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

Mt. Juliet
1249 N. Mt. Juliet Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
(615) 754-6878

Lebanon
1029 W. Main St. Suite F.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 547-1742

STUDENT EXPRESS

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!

EVENTS CALENDAR

April 1: Black Belt Pre-test

April 3-7: Test Week

April 8: Karate Challenge

April 10-13: SCHOOL PICTURES

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

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

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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