Weekly Update 11/19-11/24 Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving from the NWSMA staff!

Weekly Challenge: memorize all of your required kicks in Japanese or Korean!

Class Schedule: Mon and Sat are normal. Wed and Thurs classes are cancelled. Students who attend once a week: whenever there are cancellations, please feel free to drop in on any day that is not your “normal” day.

Friday is a special 1.5 hour class (5:30-7 pm) with guest instructor Sensei Louis!!! (I hope I’m spelling his name right…) Invited students are: any student age 13 & up, Tae Kwon Do green belts and above, and Karate purple belts and above.¬†Wear your full uniform!

Sensei Louis is a fabulous instructor who normally works with adult students, so please check with us if you are unsure if you can/should attend this class. If you are not participating, you are still welcome to come observe. :)

The Masons’ food and toy drives are continuing past Thanksgiving and into December, so continue to bring in donations! Breakfast at the Masons is Sunday, November 25, from 9-11 am. $7 all-you-can-eat, and help support our landlords!

The Value of Struggle

One of my teaching colleagues posted an NPR piece today on Facebook and it got me to thinking. You can read the full article here, but basically the idea is that when given an impossible math problem, East Asian students spend more time tackling it, trying again and again to solve it, when American students Continue reading

Weekly Update 11/12-11/17 2012

Normal class Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Wed 11/14 is cancelled due to another event being held at the hall. Saturday 11/17 will be normal class, but the afternoon Arnis seminar has been cancelled. We are working on rescheduling with our guest instructor.

November cancellations: 21, 22.

The Masons are running a food and toy drive, so if you have any donations to contribute, please bring them in! The donations go to the Stanwood food bank, so it’s a great opportunity to help out our neighbors and community.

Weekly Update: 11/05-11/10 2012

Normal class M-F. Saturday class is cancelled for the tournament at TMA Overlake. We will be meeting at the dojo to caravan down. Talk to Sensei or Sempai Yudajanim for directions, time, etc, and read over the rules this week in preparation.

Cancellations for the month of November: 14, 21, 22. Saturday the 17th is normal, but the afternoon Arnis seminar has been cancelled.