Tuesday, August 29, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 News

Summer is over and we are back into our normal routine of things.  We have a lot of things happening over the next 2 months including belt testing, a back to school party and a Fight Night … so please read carefully and mark your calendars so you don’t miss anything!

Printable Calendar/Newsletter
September 15
Weapon Demo Class
5:30 – 6:30

Come learn a bo form to use in the Gopher Hill performance.  Space is limited so RSVP soon!
September 29
Back to School Party – NERF WAR & Gopher Hill Practice
This is a FREE Event!  Students need to pre-register to reserve a spot.  In addition to a massive Nerf War, we will have a practice run for our Gopher Hill Festival performance.
October 6
Private Lesson Marathon
3:00 – 5:30
Belt testing is quickly approaching.  A one on one private lesson is a great way to help students sharpen their skills and be fully prepared for belt testing.  During this private lesson marathon, students can book a ½ hour lesson in Ridgeland with Mrs. Woods for only $25.  See Mrs. Woods or Mrs. Allison to schedule your lesson asap!  There are only 6 spots available!!
We will be closed
Monday, September 4th
in honor of Labor Day
September 22
Hyper Fight Club & Pizza Night
6:00 – 7:30    $10.00
Join us for this fun night of sparring and 2 slices of pizza.  Remember sparring is a part of the requirements for students Purple Belt and up!  Intermediate students are required to attend at least 1 fight night per test cycle and Advanced students are required to attend at least 2 per test cycle.  If you did not attend the Aug. fight night, then you must attend this one in order to be eligible to test!  
If you are a purple belt or higher and you don’t have sparring gear, see Mrs. Woods ASAP to get it ordered!
Saturday October 7
Gopher Hill Festival Performance
Every year we look forward to performing for the crowds at the annual Gopher Hill Festival and this year we have some great things planned.  We would like ALL students (from Hampton & Ridgeland) to join us in this demo!   Over the next 5-6 weeks, we will be working on various pieces of the performance during our normal class times.  We also have a practice walk through planned the night of our back to school Nerf war on 9/29.   We require everyone who is participating in the demo to purchase the special Gopher Hill t-shirt.  The deadline for orders is 9/18.  Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to also purchase a t-shirt to show your support for our students!  The cost of the tees is only $12 plus tax.
Belt Testing October 11-12 
Be sure you meet the requirements:
  • Full White Uniform - Clean and Well Fitting
  • Minimum 80% class attendance
  • Tuition payments up to date
  • Test form and fee turned in prior to test day
  • Flag and Dunamis Patch (for Gold Belts and up)
  • Active UFAF Membership (for Purple Belts and up)
  • Fight Night Attendance
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