March Martial Arts Newsletter - 2010

Greetings! We've had a wonderful couple of months so far at The Dojo Of Karate, which is great! Last weekend, we had an extremely successful inner school tournament with over 50 competitors, and it looked like everyone had a blast. We plan on hosting another inner school tournament in the Fall around September / October this year, and make it a traditional bi-annual event.  However, we will probably have to rent out a local gymnasium for a few hours, in order to accommodate all of the competitors and their guests. So, here's what's going on next over the next few months...

Adult Self-Defense Seminar

As many of you know, we are hosting a FREE adult self-defense workshop on Saturday, March 20th, from 10:30am to 12:00pm.  This is reserved for the first 30 attendees, so I highly suggest you guys register now to save your spot. To signup for the self-defense workshop click on the link below: http://www.AdultSelfDefense.com Feel free to pass on this link to your friends, co-workers, or family members, as we want to make sure we have an opportunity to teach several guests some reality-based, easy to learn self-defense techniques.  Our goal is to host 2-3 of these events per year in order to give back to our community.

Open Karate Tournament

The first open Karate Tournament for the year will be Saturday, March 13th in Parker, CO.  Please keep in mind that you must be a member of Black Belt Club in order to compete in this tournament, however, you can go as a spectator to support our school and your fellow classmates. We have flyers at the front desk that you can grab, fill-out and mail back. The Dojo of Karate is a member of the Colorado Karate Association, so if you would like to chase points and have an opportunity to win a Colorado State Title in your division, you can become a member for a small nominal fee.  You also save on your registrations during each event. To learn more about the Colorado Karate Association simply go to the link below: http://www.coloradokarateassociation.org/ There you can find a schedule of upcoming tournaments, divisions your and/or your child will be competing in, and information about becoming a member.

Super Kids Expo

Local magazine publisher, Yellow Scene will be hosting their 2nd Annual Super Kids Expo on Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 4pm at the YMCA on 95th and Arapahoe in Lafayette. This expo is a great way for families to learn about local camps and activities you can signup your child for during the Summer.  The Dojo of Karate decided to purchase a booth for the event to promote our Summer Camp Special, which was a huge success last year. We were also asked to do a Karate Demonstration for the event! So, all of our Black Belt Club Members will have an opportunity to train for this event and put on a great show... indoors! Over the next 5 weeks, Black Belt Club classes will basically be Demo Team Practice.  Since many of our students understand what to expect when putting on a demonstration, routines should be learned fairly quickly. Please keep in mind that students must be apart of our Black Belt Club in order to participate for the Demo Team. If your child will not be able to perform during the Super Kids Expo, they will train in Black Belt Club classes, as this allows them to learn certain routines. To learn more about Yellow Scene, go to their website. http://yellowscene.com

Karate Uniforms

As many of you know, the basic Karate uniforms students wear get fairly dirty quickly, or kids grow out of them.  And, they are practically impossible to get white.  If your child falls in that category, please understand we want our students to look presentable during classes and outside of The Dojo, therefore we are asking all parents and students to invest $30 to purchase a new uniform -- if they are about to fall apart, getting to small, or no longer white. The Dojo of Karate carries all sizes, so feel free to talk to Mr. Lozano about purchasing a size. If Mr. Lozano feels a student's uniform has become "wore out" he will let the student and parent know about his too. Thank you for your understanding.

The Breast Cancer Boot Camp

Last year, The Dojo of Karate partnered with a parent to help raise money for the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer in June. This year, we're going to jump ahead and host a Fitness Boot Camp to help raise money and find a cure for Breast Cancer. We plan on hosting The 1st Annual Breast Cancer Boot Camp in May (date to be announced).  However, we  would like this to be a community and school event. If you are interested in participating in a Fitness Boot Camp that is for a GREAT cause, I highly suggest you keep your ears peeled because this is going to be a stellar event... and a killer workout! An example of getting the school involved is having 'Breast Cancer Awareness Week' where students can purchase PINK belts to wear during their training sessions to show their support. Within the next few weeks, we will have more information about this.

Bolder Boulder 10K

Do you plan on running the Bolder Boulder this year?  Do you want someone to run with you during the Bolder Boulder? Well, we would like to put together a group of adults, parents, and kids interested in participating in this annual event hosted in Boulder. Mr. Lozano ran the Bolder Boulder a few years ago and had a blast!  Even if you've never ran a 10K, you'll have some fun because several families get together to run this event. The Bolder Boulder is hosted on Memorial Day Weekend, so if you're in town, you should make an attempt to run it! We'll have more information about this too. Well, that is pretty much it for now. Until next time! Sensei Lozano




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