Weapons For Black Belts and Your Body

Have you seen our black belt club students with canes this month? Don’t worry, it’s not because they’re injured. We’re talking about a Hapkido Cane. Sensei Price is giving the senior staff the chance to plan their own four-month curriculum. He said, “it’s a great exercise in leadership, planning, delegating, and teaching!”

  • We’re closed for most classes Jan. 15 – 18; however, fitness/kickboxing will still be offered on the 16th and 18th
  • Novice & Intermediate testing is Jan 26 at 615 pm
  • SWAT & STORM’s end-of-year party is January 23 from 4 – 6 pm
  • Our Valentine’s movie night is Feb 13th from 6 – 10 p.m. This a Black Belt Club fundraiser and the cost is $30 per child or $60 per family. Send kids with water and a bagged (healthy) dinner.
  • Summer Camp Registration is now open. The first 30 students registered receive a free weapon.

Students of the Month

Give a loud “ai-yah” for our most recent Students of the Month:

Little Dragon — Dylan Younce

Junior — Reid Wilson

Adult — Joe Knaack

Black Belt/Nidan Club — Luke DeLaney

SWAT — William Davis

Elite SWAT — IA Andrew Permenter

STORM — Jacob Asmer

Fitness Kickboxing — Liz Davis

Park Road Montessori School — Gavin Cropper

Green belt Reid Wilson started doing karate about a year ago because, he said, “it’s a fun, different sport and not everyone gets to do it.” The third-grader at Charlotte Lab School said the martial arts “helps you build up your character. It helps you build courtesy, respect and kindness.”

Clearly the lessons are working with Reid. Asked what he likes about being part of the STORM/SWAT team, he said, “it’s just fun to teach kids and it helps me make bonds with everybody. Plus, I like helping people.”

Did you know?

January is a time for resolutions about eating healthy and exercising more. Regrettably, it’s also a month when many of us give in to illness. To help you out, here are some fun webMD facts about foods that boost immunity:

  • Low fat yogurt’s probiotics can help ease the severity of colds.
  • The zinc in oysters helps create and activate white blood cells.
  • Ripe watermelon is rich with infection-fighting gluthathione. If watermelon isn’t in season, you can get this same antioxidant from broccoli.
  • Wheat germ is a good source of fiber, protein, some healthy fat, and a great way to get zinc, antioxidants and B vitamins.

If you mix all of these in a single smoothie be sure to share a picture! Sensei definitely wants to see that!

Martial Arts

Photo credit: Portik Lorant via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA



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