David Deaton Karate Studios

Inside This Issue

Cham­pi­ons Shout From The Rooftops!

A Spe­cial Mes­sage from Steve Doy­on

Putting Hon­or To Work

Quotes To Moti­vate You

Events Cal­en­dar

July 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

July 1, 2016

Mes­sage of the Month

Cham­pi­ons Shout From The Rooftops!

Cour­tesy of Ganguly’s Mixed Mar­tial Arts

Being an eager stu­dent of the mar­tial arts and train­ing in a great dojo with a great team is a very pos­i­tive and reward­ing expe­ri­ence. Oth­er than the many ben­e­fits of mar­tial arts train­ing, there are also the many great friend­ships and sup­port­ive rela­tion­ships that are devel­oped through our train­ing togeth­er.

Shout­ing from the rooftops” refers to spread­ing the word about all the good that is going on in your life, your dojo and with your team. Face it. The real world is filled with so much neg­a­tive news. A dojo is filled with an end­less sup­ply of pos­i­tive news and events, which is why we encour­age you to “shout from the rooftops” about all that is good.

All too often, peo­ple only talk about the neg­a­tive news of their day and in their lives. When you shout from the rooftops, you are doing exact­ly the oppo­site. You are shar­ing all the good news and spread­ing a much- need­ed pos­i­tive spir­it to every­one you come into con­tact with.

It could be some­thing as sim­ple as spread­ing the word about an upcom­ing event, a recent Black Belt Extrav­a­gan­za, a sem­i­nar, an awe­some class, a belt pro­mo­tion or maybe it’s invit­ing a friend to attend an Open House class or com­ing in to watch a class.

Cham­pi­ons are always eager to spread the good word about what is going on. The more you influ­ence your inner cir­cle of fam­i­ly and friends about the mar­tial arts, the greater inter­est and sup­port they will pro­vide to you in your jour­ney. You’ll also find that the more you talk about pos­i­tives and the good stuff in life, the more pos­i­tives you’ll attract.

A Spe­cial Mes­sage from Steve Doy­on, Dan­bury, CT

Nev­er let what you can’t do inter­fere with what you can do.”

Some peo­ple become obsessed with their faults. They may have body image hang-ups, or have low self-esteem over their lev­el of edu­ca­tion or per­haps waste time wor­ried about pre­vi­ous fail­ures.

Mean­while if they focused on what they have accom­plished, the many bless­ings they do have and worked on plans for the future, near­ly any­thing could be pos­si­ble.

Be sure not to focus on what you can’t do or haven’t done. Spend your time mak­ing plans for your future and set­ting

Kids Cor­ner

Putting Hon­or To Work

From “Liv­ing The Mar­tial Way” By For­rest E. Mor­gan, Maj USAF

As a war­rior, you are grow­ing stronger, more edu­cat­ed, and more pow­er­ful than most of your non-war­rior asso­ciates. But these trea­sures don’t come with­out a price. Strength breeds pow­er, and as a leader you assume the respon­si­bil­i­ty to lead eth­i­cal­ly, to apply your pow­er just­ly and benev­o­lent­ly. You must put your per­son­al hon­or to work for the good of soci­ety.

Now it’s time to take up your respon­si­bil­i­ties and act. But to apply hon­or to sit­u­a­tions in your own life, you must under­stand how it fac­tors in the fol­low­ing key issues: Truth­ful­ness, Cour­tesy, Restraint, Loy­al­ty and Ser­vice!

Quotes To Moti­vate You

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to fig­ure out whether you like it or not.”
— Vir­gil Gar­nett Thom­son

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become char­ac­ter. Watch your char­ac­ter; it becomes your des­tiny.”
— Lao-Tze

Believe those who are seek­ing the truth. Doubt those who find it.”
— Andre’ Gide

Hap­py Inde­pen­dence Day!

The Forth of July is cel­e­brat­ed through­out the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca. This hol­i­day com­mem­o­rates the sign­ing of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence which occurred on July 4, 1776.

EVENTS CALENDAR

June 27 — July 2: Test Week

July 3–10: CLOSED

July 11–16: P.T. Week

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

July 16: Black Belt Pretest

July 18–23: Bo Week

July 23: 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

July 23: Par­ents Night Out.
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm

JULY BIRTHDAYS

7–1 Brody Beasley
7–2 Ayden Jenk­ins
7–4 Mil­ka Gar­cia, Jonathan Shaar, Zack­ery Dono­van
7–6 Travis Tut­tle, Austin Reeves
7–7 Nava­neeth Shibu
7–8 Corbin Doss
7–9 Ezra McMa­hon
7–10 Bryn­ley Usry, Basil Cof­fey
7–11 Levi Mann
7–12 Drew Vits
7–15 Sasha Shirley
7–21 Hunter Moss, Max Cum­mings, Con­nor Robin­son
7–25 Lyla Wag­goner, Austin Cupp
7–26 Caleb Yohannes, Grif­fin Smith
7–27 Kay­la Her­rera, Mikey Hor­vath
7–29 Edgar Acos­ta, Mered­ith Bink­ley

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