It seems like summer vacation began only yesterday, and here we are now in August with the start of the new school year just a few weeks away! But don't worry, we're taking summer out with a bang, and these next couple weeks also happen to be the most action-packed of the whole vacation!
First and foremost, Ninja Camp begins this week! Wednesday, 8/2 through Friday, 8/4, Ninja Campers will be learning how to fight back against bullying and "Stranger Danger", while also directing and starring in a martial arts movie trailer! An email was sent out a few nights ago with all of the camp reminders and information. We can't wait! Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram (@ussdsc) to check out cool photos and videos from all 3 days of camp!
This Saturday, 8/5 is the Ninja Sleepover! We've extended the deadline to sign up until Wednesday, 8/2, so be sure and get those permission slips in ASAP! You do not need to be a student to party with us, so siblings and friends ages 5 to 12 are invited, just make sure they get permission slips in by Wednesday as well. To learn more about the Ninja Sleepover, Click Here. To download and print your own permission slip at home, Click Here.
After last month's fiasco, I'm happy to announce that we have a winner for the August 2017 Student of the Month... Justin N. from the Juniors class! Great work on another win, Justin!
(Photo coming soon)
We're taking a break from the Ninja Olympics this week due to Ninja Camp, but we're back in competition mode next week for our Final Event: Sparring! Here are the winners from the last few Ninja Olympic Events:
1st Place - Nicole R.
2nd Place - Wyatt T.
3rd Place - Enzo C.
1st Place - Caio C.
2nd Place - Nicole R.
3rd Place - Tito G.
1st Place - Evie E.
2nd Place - Stone V.
3rd Place - Jeremy H.
KATA (FORMS) COMPETITION
1st Place - Kylie M.
2nd Place - Caio C.
3rd Place - Enzo C.
1st Place - Stone V.
2nd Place - Lynnox B.
3rd Place - Adora C.
To see the results from the previous Ninja Olympic Events, check out our July post. Great work, everyone!
In just over a week we also have our August Belt Tests. The Teen/Adult Belt Test is scheduled for Friday, 8/11 at 6:00 pm. There will be no Teen or Adult group training that night. The Kids Belt Test is scheduled for Saturday, 8/12 at 11:00 am. Your Instructors will have already let you know if you/your child is invited to test this time around, and an e-mail will be sent out next week with all pertinent information and reminders. After the August Test, we have just one more Belt Test scheduled for 2017 in early November.
Next month we'll have been back to school long enough to shake some of the sand out of our ears, and we'll begin training for the Fall 2017 Dojo Tournament! The Dojo Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd and USSD San Clemente students of all ages and ranks are encouraged to compete. Check back here at the Dojo Blog soon for more info.
One last reminder: If you'll be heading out on any last-minute summer trips before we head back to school, be sure and e-mail us the dates that you'll be out so we can get them in our system and credit you for the lessons missed so you can reschedule them when you get back.