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Inside This Issue

Sev­en Ways to Pro­tect Your Chil­dren

Habit of Enthu­si­asm

Ben­e­fits of Healthy Think­ing

Cham­pi­ons are Achiev­ers!

August Cal­en­dar

August Birth­days

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August 1, 2017

Sev­en Ways to Pro­tect Your Chil­dren

What could be more impor­tant than the safe­ty of our chil­dren? To pro­tect your child, think of the out­side world as a jun­gle and your child as prey. The preda­tor will be look­ing for the young and unat­tend­ed. Here are some basic life-sav­ing tips for us a par­ents to be more aware:

Make sure your child knows their phone num­ber and address and is able to write it.

Nev­er ever… did I men­tion the word ‘nev­er’? …leave your child in a car alone. Would you leave $5,000 in a bag on our seat while you run into a store to get some­thing? How much is your child worth? Price­less? Exact­ly.

Your child should nev­er answer or open the door, even when you are at home. They will do what they are used to doing. This also applies to the phone. They should nev­er answer the phone if they do not rec­og­nize the phone num­ber of the per­son call­ing. A preda­tor can find out who is home and when very eas­i­ly.

Nev­er allow your child to go to a pub­lic restroom with­out an adult. Don’t be lazy with our child’s safe­ty and inno­cence.

Don’t think giv­ing your chil­dren cell phones will pro­tect them. Cell phones are noth­ing more than com­mu­ni­ca­tors. They are not weapons that will help with abduc­tions.

Is your child eat­ing healthy? It is your respon­si­bil­i­ty as a par­ent to pro­vide prop­er nutri­tion for your child. If I bought you the car of your dreams, wouldn’t you put the best gas in it?

Take stock of your child. Is he/she over­weight? Take this seri­ous­ly. Again, it is your oblig­a­tion as a par­ent to make sure prop­er nutri­tion and exer­cise are main­tained. This is not a van­i­ty issue, but a health issue.

Kids Cor­ner

Habit of Enthu­si­asm

Cour­tesy of Ganguly’s Mixed Mar­tial Arts Acad­e­my

Have you every noticed how some peo­ple seem to always seem to be filled with joy and enthu­si­asm for life? Then, there are oth­ers that bright up the room when they leave it? Which per­son would you rather be? Enthu­si­asm is a habit­u­al response that can be trained and devel­oped.

Peo­ple with enthu­si­asm tend to look for the good in every sit­u­a­tion and they focus on the good in peo­ple as well. More than any oth­er char­ac­ter­is­tic of human per­son­al­i­ty, enthu­si­asm has been the com­pan­ion of suc­cess in every major achieve­ment or worth­while endeav­or.

Enthu­si­asm is that extra spark of opti­mism that gives us all the inspi­ra­tion to per­form at peak lev­els and it makes every­thing more enjoy­able. Enthu­si­asm cre­ates a mag­net­ism of pro­ject­ed ener­gy and excite­ment. It’s the kind of thing you tru­ly enjoy shar­ing with oth­ers and oth­ers enjoy receiv­ing.

Black Belt Cham­pi­ons show their enthu­si­asm. Do this and you’re show­ing how much you love what you are doing, and you become a pos­i­tive influ­ence on peo­ple around you. If yo lack enthu­si­asm, you may bring oth­ers down and become a neg­a­tive influ­ence.

To become enthu­si­as­tic, you must act enthu­si­as­tic!” — Zig Ziglar


Have your child join us for a super fan­tas­tic fun night of Karate, games, movie, and piz­za!

August 26, 2017 / 5:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
1st child $25 / 2nd child: $15 / Each addi­tion­al child: $10. Must be sib­lings or live in same home for dis­count.

This is not restrict­ed to karate stu­dents — sib­lings and friends are wel­come too! Space is lim­it­ed so reg­is­ter now to ensure your night out!

Join us here!

