Monday, August 31, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

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Dunamis Karate News

September 2015

This year is moving quickly!  It’s nearly time for belt testing again, and then the Gopher Hill Festival … before we know it, Christmas will be here.  As these important events get closer, please watch our Facebook page on a regular basis, check the NEWS link on our website, and be sure you are enrolled in our text reminder service!  You don’t want to miss out on anything that’s happening over the next few months!!

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Exam Request Form - Required for Belt Testing
Sept. 4 & 18      
Private Lesson Marathon

Get one on one instruction at discounted rates during these 2 private lesson marathons.  Brush up on your skills prior to belt testing, or simply get a little extra help in your training.  These lessons make remarkable difference in our students’ performance, so don’t miss this opportunity to save money and sharpen your techniques!  By appointment only, so reserve your spot today for only $25!!

Sept. 14-17
Bring your sparring gear to class!

All students, purple belt and up – kids & adults – need to bring their sparring gear to class this whole week.  We will be working on fighting techniques for testing, but we will also drill them with a live partner, so be prepared!  If you don’t have gear, stop by the pro-shop ASAP and see about ordering some!  

Special Gopher Hill Practices!!
Sept. 18 - 5:30 PM   Hyper Pro Training Students

All Hyper Pro Training students need to try to attend as we finalize pieces & music for the Gopher Hill show.
 Sept. 25 - 5:30 PM - All Students
All students need to do their best to make the scheduled times set for their particular class levels.  We will be in the final stages of planning our Gopher Hill demo and we need everyone to try to attend!
5:30 Tiny Tigers & Jr. Beginners                       
6:00 Jr. Intermediate & Advanced 

6:30 Hyper Pro Training
7:00 Adults/Teens
Sept. 26 Belt Testing

- 80% Class Attendance
- Tuition payments up to date
Exam Request form with high marks

- Clean White Uniform
- Flag Patch for Gold & Up
UFAF Membership for Purple/White & Up

Test Schedule:
Jr. Beginners   10:45
Jr. and Adult Intermediate   12:30
Jr. and Adult Advanced     2:30

Oct. 2nd Belt Graduation 5:30 PM
Join us for a time of celebration!  Each class level will do a short performance then we will award all students who passed the belt evaluations with their new rank.  This night will also serve as a “run through” for our Gopher Hill festival performance.  ALL students need to be in attendance … even if you didn’t test!  This is also the night of the Gopher Hill Festival street dance, which starts at 8:00PM.  We will be done in plenty of time for you to join the fun. Because our school is so close, you are welcome to leave your car in our parking lot and just walk over to the dance!

Oct. 3rd  Gopher Hill Festival
Every year we look forward to the festivities of the Gopher Hill Festival.  This year, we have started early in our preparations because we want this year’s show to top anything we’ve ever done in the past.  Every class is working on sections of our performance and when we put it all together, it’s sure to be amazing!!  Our exact performance time has not yet been announced, so stay connected through Facebook, the website and our text service so you know the plan! 

Gopher Hill Tees
We will be ordering T-shirts as well.  All students will need to purchase a shirt … parents and other family members may get shirts as well, but you are not required!  Be sure to get your shirt ordered by Wednesday, September 16th!  The price of the shirts will be $17.00.

Here is a video of our 2014 Gopher Hill performance!

Friday, August 28, 2015

How To Enroll In Our Text Reminder Service

Text Reminder ServiceHow To Enroll

NOTE:  Everyone needs to do the top one ... ALSO add a text with your particular class code

Text to: (910) 208-9014 
In the message type: @dunamis
Reply with the student or parent’s name

Tiny Tigers 
Reply again with @dunamistt 

Junior Students
Reply again with @dunamisjr

Adults & Teens

Reply again with @dunamisat

You can opt out of messages at anytime by replying, unsubscribe @dunamis … and again with the same message with your particular class code.

Or to receive messages via email, send an email to, AND your particular class code ...  
To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


A HUGE announcement was made at ITC and you won't want to miss out on all the details.
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