It's almost summer! And this summer is shaping up to be pretty exciting, so take a few minutes to check out what's coming up at the Dojo in June.
But first things first, congratulations to our May 2018 Student of the Month, John T.! Hard work pays off.... Great work, John!
As of June 1st, we have only a few spots left in our 2018 Ninja Summer Camp: Bully Blockers!, which will be held on Wednesday, August 1st through Friday, August 3rd from 8:00 am to noon. Ninja Camp is a fun and exciting opportunity for kids ages 5 to 12 (existing students and non-students are welcome) to learn how to identify and stop bullying behaviors, and how to recognize, avoid, and escape from "Stranger Danger" situations, both in a fun, positive, challenging, and safe environment.
For more information or to register online though the City of San Clemente's Recreation Programs, Click Here. To speak with an Instructor directly or to get on the waiting list once all spots have been filled, call (949) 361-9111.
All summer long we'll be adding a little extra excitement to our kids classes with the 2018 Ninja Olympics! Each week of summer will have a different training theme, ending with a tournament-style competition every Friday. The different themes and competition dates are:
Speed - June 11-15
Balance - June 18-22
Kicking - June 25-29
Flexibility - July 9-13
Grappling - July 16-20
Katas (Forms) - July 23-27
Sparring - August 6-10
The top 3 finishers in each challenge will win Ninja Dollars which can be used to buy special patches for their Gi. Since these challenges will be incorporated into regularly-scheduled Lil Dragons and Juniors group classes, students do not have to sign up or come in for any additional training in order to participate.
The Teen/Adult Belt Test is scheduled for Friday, June 22nd.
And along with the sunshine and warm weather, we have a few Dojo summer reminders:
If you plan on heading out of town and missing any group or private training, please email the dates to your instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of time so we can reschedule the missed lessons with you for another day.
If you're spending time at the beach or in the sandbox, please be sure to wash all of the sand from your skin and hair (and dump the sand from your shoes!) before you head to the Dojo. Training on sandy mats is not comfortable or safe for anyone, so please help us keep our Dojo clean.
Pardon our dust! We'll be working on getting everything moved over to the new Dojo over the next 2 months, but it will all be worth it when you see what we have planned for the new space! Click here to check out last month's post for more info on the move.
The Dojo will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Let's make it another great summer of Martial Arts, and we'll see you in the Dojo!