Don't Freak Out, But It's Already October
Fall is here and so marks the home stretch to the end of the year! But we are nowhere near getting ready for hibernation, and there's still plenty of time to wrap up those 2019 #DojoGoals, so take a look at what's coming up at the Dojo in October.
First off, congratulations to our September 2019 Student of the Month, Michael R. from the Lil Dragons class! Great work, Mike!
The Fall 2019 Dojo Tournament is coming up on Saturday, October 19th! This is an in-house competition for USSD San Clemente students of all ages and ranks, and features Sparring, Grappling, and Katas (Forms) events. But hurry! This Friday (10/11) is the last day to register. Click Here to learn more and to print your own registration form. Forms can also be found at the front desk in the Dojo. We hope to see you at one of the last competitions of the year (and the last opportunity to compete in Grappling in 2019)!
Shoutout to everyone who came to play some Dojo Paintball with us last weekend at The Paintball Park in Oceanside! If you weren't able to make it this time around, we'll try and schedule one for early next year!
Okay Dojo Fam, it's time to show a little love and vote for us in the San Clemente Times' "Best of San Clemente" Awards! Please vote USSD Martial Arts for "Best Martial Arts School in San Clemente" and Bully Blockers for "Best Camp For Kids". And while you're there, help our friends over at CrossFit San Clemente by voting for them for "Best Gym" and "Best Group Workout". Click Here to vote for us and your favorite small local businesses. We really appreciate you taking the time!
Happy Halloween! The Dojo will remain open and on regular schedule for all private lessons on Thursday, October 31st. If you have a lesson scheduled for that day but won't be able to make it in, please let your instructor know so we can reschedule with you for another day.
Our final Teen/Adult Belt Test of the year will be held on Friday, November 1st at 6:00 pm. There will be no Teens or Adults group training that day.
The final Kids Belt Test of the year will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00 am.
If you or your child will be ready to test in November you will receive an invitation to test by Monday, 10/14.
It's that magical time of the year with all of our favorite school, sports, and holiday activities... but unfortunately, it's also the beginning of cold and flu season. If you or your child are sick, please don't bring your germs into the Dojo. It's hard for students to focus on their training when they're being coughed and sneezed on, and you'll recover faster if you get the rest you need. Call or Text us at (949) 361-9111 to let us know if you can't make it (lessons cancelled with at least 1 day's notice can be rescheduled for another date). Please help keep our Dojo a healthy and safe place for everyone!
In case you missed it , here's our Fall/Winter 2019 Calendar with a list of all upcoming tournaments, Belt Tests, holiday closures, and everything else between now and the end of the year. Get those dates in your phone calendar or print a copy to hang o the fridge so you can stay in the loop.
Have a great month and we'll see you in the Dojo!