Thank you to everyone who participated in and a helped out at the tournament this past weekend! It was great to be back on the floor with old friends and new friends! Photos will be posted soon.
Now that the tournament is over, we can really focus on THE GRADING! Our next grading is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2022. It will begin at the regular scheduled class time, but may run slightly late. So the Just for Kicks students may be grading until a little later than 7:30 and the next class grading may begin just a little late. Make sure you’re practicing your kata at home and asking questions in class if there is something of which you are unsure. Please remember… if a student is not present at a grading, they will not be advanced in belt rank.
Today is also the last night of session 1. SESSION 2 BEGINS NEXT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2022. In order to be eligible for the grading, all session fees and other outstanding fees must be paid up. Payment can be made tonight at class, or at class next week.
Gi bags for sale! The club has purchased a small number of bags for club members to purchase. They will be embroidered with the club logo and can be personalized with the member’s name. There are 2 sizes of bags. We have 1 medium sized bag and 5 large sized bags remaining. The medium bags are $80 and the large bags are $90 (embroidery included). Sensei Kevin and Sensei Jayson both have the medium size bag that you can see at class. The large size bag is an excellent bag to transport all of your karate equipment and gi together. The medium sized bag is more suited to smaller items like pads and water bottles. Adding a gi to the medium sized bag fills it almost completely. Both are beautiful bags made by Under Armour. Here is a picture of the bag and a photo of the logo embroidered on the top of the opening. Your name can be embroidered on the side of the bag. They look great!
The club has recently set up an online “store” for our members to order apparel from hats and toques to t-shirts and winter coats and everything in between! Please feel free to check it out and place an order. All items have many customization options and logos from which to choose. Most of them can be customized in multiple places. There are many options! Unfortunately, items will likely not arrive before the tournament, but it always looks nice when our members are showing the club colours!
We will also have a limited number of custom duffle bags available soon. It will be first-come first-serve, so when they arrive they will go fast. They will have our club logo on them and your name can also be added. We will take orders once they arrive. There are currently only 9 available. Here’s what the basic bag looks like. The club logo will likely go on the top and the name on one side. The price, including embroidery and tax, will likely be between $80 and $90. These will be ordered directly through the club.
ONE WEEK UNTIL THE TOURNAMENT!!! See you at the dojo!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the “parent” night at the dojo on Tuesday! Everyone worked hard and had a great time learning some new things together!
Just a reminder that the tournament is coming up quickly! Please check out the volunteer sheets and sign up to help out wherever you are able. Please remember to bring a small “prize” for our raffle table. The tournament information sheet will be posted below the pictures from Tuesday night!
We will be working hard in class now to prepare for the tournament on November 25 and 26. We will also be preparing for a grading which will be held on December 13, 2022!
This coming Tuesday is Bring a Parent Night at Moose Mountain Karate!
Come to class with your parents/guardians and let’s teach them a little of what you’ve all been working on! You can help them learn “your” kata, teach them a few techniques, do some kumite with them, and maybe find time to play a little game at the end of class!
We will also have some sign-up sheets that night for everyone to sign up to help at the tournament at the end of the month. We also need a little help with some up-coming fund raising events at the Dickens Festival.
We would also like to remind our members, whether you plan to attend the tournament or not, to bring a small gift/toy to be raffled at the tournament. We’ll go over everything again on Tuesday night!