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Wado Ryu Karate and Self-Defense Training

Mt. Juliet, TN (615) 754-6878     Lebanon, TN (615) 547-1754

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Wado Ryu Karate and Self-Defense Training

Mt. Juliet, TN (615) 754-6878

Lebanon, TN (615) 547-1754

Directions     Birthday Parties     Contact Us

Dojo Update
David Deaton Karate Studios

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

1027 W. Main St. Suite B.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 547-1742


March 1, 2019

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.

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.


February 25 – March 2: Test Week

March 4-9: P.T. Week

March 8: Graduation Schedule
5:15 pm – Little Dragons
6:15 pm – Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

March 11-16: Bo Week

March 16: 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 18-23: Bokken Week

March 23: Star Review
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Juniors (Ages 15 and Under)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Adults (Ages 16 and Up)


3/4 Will Avendano
3/5 Anderson Playl
3/6 Deepal Sharma, Savannah Napier, Grant Roberts
3/7 Teddy Bussard, Ishaan Sakthivel
3/8 Daniel Yan
3/9 Emma Harris-Gibson
3/10 Alexandria Watkins, Carolyn Smith
3/12 Polly Barnes
3/15 Karas Mowans
3/16 Sebastian Arango, Scott Lambert
3/19 Charlotte Napier
3/21 Sam Rakshit, Anthony Giampaolo
3/23 Diane Denison, Autumn Baggett
3/25 Anika Verma
3/27 Aryon Pandey, Sasha Ganji
3/28 Colby Chambers, Jackie Tuttle
3/30 Liam Mitchell