Wayne works hard in class and on September 17th, he took his first test and passed it with some really strong techniques. He’s already started work on his next rank requirements. Here he is with his certificate – great job, Wayne!
We will be having our annual Halloween party on Tuesday, October 29th. All students in the kids class are invited. Be sure to wear your uniforms, not Halloween costumes. Get ready for games, treats, and lots of fun!
We’ll need volunteers from the adult class to come and help. Adults can come in costume!
Our Tai Chi classes will begin again on Monday, October 7th at 6:00 pm. If you’ve been thinking about trying it out, this is a great time to start!
Classes are held Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 at the dojo and are only $30 for a block of six. Classes are on-going and not divided into sessions, so you can begin at any time. Wear loose-fitting clothing for ease of movement. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that is suitable for both men and women, students of almost any age or physical level and does not require any martial arts knowledge. Gain the benefits of better health, mental clarity and calmness of spirit through the moving meditation of the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi.
Here is Emma with her newly-earned junior orange belt and certificate. Emma is a very hard worker and showed some great techniques on her test. Now she’s on her way to blue belt. Congratulations Emma!
On June 25th, Claire took and passed her second test and was promoted to 2-Tips. She did an outstanding job on all the material and showed what good karate is all about. Congratulations, Claire.
On July 2nd, Kalvin passed his second test and showed some strong techniques. Now he’s working towards his next rank. Here he is with his certificate. Great job, Kalvin!
The dojo will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Saturday, July 6th for Independence Day. Stay safe and enjoy the weekend with friends and family!
We would like to thank Sensei Kraig Schlosser of Shuri Ryu Karate Academy for coming out to Chardon and teaching this afternoon. We learned about pressure points, joint locks, some self defense applications and even a new kata.
Also thanks to Kevin for being the sacrificial uke for the demonstrations.
Sensei Kraig Schlosser, sichidan, will be visiting to teach this Saturday, June 8th from 1 to 4pm. This is a great opportunity to come see and practice some new techniques from another style. All students from the adult class are welcome to attend.
May 30 and the much anticipated brown-striped white belt test began. Only the second time at Odayaka has someone gotten this far in the Little Dragons and Elizabeth wasn’t going to tarnish the history of that accomplishment. She nailed it! Excellent techniques, combinations and some good sparring against tough opponents. Congratulations, Elizabeth.
Beginning on June 1st, we will return to our “open mat” class format on Saturdays throughout the summer.
The dojo will be open on Saturdays from 10:30am until 12:00pm for Little Dragon, junior, and adult students. There will not be a formal class – students are expected to come prepared to work on their own material. Black belt instructors will be present to assist and work with students individually when needed.
Students may come and go at any time, but they must train for at least one hour to receive class credit towards their next rank. There will be a sign-in sheet on the desk for students to sign in and out.
Saturday summer hours will run June 1st through August 24th. The dojo will be closed on Saturday, August 31st for Labor Day, and we will return to our regular Saturday schedule on September 7th.
* Please note: this picture was not taken in Chardon
May 14th, Adriana took and passed her 2-Tips test. She exhibited some excellent techniques, being extremely careful to do each movement with near perfect execution. Congratulations, Adriana.
May 7th, Deacon took his second test and passed it with some really good techniques and a lot of enthusiasm. And now he’s on toward the next step. Here he is with his certificate. Great job, Deacon.
Below is the Tai Chi class schedule for the next few weeks before the summer break.
- Wednesday, May 8
- Monday, May 13
- Monday, May 20
- Wednesday, May 29
- Monday, June 3
Classes will resume in September after school starts. More information coming soon. Enjoy the summer!
The dojo will be closed on Saturday, May 25th for Memorial Day. Enjoy the weekend, and take a moment to remember why we celebrate it.
April 30, Tim passed his third test and was promoted to shichikyu. Tim has come back with a vengeance and trains regularly, works hard when he’s at the dojo and tries to perfect his techniques. All that showed during his test. Congratulations, Tim.