One of the principles of martial arts is mindfulness. Please apply the same thinking to driving in the CMAA parking lot. There have been some close calls with smaller students and fast drivers. Be aware!
Plus, if you’re picking up a student under the age of 10, know that we won’t let them leave the building without you coming inside first!
The NCDOT has a kid-friendly video on Parking Lot Safety you might share:
Another somewhat spooky thing at CMAA this month that’s more fun? The Halloween lock-in. Students can RSVP at the front desk for this overnight fun from 7 p.m. October 29 to 9 a.m. October 30.
Keep an eye out for order forms for pies in the coming weeks — CMAA will be hosting a pie sale for Thanksgiving fundraiser. Yum…apple pie.
Students of the Month
Great work should be recognized. Here are the latest CMAA students of the month:
Little Dragon — Landon Thomas
Junior — Jon Henry Phares
Adult — Seth McRae
Black Belt/Nidan Club — Alden Fletcher
October — Sam Georgopolous
Elite SWAT — Grace Gay
STORM — Sean Borachok
FKB — Misa Harashima
Park Road Montessori Mornings — Hugh Brown
Grace Gay, 16, is a first-degree black belt who loves the friends she has made at CMAA. “I know that I can always count on them when I need help.” Grace, who was also promoted this month to the STORM team, started martial arts 9 years ago following her brother into the practice. “I liked watching the black belts and I wanted to be one of them one day.” It was hard work, but she accomplished her goal in 2014. Her advice, “even though it gets hard you should stick with it because it’s worth it.”
Did You Know?
Some scary Halloween fun facts for you:
- A typical child’s loot bag will hold 11,000 calories.
- Americans will buy 600 million pounds of candy on Halloween.
- Candy corn is the most popular candy bought during Halloween. Americans buy over 20 million pounds of it.
We encourage moderation of course. But you might want to skip the candy corn entirely: high fructose corn syrup numbs leptin, the hormone that tells the body when it is full, and affects memory and can cause brain inflammation. It’s the epitome of a treat that’s really a trick.