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Stripe Test and Belt Test Week: April 1st – 5th

The Dojo of Karate Belt Test

The Dojo of Karate holds monthly belt tests to help students achieve their goals — Black Belt

Adams 12 School District will have their Spring Break from March 25th to March 29th.

The Dojo of Karate usually has their Stripe Test and Belt Test Week on the last week of each month.  And, since many families will potentially be out of town (The Dojo of Karate will be closed for part of the week), we’ve decided to move the Stripe Test / Belt Test to the 1st week of April, which is the 1st through the 5th.

Belt Test will be on Friday, April 5th at 5:00 PM.

The beginners White Belt Class will be canceled, as well as Elite Club.  However, Black Belt Club will operate at it’s normal time — 6:15 PM.

Harlem Shake – Karate Dojo Style

The Harlem Shake is taking the Internet by storm… and also our Karate students, by doing the Harlem Shake – Karate Dojo Style

The Harlem Shake has been the new internet sensation that has been sweeping YouTube and other online video websites all over the world.

This Internet Meme gained popularity in February 2013, with various groups, organizations, and friends creating their version of the Harlem Shake, using a clip of electro-trap artist Baeer’s Harlem Shake.

From major sports teams, universities, and groups of friends, the Harlem Shake has been recreated numerous times on the internet, with each video trying to out perform the previous video.

So, what’s the purpose of the Harlem Shake…?

Absolutely nothing.

It’s just an easy video to create, edit, and place on YouTube, Viemo, and other video websites.

Sensei Javier Lozano Jr — Owner and Head Karate Instructor at The Dojo of Karate started to get wave of the Harlem Shake staying up late at night, watching ESPN Sports Center, with various sports teams putting together their version of the Harlem Shake.

So, Sensei Lozano went online to see if there were any martial arts schools doing the Harlem Shake, and well, there were a few… but not many.

The next day, he approached his Karate Students in Black Belt Club (an elite Karate group of students) and asked if they would be interested in doing the Harlem Shake – Karate Dojo Style!

The overwhelming response was YES!!

Sensei Lozano gave them a few ideas of things they could use during the making of Harlem Shake – Karate Dojo Style, and left the rest up to them and their parents.

A few of them didn’t know what the Harlem Shake was, so we showed them a few family approved versions so they could get an idea.

The following week, on Friday March 8th at 5:30pm, Karate students in the Black Belt Club began to create the internet meme Harlem Shake – Karate Dojo Style and Sensei Lozano playing the director.

Below is the end result The Dojo of Karate student’s putting in their hard work, effort, and enjoyment of just being kids.

Oh, and if you’re wondering which one is Sensei Lozano… he’s the tall “kid”.


Board Breaking Karate Seminar

Karate Board Breaking Seminar

Confidence, focus, determination, and perseverance are just a few of the Black Belt characteristics our students gain when breaking boards.

The Dojo of Karate will be hosting their annual Board Breaking Karate Seminar on Friday, March 15th at 5:30 PM.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to break boards, while developing confidence, focus, perseverance, and determination.

Students at The Dojo of Karate don’t need to have experience in breaking boards, just the enthusiasm to learn how to break a board.

Sensei Lozano will take the time to teach students how to break boards with various Karate techniques, including a hammer fist strike, straight punch, palm strike, stomp kicks, side kicks, elbow strikes, and knee strikes.

While, it may be a bit intimidating for a Karate student to break a board with their hand or foot, but with a little focus, determination, and understanding how to use a specific Karate technique — students should be successful in breaking these boards.

In addition, parents have shown great joy in watching their child(ren) face their fears in breaking a board and actually succeeding and getting through the wood.

Though some boards may be tougher to break, then others — ultimately the Board Breaking Karate Seminar is designed to help teach students how various Karate techniques can be used in action.

The cost of the Board Breaking Karate Seminar is as followed:

Black Belt Club Member – $40
Non-Black Belt Club Member – $50

This will give each student 10 boards to break in about 90 minutes or until all the wood is broken.

There will be various stations, depending on age, size, and belt where students will be lined up with classmates and approach the front of the station to perform a break.

The Dojo of Karate will need parent volunteers to monitor each station to help encourage and guide students in breaking a board.

At the end of the Board Breaking Karate Seminar, students are encouraged to take home their broken boards to showcase their successes to friends and family members.

To reserve your spot, please signup at the front desk.

Check out this video from one of our first board breaking seminars.

