Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 26  6:00 - 8:00 PM

What to bring??

We need each family to bring one bag of candy ...  We will mix it all together and divide it into individual bags for everyone to take home.

Tiny Tigers - Bring large bag of chips

Juniors - Bring 8 pack of 12oz bottled soda or bottled water (we need individual bottles ... no 2 liter bottles)

Adults/Teens - Bring desserts

We have LOTS of fun group games planned, so be ready for a good time!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Newsletter


And Thank You!
Congratulations to everyone who recently received new ranks and thank you to all our students who worked so hard to make our Gopher Hill performance a success.  
The video of our Gopher Hill performance is available online.  

Saturday, Oct. 11
Self Defense Workshops
FREE Community Event    9:00 – 5:00
Classes for Ages 6 to Adult – Register online or sign up at the pro-shop.  Space is limited, so don’t delay!

     Help us spread the word ... Invite your friends and family!  This may not be new information to our current students, but we still want you to come so you can welcome new people, lead by example, and help them learn these important skills. 160,000 kids don't go to school every day because of bullying. 1 in 4 children are bullied. 85% of the time there is no intervention.   WE CAN CHANGE THIS. Martial Arts reduces bullying. Join our team to end bullying.  

Thursday, Oct. 30th  
Kick-R-Treat   6:00-8:00        

Join us for a night of fun group games, fellowship & food.  No classes will be held, but we invite all students and their families to join us.  Everyone is welcome to wear non-scary costumes if desired, but this is not required.   Dunamis Karate will provide hotdogs and we will be asking each class level to bring specific items to add to the party More information will be available soon. 
Starting in November, FULL UNIFORMS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES – please adhere with this school dress code!  If you need an additional uniform or would like a colored uniform for everyday wear so you can save the white gi for formal events, please see Mrs. Woods
Oct. 13-16       Bring a Friend Week          
Everyone who brings a friend to class, this week only, will be entered into a drawing for some cool merchandise from the pro-shop.
Oct. 17-18       Regional Seminars & Black Belt Test –Premier Martial Arts in North Augusta, SC         
Seminars and tests are open and free to watch. Participation in the seminars is free to all UFAF members. (If you are not already a member of UFAF, to register. The cost is only $50 per year.)  Dress code for the seminars is full traditional white uniforms, just like when we have belt tests here.
Friday, Oct. 17th – Kids Seminars  5:00 PM  
Ages 8-12 – Judo falls/rolls/throws with Master Alice McCleary.
Ages 4-8 Karate focus drills with Master Lindy Woods
Friday, Oct. 17th 6:30 PM
1st Degree Black Belt Test – Jared Scott from Dunamis will be one of 4 candidates testing for 1st Degree Chun Kuk Do Black Belt
Saturday, Oct. 18th 9:30 AM
2nd Degree Black Belt Test
Saturday, Oct. 18th Adult/Teen Seminars (& Red & Black Belt kids)
2:30 PM – Street Judo with Master Alice McCleary
3:15 PM – Up, Down & All Around – striking, take down & finish with Master Stephen Hammersley
4:00 PM – Defensive Fighting Strategies with Master Chuck Elias


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FREE Self Defense Workshops for Our Community - Saturday, Oct. 11th

We Need Your Help

Saturday, Oct. 11th

We are teaming up with Hyper Martial Arts and thousands of other martial arts schools to offer FREE Community Workshops to inspire a community of youth, teens and families who are educated, empathetic and motivated to end bullying in their lives ... a team who will stand up for themselves, their family and what they believe in.
  • 160,000 kids don't go to school every day because of bullying.
  • 1 in 4 children are bullied. 85% of the time there is no intervention. 
  • Bullying is the #1 factor in youth suicide for kids ages 11-16. 
WE CAN CHANGE THIS!  It's not about fighting - they will learn confidence and how to defend themselves while building relationships with others around them.  They will get better physically and mentally and be able to walk with confidence and not as victims.  We want you to help us reach our community!  Our FREE Workshops are this Saturday, Oct. 11th.

How can YOU help?
  1. Share our Facebook event with your family and friends   EVENT
  2. Invite friends to attend the event
  3. Sign up for you/your kids to attend a seminar    SIGN UP
  4. Attend the event & assist in talking to other parents who may have questions about our program 
Together we can make a difference!

These seminars will not be NEW information for most of our students, especially those who attended classes during the summer, but we still want our students to attend!  We want them to be there to welcome new people, to lead by example, to demonstrate the skills they've already learned and show the confidence and respect that the program teaches.

Saturday, Oct. 11th - We have FIVE different seminar times available - these are designed for ages 6 to adult!  Sign up online today to reserve your spot!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Belt Graduation & Our Gopher Hill Performance

1.      Belt Graduation
a.       Friday Night - Arrive no later than 5:15 .... Graduation will start promptly at 5:30 PM
b.      Wear your Full White Uniform
c.       This will also serve as a practice run for our Gopher Hill performance, so everyone please try to attend!
d.      The show will last about ½ an hour then we will award the new belts to those who passed their belt tests and take a massive group picture.
e.       The Street Dance starts on Main Street at 8:00 PM so you’ll have time to eat and get a seat before the band starts.
2.      What to Wear
a.       White Gi Pants (Black Belts can wear black pants)
b.      Superhero T-shirt
c.       Karate belts are optional … some of you may want to show off your new ranks so wearing your belt is fine
d.      Sneakers - No flip flops or sandals!
3.      Where/When to Meet
a.       We will meet at Dunamis Karate around 11:30-11:45 to do a quick run through of our performance … one last practice before the show … Come Dressed and Ready to perform ... and bring your camera, video camera, tripod, iphone - be ready to record our show!
b.      At 12:15 we will walk together over to Main Street where we will perform at 12:30 
4.      Parking
a.       Certain streets will be blocked off just before and during the parade.  If you want to park in our parking lot, get there early … The parade begins at 10:00 AM.