Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great first week of 2024. I wanted to make a few announcements and reminders for everyone. Be sure to mark in your calendars all of the upcoming dates to be sure you don't miss anything... here we go:
1/13/24 RED BELT TESTING 1:00pm
The following people are elgible for promotion if they acquire all of their progress stripes
1/15/24 MLK DAY Holiday Camp
In light of everyone being off from work, and school in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's holiday, We thought we might offer the opportunity for interested students to come to our Day Camp on Monday 1/15 from 8am to 3pm. Price is $50 and will be a great day to get some good training in. In addition to having a regular training class. Students who are eligible for Monday's promotional exam will be tested in the morning (to avoid having to come back in the evening for testing). This event is not for Little Champions, only Gladiator and Warrior programs. Format for the day will be similar to a school day with different subjects covered each hour. If you are someone who needs extra help in a particular area, this day will benefit you greatly. Tentative format is as follows:
8:00am Check in
8:30am Warm up and stretching
9:00am Basic Hands and Kicks
11:30am Hosinsul & Ilsoosik
12:30pm Flexibilty and Mobility
1:00pm Tournament Practice
2:00pm Martial Arts Games
The only thing you need to bring is a bag lunch, water, your dobohk, weapons, and gear.
1/15/24 GUP TESTING
On Monday 1/15 we will be holding our GUP testing. In the last two years we've experimented with different formats regarding testing. We want to announce that in 2024 we will be returning to our ORIGINAL format, which is: MONDAY belt exams will be given, and FRIDAY passing students will be promoted. The week long testing format in classes, did not produce the intended results. Students who wish to move up in rank, should make arrangements to be at the studio ON TIME on the day of the test to be considered for advancement. The loose format we adopted over the last few years actually was detrimental to the advancement of the students, the original format was considerably better.
The following people are eligible for promotion if they acquire all of their progress stripes:
Little Champions 4:30pm
Young Gladiators 5:00pm
Warrior Training 6:30pm
If for whatever reason you cannot make this testing time, you need to schedule a private exam with an instructor.
1/18/24 WILMINGTON FRIENDS SCHOOL Martial Arts Program.
Our newest affiliate program begins at 3:30pm on Thursday 1/18. For any Black Belts who are interested in assisting in this program should see Master Celona. You must provide your own travel.
1/19/24 GUP GRADUATION 7:00pm
Students who pass the test on Monday will be promoted Friday 1/19
In case you are unaware, we are forming our Demonstration Team for the Winter/Spring 2024 Season. The team is currently in the planning stages for its performance at the upcoming PMAA tournament. Students in the Young Gladiators class and the Warrior Class are eligible. Spots are limited, so sign up today. Practices will be every other Saturday (after regular classes) Sign up sheet is in the lobby. See Mr. Kurchan for more details.
3/23/24 BLACK BELT EXAM #1 9:00am -no classes
4/13/2024 PMAA CHAMPIONSHIPS @Strath Haven High School (ALL STUDENTS INVITED)
4/27/24 BLACK BELT EXAM #2 9:00am - no classes
5/18-19/24 MARTIAL FUSION PART 2 with Chris Hanson from Karate Unity (more information to follow soon)
5/24 - 5/27 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (studio closed)
6/8/24 PMAA FINAL BLACK BELT EXAM @RMAI -no classes
6/17-21 SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1
6/24-28 SUMMER CAMP WEEK 2
7/27/24 BEACH WORKOUT -OCEAN CITY, NJ
I hope all of this information helps. Enjoy your week.
For those who lost the link, or accidentally deleted it... or maybe it went into spam.. Here's the student manual:- RMAI MANUAL PDF