September Martial Arts Newsletter – 2011


I greatly apologize for not getting the July & August newsletter out, but with the craziness from our boot camps selling over 300 GroupOns and managing the school with nearly 35 classes per week that I’m teaching, and preparing for a wedding, time is just short at the moment.

So, here’s the update for the month of August and what to expect over the next few months.

Belt Test

This month we will need to move the belt test up to October 7th at 5:00PM instead of September 30th, due to a wedding I will be attending in Boston for my little sister.

So, stripe test week will be on the week of October 3rd.

October’s belt test will be on October 28th at 5:00PM too.

Please keep in mind that all students in grade school, middle school, or high school that are belt testing will need to turn in a permission slip to test that is signed by one’s parents and school teacher(s).  We did not do it over the summer because… it was summer.

School Closures

Below is a list of school closures from September to December.

Thursday, September 29th – Sister’s wedding in Boston
Thursday, November 3rd – My wedding rehearsal dinner
Friday, November 4th – My wedding (this is tentative, unless we get assistance from students to teach)
Wednesday – Friday, November 23rd – 25th – Thanksgiving
Monday, November 28th – Returning from my Honeymoon (this is tentative)
Friday, December 23rd – Christmas (last minute shoppers probably need this)
Monday, December 26th – Christmas (last minute shoppers enjoying their toys)
Friday, December 30th – Pre New Years Eve
Monday, January 2nd – Post New Years Day

Please mark your calendars so you can be prepared for these days.

Since we will be closed these dates, students can make up classes before and/or after these days at their regularly scheduled class, or at a lower level class.

In addition, John Demaray, one of my senior adult students will be teaching classes for me on Friday, September 23rd and Friday, September 30th.

Update On My Wedding

As many of you know, I am planning on getting married on Friday, November 4th, 2011.  If you didn’t… then surprise!

Between now and then, there may be some updates to the class schedule as we get closer to our wedding, but nothing drastic.

As for my honeymoon, it will take place on the week of Thanksgiving, so students won’t miss too much class time during that time frame.

I will try to assign a colleague to help teach Karate classes on November 21st and November 22nd, so students are still on schedule with their training.

And, for those of you that are wondering who this person I’m marrying… well, we have a website, and you can learn more about the upcoming wedding.


Black Belt Club

I’ve been having many students asking me about Black Belt Club and what’s involved with it.  If this is something that interests you, please talk with myself, as I would like to go over the requirements of our Black Belt Club program.

These past few months, students have been learning the nunchuck, and they actually performed their nunchuck form to some of their favorite songs.

It was a total blast to watch!

This go ’round in Black Belt Club, we will be teaching students a new ‘creative kata’ that can be choreographed with music.  I will be teaching the importance of stage presence, confidence, when and how to yell, better punching, striking, and kicking skills,  as well as many other tips and pointers.

Again, if you are interested in being apart of Black Belt Club, please talk with me, so I can go over all of the necessary requirements about BBC.

We are looking to add more students to our Black Belt Club, please remember — we are a black belt school!!!

Women Self-Defense Seminar

The Dojo of Karate will be hosting another women self-defense seminar, however this one will be a bit different.

We plan on experimenting with this new format to see if we can get more people involved in a self-defense, short course, rather then an 8-12 week program.

The Women Self-Defense Seminar will be on Saturday, October 8th from 9am to 4pm, with a 1 hour break at 12pm.

This is a 6 hour self-defense class that will teach you the following:

  • Proper awareness of your surrounding.
  • How to minimize your risk of becoming a victim.
  • Execute accurate strikes and blocks to defend against an attacker.
  • Escape from grabs, chokes, and holds with ease.
  • Defend yourself during potential assaults.
  • Much more!

Space is limited to only the first 20 females interested in learning this proven, yet effective self-defense skill.

The cost is only $75 per participant, and we already have between 6 and 8 people interested in partaking in this eventful day.

What will you need?

Make sure you bring water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.  A notebook to write down some notes as you train.  Some food or snacks – we will be taking short breaks throughout the day with a 1 hour lunch at noon.

There will be a signup sheet at the front desk, however, to reserve your spot, you must pre-pay the $75 either by PayPal, or with Mr. Lozano.

If you have any further questions, please ask Mr. Lozano before and / or after classes.

We look forward to seeing you guys there!

Until next time,

Mr. Lozano

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June Martial Arts Newsletter – 2011


Here’s the latest updates for our June Martial Arts Newsletter — A Cup of DoJoe.

Summer Camp Classes

As I’ve mentioned in our previous emails and during classes, we are currently offering our morning Kids Summer Camp classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00 AM.

