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Dojo closed Thursday 2/13 because of snow.

Snow day for the dojo!  Sorry everyone, but in the interest of keeping our students safe, the dojo will be closed tonight.  Stay safe! Osu!

Dojo closed Wednesday 2/5 due to bad weather.

Dojo closed Wednesday 2/5 due to bad weather.  Stay safe and warm everyone!

 

Congratulations to everyone who tested this weekend!

Congratulations to everyone who tested this weekend!  It was a great exam full of spirit.  A special congratulations to our newest Shodans (Russ Hughes and Debra Zimring) and Nidans (Caroline Chirstopher, Sonya Christopher, Brian Cohen, Peter Ferarra, Connor Roddy, Taylor Roddy, Veronica Roddy, Abby White, and Patty White)! Osu!

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Kyu and Dan rank exams tomorrow 1/25. No regular classes.

Tomorrow 1/25 will we be having our Kyu and Dan rank exams so regular classes are cancelled.  Dan rank (black belt) candidates should be at the dojo at 7am to present their papers to the testing board.  All other students testing should be at the dojo by 7:45am so the test can begin promptly at 8am.  Good luck tomorrow to everyone testing.  Osu!

Kyu rank exam 1/25

The next kyu rank exam will be held on Saturday January 25th at 8am.  If you have 2 stripes, please make sure your application is in before 1/11/14.  Applications can be found here.

New Year’s Day Workout- Come start 2014 out right! No regular classes 12/31 and 1/1

In honor of the start of 2014 we will be holding a special intense workout on 1/1 at 2pm.

Come prepared to get your sweat on as we work out to start the new year off with a bang! It will be lots of fun and we guarantee you will feel better about the festivities of the night before when we work it off together!

The dojo will be closed 12/31 for New Year’s Eve and regular classes will not be held on 1/1.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Dear Dojo families,
It is that time of year when we realize how fortunate we are and thankful to the friends and family we have.  It is a time of reflection on the hardships and events of the year that we have persevered despite them.  In the spirit of this good fortune, the dojo will be sponsoring a food collection drive for this coming Thanksgiving holiday. The goal will be to collect items to complete a holiday dinner for the average family of 4.  We are aiming to sponsor 5 families.

How this works.  There will be a list of items to choose from located at the dojo starting this weekend. You pick an item from the wall and return the sponsored item to the dojo by Tuesday November 26th. For each basket we will need the following:

  • 1 turkey (about 10-12 pound bird)
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 cans of carrots
  • 2 cans of cranberries
  • 1 jar gravy
  • 1 box instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 large can of instant stuffing
  • 1 package of dinner rolls
  • 2 cans of sweet potatoes or yams
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 bag brown sugar
  • 1 pumpkin or apple pie
  • 1 disposable roasting pan
  • 1 small roll of foil
  • 1 bottle of sparkling apple of grape juice.
  • Cash donations.  The goal is $250.00 and we will give each family a $50 gift card.

If you know of a family that has faced extraordinary financial hardships and would otherwise not be able to provide a meal to their family this holiday, please speak to Shihan Dewey or Veronica Roddy.  Any extra items will be given to a local food pantry.

Sincerely,
Dojo Cho

Tealight Ceremony 11/27

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
6:00 PM

Come together as dojo family to start the celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday a night early!  Bring a tea light candle (and a holder) and join us as we take time to reflect on everything good we all have in our lives.  This event has been very well received in the past with  attendance exceeding 75 people! You do not have to be a “member” of the dojo to attend. Hope to see you all there!

This year, we do plan on starting promptly at 6:00 so please arrive at least 15 minutes early as the doors will close at 6:00 and we ask people not to enter or leave the dojo until the ceremony is over (approximately 6:45 PM).  During the ceremony everyone is asked to remain quiet in a state of meditation to reflect on the blessings we are most grateful / thankful for in our lives and then share this with each other at the end of the meditation.  There will be refreshments at the end of the ceremony.

Black Belt Clinic Sept. 8th- Learning Never Stops!

 

Summer picnic and promotional 2013

Congratulations to everyone who tested this weekend at the promotional exam and family picnic!  We hope everyone had a great time!

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