Dojo Monthly Newsletter
April 2021 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.
**New Leadership meeting times**
*** Leadership Meeting every Friday 4:00PM***
starts Friday 4/9/21
Leadership is for youth students to just become better versions of themselves. We also talk about community service through the karate school. See Sensei Coy to get access to this group!
Black Belt Training
Weapons for April!
Jr. Kobudo beginners always bring both Bo and Nunchaku
Jr. Advanced Kobudo- Bo Staff, Nunchaku, Sai (if you have these)
Youth/Adult Beginner-Bo Staff
Youth/Adult Intermediate & Advanced (Blue & above)- Bo Staff
Weapon of the Month – May/June (Nunchaku)
All green and above kobudo graduations are held in April, July, October and January.
thank you note From Brooke and Austin Davis
Difficult times come in life. We’re grateful God had prepared us for what was to come when he led us to the Dojo family.
Thank you is insufficient to fully say what we feel for all your love and support in this time. We pray for the days we can pay it forward.
-Brooke & Austin Davis
As of Thursday, April 1 , 2021
Face coverings are required to all spectators in the building.
Seating will be limited, feel free to stand and distance yourself during your child’s class.
Do not allow you or your child in the building until 5 minutes before the class. You will be asked to wait until then.
Thursdays- 1 parent allowed to be in the building to observe.
Zoom Classes are offered for students quarantined.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 936 549 9109
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation. We want to keep all students and families as safe as possible.
New T-shirts available:
$29.95 all sizes available.
Spring Break Camp
Camp graduation on the 23rd
(Camp is full)
Spring Break Week Class Schedule April 19-22 (Normal classes resume Friday April 23rd)
See times below*** they are different
April Dates to Remember!
April – 2nd and 3rd (Dojo closed for Easter)
April 9th – First Friday Leadership meeting (youth leadership students) invite only 4:00PM
April 19-22nd – 9am-3pm Spring Break Advancement Camp
April 23rd – Spring Break Camp Graduation- Time (TBA)
April 19-22nd – Fitness Focused Week (no weapons or sparring offered)
***Wear shorts and dojo T-shirts for training this week***
Classes below scheduled (only these times available that week)
Ages 3-9 @ 5:30PM (30 minutes)
All Youth and Adult @ 6:30pm (40 minutes)
Back to normal schedule Friday April 23rd and Saturday the 24th
April 30th- End of month Graduation (No regular Classes, only graduation)
Juniors- orange, purple and blue- 4:00PM
Youth/ Adult orange, purple and blue- 5:00PM
Junior Green and above Kobudo – 6:30PM
Youth/Adult Green and Above Kobudo – 7:00PM
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!
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
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.
As of August, 1st 2019
If you do not come to belt graduation on the assigned date and you wish to have a private graduation you will have an additional fee.
Too many students have been missing the assigned graduation date. Please be sure to mark calendars for assigned testing days.
Orange, Purple and Blue Belt Ranks=$40 + graduation fee.
Green and Brown=$100 (2 hour test) + graduation fee.
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 buck 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.