Ben­e­fits of Healthy Think­ing

Here’s a reminder of healthy think­ing. You must think and believe that you’re a healthy and strong per­son. You must believe that you’re not going to get sick when every­one else gets the flu. “I’m healthy, wealthy, hap­py and fit. I’ve got a fight spir­it that will nev­er quit.”

The mind is a pow­er­ful ally to great health and fit­ness. It can be a great friend or it can be a pow­er­ful ene­my to your healthy and well-being. If you think healthy and pos­i­tive thoughts ver­sus neg­a­tive thoughts, you’re like­ly to be a health­i­er and hap­pi­er than a per­son who is talk­ing about being sick and tired.

Of course you must also have healthy habits, such as reg­u­lar exer­cise and good nutri­tion. To be a healthy per­son, you can’t smoke cig­a­rettes or eat junk food every morn­ing, noon, and night and expect to remain lean and fit.

Think­ing healthy is just the start, but it’s a great start.

Did you know Mar­tial arts train­ing is one of the lead­ing forms of exer­cise? It pro­vides a great form of phys­i­cal fit­ness, stress relief and the con­fi­dence to pro­tect you and your fam­i­ly!

Cham­pi­ons are Achiev­ers!

Cham­pi­ons are achiev­ers, in and out of the dojo. They strive to be their best in every area of life. A true cham­pi­on is always striv­ing to get bet­ter and bet­ter, on and off the mat.

Why is it so com­mon to see a Black Belt Cham­pi­on become an achiev­er out­side of the dojo as well? One of the rea­sons is mar­tial arts instills the desire to become the best you can be. As a cham­pi­on, you are always striv­ing to grow to the next lev­el.

No mat­ter how great a cham­pi­on you become, no mat­ter how many black belt degrees you hold, the biggest room in the world is the room for improve­ment.

Black belt cham­pi­ons in the dojo always strive to be cham­pi­ons in life. Junior cham­pi­ons strive for aca­d­e­m­ic excel­lence and to be the best they can be, at home, at school and in the dojo. Adult cham­pi­ons strive to be achiev­ers and lead­ers in their per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al lives. The best must always get bet­ter and achiev­ers are always search­ing for ways to improve them- selves and the results they pro­duce. Life is so much more fun when you are excelling at it.

Look at your mar­tial arts as much more than learn­ing self-defense or train­ing for anoth­er belt, los­ing weight or get­ting in the best shape of your life. Think of it as more of a suc­cess con­di­tion­ing pro­gram that is prepar­ing you to excel in life.

Be the best black belt cham­pi­on you can be… be an achiev­er!


July 31 — August 5: Test Week

August 7–12: P.T. Week

August 11: Grad­u­a­tion Sched­ule
5:15 pm — Lit­tle Drag­ons
6:15 pm — Chil­dren, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

August 12: Black Belt Review
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm — Juniors (Ages 15 and Under)
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm — Adults (Ages 16 and Up)

August 14–19: Bo Week

August 19: Lead­er­ship Day: Nin­ja Train­ing
 9:00 am — 10:00 am Lit­tle Drag­ons
10:00 am — 11:00 am Chil­dren
11:00 am — 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults

August 21–26: Bokken Week

August 28 — Sep­tem­ber 2: Test Week

August 26: Sword Class

August 26: Par­ents Night Out.
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm


8/1 Frankie Dhem­ing
8/2 Tay­lor Czach, Guiller­mo Gar­cia, Aiden Grubbs
8/3 Robert Sel­by
8/4 Pam Car­roll, Char­lotte Willms
8/8 Andrew Shek­oury
8/10 Lau­rel Jones
8/11 Cason Chap­man
8/15 Don Mor­ris, Meila Hyz­er
8/18 Lin­da Cer­vantes
8/19 Liam Patel
8/20 Hailee McClure
8/22 Ben Thomp­son
8/23 Jay­den Lim­bach­er
8/25 Can­non San­didge
8/26 Phoebe Richard­son
8/28 Bren­don John­son, Lailah Wil­son
8/30 Loren­zo Abel­lanosa
8/30 Nathan Cor­neli­son

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