Friday, November 30, 2007

BUDDY DAY AT NIKI. December 1st is “bring your buddy to karate” day. The group session will be from 10am to 11am with a question and answer period following. Students will wear their gis, but the buddies just wear loose clothing. This is an opportunity for you to bring your friends to karate and actually have them participate in a class at no charge. This could help them decide if karate is something they might be interested in and good at. So start thinking about which of your buddies you plan on inviting.

KYU TEST. The kyu belt test for the students of NIKI will be held at our dojo on Saturday, December 15th. There will be a couple of pre-tests for all students on Wednesday, December 12th, 10:00 a.m. and also Friday, December 14th at 6.00 p.m. There is no cost for the pre-test. Registration for the test begins Tuesday, December 11th. Everyone must register by Friday, December 14th. Register early because there will be limited space for participation in the clinic. More Information is available in the newsletter at the dojo.

END OF THE YEAR TRAINING (Black Belts Only) The End of the Year Training is on Saturday, December 8th in New Orleans at the LKA. The training, which is black belts only, will be from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. The cost to participate is $20.00. The ASKF meeting follows at 2:00 pm. The ASKF End of the Year Party begins that evening at the dojo at 7:00 pm. There is
an instructor training class on Sunday, December 9th at 10:00 am.

CHRISTMAS PARTY. The NIKI/LKC Christmas party will be held at the LKC at a date and time to be determined in the next couple of weeks. We will let you know when it is decided. Everyone is asked to bring a dish of your favorite holiday treat for everyone to share.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE. Reminder, there will be no karate Wednesday 11/21 and Thursday 11/22. Classes resume Saturday 11/24 at 10:00 am. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

November News

STUDENT OF THE MONTH. The student of the month for November is Bobby Vincent. Bobby is a 1st kuy. He is very energetic and radiates incredible spirit throughout the dojo. Bobby has decided to test for Shodan this month at LKA in New Orleans. For the past few months, he’s been training hard in preparation. He recently attended the Pre-Dan Clinic in New Orleans, which will only benefit his goal of becoming a Shodan. Congratulations, Bobby, on your karate accomplishments and good luck on your future karate achievements. As a recipient of the November 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.

Mobile KARATE camp. 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.

A NEW BEGINNERS GROUP STARTS IN DECEMBER so if you know of anyone that would like to start training please let them know. ALSO there is a HALF PRICE REGISTRATION SPECIAL FOR NOVEMBER!

Upcoming Events

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