STUDENT OF THE MONTH. The student of the month for September is Brayon Fremin. Brayon just recently tested for 4th kyu and did an outstanding job. He takes his karate seriously. He trained at the Lafayette Karate Club a few nights a week in preparation for his test. Brayon is an amazing student. He is very respectful and has a“can do” attitude. Brayon leads through example. He has determination and commitment in training. Congratulations, Brayon, on your karate accomplishments and good luck on your future karate achievements. As a recipient of the October award, he is now eligible for the Student of the Year Award given every December. Keep up the hard work and keep the school spirit high.
MONTHLY TUITION. Your monthly tuition is now due for October. As a reminder, tuition for one student is $50.00 per month, and for two it is $85.00. Tuition is to be paid between the 1st and the 10th of themonth.
MOBILE. The annual Mobile Karate Training Camp has been offered by the University of South Alabama for the past 32 plus years. It is designed for any style of karate. It is scheduled for November 2nd-4th. Also, the ASKF Collegiate Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd. The tournament features kata and kumite competitions and is open to all full-time college students.Look for the camp brochures at the office.
THANKS to everyone for making the 2007 Acadiana Karate Camp such a special event again this year. Special thanks to Rose Shuff (LKC), Mike Junot(LKC), and to everyone who brought something or someone to the party. We seem to have just the right blend of food and people to keep everyone entertained.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HALEY HEBERT --- SHODAN!!!! ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO REED BELLINGHAM FOR SCORING A 6 MONTH RETEST FOR SHODAN! CONGRATULATIONS TO MOHAMMAD AND HOLLY FROM THE LKC FOR EARNING SHODAN AND NIDAN RESPECTFULLY!
BE PATIENT WITH YOUR KARATE TRAINING. Practice at home, repeatedly, particularly kata, and you will begin to see rapid progress in you technique. As Master Anko Itosu (Master Funakoshi’s instructor) said in 1908, “Karate cannot be quickly learned. Like a slow moving bull, it eventually travels a thousand miles. If one trains diligently everyday, then in three or four years, one will come to understand karate. Those who train in this fashion will discover karate.” I hope you all come to discover your own personal karate and that you enjoy and gain insight along the way. OSU, Sensi Scott
09/29 ASKF Youth Tournament Ponchatoula, LA
10/6-7 Hokubei Shihankai Champ New York, NY
10/21 Pre-Dan Clinic LKA Dojo**Noon – Brown Belts**1:30pm – Yudansha
11/2-4 Mobile Camp Mobile, AL
11/9-11 JKAWF Am National Champ Phoenix, AZ
11/18 Dan Exam LKA Dojo
12/8 End of the Year Training LKA Dojo**Black Belts Only
12/7 Kyu Belt Pre-Test NIKI Dojo
12/14 Kyu Belt Pre-Test NIKI Dojo
12/15 NIKI/LKC Kyu Test NIKI Dojo