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How to Stay Young

Focus on Fit­ness with a Pur­pose!

The New Year Means

Feb­ru­ary Cal­en­dar

Feb­ru­ary Birth­days


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Feb­ru­ary 1, 2019

Mes­sage of the Month

How to Stay Young

By Kei­th Hafn­er

Have you ever noticed that there are peo­ple in their thir­ties who feel old, look old and have pret­ty much con­ced­ed that their best years are behind them? And there are also peo­ple in their sev­en­ties, eight­ies, and nineties who live healthy, vibrant lives and look for­ward to each new day with antic­i­pa­tion!

Here are some com­mon traits of peo­ple who stay young, regard­less of their age:

1. They work on their phys­i­cal flex­i­bil­i­ty. If phys­i­cal flex­i­bil­i­ty is neglect­ed, a per­son be- comes stiff and even­tu­al­ly becomes “frozen” inside a body that won’t move. No more gar­den­ing. No more hunt­ing and fish­ing. They can­not do what­ev­er it was that they enjoyed do- ing. And when the things you look for­ward to doing each day are lost to you, you begin to give up on life.

2. They main­tain the younger peo­ple. The healthy “old­sters” I know always share this: they are inter­est­ed in young peo­ple; they enjoy talk­ing with young peo­ple; they appre­ci­ate them and like being around them. Con­trast this with the per­son who becomes grumpy, bit­ter and crit­i­cal of young peo­ple. They become increas­ing­ly lone­ly. As their peers move on, they are left alone.

3. They work at some­thing they enjoy. They read. They con­tin­ue to learn. They vol­un­teer their time and skills. They write. They col­lect. They wake up each day with pur­pose.

4. Most impor­tant­ly, they decide to remain young. They do not give in to “old age.” They cher­ish their youth­ful­ness and refuse to give it up!

Health & Fit­ness Tip: Focus on Fit­ness with a Pur­pose!

Cour­tesy of Ren­shi Enzo Aliot­ta

Mar­tial arts train­ing is a pos­i­tive and pur­pose-dri­ven way to get in great shape and stay in great shape. The basic move­ments you prac­tice in class are a great way to stretch and strength­en your mind and body.

Each tech­nique, form and com­bi­na­tion expands and improves your mem­o­ry and devel­ops your atten­tion span. The var­i­ous offen­sive and defen­sive skills you learn and prac­tice are an excel­lent way to con­di­tion your over­all range of motion, all while improv­ing your core bal­ance, coor­di­na­tion and over­all phys­i­cal con­di­tion­ing.

When you’re work­ing rounds or part­ner drills, hit­ting the pads and/or bag work, you’re also increas­ing your car­dio­vas­cu­lar endurance as well as your con­fi­dence and skill lev­el. Plus, it’s a fun way to relieve stress!

Mar­tial arts train­ing is great for you. It’s one of the best ways to achieve ulti­mate fitness—with a pur­pose.

Kids Cor­ner

The New Year Means…

It’s that time of the year again…the time for res­o­lu­tions.

Set­ting goals is a seri­ous task. You can­not and should not take it light­ly. You should be seri­ous about it and you should be ful­ly com­mit­ted to car­ry­ing it out. Also, in order to build con­fi­dence in your­self, you must real­ly believe you can achieve your goal, even if it means hard work.

What does that mean for your mar­tial arts career? Sim­ply that you have to believe you can be a black belt, and you must com­mit your­self to some hard work. The New Year is a great time to get focused on this goal.

Valentine’s His­to­ry

Every Feb­ru­ary we cel­e­brate Valentine’s Day by giv­ing flow­ers, can­dy and cards to those we love. We do this in hon­or of Saint Valen­tine. You may be won­der­ing, “Who is St. Valen­tine”? Time to brush up on your Valentine’s his­to­ry!

Leg­end has it that Valen­tine was a priest who served dur­ing third cen­tu­ry Rome. There was an Emper­or at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emper­or Claudius II decid­ed that sin­gle men made bet­ter sol­diers than those that were mar­ried. With this thought in mind he out­lawed mar­riage for young men in hopes of build­ing a stronger mil­i­tary base. Sup­pos­ed­ly, Valen­tine, decid­ed this decree just wasn’t fair and chose to mar­ry young cou­ples secret­ly. When Emper­or Claudius II found out about Valentine’s actions he had him put to death.

Anoth­er leg­end has it that Valen­tine was an impris­oned man who fell in love with his jailor’s daugh­ter. Before he was put to death he sent the first ‘valen­tine’ him­self when he wrote her a let­ter and signed it ‘Your Valen­tine’, words still used on cards today.

Per­haps we’ll nev­er know the true iden­ti­ty and sto­ry behind the man named St. Valen­tine, but this much is for sure…February has been the month to cel­e­brate love for a long time, dat­ing clear back to the Mid­dle Ages. In fact, Valen­tines ranks sec­ond only to Christ­mas in num­ber of greet­ing cards sent.

Anoth­er valen­tine gen­tle­man you may be won­der­ing about is Cupid (Latin cupi­do, “desire”). In Roman mythol­o­gy Cupid is the son of Venus, god­dess of love. His coun­ter­part in Greek mythol­o­gy is Eros, god of love. Cupid is often said to be a mis­chie­vous boy who goes around wound­ing both gods and humans


Jan­u­ary 28 — Feb­ru­ary 2: Test Week

Feb­ru­ary 4–9: P.T. Week

Feb­ru­ary 8: Grad­u­a­tion Sched­ule
5:15 pm — Lit­tle Drag­ons
6:15 pm — Chil­dren, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

Feb­ru­ary 11–16: Bo Week

Feb­ru­ary 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

Feb­ru­ary 25-March 2: Bokken Week


2/2 Coop­er Wood
2/5 Win­ter Goodall
2/10 Sky­lar Trim­ble
2/11 Grayson Playl
2/12 Filopateer Adly
2/14 JT Mar­tin
2/15 Jack Pul­cas­tro
2/18 George Ishak, Andy Gar­rett
2/19 Xav­ior Spicer, Ken Markanich
2/20 Vivaan Agraw­al, Har­ri­son Ehorn
2/21 Yousab Awad, Ere­ny Awad
2/22 Eli­jah Gibbs
2/24 Sam­son McClain

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