Monday, November 5, 2012

November Newsletter


November 2012
Nov. Calendar

Nov. Newsletter

Nov. Homework 
Latest News
Celebration Event
Dress Code
Hyper Shirt Day
Christmas Sale
Kids Helping Kids Celebration Event
Saturday, Nov. 10th - Celebrate with us from 4:00 until 7:30 ...

As a thank you to our students & parents who worked so diligently to help us during the fund raisers for Liberia, we will host this special "Kids Helping Kids Celebration Event." We will have special music, message, games, cookout, and the adrenaline rush obstacle course. Invite family & friends to join us ... All FREE except food!

Monday (Nov. 5) is the last day to pre-order and save money on your meal for the Kids Helping Kids Celebration ... BBQ Dinner $8 - Hotdog Plate $4 or $5 ... Prices go up... after today they will be $10 for BBQ and $5 or $6 for Hotdog Plate

Fill up your Quarter Cards as quickly as possible ... We want all cards turned in by Nov. 10th! 

Private Lesson Marathon 

Private Lesson Marathon - Friday, Nov. 30 ...  
Get extra help with a one on one lesson at a discounted price ... clean up your skills before belt testing on Dec. 8th ... ½ hour time slots will be available starting at 3:00pm for only $20.  

Belt Testing - Saturday, Dec. 8th ... Mark your calendars NOW!

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It's hard to believe, but November is actually here and before we know it, Christmas will be here, then a whole New Year!  I've been so busy that it slipped up on me and I've fallen behind in getting out the new calendar and newsletter ... but, as they say, better late than never!

We've got some important events happening in November and you don't want to miss them, so mark your calendars now so they don't slip up on you!
Full Uniforms
Starting this week Full Uniforms are now required for all students... Wear your FULL Uniform to class!!! (Hyper T-shirts will be allowed on special Hyper Shirt Days.)

Hyper Shirt Day
Hyper Shirt Day - Tuesday, Nov. 13th wear your favorite Hyper Shirt to class ... No gi top required if you have your Hyper shirt on this day only!

Christmas Sale
Christmas Sale - Nov. 14-20th ... Watch for discounts on stock items or order items from your Christmas wish list!

I know for some of you it's still too early to think about Christmas, but we order early because the companies sell out fast!

Also, if you plan to purchase a live Christmas Tree, please visit the Christmas Tree Lot next to Car Quest on Jacob Smart Blvd.  Lowcountry Landscaping will be donating proceeds from their sales to the mission projects in Liberia! 

Closed for Thanksgiving
We will be Closed for Thanksgiving
Wed & Thur November 21-22
Enjoy this time with your family and be thankful for your loved ones!

Hyper Inspiration Camp
Hyper Inspiration Camp on Friday, November 23 ...
9:00 - 5:00 pm

Learn cool kicks & tricks from Hyper Pro Mackensi Emory and learn how inspiration can help you be a success in life!

Space is limited - cost is $45 ... $25 for Hyper Pro Training Students.   

Thank your fans, tell them how valuable they are to you, but don't go overboard. Insincerity is easy to spot.
Lindy Woods
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Let's Celebrate!

Kids Helping Kids Celebration Event
Saturday, November 10th
4:00 - 7:30 PM

Join Us Nov. 10th!
As a THANK YOU to our students who have so diligently helped raise funds to help the children at the mission in Liberia, Dunamis Karate will host a special "Kids Helping Kids Celebration Event" on Saturday, November 10th, from 4:00 PM until 7:30 PM. 

This celebration will include special music and singing by some of o
ur karate students & parents, a special message (possibly with puppets and skits), a big cookout, games and the giant
Adrenaline Rush
Obstacle Course.

We will be pre-selling dinners at a discounted price through Nov. 5th. 

Additional meals may be available on the day of the event, but not at these prices!  Pre-order now to save money!!

BBQ Plate - $8.00
     BBQ Pork, Baked Beans Cole Slaw, Role, & Drink

Hot Dog Plate - $4 (or $5)
     1 or 2 Hot Dogs, Chips, Brownie & Drink
Invite your family and friends to join us as well!   This event is FREE and we want everyone to celebrate with us. 


4:00 - 7:30 PM

'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Matthew 25:40 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oct. News

Dunamis Karate News

October 2012
In This Issue
Penny Wars
Belt Testing
Belt Graduation
Quarter Card - Kids Helping Kids
Team Tournament

Bring A Friend Week
Oct. 15-18
Bring a friend to class with you this week only!

Regional Black Belt Test & Workouts 
Oct. 26-27
N. Augusta, SC 

This event is free to watch and all UFAF members are invited to work out in the appropriate seminar for FREE.

All students (especially those over the rank of Blue Belt) are encouraged to attend and UFAF members are encouraged to participate.

More information about the seminar & test times will be available soon.

Gopher Hill Festival
Remember we do not have class Thursday, 10/4. Please support the festival events & our students who will be performing in the talent show. Everything kicks off at 5:30pm on Main St.

