Belt Test

So today we had our first belt test.  It was actually really exciting too!  There were 13 total that tested for the Gold Belt, and everyone did AWESOME!

Before the test, I prepped them a bit so that they would feel comfortable.  I wanted them to succeed, obviously, so I just told them it’s like any other class we take during the week… but with grades.

I also let them know that this is the first step to becoming a Black Belt, and that I would love to see EVERY single one of them test for their Black Belt at The Dojo of Karate.  Since they were basically my first students who enrolled, I really want to see these guys stick around for the long haul - 3 years.  I think they can all do it, but it’s going to take a lot of dedication. (more…)

A Cup Of DoJoe - October Newsletter, Vol. 1

Delivering A Full Cup of News With Kicks & Punches

First, I want to say thanks to all of you for joining The Dojo of Karate and training at this amazing school. Your enthusiasm & positive thoughts have been greatly appreciated . We plan to continue to grow this studio so that our community has the opportunity to learn a great martial art, but more importantly - learn life skills such as goal setting and self-confidence.
We are going to attempt to publish this newsletter for the student body about every 2-3 months, so that everyone is aware of any updates within our school, the progress we are making to grow, and for you to share this entertaining newsletter with your neighbors, friends, and family. (more…)

Things Are Moving Right Along

I couldn’t be happier right now!  Well, I could, but for only officially being open for less than two months The Dojo of Karate will be at 28 students by the end of the week.  My goal was 30 students, in 30 days - which is a lofty goal, so I’m extremely proud of my accomplishment.  As always, I would like more, but I also need to be patient about the situation.  Most of my students have simply come from walk-ins, a few from my marketing, and a couple from my website.  It’s the old saying - location, location, location. (more…)