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Par­ents: Tell your child to run away

The Way of Kaizen

8 Tips to Avoid Sum­mer Bum­mers

June Cal­en­dar

June Birth­days

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June 1, 2017

Mes­sage of the Month

Par­ents: Tell your child to run away

Accord­ing to a study, con­duct­ed by the Wash­ing­ton State Attor­ney General’s Office for the U.S. Depart­ment of Justice’s Office of Juve­nile Jus­tice and Delin­quen­cy Pre­ven­tion, 40.3 per­cent of those who expe­ri­enced child abduc­tion were vic­tims of oppor­tu­ni­ty.

Run Away. Teach your chil­dren to run away from dan­ger, nev­er toward it. Dan­ger is any­one or any­thing invad­ing their per­son­al space. If any­one should try to grab them, tell them to make a scene; loud­ly yell this per­son is not my father/mother/guardian; and make every effort to get away by kick­ing, scream­ing, and resist­ing. Their safe­ty is more impor­tant than being polite. Teach your chil­dren if they are ever fol­lowed in a vehi­cle to turn around and run in the oth­er direc­tion to you or anoth­er trust­ed adult.

From the Nation­al Cen­ter for Miss­ing and Exploit­ed Chil­dren. http://www.missingkids.com. Stay tuned for more.

The Way of Kaizen

By Shi­han Tom Hould & Sen­sei Bar­ry Keller

As a mar­tial art, Kaizen is a path of life­long growth. We define growth as the process of spir­i­tu­al, men­tal, emo­tion­al and phys­i­cal improve­ment. We assert that change devel­oped with­out a struc­tured pos­i­tive expres­sion will, in many cas­es, lead to chaos and increas­ing dis­or­der. The path of Kaizen is designed to lead to matu­ri­ty and whole­ness.

The Mind of Kaizen
At the core of Kaizen is an insa­tiable curios­i­ty. Kaizen unfet­ters this curios­i­ty to con­tin­u­al­ly seek the next ques­tion while employ­ing the tra­di­tion­al struc­ture of phi­los­o­phy and mar­tial arts to direct new under­stand­ings and vis­tas of thought.

The Heart of Kaizen
Kaizen rec­og­nizes that healthy emo­tions are a process, not a state, and as such Kaizen is engaged con­stant­ly in the nur­tur­ing of a healthy emo­tion­al expe­ri­ence and expres­sion.

The Body of Kaizen
With­out the body, there is no life. Kaizen hon­ors the body as the pri­ma­ry vehi­cle through which life is known. Engag­ing a com­bi­na­tion of major mar­tial arts styles and philoso­phies, Kaizen nur­tures the body through diet, exer­cise, train­ing and rest so that skill, agili­ty, strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty and thought are blend­ed and bal­anced.

The Spir­it of Kaizen
Kaizen rec­og­nizes that liv­ing to our fullest pos­i­tive poten­tial is the most potent spir­i­tu­al expres­sion pos­si­ble in what­ev­er reli­gious and or philo­soph­i­cal path we choose to fol­low.

Kids Cor­ner

8 Tips to Avoid Sum­mer Bum­mers

Head­ing out for a hike, camp­ing or just to the neigh­bor­hood pool? There are so many ways to enjoy the great out­doors and warm weath­er.

Use these easy times to avoid bug bites, sun­burn and oth­er pesky prob­lems. And get out there!

1. Make Your­self Unat­trac­tive
To insects, that is. Scent­ed soaps, per­fumes and hair sprays can attract mos­qui­toes and oth­er bit­ing bugs.
Also avoid areas where insects nest or gath­er, such as pools of still water, uncov­ered foods and gar­dens where flow­ers are in bloom. Use bug spray with DEET. The chem­i­cal wards off ticks (which can car­ry Lyme dis­ease) and mos­qui­toes (which can spread West Nile virus). Pedi­a­tri­cians rec­om­mend 10% to 30% DEET for chil­dren old­er than 2 months.

2. Use the 20-Minute Rule
Drink water at least every 20 min­utes. To pre­vent heat stress and heat stroke, adults and chil­dren should stay hydrat­ed when out­side on hot and humid days. Dur­ing activ­i­ties less than one hour, water alone is fine. But if you’re going to be out­side for more than an hour, you should add a sports drink to replen­ish elec­trolytes.

3. Play It Safe
At the play­ground, take a good look at the equip­ment. It should be in good shape. Rot­ted or worn out woods and plas­tic can have sharp edges and points that could scrape or cause injuries. Make sure the slides and oth­er sur­faces are cool enough to be com­fort­able.

4. Stay Street Legal
Before you head out on a fam­i­ly bike ride, you might want to check on your local laws. For exam­ple, in some towns, it’s ille­gal to ride with pas­sen­gers under 1 year of age. And of course, make sure every­one straps on a hel­met.

