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Inside This Issue

The Impor­tance of Being Assertive

Karate Chal­lenge

How Do You Make This Your Best Year Ever?

Hap­py St. Patrick’s Day!

March Cal­en­dar

March Birth­days

Mt. Juli­et
1249 N. Mt. Juli­et Rd.
Mt. Juli­et, TN 37122
(615) 754‑6878

1029 W. Main St. Suite F.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 547‑1742


March 1, 2017

Mes­sage of the Month

The Impor­tance of Being Assertive

When things are not going well, there are many ways of deal­ing with frus­tra­tion. Whether you’re over­ly pas­sive and keep your anger pent up, whether you’re prone to vio­lent out­bursts or whether you’re qui­et­ly seething with rage, you may have headaches, sleep dif­fi­cul­ties, high blood pres­sure or diges­tive prob­lems. That’s anoth­er rea­son it’s impor­tant to learn how to express anger con­struc­tive­ly and appro­pri­ate­ly… it’s good for your health

Express­ing your­self in an assertive—not an aggressive—manner is the health­i­est approach to han­dling anger. Being assertive means that you state your con­cerns and needs clear­ly and direct­ly, with­out hurt­ing oth­ers or try­ing to exert pow­er over them.

Karate Chal­lenge

The stage is set. The teams are form­ing. The staff is prepar­ing. The Karate Chal­lenge is here!

The Chal­lenge is our first all school func­tion of the year. Stu­dents are com­pet­ing for indi­vid­ual tro­phies as well as the cov­et­ed school tro­phy (for the school win­ning the most 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in forms, fight­ing, and weapons). The Chal­lenge is sched­uled for Sat­ur­day, April 8th at Christ Pres­by­ter­ian Acad­e­my in Nashville.

The pur­pose of our intra­mur­al events (The Chal­lenge and The Karate Olympics) is three fold: 1st— To help edu­cate the stu­dent body on how to han­dle stress and pres­sure in a com­pe­ti­tion for­mat, 2nd— To help raise funds for the Project Spar­row which helps with tuition for finan­cial­ly chal­lenged fam­i­lies and 3rd—To raise funds for CPA. There is a dis­count­ed fee if you pre-reg­is­ter for the event.

Thank you on behalf of the fam­i­lies that this will ben­e­fit and I hope you will look for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing.

Kids Cor­ner

How Do You Make This Your Best Year Ever?

Attack it with aggres­sive, ambi­tious action. Give your­self a pow­er­ful advan­tage by start­ing it as strong as pos­si­ble. Mar­tial arts teach­es you that the hard­er your train, the greater ener­gy you will have for train­ing and oth­er goals you wish to accom­plish.

Get into class fre­quent­ly, arrive ear­ly enough for a good warm up and give your best effort and atten­tion to learn­ing the details. The com­bi­na­tion of fre­quen­cy and inten­si­ty are a pow­er­ful com­bi­na­tion to see­ing pos­i­tive and pow­er­ful progress in your mar­tial arts and fit­ness devel­op­ment.

Stud­ies have shown that goals have bud­dies. If you achieve suc­cess in one area in life, it often pro­pels you to suc­cess in oth­er areas as well. This explains why 95% of junior black belts are also high aca­d­e­m­ic achiev­ers! It is also why the vast major­i­ty of adult black belt cham­pi­ons are peak per­form­ers in their careers and lead well bal­anced lives out­side of the dojo.


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

Sat­ur­day, March 18 (Lebanon) and Sat­ur­day, March 25 (Mt. Juli­et)
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!

Hap­py St. Patrick’s Day

The hol­i­day is named after a reli­gious fig­ure who actu­al­ly was nev­er born in Ire­land. At a young age, St. Patrick was kid­napped by pirates and forced into Ire­land. He escaped his job as a slave and lived on the rich, green Ire­land shores. He lat­er left Ire­land, became reli­gious and returned to spread the faith of Chris­tian­i­ty. He lived there for 30 more years, where he spread knowl­edge and writ­ing through the Iris peo­ple. March 17 is the day he was rumored to die, and that was cho­sen as the offi­cial St. Patrick’s Day.

A com­mon St. Patrick’s Day tra­di­tion is to wear the col­or green. There are mul­ti­ple rea­sons for this and they have to do with coun­try of Ire­land itself. Ireland’s flags fea­tured a promi­nent green stripe. The north­ern coun­try is also known for it rich land­scape full of bright green shades of grass. The Irish sham­rock is also green and a tra­di­tion­al St. Patrick’s Day sym­bol.

Anoth­er cel­e­brat­ed fig­ure besides St. Patrick is the lep­rechaun. Lep­rechauns are mag­i­cal mini peo­ple that have been in Iris tales and myths for years. Old sto­ries tell the tale of the lep­rechaun who is a shoe­mak­er that pro­tects gold. Who­ev­er dis­cov­ers the gold can keep it as long as he also watch­es the lep­rechaun. The lep­rechaun has evolved numer­ous times and today includes a cere­al mas­cot, WWE pro­fes­sion­al wrestler and hor­ror movie icon.

St. Patrick’s Day is known as a day of luck and, for cen­turies, peo­ple have col­lect­ed rare four-leaf clovers for luck. Four-leaf clovers are hard to find, and because of this, find­ing one is sup­posed to bring extra luck to a person’s life. Old leg­ends state that each clover rep­re­sents a spir­i­tu­al helper. These are hope, hap­pi­ness, love and faith.


April 27 — March 4: Test Week

March 6–11: P.T. Week

March 10: Grad­u­a­tion Sched­ule
5:15 pm — Lit­tle Drag­ons
6:15 pm — Chil­dren, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

March 13–18: Bo Week

March 18: 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

March 20–25: Bokken Week

March 25: 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)

March 25: Par­ents Night Out.
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm


3/4 Will Mal­one
3/5 Ari­anne Trib­iana, Carter Emery, Jack Haynie, Jor­dan Park­er
3/7 Jared Castil­lo
3/9 Emma Har­ris-Gib­son, Aadi Patel
3/10 Car­lolyn Smith
3/12 Pol­ly Barnes
3/13 Bran­don Kin­sey
3/14 Bran­don Collins
3/15 Addyson May­nard
3/16 Scott Lam­bert
3/19 Emilio Rodriguez
3/21 Antho­ny Giampao­lo
3/23 Autumn Green
3/28 Jack­ie Tut­tle
3/29 Scot­ty Ray
3/30 Cash Mead
3/31 Brody Teller, My Hanh Le

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