They are still 45 minute long sessions, but it’s a great way to make up classes for families that go out of town during the summer OR use it as your new time slot to train, instead of the evenings.

This class time will run through the middle of August.

Keep in mind that we are currently offering our 6 Week Summer Camp Special to new clients interested in trying out Karate classes at The Dojo of Karate.  If you invite a friend and they enroll in our Karate Summer Camp program, you or your child will receive a $25 gift card.

Belt Test This Month

We will be doing our Belt Test this month on Thursday, June 30th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM since we believe many families may be out of town for the 4th of July long weekend.

This will interrupt classes for the 5:30 PM beginners class and 6:15 PM intermediate class.  Please make up your classes accordingly.

Students eligible to test will find out the week of stripe test week, which begins on the 27th of June.

New Black Belt Club Members

The Dojo of Karate is proud to announce that we have NEW Black Belt Club members!

These students have demonstrated dedication in their martial arts training, including a good attitude in class and hard work during every session.

Please welcome the following students to Black Belt Club.

  • Jackson M.
  • Ethan Wa.
  • Kyle B.

If you, or your child, are interested in becoming apart of our Black Belt Club, please get in touch with Sensei Lozano to discuss the benefits and commitment needed to achieve this goal.

Not every child is eligible, but the only way to find out is to ask!

If you’re curious to know more about Black Belt Club… in a nutshell, it’s the path we’ve created to help students achieve their goal of becoming a Black Belt at The Dojo of Karate.

GroupOn Daily Deal

When you probably read this email, we will either be A) be featured on GroupOn.com as one of the Daily Deals of the Day, or B) already experienced the craziness of being featured as a GroupOn.com Daily Deal…

Either way, we wanted to inform you about it.

We are fortunate enough to be featured on GroupOn.com as one of their daily deals.  They have so many business they can represent, that our getting featured is a big deal.

What’s the deal?

Well, if you buy the special via GroupOn.com, then you’ll receive 6 Weeks of Fitness Boot Camp training for only $49…  I know.  It’s a smoking deal.  But, it deal expires at the end of the day.  So, my suggestion is that you buy one for you and a friend so both of you can work out.  However, you can use the deal up until December 16th, 2011… so you have time to take advantage of it.

What’s involved in our Fitness Boot Camps…?

Checkout our other website:


Here, you’ll find some really good information about our program.

School Closures

Here is a list of days that we plan on being closed in July.

Monday, July 4th – Independence Day

Monday – Friday, July 18th – 22nd – Sensei Lozano’s personal vacation.

Please make up classes before and/or after these days we plan on closing so that students stay on track…

Summer T-Shirts

We got to a late start in getting our T-shirts made and sold at The Dojo of Karate.

Every year, The Dojo of Karate sells t-shirts for students to wear during classes from the months of June through about mid September.  Since it’s so hot outside, we allow students to wear these t-shirts as a replacement to their gi tops.

We ask that all students that wear an official t-shirt please tuck their shirts in, wear their gi pants, and bring their belts to every class.

This year we will be selling Red T-shirts with our school logo on the front, and the slogan “Black Belt Training Starts Here!” on the back with our phone number and website.

The cost of the shirts will be $25 and that includes tax.

Why do we sell new and different t-shirts every summer?

Well, many students practically live in their shirts, so families need to wash them regularly because they get dirty.  Shirts then begin to fade, get nasty, and the graphics begin to crack.  Instead of singling out certain kids, we simply ask that students purchase a new t-shirt design for the Summer.

Plus, it gives you a collection of t-shirts to showcase your dedication to training at The Dojo of Karate.  Something that you should be proud of…

Personal Home Chef — Lisa Givens

Recently I got in touch with a personal chef located in Westminster that prepares meals for families that may always be on the run, short on time, or simply want to take some time off from preparing meals.

She is now a colleague of mine, that I personally trust, Chef Lisa Givens and she operates her own business called Gourmet Away.

She can prepare meals for the entire family or a select few, with a WIDE variety of food options that can be frozen, refrigerated or fresh when you come home, so that you can pull them out at your convenience or have a nice hot plate when you get home.

She’s prepared meals for clients that are healthy with dietary restrictions or simply great comfort food.  You name it, she’s probably done it.

If you are interested in getting more information, contact Chef Lisa and let her know that Javier sent you.

If you would like your business to be featured on our newsletter, please send me an email with some information about your company, and I’d be happy to put up some information about your company and the product/services that you may offer.

Until Next Time,

Sensei Lozano

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