Whether or not Christmas and/or New Year’s Day are a part of your celebration routine the next few weeks, we wanted to extend warm regards to our dojo family this season. Words aren’t adequate to express how blessed and privileged we are to be surrounded by such awesome students, supportive families, and faithful friends our years here in Silverton. Thank you for being the best gift ever to our staff!
The dojo will be closed from Thursday December 24th (Christmas Eve) through Friday January 1st (New Year’s Day). We’ll reopen for usual classes on Saturday January 2nd. Whatever the holidays bring for you, may they be full of joy, good health, and peace until we see you again!
Christmas wrapping to do? Last-minute holiday errands to run? Or do you just need a few hours of PEACE and QUIET? Silverton Self Defense to the rescue! We’ll entertain the kids with fun games, crafts and pizza while you get away – just call us at (503) 873-4555 to sign up. Non-members welcome!
Our next ladies-only self-defense seminar is coming up in just a few weeks! This one will be on Saturday, November 21st from 2-4 pm, hosted right here at the school. These seminars are open to the public with no previous training required…and they’re FREE!!! Topics covered will include violence prevention tips, “defending the con”, and some basic but highly effective defensive techniques. Live demonstrations and hands-on practice will help you understand how to become successful at defending yourself and leave feeling empowered! Call us today at (503) 873-4555 to reserve your spot!
Deepest gratitude this Veteran’s Day to those who serve and protect us, whether now or in the past. The sacrifice you, and your families, have made for our safety and freedom will not be forgotten!
For the month of November we’ll be offering a 25% discount on first month’s tuition for new students, and 25% off gear for existing students. Thanks for all you do!
Make autumn a bit warmer (and get Christmas shopping done earlier)! We’re now taking orders for custom sweatshirts – you pick the fabric, ink color and style to get exactly what you like! Drop by the office for order forms, and turn them in by November 14th to get yours before the holidays! See clearance on the racks in the lobby from last year for some of the available sizes/colors….there are some really fun colors available in this year’s order!
Tournaments require “many hands to make the work light” – we need your help to make OctoberFist 2015 an awesome experience for all! Please consider volunteering in the following capacities:
TIMEKEEPERS/SCOREKEEPERS – write down/add scores, or operate a stopwatch during events. Green and brown ranks.
BRACKETERS – if you have experience bracketing for sports events, we want your skills matching up competitors!
RUNNERS – relay communications and run quick errands to help things go smoothly the day of.
TOURNAMENT SET-UP – Help set up tables, rings, banners, etc. at Blanchet the night before.
CONCESSION/MERCHANDISE – inventory and sell food and gear during the event.
If interested in the roles above, or if you want to help in another way, we can plug you in – just stop by/call the office to get on our list. The more the merrier!
Help make this year’s tournament – where our students are the stars – to be even bigger and better than the last! If you’ve never participated in tournament before, here’s your chance. It’s a great way to get REALLY good at your martial arts skills, build confidence, and make memories. We get to meet awesome people from other schools and see how they do things, too!
DATE: Saturday, October 17th
PLACE: Blanchet High School, Salem
DIVISIONS: all ages and ranks of Kempo and Muay Thai. Divisions will include Kata (forms), Weapons forms, and Sparring. Black Belt events will be throughout the day.
PREPARATION: Instructors will spend time in Group classes and lessons the next several weeks to get everybody ready. Bo Staff classes (orange rank and up) will be held WEEKLY Saturday @11:30 am (except for scheduled closures). Green belt rank and up can inquire with Ms. Liz regarding sword training as well!
STAY POSTED HERE AND AT THE DOJO FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS WEEKLY!
Now’s your chance to be in a real live parade! Our school and its furry friends will be participating in Silverton’s Annual Pet Parade again this year, and we want YOU! Meet at the dojo 8:30-9:00 am this Saturday with pets and uniforms at the ready. Don’t have a buddy with feathers or fur? No worries, all are welcome!
Look for a special coupon (non-members only) we’ll be handing out with a Parade Day Special for classes!
9am – Adults/Advanced Ranks,
11am – Kids
Testers must be in full uniform. Be sure to hydrate well, and get a good breakfast!