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Newsletter Please vote for us in the following categories: Best Martial Arts Classes, Best Summer
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once again, please vote for us, and help us be the “Best of the Best” for 2008. Thank
Volume 70 you for your support.
What differentiates the top martial artists from the rest? Take a closer
look the next time you watch them in action. It’s evident that they
are passionate about what they do. It is their enthusiasm that keeps them pressing on
towards their goal when others quit because they’re tired and weary. They are heroes
to many because they are able to find that extra drive to be the best. Their
It’s faith in something and
enthusiasm for something enthusiasm enables them to invest one hundred percent effort, and, as a result, they
that makes a life worth enjoy what they are doing.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes Enthusiasm is a state of mind that inspires you to complete the task at hand,
regardless of the difficulty of the challenge. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing
Getting ahead in a difficult
profession requires avid great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Enthusiasm can be likened to steam
faith in yourself. That is that fuels a locomotive. It is the vital catalyst that compels a person into action.
why some people with Without it, the locomotive can go nowhere, but with it, it can climb any mountain.
mediocre talent, but with
Success in any part of your life depends greatly on how enthusiastic you are about
great inner drive, go much
further than people with learning new things, achieving your goals, progressing to higher levels and improving
vastly superior talent. yourself in every way. To achieve success in your life, it is key to have an inner voice
—Sophia Loren that says over and over, “I can do it!” when others shout, “No, you can’t!”
Nothing great was ever Beyond being vital to your
enthusiasm. success, your enthusiasm
can affect the success of
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
others, because enthusiasm
Apathy can be overcome is contagious! When you
by enthusiasm, and have enthusiasm, everyone
enthusiasm can only be
aroused by two things: around you feels it too.
first, an ideal, which takes Choose today to display
the imagination by storm, enthusiasm in every part of
and second, a definite
your life, and watch the
intelligible plan for
carrying that ideal into effect it has on you and your
practice. family, friends and all of
—Arnold Toynbee those around you.
I have learned that
success is to be measured
not so much by the Day
position that one has
reached in life as by the Special
obstacles which he has
overcome while trying to
—Booker T. Washington
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H ealthy adults, advises the American Heart
Association, should eat at least two servings
a week of fish. The challenge and concern is the
Laughing Your Way to Fitness
proven that exercise and a healthy lifestyle positively
mercury levels in many fish. Much of it suggest
health risks. We offer a high grade, disease free
Salmon Oil, an excellent source of Omega 3’s.
It’s impacts your mood, but did you know that your mood
can positively impact your health? Laughing can do
more than put a smile on your face—it can improve your health
Omega 3’s are fatty acids that play a critical role as well. One study conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical
in the health and function of the heart and car- Center in Nashville found that laughing out loud increased me-
diovascular system, brain and joints. Salmon Oil tabolism by 20%, and 10 to 15 minutes of laughter burned 10 to
Plus promotes optimal heart health. This supple- 40 calories, about the equivalent of one Hershey’s Kisses choco-
ment is available in our Pro shop. Get healthy late. While this ob-
today. viously doesn’t
mean that it’s okay
One Martial Arts Code of Conduct to ditch your mar-
It is goal at One Martial Arts to offer an optimal tial arts class for a
learning environment. In helping us be our best, Three Stooges
please observe and respect our code of conduct: marathon, it is
proof that having a
1. Only students training are allowed on the healthy sense of
matted classroom areas and main floor. humor truly is
2. Make sure you are scanned in at the front healthy for you.
desk before entering the class.
3. Children must be accompanied by an adult
he martial arts offers the opportunity to recognize and tap
when upstairs and in the waiting area.
into the unlimited potential that lives inside all of us. It can
4. Absolutely no cell phone use is allowed in the
teach us the power of self-esteem, discipline, and respect. Here
school’s waiting areas or hallways.
are some suggestions that will help you get the most from your
5. Only students training on the main floor may
martial arts program: 1) Attend your required two classes a
use the restrooms in the back of school.
week consistently, 2) Attend the Saturday morning class for ex-
6. Everyone in the waiting area must use the
tra help, 3) Practice at least fifteen minutes everyday (This is
crucial to being successful!), 4) Attend all the free workshops we
7. Students dressing for class please do so in
now offer to enhance your training, and 5) Whenever possible,
the dressing rooms. If putting on sparring
take private lessons. Private lessons offer that one on one atten-
gear please do so in Day Camp 1.
tion that can really make a difference in excelling in your pro-
8. Please observe quiet in the waiting area, main
gram. Communication is also very important. If you feel you are
floor and upstairs classrooms.
lost or losing motivation, talk to our staff and we can make rec-
9. No talking to or shouting at your child or
ommendations to help you through those difficult times. Like
other students from the waiting area while
life, this will happen, but quitting is not the solution. Every time
class is in session.
you quit, you lower your self-esteem, and that perpetuates
10. Children are not allowed to play on the stairs.
negative thinking. Our goal is to instill in our students a positive
11. Sitting or lying in the door way or on the main
mindset that challenges them to be the best they can be and
waiting area floor is prohibited.
never give up.
