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Class for 12-12-17….so far

December 12th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

Classes are a go so far for today. Buy as always, please use your own judgment on whether or not to come in. If you decide to, please use caution. 

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Parents Night Out

December 9th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

We are a GO for tonight! 

Kids should dress comfortable and are allowed to bring a blanket & pillow or comfy chair for the movies.

Parents please drive safe. 🙂

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December News 2017

November 28th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

Parents Night Out!   December 9th 6pm-9pm

Instead of a Holiday party this year, we are going to do a Parents Night Out.  What is this?  Well it’s a chance for parents to have a few hours to do whatever they like! But what will the kids do?  Well they will get to do arts and crafts,  play games, eat pizza and watch a couple of movies!

The movies we have chosen are:  A Charlie Brown’s Christmas and Disney’s A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey (rated PG).

  • When: December 9th from 6pm to 9pm
  • Where:  Goffstown Parks&Rec
  • Cost: $20 for one, $15 each for two or more.  
  • Please note that children must be 6 years of age or older.  Parents should know “A Christmas Carol” is rated PG.

*Please sign up and pay in advance.  We need at least 10 kids to hold this event. If we have to cancel, refunds will be handed out the following week*

 

December Testing

Our last test of the year is fast approaching!  December 16th from 10am to 4pm at the Goffstown Parks & Rec.  As usual it will be a “split” testing: Children will test 10am to 12pm & Adults will test 1pm to 4pm.  Our demo team will be doing a short demo in between the two tests!  So please be sure to either stay a little longer or come in a little sooner to check it out it!  The demo will start at 12:20pm.

Please remember that a full dobok is required for those who have one.   Testing fees are due by testing please.

Good luck to all those who are testing!

(Please note that testing results may not be in till the new year.)

 

Winter Vacation

Our winter vacation this year shall begin Friday December 22nd and end Sunday the 31st.  Classes will resume Monday January 1st 2018!  We hope that everyone is setting good new years goals and has a safe and happy holiday!

 

Black Belt Ceremony

It’s nearly time to kick off our new year with our annual Black Belt Ceremony. This year I am hoping to add a short five minute movie to our event!  The ceremony will of course be followed by a potluck dinner and I’m sure a good time had by all.  

  • Black Belt Ceremony
  • January 20th 6pm-9pm
  • Goffstown Parks&Rec

Here are some details for the black belts who can attend:

  1. Full “Formal” uniform is required.  (Please speak to me if you need a new one.)
  2. The ceremony starts at 6:30 so please arrive by 6pm.
  3. Bring a change of clothes (do not eat in your dobok).
  4. Black belts are required to set up tables before dinner and help clean up afterwards.
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November 10th, 2017

November 10th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

YMCA students: we have all our normal classes today. See you there!

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No Class on Tuesday the 31st, 2017

October 30th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

Just a note for all the Parks&Rec students that there is no class on Tuesday October 31st due to the holiday.   Classes are often lightly attended around holidays so I decided to take it off this year. My apologies for any inconvenience.

Kids participating in Trick Or Treat; please be sure to listen to your parents and have fun! 🙂

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Halloween Party!

October 28th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

Today at the Goffstown Parks & Rec.  1pm to 3pm!

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Happy Chuseok!

October 3rd, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /
Happy Chuseok!
 
Chuseok literally “Autumn eve”, once known as hangawi (from archaic Korean for “the great middle (of autumn)”), is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in North Korea and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon.
 
Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day, is one of the biggest and most important holidays in Korea. Family members from near and far come together to share food and stories and to give thanks to their ancestors. In 2017, Chuseok Day falls on October 4. As the day before and the day after are also part of the holiday, this year’s full holiday period will take place for ten days at the longest, from September 30 to October 9, including the weekends, National Foundation Day on October 3, and Hangeul Day on October 9.
 
Many Koreans visit their hometowns to spend quality time with their family, as well as spend time with friends. The holidays also provide a good opportunity to enjoy traditional cultural experiences throughout Korea. Let’s take a closer look at the traditional Korean holiday of Chuseok.
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October News 2017

October 2nd, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

 

Make Up Testing and Testing Results

Congratulations to everyone who tested at the September testing!  You all did a great job!  This week we are back to regular classes and Make Up Testing for those of you who missed testing.  Testing results will be handed out next week.

Our next testing will be December 16th.  Children’s testing will be 10am to 1pm and the adults will be 1:30pm to 3:30pm.  More on this as we get closer.

