The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
Hurricane Matthew Hit Us Hard
After much deliberation, we have decided to remain closed this week in both the Ridgeland and Hampton locations. We want to allow each of you time to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Many of you may still be without power. Many of the roads are still covered in water or have downed trees and travel may not be safe. Many local schools are also closing this week because the safety of our students is important to us.
We may not be having class, but we will be around and if we can assist you, please let us know!
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 NO CLASSES 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!