Karate Word Search
Below, you will find a link to download a word search for all youth students. Print and return completed to Sensei Bret by Friday. If you are unable to open the file, I have included it as a picture as well which you can copy and paste into Paint and print from there. Good Luck!
Honor in the Martial Arts
Throughout martial arts history, Honor has been a core principle of practitioners worldwide. In feudal Japan, honor (meiyo in Japanese) was the main foundation of Bushido, the Samurai code of conduct. Honor was so important that a warrior would rather commit suicide after losing in battle than live with the shame of defeat.
In today's society, honor remains a crucial part of martial arts training. Honor is the concept of great respect and high esteem. In our practice, we honor the warriors and masters before us by continuing to teach traditional martial arts and paying tribute to their perseverance in spreading the arts. By respecting our school, our instructors and fellow students, we can continue to honor them and each other.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle
Starting June 9th, Trio Martial Arts is offering Summer Camp for children ages 5-14. Camp will run from 8:00AM to 6:00PM, and include daily activities such as our full Martial Arts curriculum, arts and crafts, indoor games, movies, library visits and more! In addition, we will be taking weekly trips for Bowling, Mini Golf, Movie theaters, Water Parks, etc.
All students who enroll for a 4-week session will receive an Annual Pass to LEGOLAND, which we will be visiting every Friday!!!
We are fully insured, and all of our staff is CPR/First Aid Certified!
Space is Limited and we are filling up quickly. Reserve your spot now! For prices, please visit us today!
Nothing in the martial arts has been so misunderstood or under appreciated as the Black Belt. Many students mistakenly believe that to reach Black Belt is the end of the journey, and it's an appropriate time to move onto other activities. Others devalue it to the point of going online and purchasing their own from one of the many supply stores that sell them, just to impress their friends. But really, what does it mean to BE a black belt?
A black belt by itself is a long strip of cotton that we tie around our uniforms to hold it in place, but what it represents is so much more. A black belt, at least in our school, represents years of hard work and dedication. It represents countless hours of practice working towards perfection. But most of all, a black belt represents a promise. A promise to continue, to persevere.
Black Belt isn't the end of the journey, but the beginning. In Japanese, when you reach black belt you are called a Shodan, literally meaning "first level." It's the equivalent of graduating from high school. You've mastered the foundation of your system and are ready to grasp greater concepts and technique. It's a doorway to finding your path in the martial arts.
Tonight, I want all of our students to really consider what it means to be a black belt, to always give your best, because remember:
"A Black Belt is simply a White Belt that never quit"
Starting April 12th, our teen and adult class will be meeting at the Northeast Regional Park in Davenport for outdoor training. This training will occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Junior students who are enrolled in the Kenshusei program may attend as well. The park is located on Highway 27, about 3-4 miles south of the dojo on the left-hand side.
Train hard and I look forward to seeing all of you on the mat!
On April 26th at 11:00am we will be hosting a Kama seminar for our students. Kamas are an Okinawan weapon that originated as farm tools for cutting crops.
The seminar will cover basic striking and trapping techniques, as well as self defense using the Kama as a weapon. We will also discuss everyday objects that can be used like a Kama in a real-world situation.
Everyone who participates will receive their own pair of wooden Kamas and an official Kama patch (see below) to display on their uniform. The cost is only $40.00, and space is limited to 20 participants. Deadline for registration is April 16th. Save your spot today!
Welcome to Our New Blog
Good morning! I'd like to welcome all of you to our new school blog. Here, we will be posting information about our programs, upcoming events and student assignments.
I want to remind all of our junior students about their homework for this week. By Thursday, all of you need to know the meaning of Perseverance and be able to explain it in class!
Quote of the Day:
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times" - Bruce Lee