.
Happy Birthday America! The dojo will be closed tonight- have a happy and safe 4th of July