David Deaton Karate Studios

Inside This Issue

Are You A VIP?

A Salute To Memo­r­i­al Day

Six Con­fi­dence-Build­ing Strate­gies

Sum­mer Camp

Mother’s Day Mes­sage

Events Cal­en­dar

May 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

May 1, 2017

Mes­sage of the Month

Are You A VIP (Very Involved Par­ent)?

It is crit­i­cal for the children’s devel­op­ment in our pro­gram that par­ents become a VIP. It is impor­tant that par­ents abide by these TOP 10 VIP prin­ci­ples to max­i­mize the children’s devel­op­ment:

1. Keep them on a reg­u­lar sched­ule. ALWAYS ARRIVE ON TIME TO ASSIGNED CLASSES (e.g., if class is at 4:15 does not mean arrive at 4:15) always be early/ and make up missed class­es.

2. Encour­age your child to learn and fol­low our school pro­to­col and prac­tice their mar­tial arts man­ners.

3. Observe your child’s class­es as often as pos­si­ble and REMEMBER WHILE CLASS IS IN SESSION MAINTAIN QUIETNESS AROUND THE CLASS ITSELF, ESPECIALLY IF SMALL SIBLINGS ARE PRESENT; AND ALWAYS PRAISE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST PROGRESS

4. Under­stand that any and all progress helps to keep their inter­est lev­el high. 

5. Always sup­port our Instructor’s deci­sion regard­ing stripes and belt pro­mo­tions, they will always be act­ing in your child’s best inter­est.

6. Be opti­mistic and encour­ag­ing even if your child shows tem­po­rary signs of frus­tra­tion or bore­dom.

7. Keep fre­quent com­mu­ni­ca­tions with our instruc­tors over your child’s progress in and out of the mar­tial arts school. 

8. Attend spe­cial events such as our month­ly exam demon­stra­tions, Open House Lead­er­ship Days and our Intra­mur­al Tour­na­ments. These events are extreme­ly moti­va­tion­al for every­one. (Bring your cam­eras and or video cam­eras).

9. Take time to learn the Stu­dent Creed along with your child and help them bet­ter under­stand our week­ly mes­sages.

10. Be a “VIP” or what we call a Very Involved Par­ent!!! Help oth­ers to be VIP also.

A Salute To Memo­r­i­al Day

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER By Roger J. Robicheau

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Memo­r­i­al Day was orig­i­nal­ly called Dec­o­ra­tion Day. It is a day of remem­brance for those who have died in the ser­vice of our nation. 

You need not ever know my name. This unknown sol­dier seeks no fame.

I’m here to bring out thought from you. May your heart see more than your view.

Amer­i­ca, we marched with pride. We gave our life, for you we died.

How well we know the time might come. When life could sound that final drum.

Please think of us as life moves on. We tried so hard till that last dawn.

Do let our spir­it fill the land. Pass trea­sured free­dom, hand to hand.

God bless this coun­try with such love. Hold in your heart, abun­dance of.

And when you stand before my grave. Think not of one, but each who gave.

Kids Cor­ner

Six Con­fi­dence-Build­ing Strate­gies

  1. Every day remind your­self that you did some things well. Instead of dwelling on what didn’t work or the tasks you didn’t fin­ish, focus on what you did accom­plish.
  2. Read inspir­ing biogra­phies and auto­bi­ogra­phies. We want to rein­force this one more time. Read books, arti­cles and mag­a­zines. Build a file of those sto­ries that inspire you most. Record spe­cial TV doc­u­men­taries. Lis­ten to tapes or watch videos. Go to the movies — there are some great sto­ries out there. Your con­fi­dence grows when you active­ly take on the chal­lenges of life. You won’t win them all, but with the right atti­tude you will win more than enough.
  3. Be thank­ful. No mat­ter how bad your cir­cum­stances may be, there’s prob­a­bly some­one worse off than you. Most of your prob­lems will pale in com­par­i­son when you take a men­tal snap­shot of all the ben­e­fits you enjoy every­day.
  4. Build excel­lent rela­tion­ships.
  5. Push your­self to accom­plish short-term goals. There’s no great way to build con­fi­dence than get­ting things done. Cre­ate an envi­ron­ment of accom­plish­ment every week. Focus on your three most impor­tant tar­gets. Every day do some­thing that moves you clos­er to fin­ish­ing a project, clos­ing a sale or expand­ing a rela­tion­ship. Don’t allow your­self to be dis­tract­ed or inter­rupt­ed. By doing so you will elim­i­nate the feel­ings of guilt and fail­ure. Take one small step at a time. Make sure your goals are real­is­tic.
  6. Do some­thing for your­self every week. Find a way to cel­e­brate your week­ly accom­plish­ments.

From: “The Pow­er of Focus” by Jack Can­field, Mark Vic­tor Hansen & Les Hewitt

Don’t Miss FREE Karate Sum­mer Camp for Begin­ners!

We are in the ini­tial stages of form­ing our sum­mer class­es for begin­ners ages 4 through 17 years old. 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!

Quotes To Moti­vate You

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 per­cent.”
— Langston Cole­man

Luck is a div­i­dend of sweat. The more you sweat the luck­i­er you get.
— Ray Kroc

There is always an oppor­tu­ni­ty to make a dif­fer­ence.
— Michael Dell

Moti­va­tion deter­mines what you do. Atti­tude deter­mines how well you do it.
— Lou Holtz

Hap­py Mother’s Day!

(Sun­day, May 14)
“Hap­py Mother’s Day” means more
Than have a hap­py day.
With­in those words lie lots of things
We nev­er get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I hon­or you. 

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am think­ing of
Your hap­pi­ness on this, your day,
With plea­sure and with love.

Copy­right: Nicholas Gor­don

EVENTS CALENDAR

May 1–6: Test Week

May 8–13: P.T. Week

May 12: Grad­u­a­tion Sched­ule
5:15 pm — Lit­tle Drag­ons
6:15 pm — Chil­dren, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

May 13: Par­ents Night Out.
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm

May 15–20: Bo Week

May 20: 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

May 20: Black Belt Grad­u­a­tion

May 22–26: Bokken Week

May 27–30: CLOSED

May 31-June 3: Test Week

MAY BIRTHDAYS

5/1 Liam O’Quinn
5/2 Om Patel
5/3 Sophia Davis
5/4 JT Aber­nathy, Michael Kristof
5/5 Aditya Bondili
5/6 Mitchell Gibbs, Har­vey Clore
5/7 Liam Bowles
5/10 Tama­ra De Laby
5/11 Isa­iah Harville, Lil­lian Weiss
5/13 Shiloh Bibb
5/15 Ben Short
5/19 Adri­nah Wil­son, Jonathan Pow­ell
5/20 Miles Walsh
5/24 Ella Lam­bert
5/26 Chelsea Guillemet, Han­na Hale
5/30 David Solis-Cer­vantes
5/31 Mason De Laby, Bent­ley Davis, Roger Con­ley, San­ti­a­go Flo­rez

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