Curriculum Schedule Change

Starting this week we will be alternating “Basics” and “Sparring” by week instead of by day.  Previously we did “Basics” on Mondays & Tuesdays and “Sparring” on Wednesdays & Thursdays with Friday often being a mix.  

Now you will get your basic training in as well be able to get sparring training in.  This new schedule will work much better for those of you who only train one day a week.  So to be clear, this week is “Basics” and next week is “Sparring” and so on.

Upcoming Events and Closings

Yojimbo Movie Night!   This movie night will be for older students only as the movie is Rated TV-MA.  Parents of children 14 and older should look up the movie online and see if you are willing to allow your teen to watch it.  Written consent for anyone younger than 18 is required.

Originally released in September of 1961, this movie follows a Ronin (Samurai without a master/lord) and how he deals with two gangs who are terrorizing a small town.  Written and directed by Akira Kurasawa and starring Toshiro Mifune.

Yojimbo Movie Night is scheduled for October 21st from 7pm to 9:30pm.  $5 a person and please bring your own snacks and drinks.  I will provide popcorn.  This is a 10 person minimum event, meaning if I don’t have 10 people going it will be canceled.  Please sign up with me in class.

Childrens Halloween Party!  This year we are changing things up and having a party for the kids!  Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite costume! Something they can run and play in.  Snacks, drinks, games and fun!  Maybe even a costume contest?!  Scheduled for October 28th at the Goffstown Parks and Rec.  1pm to 3pm!

Class Cancellation:  Due to both Trick or Treat in Goffstown and a Blood Drive being held at the Parks and Rec., there will be no classes Tuesday October 31st at the Goffstown Parks and Rec.

Kids who are Trick or Treating are reminded that they need to let their parents check all candy/treats before eating.  Also, that their parents get first dips are on the good candy!  🙂

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Downloads

September 24th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

Hi there folks.  A few of you have told me that some of the pdf downloads are not working on the site.  I’ve checked them in three different browsers and have found no issues.  I know at least one of you couldn’t get them to work on your phone…could this be the issue for the rest of you?  If not, I recommend updating your browser or Adobe Reader.  Also, if you are on your phone I would check to make sure you have a pdf reader app on your phone as well.  I have also tried them on my phone and had no issues.  I hope we can all get them to work 🙂

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Current News

September 13th, 2017 / / categories: Uncategorized /

Bully Defense Seminar!

Saturday September 16th, 2017

This saturday we will be holding our Bully Defense Seminar at the Goffstown Parks & Rec. 10am – 12pm.   This is a FREE seminar for the whole family!  Friends and their families are welcome as well!

Bullying has only gotten worse in today’s day and age.  People are bullied for all kinds of reasons and in many different ways.  What’s worse is that many people don’t actually understand what bullying is or why it happens.  We want to change that!  We also want to teach everyone that using their fists is NOT the best way to deal with a bully!  This will not be a kicking and punching seminar.  Dress comfortable and bring something to drink.

Please let me know if you can come and about how many of you there will be.  Space is limited.

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September Testing

Stripe sheets need to be handed in as soon as possible.  Dan students need to pass in their essays as soon as possible as well.  Once a child student has earned their Gold & Silver stripe they can began to earn their Bronze stripe.  Students should make sure they have studied their Terminology and Knowledge.  Please take note that if you are leaving the beginner ranks and going into the intermediate ranks or intermediate to advanced, that you need to study a new Terminology & Knowledge sheet.  Bodan students need to study the Dan Terms & Knowledge in addition to the other three levels.

As a reminder to all who are testing, testing fees for belt testing are now $15 a student.  No changes for refresher or dan testing.

10am to 12pm = Kids Testing.  1pm to 3pm = Adult Testing.

Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.

T-shirts

We are putting together another order for T-shirts.  So if you did not have a chance to order the last time be sure to this time.  Shirts to choose from are Red, Blue and Yellow.  The same design on each with a minor color difference in the ink.  One shirt = $15, two = $30 or three shirts = $40.  Please pay in advance.

Parks & Rec. Rates and Schedule Changes

As a reminder there is no longer a 2:45 to 3:30 class on Tuesdays and the 3:45 class on Thursdays is now 4:00 to 4:45.

Just as a reminder here are the rates for our classes at the Goffstown Parks & Rec.:

For childrens classes:

  • One class a week = $40 a month
  • Two classes a week = $50 a month  

For adult classes:

  • One class a week = $50 a month
  • Two classes a week = $60 a month

Weapons class (every 2nd and 4th Thursday):

  • An Additional $10 a month on top of normal Tuition.