Friday, 10/5, meet at Dunamis Karate at 5:00pm
for a complete run through practice of our performance. We will practice about an hour then you will have plenty of time to enjoy the street dance which starts at 7:00pm.

Saturday, meet at Dunamis immediately after the parade (around 11:00 - 11:30) wearing your white gi pants, karate belt, Gopher Hill t-shirt and Sneakers!! We perform at 12:00pm!

Penny Wars - Oct. 8th
We will be running Penny Wars through the remainder of October. It's Girls Vs Boys. Here are the rules: We will have 2 jars set up (one for the boys and one for the girls). Pennies add points to your team, so put all your pennies in jar for your team. Silver coins & dollars subtract points, so put those in your opponent's jar. At the end of the month we will count it up and determine a winner. The winning team will get an awesome prize. This is the first of our "kids helping kids" fundraiser. All monies collected will go to support the children at the mission in Liberia.

Belt Testing - Sat. Oct. 13
Tiny Tiger & Beginners             10:15 - 11:00      
Inter. Jr. / Beginner Adults       11:00 - 12:30

    Advanced & Jr. Black               12:30 - 2:00   
Remember that Test Forms & Test Fees must be paid by Oct. 11th or a $10 late fee will be added.

Test forms must be signed by parents & teachers. All students are required to wear the Full White Uniform to test.

Everyone higher than Gold Belt must have the Dunamis Patch & Flag attached to the uniform.

Students higher than Purple Belt must also have active UFAF membership and the UFAF patch on the left chest of the uniform.

No student will be allowed to test if behind in attendance or tuition payment or if they receive lower than a score of 2 in any area of the exam request form.

(If you are unable to attend the Saturday test, a makeup test can be scheduled for $45.00. See Mrs. Woods for more information.)

  Belt Graduation - Friday, Oct. 19  5:30pm
We invite you and your family and friends to come out and support the students who recently passed the belt evaluations with a celebration performance. The ceremony will last about an hour.

Quarter Cards - "Kids Helping Kids Celebration"
Our 2nd "kids helping kids" fundraiser for the children in Liberia.

We ask all students to help out by taking a quarter card and asking family and friends to donate quarters. We want to wrap it all up on Nov. 10th will a HUGE celebration event including special music & singing (lead by some of our students & family), special messages for the students, a slide show, puppets, BBQ dinners, bouncy houses and more.

More information about this event will be available as it approaches!

Team Tournament - Nov. 3 - Hiram, GA
We want YOU to be a part of our Dunamis Karate Team and compete in any of the following events: Team Forms, Team Weapons, Sparring, Grappling and Demo.  This is meant to be a fun, team building event and because it's a "team" event, no on has to compete alone!
Winners in each division will receive medals.  The winning team will get a cool trophy and bragging rights for a year! 
If you are interested, see Mrs. Woods for more information.  We must have your commitment by Oct. 18th if you want to join us!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

September 2012 Newsletter

September 2012
In This Issue
Gopher Hill Tees
Back to School PARTY
Private Lesson Marathon
Gopher Hill Performance
Gopher Hill T-Shirts
This year we will have "Team Dunamis" t-shirts with each student's name & number (assigned by rank) on the back.

We want ALL students to purchase a t-shirt & participate in the Gopher Hill performance!

Any parents who wish to order shirts with their child's number may do so, but all orders need to be submitted by September 20!! 

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Dunamis Karate News
September 2012

The summer is officially over and we are all setting back into our normal schedules with school, work, karate, Cage Fitness, etc.  I hope your first week back has been a smooth one.

We've got some special stuff planned for September including a Back to School Party like non other ... and we're going to be gearing up for the annual Gopher Hill Festival as well. 

Please be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss out on any of the fun!
Please note that we will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day. No Cage Fitness or karate classes will be held on that day!

See you on the mat!
Mrs. Woods

Back To School Party - September 21st
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Grab a friend and your Nerf Gun for this amazing Back to School Party. We will have Nerf Wars, Video Games, Pizza and MORE! The cost is only $5.00 per hour ... You can stay for as few or as many hours as you want, up to 4 hours!  

Pizza, drinks & snacks will be available for purchase, so bring extra spending money or you can eat before you come. Students need to register by Wednesday, 9/19, so we can plan accordingly.  
(More details will be available soon regarding any required equipment, weapons, ammunition, etc.)

Private Lesson Marathon - Sept. 28
4:30 - 6:30 PM      

Get some one on one help to sharpen your skills before the next belt test on Oct. 13.
Special pricing this day only! Sign up for one or more ½ hour time slots for only $20 each. 

Stop by the pro-shop for more information.
Gopher Hill Festival - Saturday Oct. 6
 The Gopher Hill Festival is quickly approaching and, as usual, our school will be performing in front of the main stage on Saturday afternoon around 1:00 PM. We will be working weekly in each class on a section of the performance.

On Friday, October 5th we will have a special Gopher Hill practice so we can run through the entire performance. We will start at 5:00 and be finished in time for you to get to the Gopher Hill Street Dance at 7:00 (and you'll already have good parking).  

On Saturday, October 6th, after the parade, we will meet at the karate school about 12:15 for another practice run then walk over to the stage area and be ready for our performance.

