Dojo Monthly Newsletter
January 2022 Newsletter
Please Welcome our Newest Students
I would like to personally welcome all of our students recently enrolled! See Kyoshi, Sensei Coy or Sensei Jessey if you have any questions or personal needs. Also, please take advantage of our 4 week student referral program.
Black Belt Training
We will keep the weapons the same going into January.
Jr. Beginner weapons- Bo/Nunchaku
Advanced Jr. Weapons – Tonfa
Youth/Adult Beginner weapons- Bo/Nunchaku
Youth/Adult Beginner weapons- Kama
All green and above kobudo graduations are held in April, July, October and January.
Sparring Face Shields
All Youth/Adult students will be required to wear a face shield on their head gear come January 3rd, 2022. You will be able to purchase the face shield at the front counter. They are $39.95.
Others want to know your experience!
Let’s face it, every decision we make when it comes to the things we do or where we go starts with Google. We all pay attention to the reviews each individual business acquires. Please help others know what your experience has been like at our school!
Other parents have:
Talked about the cleanliness of the school
Give instructor shout outs
or even what Martial Arts has done for your family.
Follow the link to leave us a google review! …..”Click the tab leave a review”
CDW Karate Team
January Belt Graduation Schedule (No regular class)
Friday January 28th
Juniors @ 4:30pm
Youth/Adult @ 5:15Pm
Jr. Advanced Kobudo @ 6:30PM
Youth/Adult Advanced Kobudo @ 7:00PM
—————————————————————–As of August 1, 2021
If you do not come to belt graduation on the assigned date there will no longer any private graduations.
Students need to be at the assigned belt graduation to rank up.
Sickness or emergency will be considered for a make-up.
Why do kids have gold stars on their uniform?
For children that bring us current report cards with A or A/B honor roll, will receive a gold star at no cost. There can not be any conduct marks either. Keep up the great work.
New Birthday Packages
No parking in front of Artful Things (You may park on the side of their building)
No Parking in Front of Berkshire Hathaway until after 5:00PM (you will be towed)
We suggest our parents and students use the back parking lot and back entrance to the dojo.
Thank you, STAFF
Basic Program Students and Trial Students
These students are allowed to come twice per week.
Attendance Card Responsibility!
It is our duty as a school to set the standard for our students. We want to be sure that all students youth (10-14) or adult are pulling their attendance card before class starts. In failure to pull your card, you will not get credit for that class. This is the responsibility that we put in place for our students. Asking to add classes the day after or any other situation will not be accepted.
3 tips to help remember:
- Be on time
- Directly go to the card box on your way in.
- Look at your card everyday, look at the dates, see how many you need to reach your next goal!
Social Media Presence
You guys are the reason we even have the opportunity to be successful and we are so thankful for that. I just wanted to let you know about a couple things that will be happening around our school:
Every Monday- Kickin It with Sensei Coy: this is a live Facebook video to let parents know whats going on at the dojo the upcoming week!
1st of the month we will take some photos of our students during classes to help branding with our school and to show emotion at our school.
2-3 Times per week we will do a Facebook Live video of our classes. This gives your child the opportunity to be a superstar while again letting the community know how we teach kids, youth and adults, Martial arts and life skills!
Our goal as a karate school is to instill quality Martial Arts to all of our students and the community!
If you have any questions please see Sensei Coy! *** If you would not like your child to participate, please let us know.
No Phones during classes!
Parent’s we need your help during class time. When you bring your child to class we want our parent’s focus on their child and what they are doing. Cell phones have been a great invention but they tend to get in the way at times. We want our children to feel important and know their parent is watching them on the mat. This is a great way to keep up with holding them accountable with what they learned and behavior. I think we all can benefit from putting away the phones for 30 minutes. By all means, if you have to take a call, please step outside and do so.
Cash Graduation Fee’s (save $$$)
Pay your belt graduation fee in cash and receive a $5 discount.
Things to Remember
1. Please park in the rear leave our up front parking for our new guests.
2. Turn cell phones off or on vibrate during class.
3. Please don’t stand by the wall next to the mat. It is distracting to the students and the instructors.
4. No food or drinks in the dojo – PLEASE!
5. There are no regular classes on the last Friday of the month. We reserve this for belt graduations only.
6. ALL patches must be on all Gis that you wear to class. Black Gis have to have chest and sleeve patches.