Students from Stanwood’s Northwest School of Martial Arts and Fudo Yama Karate-Jutsu made a donation to the Stanwood Food Bank on Monday, December 16, 2013. The donation ended a month-long competition between the two schools to see who could collect the most food.
We’d like to shout out a big “THANK YOU” to our parents for helping our kids collect the food!
And to everyone in the Stanwood-Camano area, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and warm season wishes from all of us at NWSMA!
Congrats to the sparring tournament team on last week’s sparring extravaganza! Pictured are six of the nine students who participated. Look at all that bling! It takes a lot of guts to get out there in the ring, so excellent work. Thanks also to TMA – Pine Lake and TMA – Overlake for putting on a great event!
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Sparring Tournament, hosted by True Martial Arts – Pine Lake!
Date: November 9, 2013.
Time: White-adv. green belts begin at 10 am; blue belts & above at 11:30.
Place: True Martial Arts – Pine Lake (located at 2912 228th Ave SE, Sammamish 98074).
Gear requirements: mouth guard, hand pads, foot pads, head gear, and groin guard (for gentlemen).
We have a few registration forms available in class, but you can also download and print one (below, both files .docx). Please also download & read through the rules on your own. We will dedicate some class time to point sparring practice, but it is your responsibility to be familiar with the rules.
Taught by women for women, our September 28th Women’s Self-Defense Class is a great class for women ages 13 & up! Scroll down for time, location, and price. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Books for Bikes charity.
Doris Eastbury, owner & chief instructor of NW School of Martial Arts, will be teaching the class. Doris is a 4th degree black belt with over 25 years of martial arts experience–and has a story or two to tell about why women need self-defense skills!
Class content includes:
“5 A’s” of self defense;
Walking with confidence: posture & body language tips;
How to effectively use your voice;
Decision-making: thinking through a self defense situation;
Simple, effective release & escapes from standing grabs and holds;
What to do if you get knocked to the ground;
Simple, effective strikes against vital targets.
Protecting yourself shouldn’t be complicated or confusing. We keep the techniques simple, and we break information down into easy-to-remember points (like the 5 A’s and a girl’s best 3 weapons).
NWSMA female black belts will be on hand to assist and answer questions. Our goal is to create a safe and fun environment for you to learn self-defense that may someday help you escape from a threatening situation.
Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Stanwood Masonic Hall (downtown Stanwood)
Ladies 13 years & up are welcome. 🙂
Price: Back-to-School Special of $47 (normally valued at $97)
Bring a friend (or two) and you both will receive a 25% discount, making the price just $35/person!!
Participants will receive a safety handout and a self-defense stick keychain.
Contact us to reserve your spot. Pay on the day of, cash or check please.
The ladies in our most recent seminar really enjoyed talking and sharing experiences. Self-defense skills are truly priceless. We’d love to help you gain the confidence and knowledge that could protect you and your loved ones.
NW School of Martial Arts collected school supplies during its annual week-long summer camp. Summer campers walked the items over to The Caring Place in downtown Stanwood to make the donation. Students got a mini tour and talked to volunteers about what The Caring Place does for the local community.
As martial artists, we strive to reach our personal best AND to help others. Donating school supplies to those in need is a great way to make a difference! Thanks, everyone!
First camp photo! Look at all these happy campers!
We have a parent who is a professional photographer, and she’s charging a small fee for prints (just to cover material and printing costs). Parents, if you’d like a copy of any of the photos, please see us at the dojo for the order form.
We have exciting news for you! For the very first time, NW School of Martial Arts’ 2013 Karate Summer Camp is open to anyone ages 6-17!! That means you don’t have to be an NWSMA student to take part in the summer martial arts fun!!
NWSMA students, you know what that means? Bring a friend with you to camp!
Camp will take place over the course of 5 days, and each day has a theme. Focusing on one skill a day, such as kicking and grab releases, children will learn the basics of how to defend themselves. Benefits of summer camp include:
Learning some basic self-defense skills;
Working with a small group to create a short skit about how to peacefully resolve a bullying situation;
Making new friends, learning to share & helping others;
Being active and exercising in a safe, friendly environment;
Getting creative with crafts and games!
Here’s the what/when/where:
Karate Summer Camp takes place August 12-16, 2013, Mon-Fri 10:30am-3:00 pm
The cost is $100/child/week OR $25/child/day
*Bring-your-own lunch except Friday* (We’ll serve pizza on Friday)
Located @ Stanwood Mason Hall in downtown Stanwood. We will donate a part of our proceeds to Bikes for Books.
Camp t-shirts with NWSMA logo will be available for an optional $20.
Payment will be due in full, cash or check to NWSMA, on the 1st day of camp (August 12). Children will not be allowed to take part if their parent/guardian has not completed & returned the registration form with payment.
NW School of Martial Arts, owned by Sensei Doris Eastbury, has been serving Stanwood since 1988 with martial arts & self-defense classes for all ages. Assisting her with camp are certified black belts who regularly instruct & help in our year-round programs.