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2010 06 04

NEWSLETTER - June 2010

We are coming to the end of another full season. It has been a great year and one of the most eventful for the dojo and our students.

Summer Hours

Following Canada Day (July 1st), the dojo will start Summer Hours:

May 29th Black Belt Grading

I am pleased to announce that Alex MacKeigan was promoted to Shodan.  He underwent a strenuous and detailed inspection of his skills and knowledge.  Alex did an excellent job and I am proud to have him among our Black Belts.  Although Alex is not yet a full karate teacher, he should be addressed as Sensei.

Tim Koch from Sanshin Martial Arts in Guelph joined Alex in the grading.  I want to thank the students who came out to support Alex during the run and kata portion of the grading.  Your presence helped Alex get through the difficult and tiring portions of the testing.

Another Black Belt promotional grading will be held in early November.  At this time we have 2 candidates for November.


I had hoped that we could extend early membership renewals to our students and avoid the 8% tax increase.  Unfortunately, the provincial government ruled in very late April that membership renewals for sports clubs, e.g. Golf, gyms, etc, had to be made by April 30th to avoid the tax.  Please refer any comments and frustrations to Dalton McGinty`s office and your local MPP.

New Members

We all benefit from new students, in terms of fresh ideas, teaching opportunities and keeping costs down.  Please `sing the praises` of the dojo to your friends and family.


Please have a fun and enjoyable summer, be safe and I hope to see you in class.


     "Persevere and Do Right"
      - Sensei


News Headlines

2011 08 16
NEWSLETTER - September 2011

2011 06 19
Jessica Gaughan & Dave Mussar Promoted to Shodan

2011 04 18
NEWSLETTER - April 2011

2010 09 20
NEWSLETTER - September 2010

2010 09 20
NEWSLETTER - September 2010

2010 08 03
Sensei Rick Roberts Promoted to Kyoshi
(7th Dan) in Okinawa, Japan

2010 07 18
Congrats to Sensei Ferraro & Ola on their Marriage

2010 06 04
Alex MacKeigan Promoted to Shodan
NEWSLETTER - June 2010

2010 03 04
Seminar with Pat Haley (8th Dan, Kyoshi) from California

2010 03 01
NEWSLETTER - March 2010

2010 02 11
Kicking off 2010!