Session 2 begins next week, December 6. Please bring your registration fee on Tuesday.
Everyone should be practicing for the next grading. The Senseis will be talking about that a lot now and will soon give a date for the grading to take place.
See you Tuesday!
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29, is the last day to turn in your duffle bag order forms.
Here’s the form: Duffle Bag Order Form2011
We hosted a great tournament this weekend! Way to go everyone who helped out and particpated!
For our tournament newbies… it likely didn’t take long to realize what a friendly and supportive environment the tournament is. Every person in that room remembers their first tournament vividly. We were all a bit nervous and just a little tense before the kumite portion of our division started… “what are the other competitors going to be like?” Well, now that the first one is in the books, we can start planning for the next tournament we’ll attend!!
Just a couple of things…
We are MISSING a pair of Reebok running shoes, size 12. Please check to make sure that you have the correct shoes.
Also, there were some items left at the tournament so if we don’t have them in the club’s lost and found, you can check the lost and found at the high school.
Regular classes continue on Tuesday and we’ll start preparing for the first grading of the year! See you Tuesday.
The Tournament Information Letter is now available for download here: 2011 Tournament Info
The Tournament Registration Form is also available here: 2011 Tournament Registration Form
Those wishing to attend the catered supper on Saturday evening should sign up on the sheet at tonight’s workout. See you tonight!
until our tournament!!!
That’s right, the tournament is only a few days away so we really need to keep working hard. The registration form is here: 2011 Tournament Registration Form
Many of us have signed up to help at the tournament doing various jobs from the canteen to the prize raffle table. But just because you didn’t sign up, don’t hesitate to go and offer your help to someone. Maybe the merchandise table needs a hand at a busy time, or the canteen is busy… Just go up and say, “Hey! I’m going to help!” You won’t be turned away!
Keep working on those katas and remember – block and counter; block and counter!
Also, don’t forget that order forms for the duffle bags are due on November 29! Here is the order form: Duffle Bag Order Form2011
This year, we have 2 sizes of duffle bag available to all club members. Just look around the dojo and you will see them everywhere!
The order form for DUFFLE BAGS can be dowloaded here Duffle Bag Order Form2011.
We will also have copies available at the workouts.
Deadline for orders is NOVEMBER 29.
Here’s what the bag looks like for a reminder.
Here is a link to download our “2011 Tournament Registration Form“.
If possible, please print this, complete it, and bring it with you to the tournament. It saves a great deal of time. Thank you.
Great workout this week, everyone! Everyone should do really well at the tournament!
It’s time to dig in and fine tune our techniques and katas for the tournament at the end of the month!
You can expect some senior members to approach you to help at a certain aspect of the tournament like the canteen, the merchandise table, the gift raffle table, etc.
Each and every member of the club is encouraged to register for the workout on Friday, November 25 and the tournament on Saturday, November 26. They are excellent and educational family events. You will meet many people who are experiencing the same things as you in your study of karate; you will have the opportunity to meet the President of our Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation, Sensei Dennis Labbé, 8th Degree Black Belt; you will get to observe many talented black belts compete in the Black Belt Competition; but more importantly, many of the people you will meet will become good friends and “karate tournament buddies”! Although competitive, it is a healthy atmosphere of support and friendship. Everyone wants everyone else to do well!
The Friday night workout is led by high ranking Senseis in our Federation and are always informative and inspirational. The tournament on Saturday is where it all comes together and, win or lose, everyone benefits from being there.
See you in class.
Also, check out the new quote by Nakasone on our Words of Wisdom page.