David Deaton Karate Studios

Inside This Issue

Bring Your Prac­tice Into Your Dai­ly Life

Resis­tance Makes You Stronger

The Teacher-Stu­dent Rela­tion­ship

Trick-or-Treat­ing Safe­ty Tips

Putting the “Ha!” in “Hal­loween”!

Events Cal­en­dar



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


Octo­ber 1, 2017

Mes­sage of the Month

Bring Your Prac­tice Into Your Dai­ly Life

Adapt­ed from Lessons in Mind­ful­ness

Phys­i­cal train­ing will get you into shape and teach you spe­cif­ic skills for self-defense. Do you ever won­der how this train­ing can be help­ful in every­day sit­u­a­tions? Think about the con­fronta­tions you some­times face with friends, fam­i­ly, or co-work­ers. While most of these inci­dents are small and not phys­i­cal in nature, they may leave you feel­ing attacked emo­tion­al­ly, men­tal­ly, and/or ver­bal­ly. Unless you have dis­ci­pline over your mind and are able to con­trol your reac­tions, you can become upset, frus­trat­ed, and angry over the words and actions of oth­ers. As you progress in your mar­tial arts train­ing, you will learn the skills need­ed to become a mas­ter over your actions rather than a pris­on­er of your reac­tions. The path­way each stu­dent of the mar­tial arts takes is one of per­son­al growth and self-dis­cov­ery. A strong body plus a strong mind equals a strong future. The abil­i­ty to focus and har­ness your own will- pow­er is the real key to gain­ing mas­tery over your emo­tions and reac­tions. Remem­ber the Chi­nese say­ing: “Con­trol your emo­tion or it will con­trol you.”

Resis­tance Makes You Stronger

Adapt­ed from Shi­han Randy McEl­wee

Black belt cham­pi­ons and high-achiev­ers would nev­er become great with­out the ben­e­fits of resis­tance. None of the great­est mas­ters and Sensei’s in the mar­tial arts would be as pow­er­ful as they have become with­out this.

The real­i­ty is that the chal­lenges we face every day make us stronger. If every­thing in life came eas­i­ly, every­one would be an instant Black Belt. In mar­tial arts, in school, at work, and in busi­ness we usu­al­ly learn the most from set­backs and chal­lenges we over­come.

An ath­lete who takes the easy route by par­ty­ing all night and skip­ping prac­tice, is not like­ly to be step­ping onto the winner’s podi­um. It’ss the cham­pi­on who puts in hours of dis­ci­plined prac­tice that will win gold medals.

When it comes to phys­i­cal strength and con­di­tion­ing, resis­tance train­ing allows us to become stronger as the days go by. Lack of resis­tance can actu­al­ly lead to us becom­ing weak­er and los­ing our com­pet­i­tive edge. We all need resis­tance to become stronger. After all, pres­sure cre­ates dia­monds.

Kids Cor­ner

The Teacher-Stu­dent Rela­tion­ship

A teacher doesn’t hand truth to the stu­dent. He or she leads the stu­dent to the truth, but the job of fig­ur­ing out the truth is actu­al­ly the student’s. The teacher’s job is to study stu­dents indi­vid­u­al­ly and guide each stu­dent in a spe­cif­ic man­ner so that the stu­dent becomes ready to learn and go to the next lev­el. There­fore, the teacher needs to be open-mind­ed and sen­si­tive, which encour­ages the stu­dent to be the same way.


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

Octo­ber 28, 2017 / 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!

Safe­ty Tips for Trick-or-Treat­ing

  • Don’t eat treats that are not wrapped.
  • Don’t trick-or-treat alone; go with a group of friends or with a par­ent.
  • If you are alone at home on Hal­loween, don’t open the door, even for trick-or-treaters.
  • Don’t walk bare­foot even if it looks bet­ter with your cos­tume; you could hurt your­self.
  • Don’t eat all your can­dy in one day.
  • Don’t wear a cos­tume that would make it hard for you to run away from some­one or defend your­self.
  • Don’t trick-or-treat in neigh­bor­hoods that are dark or desert­ed.
  • Make sure your cos­tume has some light col­ors or put reflec­tive tape on it, so that dri­vers can see you in the dark.

Putting the “Ha!” in “Hal­loween!”

1. Why didn’t the skele­ton cross the road?
2. What runs around the ceme­tery but doesn’t move?
3. How do you mend a bro­ken Jack-O-Lantern?
4. Where do ghosts go to mail their let­ters?


Octo­ber 2–7: Test Week

Octo­ber 7: Black Belt Pre Test

Octo­ber 9–14: P.T. Week

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

Octo­ber 16–21: Bo Week

Octo­ber 21: Par­ents Night Out.
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Octo­ber 23: Bokken Week

Octo­ber 28: Black Belt Test

Octo­ber 31: Hal­loween Cos­tume Con­test

Octo­ber 30 — Novem­ber 4: Test Week


10/1 Rid­dhi Lad, Nathan Chin­o­da
10/2 Ethan Odd­en
10/3 Lucas Miller
10/5 Jacob Greer, Liam Van Kluyve
10/7 Myc­ah Sky­ers
10/9 Jack­son Cantrell, Tris­tan Col­lier
10/11 L.J. Grimal­di
10/12 Riley Wills
10/13 Kellen Ray­mond, Joshua Miller, Gus Beauchamp, Ryan Roberts
10/16 Edie Fred­er­ick
10/17 Jou­vana Keri­akes, Car­son Lazere, John­ny Doyle
10/18 Jas­mine Mous­sa
10/19 Max Vance, Allen Chese­more
10/20 Vara­ha Ande
10/21 Swaraj Darawade
10/22 Kent San­didge IV
10/24 Adri­an Wilk­er­son
10/25 Atreyu Sky­ers, Samuel Fuller
10/26 Meizanx Saelee, Harsh Mis­try
10/27 Punilh Ram Taj, Nivedh Vat­ti­jon­nala
10/28 Theodore Bar­nett

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