Come join us for our Open House on Saturday, December 7th! This event features free classes, refreshments, and activities for the whole family. Learn about all the exciting things happening at our school, and invite your friends, family & neighbors. The fun starts at 10:30 am – see you there!
~Please support the Silverton Firefighter’s Annual Toy and Food Drive by bringing a donation for a child in need!~
For Thanksgiving, we at SSD count our students and their families among our most precious blessings. It’s such a privilege to share your individual successes, challenges and celebrations – thanks so much for being a part of our lives and making the work we do the best job ever!
In recognition of the holiday, the dojo will be closed Thursday November 28th - Sunday December 1st. Classes will resume as usual on Monday – and with it, preparation for the upcoming rank test and tournament! If you usually have a private lesson during these days, please speak with an instructor to reschedule.
Have an awesome and restful Thanksgiving!
The Annual Tournament is coming Saturday, January 25th, 2014! This exciting event is a great way for students of all ranks and ages to show off their hard work, build confidence, and meet people from other schools. This year’s tournament features competitions in three divisions (kempo forms, weapons forms, and sparring), martial arts demonstrations, and FUN!
In addition to helping students prepare during group classes & private lessons, we’ll be offering practice sessions starting November 23rd as follows:
BO STAFF PRACTICE: Students Orange Belt rank and above are welcome to come learn Bo Staff techniques to compete in the Weapons Forms event of the Tournament.
Practice will be held Saturdays 11:30-Noon. See an instructor soon for staff measurements and ordering information!
DEMONSTRATION TEAM: Our school will present a martial arts “skit” on tournament day, with the students as stars! Get a chance to “ham it up” and a nifty Demo Team patch to add to your uniform.
Practice will be held Saturdays Noon-12:30pm. Demo Team Participants must commit to making it to all practice sessions, so please check your schedule!
Questions about Tournament events or preparation? Please ask!
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Our good friends at Books~N~Time are placing an exclusive order for us, priced at only $6.50 (*A great Christmas gift!*)
Orders must be in by Wednesday, November 20th – reserve your copy today by calling the school at (503) 873-4555, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” -Cynthia Ozick
Veteran’s Day is next Monday on November 11th! We want to take this chance to give a giant THANK YOU to the men and women who are currently serving, or have served in the past. Your sacrifice has made our nation a home of freedom, opportunity and prosperity – no small gift.
In appreciation, Silverton Self Defense will be offering 50% off one month’s tuition to all Veterans and their families for the month of November. Please call the school at (503) 873-4555, or stop by for details!
Our next all rank test is this Saturday at 1:30 pm at Silverton Self Defense.The school will be open as usual for regular Saturday classes.
If you’re testing, please feel free to call the school, or speak to an instructor regarding any questions you may have. And, as always, friends and family are welcome to come and show their support!
Good luck to those participating – you’re going to do great!
Fall term started at many colleges & universities today. Take a moment to encourage a college student today, whether they’re new to the experience, or continuing!
Best wishes to the students we know – we believe in you guys!
Check out this University of Oregon article on the role self-defense classes play in a woman’s safety. The results are positively stunning!
Silverton Self Defense will be hosting another FREE Women’s Self Defense clinic on October 26th. The clinic focuses on empowering its participants, and providing them effective, straightforward tactics that can make all the diference in staying safe.
Call the school at (503) 873-4555 to reserve a spot. Please help us to spread the word!