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



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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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