Springtime is almost here, and with it comes a lot of Martial Arts action! We've got only a couple weeks left before we transition into competition mode to get ready for Tournaments and Belt Tests coming up this season, so take a minute to find out what's new for March at the Dojo.
First off, congratulations to our February 2020 Student of the Month, Alexis C.! Keep up the great work.
Bully Blockers Ninja Summer Camp registration is in full swing! Make sure your child is equipped with the skills they need to fight back against bullying and defend themselves from child predators before they head back to school in the fall!
We'll be accepting registration forms between now and July 3rd, or once all spots have been filled. Click Here to learn more and print out your own registration form. Open to all kids ages 5 to 11, and non-students are welcome! Students who register directly through the Dojo can attend the Ninja Sleepover for free! Sibling discounts available. Space is limited
We've got a few events coming up next month, and the biggest one is the Spring 2020 Dojo Tournament! This in-house Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th and will feature Sparring, Katas, and Grappling events. Competition is open to all USSD San Clemente students ages 5 and up, white belt to Black Belt. Registration begins on Monday, March 16th, a post with more information will be up soon. Click Here to view photos from the Fall 2019 Dojo Tournament.
The Dojo will remain open throughout the month of April and will not close for Spring Break. If you plan on being out of town, please let your instructor know ahead of time so we can reschedule your private lessons for when you return.
On Saturday, April 11th we'll have a booth at the City of San Clemente's Campalooza event at Vista Hermosa Sports Park. If you come for the Egg Hunt, stop by our booth to break a board and spin the prize wheel!
A few quick and important announcements and reminders!
If you or your child is sick with a cough, sore throat, headache, runny nose, or have had a fever or diarrhea/vomiting within the past 24 hours, please do not come into the Dojo for training. Call or text ahead to let your instructor know if you can't make it, but please do not risk the health of the other students and instructors.
As far as the coronavirus (COVID-19) is concerned, we will continue to keep an eye on the situation as it develops and follow any recommendations from county or state health officials. Please be sure and wash your hands before coming in for training, and please help us in teaching the kids the importance of keeping their hands and fingers out of their noses and mouths and away from their eyes. Students seen touching their eyes/noses/mouths will be asked to leave the mats to wash their hands in the restroom.
While it's always a good idea to wear shoes outside, we ask that students wear shoes to the Dojo every time they come in for training. This is not only to help reduce the amount of dirt and germs that are tracked into the Dojo, but also for students' safety, as there can be hazards on the ground outside (such as broken glass and dog waste). Baby wipes can only do so much.
If you or your child has spent time at the beach or sandbox, please be sure to wash all sand from your hair and body before coming into the Dojo. Students should also check to make sure they don't spill sand from their shoes in their gear bags or in the lobby of the Dojo as it can make its way onto the mats from there and become a safety hazard.
We appreciate everyone doing their part to help keep our Dojo a safe and healthy place for all of our students and their families.
Have an awesome start to your Spring and we'll see you in the Dojo!