David Deaton Karate Studios

Inside This Issue

Karate Chal­lenge

Impor­tance of Being Assertive

Want Oth­ers To Be Nice To You?

Quotes to Pon­der

April Birthday’s

April Events

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April 1, 2017

Mes­sage of the Month

Karate Chal­lenge

The stage is set. The teams are form­ing. The staff is prepar­ing. The Karate Chal­lenge is here! The Chal­lenge is our first all school func­tion of the year. The stu­dents are com­pet­ing for indi­vid­ual tro­phies as well as the cov­et­ed school tro­phy (for the school win­ning the most 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in forms, fight­ing and weapons). The Chal­lenge is sched­uled for Sat­ur­day, April 8th at Christ Pres­by­ter­ian Acad­e­my.

The pur­pose of our intra­mur­al events (The Chal­lenge and The Karate Olympics) is two fold; 1) To help edu­cate the stu­dent body on how to han­dle stress and pres­sure in a com­pe­ti­tion for­mat, and 2) To help raise funds for the Project Spar­row which helps with tuition for finan­cial­ly chal­lenged fam­i­lies. Detailed infor­ma­tion on the who, what, when and where can be found at the front desk or on the web­site at http://dojoupdate.com/karate-challenge/. Make note that there is a dis­count­ed fee if you pre-reg­is­ter for the event.

Thank you on behalf of the fam­i­lies that this will ben­e­fit and I hope you will look for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing.

The Impor­tance of Being Assertive

When things are not going well, there are many ways of deal­ing with frus­tra­tion. Whether you’re over­ly pas­sive and keep your anger pent up, whether you’re prone to vio­lent out­bursts or whether you’re qui­et­ly seething with rage, you may have headaches, sleep dif­fi­cul­ties, high blood pres­sure or diges­tive prob­lems. That’s anoth­er rea­son it’s impor­tant to learn how to express anger con­struc­tive­ly and appro­pri­ate­ly… it’s good for your health.

Express­ing your­self in an assertive — not aggres­sive man­ner is the health­i­est approach to han­dling anger. Being assertive means that you state your con­cerns and needs clear­ly and direct­ly, with­out hurt­ing oth­ers or try­ing to exert pow­er over them.

Adapt­ed from www.MayoClinic.com

Kids Cor­ner

Want Oth­ers To Be Nice To You?

Is that some­thing you might be inter­est­ed in? Well, the solu­tion is sim­ple. You have to be nice to them too. Don’t expect to hear some­thing nice about you from some­one you have been mean to. Just think about this. Would you be nice to a per­son if he or she were mean to you? Sim­ple isn’t it?

Here are some things you can do in order to be nice, and have oth­ers be nice to you in turn:

  • When­ev­er you talk to oth­ers, be respect­ful.
  • Nev­er, ever, bul­ly some­one younger than you.
  • When some­one else is speak­ing, lis­ten to them. Don’t inter­rupt.
  • Don’t call any­one names.
  • Wait till you know a per­son prop­er­ly before you form an opin­ion about them.

If you can do these things for a lit­tle while, you will see the change in oth­ers. They will be nice to you too.

Quotes to Pon­der

If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and win­ning is not very excit­ing.
— Dick Ver­meil

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trust­ed to take the game win­ning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I suc­ceed.
— Michael Jor­dan

It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.
—Vince Lom­bar­di

It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
— Willie Mays

Col­or It!


April 1: Black Belt Pre-test

April 3–7: Test Week

April 8: Karate Chal­lenge


April 10–15: P.T. Week

April 14: Grad­u­a­tion Sched­ule
5:15 pm — Lit­tle Drag­ons
6:15 pm — Chil­dren, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

April 15: Lead­er­ship Day
 9:00 am — 10:00 am Lit­tle Drag­ons
10:00 am — 11:00 am Chil­dren
11:00 am — 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults

April 17–22: Bo Week

April 21: Demo Team Try­outs

April 22: Par­ents Night Out.
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm

April 24–29: Bokken Week

April 29: Black Belt Pre-Test


4/2 Philip O’Brien
4/5 Quinn Gid­dens, Miguel Ramirez
4/8 Brody New
4/10 Dan­ny Coop­er
4/13 Alek McGhee, Annalise Hol­land, Cody Dyer
4/14 Adri­an Perez
4/16 Thomas Wiley
4/21 Hen­ry Green
4/22 Elsie Rid­er
4/24 Park­er Cor­neli­son
4/25 Cage Beal, Joel Peters
4/27 Bray­lon Lee
4/28 Grace But­ler, Andrew Cros­by
4/29 Wyatt Bowles

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