Here's a video of our performance at the 2011 Gopher Hill Festival!

Dunamis Karate performs at Gopher Hill Festival 2011
Dunamis Karate performs at Gopher Hill Festival 2011

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chun Kuk Do ITC 2012 Review


Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference
Las Vegas, NV - July 2012

Mr. Jim, Andi, Alex and I (Mrs. Woods) just returned from the annual trip to Las Vegas for the CKD ITC. We want to share with you some of our experiences while we were there. As always the trip was education, exciting and fun.   
FYI - the 2013 CKD ITC has been set. The dates are July 18-21st. We would like to take a large group of students with us next year ... and maybe even compete in the Demo Team Competition. UFAF will have a payment option set up soon so you can pay for your ITC in small increments. If you think you might be interested, please talk to Mr. Jim or Mrs. Lindy NOW for more information so we can all start planning!!!  

On Thursday, Alex, Andi & I attended an instructor development class lead by Iain Abernethy who shared with us some great information regarding our katas and their applications for self defense. It was truly an eye opening class and we look forward to sharing this information with our higher ranking students in the near future.  

Thursday night we watched eight Black Belts be inducted as 5th Degrees in  the Masters Rank Induction Ceremony. This was the largest ceremony to date.
After the MRIC, we attended a private pool party and enjoyed a cookout with our UFAF friends & family. As usual, the younger generation got together for a tricking session and Alex & Andi were right in the middle of it!  
Friday morning the seminars started. Andi and Alex started with another seminar with Iain Abernethy followed by a sparring class with the infamous Jadi Tention.  Mr. Jim had a class on self defense by Ms. Clara Malendez followed by a kata class by Master Freebearn.   
After the seminars, we were excited to watch the demo team competition.  This year the winning team was from Giroux Brothers Martial Arts in Boston.     

Next came the the forms & weapons competition. Mr. Jim got 2nd place in forms in 38 & over male & female Intermediate division.     

 Alex  received 3rd in forms & 2nd in weapons. Because he didn't get first place, he did not get to compete for a chance retain his Norris Cup. Instead, the Adult Forms  Grand Champion for 2012 is Greg Bullock from Presti Karate Centers in NY.   

Andi won both her forms & weapons then went on the compete in the Jr.  Grands competition for the Norris Cup. There were some truly great competitors and this year the win went to Donald Smalls, II from Premier Martial Arts in North Augusta. (We are happy the Norris Cup will stay in our region!)      

Saturday we had more seminars.  Mr. Jim and the intermediate adults had a sparring class with Mr. John Malone followed by kata bunkai with Master Steve Nelson.    


The Black Belts started with another session by Master Abernethy then Andi & I assisted Alex as he taught a tricking class to the Red and Black Belt youth.    

After the seminars we watched the first ITC grappling tournament.  We saw a lot of talent in the ground game from the youth and the adults!  It got me anxious to compete next year!   

Saturday evening, we attended the banquet & awards ceremony where Andi was awarded Jr. Competitor of the Year. The award is based on the previous year's World Championships and in 2011 Andi won forms, weapons, sparring & the Jr. Grand Championship.  

Alex also received a plaque as a seminar instructor at the ITC. ... I failed to mention earlier that Mr. Norris' twins were in Alex' seminar (talk about pressure), but we heard from a reputable source that the kids ran back to Daddy excited to show him what all they had learned during the seminar! 
On Sunday we only had to focus on the sparring competition. Mr. Jim, despite being injured, won 1st place in the 35 and over Intermediate division. He had two tough matches vs an ex Marine then an ex Navy man. 

Andi also won 1st in her division after two matches. That's two years in a row she's been a triple crown winner - in Forms, Weapons & Sparring!

Alex, after winning his weight division, went on to compete in the Men's sparring grand championship ... This would give him another shot at winning a Norris Cup.  Before the match began the other men were asking to see his ID because Alex didn't even look old enough to be in their division... he really was the "under dog."   But, despite being terribly outsized (at least 100 pounds), he really gave them a "run for their money."  
Giving added pressure to the matches, Mr. Norris stayed to watch the fighting, and Alex wanted to make sure he once again left a good impression. 
In his first match he fought David Alanzo and beat him by one point in "sudden death" over time!  In his 2nd match, he had to fight David's brother, Jorge.  The score was tied... with 3 seconds left... Both men charged in for the point .... Ahhhh - the majority of judges point toward Mr. Jorge Alanzo signifying that his shot got in first. So, the win and the Norris Cup when t o Mr. Jorge Alanzo from Mexico. 

On Monday & Tuesday, I (Mrs. Woods) attended some Masters Development classes then had to take a written test showing my grasp of what had been taught. This is the 3rd MDS class I have completed. Each one has made me better teacher, trainer and coach.  These courses are required for any candidate wanting to promote to 5th degree, but they are open to all UFAF Black Belts!
Chuck Norris Awards the Competitors of the Year Chun Kuk Do ITC 2012
Chuck Norris Awards the Competitors of the Year Chun Kuk Do ITC 2012

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