Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We have several IMPORTANT things going on this month, so make note of them now!
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Dunamis Karate News - October 2016

Wow – This year is flying by!  We have several IMPORTANT things going on this month, so make note of them now and get them added to your personal calendars so  you don’t forget!
Ladies Only
Krav Maga Self Defense
Tues & Thurs Nights 7:00 PM
 We will be offering a 9 week self defense course for LADIES ONLY starting Tuesday, October 11.  This program will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with threats and physical attacks, which may occur on the street or at home.  We will teach and prepare you to defend against common chokes, grabs, bear-hugs and other attacks. These include fighting from the ground and what to do when confronted with weapons. You will learn to be aware of potential dangers and avoidance. The program incorporates training methods to build a woman’s fighting spirit and to train women how to respond both mentally and physically.  The cost of the program is $150, but we will be offering our karate ladies (13 and up only) a tremendous discount.  You get the entire 9 weeks for only $90!  If you have a friend who would like to join you in this class, they also get a special price (though not as special as yours), only $120!  So helps us spread the word.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the perfect time to work with our ladies to begin this journey!

Belt Graduation
Friday, 9/30 at 5:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate our students who recently advanced in rank.  All classes will perform then everyone will receive their new ranks.  It is important that we try to get EVERYONE in attendance because this night also serves as our practice run for the Gopher Hill Festival performance on Saturday.
Wednesday & Thursday, 10/5 & 6 

We will be closed Oct. 5 & 6 in Hampton & Ridgeland because both Mrs. Woods and Miss Andi will be traveling to Florida to attend the next level in the UFAF Krav Maga Force Instructor Certification.
Regional Workouts &
Black Belt Testing       
Fri & Sat, 10/14-15
All UFAF members are invited to attend these Regional workouts to be held at Club Karate.  The schedule of events is as follows:
Friday – 5:00 PM  Kids Seminar, taught by Mrs. Lindy Woods

Friday – 6:30 PM   1st Degree Black Belt Test – Free To Watch

Saturday – 9:30 AM 2nd Degree & Up Black Belt Test – Free to Watch

Saturday – 3:00 PM   Adult/Teen Seminars – BJJ with Mrs. Alice McCleary & Mr. Steve Hammersley

Not a UFAF Member?  Join today atwww.UFAF.org!  It's only $50 per year.
Click the image to check out one of our favorite past performances...
this one from the 2011 Gopher Hill Festival.
Gopher Hill Festival
Saturday, 10/1
Performance at 12:30 PM

We would like all students to meet at Dunamis Karate at 11:30.  Wear your traditional karate pants, Gopher Hill tee, karate belt andSNEAKERS!  We will practice the entire performance then walk together over to the Gopher Hill staging area where we perform at 12:30!  Bring your cameras!!

Schedule Change
Monday, Oct. 10 

In order to accommodate new programs, we will make some slight changes to our schedule:
Hyper - Monday nights at 7:00.
Jr. Black and UFAF Black Belts - Tue & Thur at 5:30.
Advanced Jrs and all adults - New Time 6:00 - for Full Hour!
New program: Ladies Only Krav Maga Self Defense starts Tuesday night 10/11 at 7:00 PM.
Read more about this program below.

Kick or Treat/Belt Graduation/Fall Festival 

Saturday, 10/29 5:00-8:00 PM at Lighthouse Church in Hampton

This year our Kick or Treat will be super special.  It will be held in conjunction with Belt Graduation for our students at Lighthouse Church in Hampton.  At 5:00 we will have our graduation show and we want YOU to join in that performance to inspire the new students with a glimpse of what they have to look forward to.  At 6:30, we will have a Truck or Treat and Harvest Festival type games.  Lighthouse Church will provide BBQ, chips and drinks.  There will even be a bouncy house!  At 7:00 we will begin our, always popular, group games led by Mrs. Woods and Miss Andi.  What a great opportunity to make some new friends and hang out with some old ones!     Please join us!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Newsletter

September News & Events - Read On

Dunamis Karate News

September 2016
Another month has come and gone and it seems we are quickly approaching the year end.  Much will be happening this month including belt testing, a SWAT Team event and we will be preparing for our performance at the Gopher Hill Festival.

We will be closed Monday, 9/5, in honor of Labor day.

Read on for all the details for September. 
Friday, September 2nd
6:00-7:00 PM   $15

Come roll with us as we begin some official training in UFAF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  The cost of this one-hour class is only  $15 … for you and your rolling buddy.   Every participant should bring his/her own rolling buddy to work with during the class.  Someone close to your own size works best!
PARENTS – You are WELCOME to join us for this class as well!  No experience is necessary!  
This class is for students, family & friends ages 7 and Up!

SWAT Team Event
Friday 9/9

SWAT Team Members – It’s time to get you all back to work.  If you have been through a training and want to assist in classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, this event if for you!  The cost is only $5.  We will have a review training, pizza and even some fun!

Private Lesson Marathon
9/16 3:00-5:00

Brush up on your skills with a one on one lesson with Mrs. Woods.  Belt testing will be here on 9/21-22, so don’t miss your chance to get a private lesson for only $25.
BELT TESTING  9/21 & 9/22
Belt testing will be held during regular class time on 9/21 & 9/22.

Be sure to meet all requirements: 
Test form & fee turned in by 9/15
(a $10 late fee will be added for all forms/fees turned in after 9/15)
80% Class Attendance
Tuition payments up to date
Flag Patch for Gold Belts & Up
UFAF Membership for Purple Belts & Up.

Belt Graduation
Friday, 9/30 at 5:30 PM.

It will last no more than 45 minutes so you have time to attend the Gopher Hill Festival Street Dance.

We have once again been invited to perform a demo for the Gopher Hill Festival. We are scheduled to perform on Saturday, 10/1 at 12:30 PM.  We will be practicing for the performance during class time then have a practice show on Friday, 9/30 during our belt graduation.  Please make your best effort to be there!

We will be ordering t-shirts to wear during the festival performance.
All students who will be in the show must have a t-shirt ... and we want ALL of you in our show!  Parents, family and friends are also welcome to purchase shirts.  We will be offering them for only $15 + tax.
The order deadline is 9/13.