Wow! How exciting. We will be testing (and hopefully graduating) our first green belt class! This coming week is the “Full Uniform” week. No tees or shorts!
·Our ORANGE belts’ sparring is improving. It feels a little strange at first but by the time they graduate to green belt, they start feeling comfortable. They will have an opportunity for their first tournament soon. Information on next page.
·Registration is still open for the Summer Camp (June 8-13) and Rank Skip Camp (Aug 10-15, Mon-Sat), a week of fun and learning. The Rank Skip Camp is available for all belts up to Brown. You will learn the next level skills and have an opportunity to test. See http://www.journeyma.com/camps.html for details.
·If anyone knows of CHARITABLEevents coming up where our students can strut their stuff, let Mrs. K know. If YOUwant to be part of our DEMOteam, let Mr. K know. We are gaining momentum and have a couple of demo possibilities that we are setting up. More information later.
There is no extra cost, just initiative! ·Life skill achievement award for belts are here! Students have an opportunity to take a form to their teacher and set a goal. The teacher completes it stating that the student is following the black belt principles based on the Taekwondo tenets in daily school activities) – Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.
·WEAPONS class – yes! Kama and Tactical Short Stick weapons training is progressing. Classes are free this cycle. Class costs will be included in the Ultimate monthly membership in the future. Must be at least 8 years old to attend.
Important Upcoming Dates
Camp Registration ONGOING Summer Camp: Jun 8-12 “Rank skip” Camp: Aug 10-15
Last day to register for RANK TESTING: Feb 19 (Register online) Feb 17 (Register in Person)
Remediation/late test: Feb 21 at 9:00 AM (no regular class)
Award Ceremony classes) Feb 23 at 6:00 PM (All ages)
SPRING BREAK: Bring a Buddy all week Pick any day during spring break, bring a buddy. Buddy’s parent must attend.
TOURNAMENT: March 28 Registration starts March 1
Why test in martial arts training
Testing is an important part of a martial artist journey. It is a way to measure your achievements. Assessment and judging is usually done based on: - Developing proficiency in skills - Physical and mental balance - Focus and concentration - Attitude, respect, and sportsmanship
ProShop Blow out sale
Offer available to the new orange belts: Journey branded gear with 10% discount when purchased by Feb. 25.
Limited time offer through end of Feb: ·All Long sleeve T-shirts at 40% sale. ·All Red and Blue T-shirts at 25% off
Announcing Journey Martial Arts School Tournament
Categories: (Ask for details) -Journey Cycle Form -Free style form (your own form with music) -Board breaking -Sparring
Why compete: -Makes us a better martial artist whether we win or not -Push us for a challenge. It’s a life skill -Build courage -Compare your training to others
Notes from Mr. K.
Martial arts training costs – what to expect Martial Arts is a journey. Training skills and opportunities grow as students move up the ranks. Like any other sport (football, hockey, gymnastics, you name it!) at times there are costs associated with these activities. There are various opportunities such as: Rank test, Tournaments, training boot camps, etc with martial arts which incur different costs.
We have tried our best to guide the parents and students about what to expect for typical costs. All students are encouraged to refer to the document on their Kicksite members account and review the ESTIMATED costs.
Student start sparring at Orange belts. At Journey Martial Arts only Journey branded sparring gear is allowed.