Weekly Update 12/31-1/5

Happy New Year!

Mon the 31st is on special schedule: there is only 1 class, starting at 4pm and ending sometime after 5pm. The rest of the week, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat, will all be on a normal schedule.

Sunday the 30th is Breakfast at the Mason Hall. Bring your appetite!

Weekly Challenge: Look back at your 2012 goals to see what you’ve accomplished this year. Write down your 2013 goals and put them in a safe and visible location.

The Arnis Seminar is coming up on January 19th, so please be paying attention to your Arnis requirements. You can go over them in your head or get your parents’ permission before you use sticks at home.

Reminder to all students: YOU are responsible for practicing outside of class. If you don’t have a lot of space in your house, you can visualize in your head. We can help you with anything on your requirements sheet, so don’t hesitate to ask questions if you need answers.

Weekly Update 12/24-12/29

Happy Holidays to all of our students, their families, and friends who view this site!

We at NWSMA expect our students to put family first, especially during the holidays. However, we will still be open for class Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat this week, just for those of you who can’t get enough! Remember that Wed is cancelled this week.

Weekly Challenge: Please begin thinking about your 2013 goals. Also, please read over your Arnis requirements sheet and get practicing, because…

Arnis Seminar with our special guest instructor will take place Saturday, January 19th. The cost is not covered by regular tuition, and the price for the seminar is $20/person. Please sign up with Sensei in advance.

There will be two 2-hour seminars. The first will be 11:00am-1:00pm for students who hold the rank of white, yellow, or green belt in Arnis. The second will be from 1:30pm-3:30pm for students who hold the rank of blue belt and above in Arnis. (Remember that your Arnis requirements sheet is labeled with the belt color you will TEST for next, not the belt you currently HOLD).

There will be pizza available for lunch in between the two seminars for the usual price of $5/person.

December 30th is Breakfast at the Mason Hall from 9-11am. Support our landlords and treat yourself to a tasty Sunday morning breakfast cooked by someone else!

Stay warm~

Weekly Update: 12/17-12/22

This week’s schedule is normal on Mon, Thurs, and Fri. Wed and Sat are cancelled. All Wednesday classes are cancelled for the rest of December. The schedule is also available on Facebook.

Remaining December cancellations: 19, 22, 26. Only 1 class, 4-5 pm, December 31st.

Weekly Challenge: Karate students, practice one Kihon and one Pinan kata every day this week. Tae Kwon Do students, practice two forms below your current rank every day this week. Everyone, please start thinking about your goals for 2013.

Read-a-thon is still in progress, so keep turning those pages!

Weather Policy Reminder: If school is cancelled for the Stanwood-Camano public schools due to inclement weather, class will also be cancelled at NWSMA. If you’re not sure, you are welcome to call Sensei.

Thanks to everyone who donated to the food and toy drives these past two months. If you have anything left to donate, please take it directly to the Stanwood food bank.

December 30th is breakfast at the Mason Hall from 9-11am.

Weekly Update 12/10-12/15

This week’s schedule is normal on Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Wednesday is cancelled; all Wednesday classes are cancelled for the rest of December due to holidays and the Masons’ schedule. Our schedule is also available on Facebook; click the top right “Calendar” link.

Weekly Challenge: Go through your Arnis requirements, practice them, and bring your questions to class to prepare for the upcoming Arnis seminar. Stay tuned for more announcements about this event!

Weather Policy Reminder: If school is cancelled for the Stanwood-Camano public schools due to inclement weather, class will also be cancelled. If you’re not sure, you are welcome to call Sensei.

December cancellations: 12, 19, 22, 26. Only 1 class, 4-5 pm, December 31st.

Toy and food drives are still running. Thanks to those who have already donated! If you haven’t donated yet, think about bringing an extra item from your pantry. All donations stay in the Stanwood area, so your gift will reach a neighbor in need. Every little bit counts.

December 30th is breakfast at the Mason Hall from 9-11am.

Weekly Update: 12/3-12/8

Prospective students: Crab Cracker special is running for new students who sign up in December 2012 or January 2013. Check out our About Us and FAQ post. New Year’s is a great time to start a new exercise program! Welcome to NWSMA!

Current students: This week’s schedule is normal, Mon-Sat. Pizza Night is normally the last Friday of the month, but due to the holidays, we’re going to have Pizza Night this Friday. $5/person.

Good job to everyone who participated in Sensei Louis’ class Friday night!

December cancellations: 12, 19, 22, 26. Only 1 class, 4-5 pm, December 31st.

The holidays always complicate our schedule, so please check your calendar carefully. The calendar is now available on the NWSMA Facebook page (top right “Calendar” link).

Coming up in January: Arnis Seminar with guest instructor from TMA! The seminar is not covered by regular tuition, so there will be a small seminar fee. More details and a sign-up sheet will be available soon.

Toy and food drives are still running. Thank you so much for your donations! Help support the Masons by attending their monthly breakfast on December 30th (always the last Sunday of the month). $7/person, all-you-can-eat, 9-11 am.

Happy December!

See Our Ad in the Crab Cracker?

If you saw our ad in the Crab Cracker, click “Read More” for new student information and FAQs. Also, check out our About Us section.

For the holidays, we’re running an introductory special for new students. 2 months + 1/2 off the 3rd month, and free uniform for new students who sign up in December 2012 or January 2013. Offer expired.

Weekly Update 11/26-12/1

Normal week! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat are all business as usual. Friday is pizza night. Woo-hoo! $5/person.

Weekly challenge: practice your newest form at least two times each day this week.

Beginning December 1st: New Student Recruitment, Crab Cracker special (applies only to new students who sign up in Dec and Jan), and Book-a-thon. Book-a-thon sheets will be handed out Friday.

The Masons are still running food and toy drives in December. Donated goods will stay in the Stanwood community. Help a neighbor in need–bring in your donations today! Big thanks to those who have already donated!

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!