5. Scan for Bad Plants
Learn to rec­og­nize poi­son ivy and poi­son oak and steer clear. You should also know about oth­er poi­so­nous plants like night­shade. When hik­ing, car­ry a book with pho­tos of these plants to refer to in cas­es of doubt. Yes you could look them up on your phone, but if you’re out of rang, you’ll want a paper copy to be sure.

6. Big Adven­ture? Brag About It
Tell some­one where you’re going and when you expect to be back. Some­one needs to know where you plan to be, just in case. If you’re going hik­ing or camp­ing, take a first aid kit with you. It should have antibi­ot­ic oint­ment, adhe­sive ban­dages, anti-itch gels an Ace ban­dage and emer­gency hydra­tion and elec­trolyte replace­ment drinks or packs.

7. Be a Hero, the Right Way
If you see some­one strug­gling in a pool or lake, you’ll nat­u­ral­ly want to help them. But it’s dan­ger­ous for you to jump in. Instead, throw a Coast Guard approved flota­tion device to the per­son in the water or use a pole to reach them.

8. Go Broad
Use a “broad-spec­trum” sun­screen. That means it will screen out both UVB and UVA rays. You need it even if it’s not a blaz­ing hot sun­ny day. You should also lay­er in oth­er pro­tec­tion. Wear a hat with at lease a 3-inch brim all around. Lim­it you sun expo­sure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV rays are the strongest.

Sources: David Fagan, MD, chair­man, pedi­atrics depart­ment, Nas­sau Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter, East Mead­ow, NY Jack­ie Clifton, RN, emer­gency depart­ment clin­i­cal coor­di­na­tor, Lake Pointe Med­ical Cen­ter, Rowlett, TX

Don’t Miss FREE Karate Sum­mer Camp for Begin­ners!

Our FREE Karate Sum­mer Camp class­es for begin­ners (4–17 years old) start next week! Our goal is to help street proof chil­dren with vital safe­ty tips, easy to learn self-defense which includes; how to han­dle bul­lies, what to do when meet­ing strangers (deter­min­ing if the stranger is good or some­one to avoid) and what to do when sep­a­rat­ed from his/her par­ents.

These Free class­es fill quick­ly so we want to include your friends or oth­er fam­i­ly mem­bers first. 1st ses­sion starts June 5th, 2nd ses­sion starts July 10th. Each course is 4 weeks and is free (the uni­form cost is $39.95 + tax). Space is lim­it­ed and reg­is­tra­tion has start­ed so let us know as soon as pos­si­ble!

Hap­py Father’s Day! Cel­e­brate Dad June 27

Did You Know?:

  • That the con­cept of Father’s Day was first pro­posed in 1909 by Wash­ing­ton­ian native, Mrs. John B. Dodd? Her inspi­ra­tion for the hol­i­day was to hon­or her own father, William Smart, a Civ­il War vet­er­an and sin­gle dad, wid­owed when his wife died in child­birth with their sixth child.
  • That Mrs. Dodd’s vision did not become real­i­ty until 63 years lat­er? In 1966 Pres­i­dent Lyn­don John­son signed a pres­i­den­tial procla­ma­tion declar­ing the 3rd Sun­day of June as Father’s Day.
  • 11% of Dads are step­dads, liv­ing full-time with their spouse’s chil­dren?
  • That one in twelve men serv­ing in the US Army are dads?


May 29-June 3: Test Week
June 5–10: P.T. Week
June 9: Grad­u­a­tion Sched­ule
5:15 pm — Lit­tle Drag­ons
6:15 pm — Chil­dren, Juniors, Teens, and Adults
June 12–17: Bo Week
June 17: Lead­er­ship Day: Pow­er Rangers
 9:00 am — 10:00 am Lit­tle Drag­ons
10:00 am — 11:00 am Chil­dren
11:00 am — 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults
June 19–24: Bokken Week
June 24: Par­ents Night Out
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm

See our Mt Juli­et Cal­en­dar and Lebanon Cal­en­dar to stay up-to-date on month­ly sched­ule and events.


6/2 Kent San­didge
6/3 Bal­azs Mar­gl, Sebas­t­ian Vil­lanue­va
6/4 Ryan Bai­ley
6/5 Liam Stone
6/6 Ben­jamin Hodge
6/7 Sage Cof­fey, Evan Pow­ell
6/9 Con­nor Braswell
6/10 Ian Vlk
6/11 Fletch­er Want­land
6/12 Jaden Dolan
6/13 Dhruv Cham­pane­r­ia
6/15 Josh Var­ley
6/16 Emi­ly Wick­liffe-Seme­ria, Copeland San­didge
6/17 Tan­ner Jen­nings, Sudar­shan Srid­har
6/18 Luke Cor­ley
6/19 Emma Reece, David Everett
6/22 Collin Williams
6/23 Kaushik Obu­li­ra­ja
6/25 Aiden Vil­la, Advait Man­da
6/26 Nurik Adkham­bekov

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