We are just going to keep the celebration ball rolling from the Fall 2018 Dojo Tournament and Grand Opening BBQ, all the way through October! There is a lot coming up in the next few months as we hurtle towards the end of the year, so check out what's new at the Dojo this month.
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Fall 2018 Dojo Tournament! What a great way to officially break in the new space with our Dojo Family. And a huge thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the Grand Opening with us at the Brazilian barbecue. The Official Tournament Results from each division and event are now up on the Dojo Blog, and you can Click Here to see them. The rest of the photos from the event are now up on our Facebook page, Click Here to check them out. If you got any great shots, we'd love to see them! Tag us in your posts or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another round of "Congratulations" are in order for our September 2018 Student of the Month, Isaiah L.! This kid is always giving it 100%, great work Isaiah! Click on our IG link to see all of our 2018 Students of the Month so far, and follow us at @ussdsc to see tons of great photos and video from classes and events!
Between the Tournament and the upcoming Belt Tests, we've got a lot of serious Martial Arts business to focus on, but we're going to break it up a little and let loose at our annual Halloween Ninja Night on Saturday, October 20th! Come dressed as your favorite monster, princess, superhero, or ninja for the Costume Contest, then stick around the Haunted Dojo for a night full of Games, fun Challenges, Pizza, Piñata, Raffle Prizes, and more! This event is open to all kids ages 5 to 11 (friends, neighbors, and siblings welcome!), but space is limited, so be sure and RSVP before Monday, October 15th. Click Here to print your own permission slip. We'll see you there!
We've got some other schedule tweaks for this month. There will be no Lil Dragons or Juniors group classes on Friday, October 19th since Miss Meka will be at Las Palmas Elementary helping kids break boards at their "Trunk-Or-Treat" event. All private lessons, as well as the Teens and Adult group classes will remain on regular schedule.
Happy Halloween! There will be no group classes on Wednesday, October 31st since everyone will be getting ready to head out for Trick-Or-Treating and parties. Please remember to follow these "Kick-Or-Treat" tips for a fun and safe night of candy and costumes!
The Teen/Adult Belt Test is scheduled for Friday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm. There will be no Teens or Adults group classes on that evening (Lil Dragons and Juniors will remain on regular schedule). The Kids Belt Test is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd at 11:00 am. Test invitations will be ready for pick up at the front desk by the end of next week for those who will be ready by November. The next Belt Tests are *tentatively* scheduled for Friday, February 1st 2019 (Teens/Adult), and Saturday, February 2nd 2019 (Kids).
Do you think we're the Best Dojo in town? Please take a second to vote for "USSD Martial Arts" for Best Martial Arts School in San Clemente, and for our self-defense summer camp, "Bully Blockers" for Best Camp For Kids. You can also vote for your other favorite local businesses in as many or as few categories as you like. Click Here to head over to the San Clemente Times' website to cast your votes! We really appreciate it!
Have a Spooktacular October, and we'll see you in the Dojo!