What’s Going on Week of 1/4-1/9 2016

Happy New Year! Normal class this week on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. Black Belt Class Friday 7-8 pm.

Arnis Test: 1/21. Yellow and green belts only from 4:30-5:30, any ranks from 5:30-7 pm. In order to test, you must have a completed Arnis pre-test, which we will work on the week prior to the test. Testers who are unable to make it on 1/21 will be accommodated at other times.


Calendar Notes:

  • NO CLASS: 1/13, 1/14, 1/16
  • Sunday makeup classes: 1/17
  • Arnis pre-testing: 1/15-1/20
  • Arnis test: 1/21

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Rule Reminder: Students: please leave the teaching to the assistant instructors and black belts. Assistants: only the senior instructors may teach forms (except Kibon 1/Kihon Kata 1). You may practice what the student already knows, but do not teach any new moves.

Weekly Challenge: Look at your Arnis sheet and determine what you need to practice to be ready for the upcoming Arnis test! (Don’t have a sheet? Download them here, get the password from us in class).

Weather Cancellation Policy: 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-CamanoPlease 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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