Wednesday, March 21, 2012

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP - June 25th through June 29th!

We just set the dates for our 2012 Youth Summer Camp. It will be Monday, June 25th - Friday, June 29th. Space is limited, so register early. I have included a few highlights below from last years camp. No experience necessary and this is open to all students as well as your siblings, friends and neighbors. See me at the academy for more information and to register. Flyer's and registration forms go out this week.

We just completed another successful summer camp. The kids and instructors all had a great time. Some of the activities during the camp included, "Bully Battles", Jiu-Jitsu Training, Japanese Calligraphy, Bullysafe and Stranger Awareness Discussions, Sensei Carter's Famous "Circle of Pain", an action packed grappling tournament, and good ole' fashion dodge ball. Needless to say we had a blast. We introduced a new activity called "Battle Sticks". This is where each kid got to take me on and battle it out with pugil sticks (the two ended staff). Of course the two ends are padded foam and the kids all wore protective gear. They certainly got in some nice shots.

I want to thank Matthew Palmer (Sienna's Dad) for coming by on Wednesday to teach as about Japanese culture. Everyone loved learning how to write in Japanese. Stay tuned for our Japanese Culture Night at the dojo where we will learn more about the Japanese traditions, make sushi, and have other activities.

We topped the camp off with the grappling tournament on the last day. The kids were excited all week for this event. We learned valuable ground-defense skills throughout the week that were put to the test during our tournament. All the kids showed, poise, character and good sportsmanship. It was very exciting to watch, coach and referee this activity. All the kids performed exceptionally well and appreciated the medals they earned. I was a very proud Sensei after all was said and done.

I want to thank all the kids and instructors for attending our camp and I look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Japanese Story Time

Fun with Jiu-Jitsu

Top Control
Proud Calligraphers

Bullyproof Lesson

Sensei making his point


Competitive Spirit

Japanese Calligraphy
Tournament Medals

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