This quarter’s weapon will be the Oar (Eku). This Okinawan tool was used for more than powering a boat into the ocean to their hot fishing spot. Carrying this along with their catch of the day, Okinawas would use this tool to protect what they had. Come and enjoy learning “Ten No Kata.” Classes start March 26th at 5pm.
We hope this helps you stay connected! Here's what's going on in March.
March 8th World Champion Abby Knapp will be teaching a Seminar on the Oar, at the Yakima Valley Community College as a precursor to the Morris Mack Open on March 9th. Both events are an excellent opportunity for beginners and advanced students alike to expose themselves to a new aspect of karate training. More details can be found at the front desk and on the announcement wall.
This Thursday, march 7th, is the due date for testing registrations. You may register by filling out the form at the front desk or on our website. Registrations filled out after this date will be in the second round of belt orders, completed after the test. we know that there is lots to keep track of during this season at the dojo, so be sure to pick up a testing week schedule in the main lobby as well.
Each quarter we host a special event, Karate Olympics, filled with fun extra-curricular karate activities, typically in a competition format. This quarter we will be hosting that event from 6-7, but from 7-8 we will be hosting a BLACK BELT Q&A hour! That means all our students, any age, any rank, can come and ask our panel of black belts any karate question they'd like.
We have two major opportunities this month to introduce your friends to karate this month, karate 101, on March 11th and Buddy Week March 25th-28th. Invite cards are available at the front desk. Talk to Sensei Logan for more information.
March 23rd we are having a dojo work party! This party is being lead by two of our young Dream Team Members, Aven Johnson and Luke Conboy. They will be visiting classes and sharing what this event is all about.
Nerf Gun Battle, March 29th! all ages welcome. Bring a friend! more details available in the lobby. RSVP required.
March 30th we would love to get together with the 18+ crowd for a night of bowling! parent or student, you are invited. Talk to sensei Logan for more details.
Now that Blue Stripe quizzes have been administered, it’s time to turn our eyes towards the March 2019 / Winter Quarter belt test.
General Information can be found here on our website.
Hello TMAA Family!
If you are currently a student (or you are a parent / guardian of a TMAA student) we want you in our private Facebook group! With the recent weather causing closures, we want to ensure that you always know the most current information. Are we open? Are we closed? Is there a special seminar or tournament coming up? All of this and more will be shared directly via the group.
Make sure you are signed into your Facebook account and request access to the group.
January 7th-10th we are kicking off the new year with buddy week! This week only you can bring in a friend to train with you for free during your regular class time. On the 10th we will be doing a special New Year’s event focused on board breaking. Check out our blog entry for more details!
MLK JR DAY
The Dojo will be open for our regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
WINTER WEATHER CLOSURES
If you’ve changed your email address (hint: if you dont get our newsletter, that means we dont have your email on file) be sure to check in at the front desk so you can receive notifications for any closures due to weather this winter.
MAKE UP TEST REQUEST DEADLINE
Testing this quarter will be March 13-15th. Please let us know if you have a schedule conflict so we are able to accommadate you prior to January 31st.
WOW! What a privilege! In November we partnered with Mirror Ministries in hosting our first ever “Tricky People” Self-Defense Seminars. We opened our doors from kids ranging from 5 to 18 years old as well as their parents to empower them with tools for a safer community. Topics covered included:
age appropriate trafficking education and prevention
introduction to vital physical self-defense fundamentals
Our passion is defending the innocent, and we believe that starts with education and prevention. If you’d like to schedule a presentation for your group we’d love to host you! This service is completely free of charge as a gift to our community.