12. Standing in the doorways and landings is pro-
Karate Day Camp
WANTED Weapon for
We are preparing for our Spring & Summer Camps 2008.
April Review Month
We have positions available for junior camp counselors. Required for all Youth & Adult Classes.
If you are interested or know someone looking for a fun Purchase from Pro shop by 3/31/08.
spring or summer job, please see the front desk.
Volume 70 Page 3
We are excited to announce
The Game two new classes in our sched-
ule. They are as follows; Lit-
tle Ninjas Mondays &
Before White Belt Wednesdays 5pm and Kids
You dream of being in the game Karate White Belt Mondays
& Wednesdays 5:45pm. Any
At White Belt student interested in transferring to any of these classes,
You decide to be in the game please see the front desk or email our office manager
Mrs. Ellen Gee at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer
At Yellow Belt these classes in our continuing efforts to better serve our
You can see yourself playing the game members with flexible class scheduling. Thank you.
At Orange Belt
You are introduced to the game
G randmaster Rick Alemany visits
One Martial Arts once again, to
offer a seminar and private instruc-
tion from March 5th—9th. He will be
At Orange-Purple Belt
available for private lessons daily
You are invited to make a commitment to the game
from 10am. All students are encour-
aged to learn, one on one, from a
At Purple Belt
living legend. On Saturday, March,
You realize that the game is more than just a game
8th, Grandmaster Alemany will
teach a seminar, Kata 19. On Sun-
At Green Belt
day, March 9th, we are offering a
You realize that you have to earn your ticket to the game
“Back to Basics” class just for black
belts. Space is booking up fast, so
At Green-Blue Belt
we encourage everyone to book to-
You learn the ground rules for the game
day. It is a blessing to have him
here as our guest instructor. See the front desk today.
At Blue Belt
You earn your ticket to the game
At Brown Belt
You realize that the game is just beginning
At Brown-Black Belt
You realize that the game is never over
Upon earning your Black Belt
The game is everywhere you look
At 1st degree Black Belt
You think you know the game so well.
You decide to have your own game.
At 2nd degree Black Belt
You realize that you have always been in the game.
You decide to be in the game again.
No need to reinvent it.
Written by Fariborz Azhakh
Calendar of Self-discipline means “to always do your best.”
Events That means doing your best even at those mo-
ments when it is not fun, convenient or what you
Instructor Workshop want to do. Do we always feel like going to work
Saturday, March 1st or taking our kids to one more children’s party at
1-2PM Chuck E. Cheese? It is at these moments, we really
Black belt Workshop need to do our best. It shows what we are made
Saturday, March 1st of. It illuminates the type of effort it takes to make
2pm-3PM life great. So what does it take to be your best?
NEW Little Ninjas Class First of all, the love of hard work. If you learn to
Mondays & Wednesdays love hard work you will inevitably succeed. In the
5pm real world, ask yourself who will get the better job? The person who works
NEW Kids Karate White hard or the person who doesn’t. Who will get better grades, the student
Belt Class who works hard, or the one who doesn’t. So who will have the best oppor-
Mondays & Wednesdays tunities for a better life, the person who works hard, or the person who
doesn’t? Secondly, it is about making good choices. It is simple; “If you
Grandmaster Alemany make good choices, good things happen. If you make bad choices, bad
Private Instruction things happen.” The more good choices we make, the more we build our self
March 5th – March 9th
-esteem, self–confidence and self-worth. If we truly love ourselves, we will
“Tiger Awakens” Seminar be inspired to be our best. We will be goal oriented, respectful, community
Saturday, March 8th minded, and strive to improve the quality of our lives and others. Thirdly,
1-3PM and to me the most important, it is the ability to maintain a smile and posi-
Back To Basics Class w/ tive attitude through all of life’s challenges and triumphs. I truly believe a
Grandmaster Alemany positive attitude is the foundation to always doing your best. So work hard
Sunday, March 9th and love it, make good choices and smile through it all.
Karate Day Camp Respectfully,
Faculty Development Day
Monday, March 14th
Stripe 5&6 Workshop
Saturday, March 15th
Karate Day Camp
Good Friday We’d like to extend a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to all our members celebrating a
Friday, March 21st birthday in March. All celebrants are entitled to a 10% discount* off all services
and merchandise for the entire month of March:
Karate Spring Camp
Adrianne Offril, Alastar Mann, Alex Hsing, Ashlyn Lee, Brandon Mojares-
Easter Party Moore, Brian Chew, Brian Talas, Cameron Ashley, Cynthia Fracchia, Eli
Saturday, March 22nd Goodman, Emily Yu, Ethan Lee, Griffon Shen, James Yu, Joshua Brooks,
Kevin Wong, Lauren Chan, Lila Holman, Marcia Ubaldo, Martin Holec, Mary
Belt Testing Connolly, Max McAllister, Milt Chew, Nico Slavonia, Ronan Greene, Ryan
Saturday, March 29th Woo, Seth Eislund, Skye Zweben, Sumitra Ananth, Tyler Huanbutta, Yu
Xin Berson, Yvonne Nguyen.
Staff Birthdays: Joseph Moreno, Samantha Owens.
* Discounts may not be combined with any special offers or family discounts.