As we all know by now, the governor closed all businesses like ours this past March. Because of this, we have had to make aggressive, proactive moves to help our students continue to grow and advance in their chosen martial art. We’ve developed an online training course with classes almost every day of the week. We’ve recorded countless training videos that we are distributing to our students. We’ve set up private lessons and special testing events. And we will continue to find new and innovative ways to help our students reach their goals.
It is our intention to continue to provide our students and families with the best martial arts training available. To access our online training venue, please check the “schedule” page on our website for a list of class times and email us at email@example.com to attain the link for each class.
Congratulations to Andrew Fry (BJJ Blue Belt) on his marriage to his beautiful bride, Heather on May 16th. Despite the covid-19 lock-down, they managed a beautiful, small ceremony to mark the occasion and begin new lives together. We wish them the best!
I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and are ready to move forward in your training.
Our big news is our Brand New Dojo! We moved into a new facility in August that is almost 3xs bigger than the old place. We’ll be having a Grand Opening Celebration the weekend of October 5th, alongside our Karate Shiai.
BJJ GRAND OPENING – OPEN MAT: Saturday, October 5th 11:30 to 1pm followed by a celebration with food and drink.
Karate SHIAI: Sunday, October 6th at the Montgomery Township Community Center:
- 11:30am Junior Students
- 1:15pm Teens and Adults and Black Belts
- KARATE GRAND OPENING – 4pm back at the Dojo
October 31st: Halloween Crazy Clothes & Costume Training
- All students come train in either your costume or in a crazy suit of your choice. This includes BJJ class. Let’s have fun!!
Dojo Closed: November 28,29,30 for Thanksgiving and Dec 24 to Jan. 1
DEEPEST CONDOLENCES: to Ryan and Jack McCarthy on the passing of their grandmother in September.
Holiday Kids Night Out: Saturday, Dec. 14th 5-9pm. $25 per child.
Black Belt Kobudo Class: Sunday, Dec. 15th 10am to 12n followed by KANPAI and then followed by luncheon.
Dojo Closed: December 24th through January 1st for Holiday Break. There will be a couple open mat sessions for jiu-jitsu teens and adults and possibly a couple of special classes for the karate students. See follow up email invitaions.
GASSHUKU & DAY CAMP dates have been set. See “Camp” tab on our website.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Kevin Ferguson on his wedding December 14th to his lovely bride, Meaghan. We wish them all the best of love and luck!
CONGRATULATIONS: Jace Henson – who was accepted into our Staff Assistant / Leadership Team Program. She will be assisting on Tuesdays at 5pm.
….to a bigger and better location very close to where our main Academy in Horsham is. Sometime in the mid-to-late summer, we’ll be moving to 415 Sargon Way, Horsham, in the Babylon Corporate Center. The space will be approx. 3xs as big as our current location with a HUGE mat area and a seating area for parents. We will have an entirely new, upgraded mat system and a new look for our Academy. Check us out on our Facebook Page for pics and details to come!
Gasshuku Registration Deadline is rapidly approaching. Make sure you enroll by May 4th (May the 4th be with you!). You can register online here, on our website. Just click on the “Camp” tab and then “Gasshuku Registration.”
….is right around the corner. We have a week in June and a week in August to choose from. Most likely, our August day camp will be held in our new Dojo location! Click on the “Camp” Tab, then “Summer Camp” to get more information.
- To Ms. Brenda Maguire who is getting married to Michael Pantano on May 4th!
- To Ms. Hanzlik, Mr. Mokkarala, Ms. Mokkarala, Ms. Gao, Rachel Jasner, Ms. Alexis Doll-Young and Ms. Caitlin Doll-Young on their recent acceptance into our “Leadership Team” / Assistant Instructor Program!
- To Ms. Hanzlik who lost her grandmother and to Laurie Blank (our printer and Dojo friend) who lost her mother in the month of April
Our Halloween Kids Night Out Costume Party is coming up on the 27th of Oct. 5-9pm. Cost is $25 each child. Bring a buddy.
Special Testing Events are slated for Oct. 27th, Nov. 17th and Dec. 15th.
Congratulations to Mr. Patrick Durante on finishing a 100-mile running race! You can get the scoop on how he did and what he experienced on his blog: https://bouncingsoles.com/2018/10/10/oil-creek-100-miler-mud-rain-and-pain/
Congratulations to Mr. Exaros on the publishing of his second book, “A Village Murder.” It is the true story of the double murder of his ancestors. You can buy a copy online at various sites such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Congratulations to Mr. Jared Manning (Sho-Dan) on being accepted into the Staff Assistant Program. He will be assisting on Weds. evenings 6pm.
Congratulations to Ms. Amanda Maguire and her husband, Chris on the birth of their child.
Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Ketler and his wife on the birth of their twins on 10/13.