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Karate Challenge Tournament

Three Karate Myths Busted!

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

Events Calendar

Birthdays

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

Lebanon
1027 W. Main St. Suite B.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 547-1754

STUDENT EXPRESS

March 1, 2020

Message of the Month

Karate Challenge Tournament

The stage is set; teams are forming; staff is preparing. The Karate Challenge is here! The Challenge is our first all-school function of the year. Students from all three locations (Hendersonville, Lebanon, and Mt. Juliet) will compete for individual trophies, as well as the coveted school trophy, awarded to the school winning the most 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies in forms, fighting and weapons. The Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th at Beech Senior High School in Hendersonville.

The purpose of our biannual intramural events (The Challenge and The Karate Olympics) are three fold: 1st— To help educate the student body on how to handle stress and pressure in a competition format, 2nd— To help raise money for the Project Sparrow Fund, which helps with tuition for financially challenged families and 3rd— To raise funds for Beech Senior High School’s Future Farmers of America.

Check the front desk or website for detailed information on the who, what, when, and where. Make note that there is a discounted fee if you pre-register for the event.

On behalf of the families that this will benefit: “Thank You!” We look forward to having all of you there, representing your specific David Deaton Karate Studio!

Three Karate Myths Busted!

Adapted from Blog.CenturyMartialArts.com (By Sarah Lobban)

There are numerous negative myths swirling around Karate that, while proven to be false, still keep many people from try- ing it out for themselves. Here are three of the most common myths and some insight on how better to debunk them.

Myth #1: “Karate will make my child more violent.” This assumption could not be any further from the truth. Karate emphasizes non-violent problem solving, with physical action only to be used as a last resort. Reputable instructors teach their students values that are all contradictory to bullying.

Myth #2: “I don’t want to join because I’ll be surrounded by bullies.” The karate training environment is not conducive to any form of bullying behavior. Any adult entering a dojo with a bullying attitude will quickly find him or herself surrounded by classmates who are more than able to resist attempts to push them around, as well as instructors who have no tolerance for bullies. Most would-be bullies quit on their own.

Myth #3: “I’m guaranteed to suffer major injuries.” Little bumps and bruises happen all the time and just like any other physical activity, there is a risk of injury. However, these risks are minimized by the correct use of sparring gear. Talk to an instructor. Chances are, they are already taking more safety precautions than you even realize.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

  • One of the earliest known literary references to clovers and luck was in 1620 when Sir John Melton of England wrote, “If a man walking in the field finds any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.”
  • Speaking of lucky clovers, did you know that if a field contains 10,000 clovers, statistically speaking only 1 of them will be a lucky four-leaf clover? Wow! Have you ever found one?
  • Many children in the Middle Ages believed that finding a four-leaf clover would allow them to see all kinds of mythological fairy creatures.
  • The Leprechaun is a type of mythological fairy creature heavily associated with St. Patrick’s Day. When not hid- ing pots of gold at the ends of rainbows, they are said to be a-tap-tap-tapping away with their tiny hammers as they mend shoes. Leprechauns dance so much that their little shoes are in constant need of repair!
  • Try as you might, you’ll never actually be able to find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Why? Because every rainbow actually forms a full circle and as such, has no end! You have to be pretty high to see the entire circumference of a rainbow, though. Next time you go scaling a mountainside or flying an airplane, keep your eyes open and you just might see one!
  • Did you know that the European Union actually has a law protecting Leprechauns? Carlingford’s Slieve Foye Loop Trail, on the northeast coast of Ireland is officially protected land (under the European Habitats Directive) for the 236 Leprechauns supposedly living in Ireland.

EVENTS CALENDAR

March 2-7: Test Week

March 9-14: Picture Sign-ups

March 9-14: P.T. Week

March 13: Graduation Schedule
5:15 pm – Little Dragons
6:15 pm – Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

March 16: Karate Challenge T-shirt Sale Begins

March 16-21: Bo Week

March 21: 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 21: Master Black Belt Class 1:30pm

March 23-28: Bokken Week

March 28: Parents Night Out

March 30 – April 4: Test Week

BIRTHDAYS

3/3 Dean Roller
3/4 Will Avendano
3/5 Anderson Playl
3/6 Deepal Sharma
3/7 Michael Curatolo, Teddy Bussard, Ishaan Sakthivel
3/8 Daniel Yan
3/9 Maria Nagib
3/10 Carolyn Smith
3/13 Jessica Shaar
3/16 Scott Lambert
3/21 Anthony Giampaolo, Sam Rakshit
3/23 Diane Denison
3/25 Anika Verma
3/26 Joshua Gutierrez
3/27 Sasha Ganji
3/30 Beshoy Ibrahim

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