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Inside This Issue

A Soldier’s Silent Night

Defense Against Pickpockets

Special Christmas Gift Certificate

Peace on Earth

Events Calendar

Birthdays

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

December 1, 2017

Message of the Month

A Soldier’s Silent Night

T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
and to see just who in this home did live
I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.

No stocking by the mantle, just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.
With medals and badges, awards of all kinds, a sober thought came through my mind.

For this house was different, it was dark and dreary,
I found the home of a solider, once I could see clearly.
The soldier lay sleeping, silent, alone,
curled up on the floor in this one bedroom home.
The face was so gentle, the room in such disorder.

Not how I pictured a United States soldier.
Was this the hero of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in a poncho, on the floor for a bed?

I realized the families that I saw this night,
Owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight.

Soon round the world, the children would play,
And grownups would celebrate a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
because of the soldiers, Like the one lying here.

I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.

The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
“Santa don’t cry, this life is my choice,
I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more.

My life is my God, my country, my corps”.
The soldier rolled over and drifted to sleep.
I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.
I kept watch for hours, so silent and still,
and we both shivered from the cold night’s chill.

I didn’t want to leave on that cold, dark night,
this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
Then the soldier rolled over, with a voice soft and pure whispered,
“Carry on Santa. It’s Christmas day, all is secure”.
One look at my watch, and I knew he was right.

Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night.

Defense Against Pickpockets

Pickpocketing is one of the oldest crimes in the world and remains common today. More often than not, pickpockets get away, and those who are caught face minimal jail time. So the appeal of pickpocketing is strong for crooks.

There are many tricks pickpockets use to get access to your purse of wallet. At the beach or library they are on the lookout for backpacks and belongings lying around. Sometimes they have accomplices who distract you, while the pickpocket gets away with your wallet.

Here are some ways you can thwart the pickpocket’s efforts:

• Don’t assume that a well-dressed person, or a woman with a baby, or a tourist with a hat and camera cannot be a pickpocket. Pickpockets blend in with the crowd and do not look like criminals.

• Don’t carry your wallet in the back pocket. If possible, keep your wallet in a money belt under your clothes or in your front pocket.

• Carry your purse under your arm.

• Work on looking self-confident. Pickpockets tend to prey on vulnerable targets.

• Keep a list of all your cards handy so that if you lose your wallet or purse, you can cancel or replace your cards easily.

Kids Corner

The Teacher-Student Relationship

A teacher doesn’t hand truth to the student. He or she leads the student to the truth, but the job of figuring out the truth is actually the students. The teacher’s job is to study students individually and guide each student in a specific manner so that the student becomes ready to learn and go to the next level. Therefore, the teacher needs to be open-minded and sensitive, which encourages the student to be the same way.

Christmas Special!!

Give the gift that keeps on giving this year! If you have a friend or family member interested in karate, this is the perfect gift. A gift certificate for ONE MONTH of FREE karate classes with the purchase of a Uniform ($39.95 +tax). This Christmas special ends on December 23rd.

Peace On Earth

Christmas is a magical time of year. Cities are bustling with busy shoppers. Every mall has a line of children waiting to see Santa Clause. Pretty lights decorate the yards. And there’s a wonderful aroma of fresh apple pie in the air. But don’t forget who’s Birthday it is! December 25th is the day set aside each year to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

EVENTS CALENDAR (Mt. Juliet)

November 27 – December 1: Test Week
December 4-9: P.T. Week
December 8: Graduation Schedule
5:15 pm – Little Dragons
6:15 pm – Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults
December 11-16: Bo Week
December 16: 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
December 18-22: Bokken Week
December 23-31: CLOSED for Holiday

EVENTS CALENDAR (Lebanon)

December 4-9: Test Week
December 9: Leadership Day
 9:30 am – 10:00 am Little Dragons
10:00 am – 10:45 am Children
10:45 am – 11:30 am Teens
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Adults
December 11-16: P.T. Week
December 15: Graduation
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
December 18-22: Bo & Bokken Week
December 23-31: CLOSED for Holiday

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

12/1 Alek Vance
12/2 Yanori Comer, Daniel Lee
12/3 Catherine Moore, Daniel Bryant
12/4 Madelyn Willis
12/7 Ryan Long, Brenden Solomon, Jessie DeLaby
12/9 Isabella Abellanosa, John Link
12/11 Luis Felipe Shimamoto
12/13 Mason Vick, Leonardo Rodriguez
12/14 Major Reese
12/15 Kaliyah Grant
12/17 Aga Reece, Peyson Hawkins
12/18 Dhiya Sakthi, Alexander Le
12/19 Olti Arifi
12/20 Shravan Sankar
12/22 Nandor Margl
12/24 Riki Roman
12/28 Bella Hall
12/29 Robin Stetzel, Maleeha Fernandes

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