March 2007 Kicks Martial Arts News Recipe for A New Year Sky Leo None of us is as smart as all of us. - Walt Disney To leave the old with a burst of song, Sky has shown one of the big- To recall the right and forgive the gest improvement ever seen at wrong. Kicks since his first day on the Terminology To forget the thing that binds you fast, To the vain regrets of the year that’s floor. Sky has been with us for Ju Ten Karate Do Empty Hand Way past. a few years now, and takes his Goju Hard/Soft To have the strength to let go your time at each belt before moving Wado Japanese Way of Peace hold, onto the next one. This is not a Jui Jitsu Art of Flexibility Of the not worthwhile, of the days bad thing, seeing as recently he grown old. To dare to go forth with a purpose has shown tremendous im- true, provement technically and T-shirts & Uniform To the unknown task of the year that’s mentally on the floor. His katas new. Full Gi’s required for Kata/Routine classes are focused and clean. In class and testing. SCHOOL T-SHIRTS only can To help your brother along the road, To do his work and lift his load. he always works out with a be worn in the other classes. No Tourna- To add your gift to the world’s good smile, and has really upped his ment T-shirts. Uniform policy: Please note that Black GI tops are for BLACK cheer, listening game. His blitz in Is to have and to give a Happy New BELTS ONLY. Please check with the sparring is always on target and office first before wearing or purchasing Year. almost inescapable. Sky has anything new. We offer many different T- shirts and GI”s, however, we still must main- - Robert Brewster Beattie great support from his Mom tain a level of uniform policies. We do not and Dad and his baby brother feel comfortable when we have to tell some- Student of The Lyric who is always watching one that something is not allowed, so please check first. Please note there is no refund or class. They are a very busy Month bunch but Carrie and Joseph exchange on any merchandise as we do not get credit from our suppliers, so please check your purchase carefully before use. Aslan Leo keep the kids on a regular Aslan is the youngest member schedule and it is definitely paying off. Sky has a great Welcome New Students of the growing Leo team. After years of watching Sky from the sense of humour and is a plea- Phil Meitz sidelines, Aslan exploded onto sure to have on the floor. Keep up the good work! the floor ready to go. Aslan has Safety & Health a great personality and gets Reminder - it is mandatory to have Hand, along with all of the kids on the KICKS CORNER Feet & HeadGear, mouth guard and cup for floor. He is very intense and sparring. Shin guards & Chest protector is recommended. Please note: for sanitary has a mean face only rivaled by reasons (e.g. lice), it is best not to share his brother. When his focus is Kicks Rule #24 & #25 your equipment. on, there is nothing snapping him out of it. His katas are 24. No loitering or playing in the change rooms. Newsletter is posted sharp and his stances are solid. Please remember that the newsletter is always 25. Please dispose of garbage and gum posted on the board for your information. For the few times that he has appropriately. fought he has shown himself to be fierce and fearless. Aslan is Reminder: Empty Drinks before Ask For Help putting in the garbage. Never be afraid to ask for help or need to talk on the road to orange belt and about anything. The Senseis are always there. has been showing C.A.N.I *********************************** Remember to never push yourself past your (constant and never-ending im- PARKING – PLEASE READ limit, to the point of injury. If you have an injury, or cannot do an exercise, bring it to the provement) in each class he has THE NOTE IN THE FRONT attention of the instructor. Bring any done since the new year. ******DOOR!****** comments you have to the instructor, We look forward to big things ************************** they will not feel bad, they want you to enjoy class! from Aslan, keep up the great THIS IS EVERYONE’S SCHOOL. LET’S KEEP IT CLEAN & RESPECTFUL work! Don’t Leave Your Kids SPECIAL Please always make sure that classes are on or the school is open before leaving your kids. DATES & Events Keep Dojo Clean Clean shoes at the front door. Please help us to keep the school clean. Thank you for all those who help us. Bad Weather Holidays: Any time that the weather is questionable, We will be closed Easter Monday please call the school before 4:00 p.m. and (April 9). We will be open Satur- leave a message asking if we are opened. day April 7. Have a Happy Easter. We will return your call ASAP if the phone lines are working. Regardless, everyone’s safety comes 1st, so please stay at home 50/50 Draw during severe weather conditions. A 50/50 draw will take place Thank You March 15th. Cost: 1 ticket for $2.00 or 3 Thanks to Rob Leaker for creating and updating our very own web- tickets for $5.00, 10 tickets for site. The website is $10. www.kicksmartialarts.ca Please log on and check out all the Grading Date features. There are some tourna- The grading is on Saturday, March 24 th at 12:30. Please pay your grading fees 1 ment vides, curriculum informa- week prior to your grading to ensure tion, monthly focuses, and lots belt orders. Ida will call or talk to you to more. Thanks again for the many make sure you know you are grading. If hours of hard work Rob. you need any help please see Ida to book a private lesson. Full GI’s to be worn! Please note: private gradings will only be Tax Credit done at the recommendation of the Sensei. You may qualify for a tax credit of If for some reason you cannot attend a $500 per child under 16 for sports scheduled grading you will automatically be put on the next grading list. This is to be activity effective January 07. Guide- fair to all that are testing and to adhere to lines for this credit are still new. Re- the testing guidelines. ceipts will be issued at the end of the year. Summer Camp It may seem early but the summer camp details are already in motion. This year’s movie will be based on a reality tv show competition titled “So You Think You Can Kick?” Day trips horseback riding, to the zoo, and hiking are also on the agenda. Please see the flyer for all the information. Cardio Kick-box Class Cardio Kickboxing classes are being in- structed by Karen Bell on Monday and Thursday nights from 8:15 to 9:00. This is a highly recommended workout class for member and parents. Please see office for more info.
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