Summer is here!
This is a very exciting time of year for The Dojo of Karate, as it allows for all of our students to enjoy outdoor activities as a school.
Checkout what we've got going on this month.
Pink Karate Belts
As many of you know, we are hosting a fundraising event for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
The Dojo of Karate will be selling Pink Karate Belts for $15 per belt. Students will be allowed to wear the Pink Belts in class starting next week, when the belts come in. So, make sure you put your order in, or your child may not have a Pink Belt!
From June 7th to June 11th, we will have Breast Cancer Awareness Week, and this is officially when students can begin to wear their Pink Karate Belts in all of their Karate classes.
And, $10 of the proceeds will go towards the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Our goal is to raise $3,000 as a school.
Breast Cancer Boot Camp
In addition, we will be hosting the 1st Annual Breast Cancer Boot Camp on June 12th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
This will be a 1 hour fitness boot camp that takes all participants through a training session of our regular boot camps. Exercises would include the use of kettlebells, resistance bands, sandbags, medicine balls, and much, much more!
And, after the workout, there will be a 30 minute consultation class from Dr. Mike Cartwright from Countryside Health & Wellness. He will be giving a short lecture about health, fitness, and nutrition -- and how it can help prevent breast cancer.
To signup for the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, please visit the link below, and fill out the form.
Again, our goal is to raise $3,000 as a school for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The more participants we get, the closer we can get to achieving our goal. So feel free to pass on the information to friends, family members, and colleagues.
The next Karate Tournament that Black Belt Club members can compete in is the CKA Summer Jam in Parker, CO. This tournament will be hosted on Saturday, June 26th.
If you are interested in competing, please make sure you get permission from Mr. Lozano, unless it has already been approved.
To learn more about this upcoming tournament, go to: http://coloradokarateassociation.org/
And, last month, Madeline P. and Mollee H. competed in the R.A.G.E. Karate Tournament.
Mollee H. got 5th place in Traditional Forms and a finalist in sparring.
Madeline P. got a 5th place in Sparring, 2nd place in Creative Forms, and 1st place in Traditional Forms. She also had an opportunity to represent The Dojo of Karate for Forms Grand Champion.
Make sure when you see these two, you congratulate them!
Great job girls!
The Karate Kid
As many of you know, we had a successful Buddy Night / Movie Night last week. And, the new Karate Kid movie comes out on Friday, June 11th.
We have decided to go as a school to watch The Karate Kid on Sunday, June 13th to a matinee, since it will possibly be less crowded and less expensive tickets for a family.
If you are interested in participating, we will have more information when it nears.
Martial Arts Summer Camp
Many parents have shown interest in the Martial Arts Summer Camp this year that we will be hosting.
Please keep in mind that we need for all parents to make a reservation by next week, in order to save their spot. We have had interest from all sorts of families.
The cost for students training at The Dojo of Karate is $229 for 2 half-day camps on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The camp will start on June 7th and run through June 30th.
This is a sports camp / martial arts camp, so your child will be working on all sorts of skills. Not just Karate.
FaceBook Fan Page
Are you on Facebook? If not, it's a great way to reconnect with old and new friends. Social networking is becoming the new way of communicating on a viral level.
If you're a student at The Dojo of Karate, become a fan of The Dojo of Karate. That way, we can still update you about any activities we may be hosting.
And, get your friends to become fans too. They will be informed about free seminars we may be hosting, fundraisers, and special events.
Go to: http://www.FaceBook.com/TheDojoOfKarate
New Karate Schedule
Remember, the new Summer Martial Arts Schedule will start on June 7th. We made extra copies of the schedule, so feel free to grab one.
The Dojo of Karate will be hiring an Office Manager to help handle administrative tasks for the school. This will also alleviate Mr. Lozano from other projects, so he can continue to focus on teaching classes, and growing our school.
This person is very familiar with the culture of The Dojo of Karate, and many of you are good friends with her.
They will be starting within the next couple of weeks.
In addition, as our school continues to grow, we will be looking for potential assistant instructors working as an apprentice, as well as, requiring our senior students to assist in Karate classes on a weekly basis.
This is how students will begin to gain better leadership skills, perfect their technique, and take pride in their training.
Until next time...