What’s Going On Week of 3/3-3/8 2014

Class this week is on a normal schedule ALL WEEK. If you filled out a self-evaluation last week, please look forward to getting it back. I’ll also have a blog post up around Tuesday with some of my thoughts on the whole process.

Promotions: Congratulations to our newest advanced yellow belt!

Tournament Practice: 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. arnis sticks Calendar notes:

Click “More” for reminders & the weekly challenge!

Friendly Reminder to Adults on the Sidelines: We love you! Seriously. *You make this journey possible for your children/grandchildren.* We would like to request that you refrain from “helping” your child while they are in class (unless they’re hurt, obviously). Struggle is a valuable part of the learning process, and NWSMA instructors & assistants are more than capable of successfully guiding your child through class. Thanks for your understanding! :)

Weekly Challenge: This week, when you are confused, instead of saying, “I don’t understand,” try asking a question.

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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