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July 2014 Calendar and Events

Happy Summer! I hope this finds you well and in good spirits, and looking forward to Independence Day. Just a note to go along with this month’s dojo calendar, to highlight some of the upcoming events…

Starting this month, we will be moving to Summer Class Hours. This will affect some classes, but not all, and will run during the months of July and August.
• Mondays
o 5:05 – 5:35pm Junior Beginner
o 5:40 – 6:40pm Junior Novice/Intermediate
o 6:45 – 7:45pm Teen/Adult Novice/Intermediate
• Tuesdays
o 5:30 – 6:45pm Kobudo
o 6:45 – 7:15pm Teen/Adult Beginner
o 7:15 – 8:30pm Advanced
• Wednesdays
o 5:05 – 5:35pm Junior Beginner
o 5:40 – 6:40pm Junior Novice/Intermediate
o 6:45 – 7:45pm Teen/Adult Novice/Intermediate
• Thursdays
o 5:30 – 6:45pm Advanced
o 6:45 – 7:15pm Teen/Adult Beginner
• Fridays
o 5:05 – 5:35pm Junior Beginner
o 5:40 – 6:40pm Junior Novice/Intermediate
• Saturdays
o 10:00 – 11:00am Kobudo
o 11:05 – 12:05pm All Ages, Purple Belt & Above

Bring-A-Friend, Break-A-Board Night has been moved to Monday, July 7th. Cost is $5 per board. Each of our students will receive one free board for each non-karate friend whom they bring for this event. Please sign up for boards in advance, so that I can plan how many I need to have ready for you! Proceeds from this event go towards the dojo scholarship fund. (Note: Boards are available for anyone who is planning to bring a friend and break a board on Monday, June 30th, so no need to change plans if you were planning to attend on 6/30.)

Karate Camp will run the week of July 14-18 this year. This is open to kids aged 7 to 14, and runs from 9am until noon each day. As always, no karate experience is needed – camp features sessions for current karate students to work at their level, as well as sessions for new students to learn some basic techniques. (In fact, new students have the opportunity to complete the entire white belt curriculum in one week of camp, and then begin classes at the Purple Belt level.) Cost is $100 for the week; space is limited, and a $25 deposit will reserve your spot. Please note: you will receive a 10% discount for each non-karate friend that you bring to camp!

This month’s Special Topics Class will be held on Saturday, July 19th, from 11:05am to 12:05pm. The class will feature the Kata Ananku-Sho, the first kata of the Shorin Ryu Karate-do system. Participants must have Kata Gekisai Dai Ichi in order to attend. There is no cost for Special Topics sessions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great day!

Kyoshi