What’s Going On Week of 2/10-2/15 2014

Class this week is on a normal schedule Mon, Thurs, Fri, and SatWed is cancelled because it’s the second Wednesday of the month.

If you’re thinking about doing the tournament on March 29th, choose your 2 forms. Practice at least once every day, if not 3-5 times, for each form. A form takes less then 2 minutes to do (usually), so this adds up to a mere 20 minutes if you do two forms 5 times each. If you’re going to spar, work on angles, combinations, kiaps, and control.

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NWSMA black belt teaching.

Calendar notes:

  • Feb. 12–no class.
  • Feb. 21, 22–no class.
  • March 29–Big tournament in Sammamish (details forthcoming).

Click “More” for reminders & the weekly challenge!

Rule Reminder: Lower belts may not correct or instruct higher belts. If a higher belt gives an instruction and you think they’ve made a mistake, it is okay to ask a polite, non-challenging question. For example, “Excuse me, Sensei Caitlin, is the next move really a punch? I thought it was a kick.” If you still think the higher belt is wrong, do as you’re told until class ends. Then bring the issue to Sensei Doris after class.

Weekly Challenge: Study your mental requirements and vocabulary this week.

Weather Cancellation Policy Reminder: If school gets cancelled in the Stanwood-Camano school district due to weather, NWSMA classes will also be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook & our Twitter. Not all of our students live in Stanwood-Camano. Please don’t take risks to get to class if the weather is different where you are.

We welcome feedback on our website and our teaching! Feel free to email us if you have a comment or question.

About Sensei/YDN Caitlin

Sensei Yudanjanim Caitlin is a 2nd degree black belt, senior instructor, administrative assistant, and student of Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Arnis at Northwest School of Martial Arts.
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