Jan. 2018 Club Announcements
Dear all – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and it was great that so many of us found time to train during the holiday season.
We start back to our normal schedule this Thursday the 4th with one small adjustment – from 8 January to 1 February kids classes on both Monday and Thursday will start at 5:00 pm.
Before our announcements for the month we have a few people to congratulate from last month…
First – Special Congratulations to everyone who received 2017 Dojo Awards at our year-end dessert party!
AJKA-International Dojo Service Award – Alexandar Majstorovic | Jacob Barker | Jessica Clegg
Spirit Award – Jack Stitson
Eye of the Tiger Award – Ollie Burns
Best Technique Award – Hunter Carew
Most Improved Award – Sam Fergusson
Flying Fist Award – Cooper Dobson
The Sensei Award – Rupert Fuge
Second – We had two exams in December. Our regular December rank examination, and our dojo’s yearly dan (black-belt) examination. Congratulations to those who were promoted! Full exam results are at the end of this email. But special congratulations to:
Nidan (2nd degree black-belt) – Alexandar Majstorovic
Shodan (1st degree black-belt) – Jon McDade | Honor Campbell
OK, HERE ARE OUR KARATE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 2018
1 to 8 January: Club fees are due the first week of the month: Yes! If you want, you can make a direct bank deposit. Please be sure to note, “Karate”, and the student’s name on the payment. Direct Deposit at ANZ – 01 0685 0189 562 00
4 January, Thursday: Yeah! Back to our regular schedule.
5 January – 1 February: I’m away in the US. The first week visiting family and friends, then traveling and coaching at karate seminars and speaking at a bunch of different events and orginisations. If you’re interested in what else I do besides karate you can look here – www.linkedin.com/in/edmondotis.
Thanks to our Geoff, Gabriel, and our outstanding assistant instructors and senior students for making everything work while I’m away.
8 January to 1 February: Kids classes on both Monday and Thursday will start at 5:00 pm.
29 January, Monday: Kids Sparring Tournament Day: Bring your strongest spirit! Also, remember, if you have a championship belt at home – PLEASE BRING IT IN!
New website & photos: Special thanks to our super-active new web team! If you haven’t seen it yet, we have a really nice new website – Click Here. Also, a page with lots of photos from all last year if you missed them – Click Here. Also.2 we’re on facebook – Click here. Friend us! Things are always being added.
Things to remember –
Remember: the new year is an extra good time for your friends and family members to start training. Send them a link to our site – www.shotokankaratehawkesbay.co.nz, or click on the attached poster.
Advanced classes for kids – Saturday: Parents please remember that our advanced youth kids are encouraged to train with the adults on Saturday morning! We start informally at 8:30 for kata, then have a formal class 9:00 – 10:00. I’d really like to see more of our youth students take this opportunity to raise the level of their karate.