August 2012

New Students

Please welcome Marla, Sidney, and Tauryn to the kid's class, and Paul, Joshua, and Hector to the adult class. If you see a new face, go ahead and introduce yourself. And to our new students—welcome!

Kyu Testing

Congratulations to all our newly ranked students!

For July, congrats to Brady and Gracie, for passing their green belt, black stripe tests. Congratulations also to Sergey, for passing his green belt test.

In the adult class, a hearty congratulations to Chris and C.J. for passing their 6th kyu tests, and to Justin, for passing 4th kyu.

Kids' Class Schedule

Please take note that effective September 3rd, our Monday kids' class will be moved to Tuesday. The times will remain the same. Our parents have agreed that this date works better for them.

Newsletter Schedule

As you may have noticed, our newsletter is now publishing on a bimonthly basis.

We will continue to regularly update our blog, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Train for Free!

Help us grow the school. When you refer a student, you train free for the month.

Interested? Talk to Dee or Jerry for more details.

20th Anniversary Seminar

Seminar logo

Our twentieth anniversary seminar with Peter Bernath Sensei is just around the corner. Scheduled for Saturday, October 13, we will be celebrating twenty years of Aikido with our friends and students.

To celebrate the occasion, Kevin Johnston designed our eye catching flyer. In fact, we like it so much that we've decided to print a few t-shirts with the design. If you want one, let us know so we can reserve your order.

For our early orders we are making the t-shirts available at cost, which is ten dollars. We'll be placing the order soon, so please let us know.

Halloween party

Kids' Stuff

Kids' Halloween Party

Our Halloween party is just a full moon away! This year, we've scheduled it for Saturday, October 27th, at 6:00 p.m. Our annual Halloween party features costumes, balloons, candy, spooky songs, and awesome decorations. Check out our 2009 bash for an idea of what we have planned.

Parents' Class

Our third parents' class is back by popular demand.

Parent's class
Since we have several new students in our kids' class, we decided to organize another exciting class for our new parents.

Scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd, parent's class is a chance for our parents, with the help of their children, to experience Aikido first hand. For our kids, it's a way to show Mom and Dad how much they've learned. And for our parents, it's a fun way to spend some time with the kids.

Our Big Movie Night

Our nineteenth movie night, and the first of the fall season, was held this past Saturday at the dojo. Fifteen of our younger students participated, which consisted of playing Aikido games, watching the heartwarming movie The Muppets, and eating pizza, popcorn and brownies. We all had a great time.

Our next movie night is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th. As always, guests and friends are welcome.

Dog Days Dojo Dinner

Our thanks to Buck and Laura Jane for hosting a delicious Memphis style bar-b-que at their home this month. Dee and I had a great time, as I know the other students did also.