Formed Out Of Our Quest for
Constant and Never-Ending Improvement

Kaizen is an attitude of “improvement” and particularly, “Continuous Improvement”– slow, incremental, but constant improvement.

Kaizen was created in Japan following World War II. The word Kaizen comes from the Japanese words (“kai”) which means “change” or “to correct” and (“zen”) which means “good”.

Our Kaizen approach to coaching our fitness athletes focuses on continuous incremental improvement. When applied to our fitness programs, the Kaizen attitude continually improves all aspects of the clients life. By improving standardized activities and processes, our Kaizen attitude aims to guide each client through the awkwardness of being a beginner to being the most proficient advanced training machine.

“We Are Products Of The Process”

What Am I Learning?

This cycle we are working on the kata Jion.

JION

This is the original name, and the charagther for it has appeared frequently in Chinese lititure since ancient times. The Jion-ji is a famous old Buddhist temple, and therein a well-known Buddhist saint named Jion. The name suggests that the kata was introduced by someone identified with the Jion Temple, just as the name of Shorin-ji Kempo is derived from it’s connection with the Shorin Temple

There are forty-seven moves, taking approximately one and a half minutes to complete. The line of movement is the I.

Excerpts  from Karate-Do  Kyohan

by Gichin Funakoshi

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DETERMINATION

Week One

Week One

“FAILURE WILL NEVER OVERTAKE ME IF MY DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED IS STRONG ENOUGH.”
– OG MANDINO –

Week Two

Week Two

“ONCE YOU MAKE A DECISION, THE UNIVERSE CONSPIRES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.”
– RALPH WALDO EMERSON –

Week Three

Week Three

“BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND ALL THAT YOU ARE. KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE YOU THAT IS GREATER THAN ANY OBSTACLE.”
– CHRISTIAN D. LARSON–

Week Four

Week Four

“STOP LOOKING FOR YOUR PURPOSE… BE IT!”
– DR. WAYNE DYER –

PARENT/GUARDIAN LETTER

This cycle we are learning about determination and why it is an important skill to develop and use. Determination is something we want our children to learn and create a habit out of. We want our children to learn to overcome obstacles and persevere through dif culties in order to achieve their ultimate goals. Many successful achievers in this world are exactly that because they had the determination to keep pushing until they achieved the end result they wanted.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Lead by example. Show your children that if you have a goal at work, in the home, or physically, you will keep giving your all until you are able to achieve it. If children have a good role model to follow, it is more likely they will adopt those same skills and create habits from them. If they hear you or see you give up on something because it was too hard, they will be more likely to share that attitude on things in their life that seem too hard.
  • Do puzzles. Puzzles can be frustrating, but do not let your children give up. You can do them as a family or let them pick out their own puzzle that interests them.
  • Complaining is a bad habit that does not help someone become successful and remain determined. Help end this habit by having consequences for your children complaining about anything – homework, having to attend classes or completing chores.
  • When your children start a new sport or special activity, do not let them quit right away if was dif cult or they did not succeed immediately. It is very important to make them nish to show them how to be determined so they can complete anything they put their minds to.
  • Praise your children, act surprised at their accomplishments and recognize even just a hint of determination in their everyday lives.

Determination

DETERMINATION IS TO NEVER GIVE UP. DECIDING TO DO SOMETHING AND NOT STOPPING UNTIL IT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

WEEK ONE

“FAILURE WILL NEVER OVERTAKE ME IF MY DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED IS STRONG ENOUGH.”

~ OG MANDINO ~

DETERMINATION: never giving up no matter what! When a determined person decides to do something, they do it!

Determination is one of the most important  traits you can have. When you are determined, you have the drive to work through difficult times and push yourself to do your very best to reach your goals.
Your dreams and goals can be accomplished when you work your hardest and do your best. You must have the will to do your best at all times and to work through any difficulties you may come across. Being a determined person gives you the strength to push yourself even when you don’t want to.
All of the world’s greatest achievers in life have made it where they are today by hard work, commitment and determination. You have to wake up and decide that you will work toward your goals and dreams despite any obstacles or setbacks. With the strength of determination, everything is a work in progress and will become an achievement.

Ask Your Child:

  1. What does determination mean to you?
  2. Do you have determination in the martial arts?
  3. What is something you have accomplished because you were determined to do it?

The information you need for testing.

Testing and Graduation are an important part of a students Martial Arts training. Just as in academic school we have regularly scheduled tests. It is nearly impossible to “fail” a test, however the if the minimum attendance requirements are not met the student will not be eligible to move on. Any student may come to any class for their test. We are hoping that this should help in the event that you are unable to make your regularly scheduled class time you may come to any class. In case you have forgotten: Here’s the schedule, on both Wed. & Thurs. we have classes @ 3:30, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45 or 6:30. We also have graduation ceremonies on the Saturdays after testing. These special classes are a must to recieve your new belt. They are held on Saturdays and last only 45 minutes. See the student handbook for the time it takes to earn a new belt. Your student Qualification Code also has your testing and graduation dates on them. Due to the advanced notice you are given no make-ups are allowed. In the event of a conflict we will work with you within one week of recieving your qualification code.

Upcoming Testing Dates

Upcoming Graduation Dates

  • April 5 & 6

  • May 11 & !2

  • June 15 & 16

  • July 20 & 21

  • August 24 & 25

  • September 28 & 29

  • November 2 & 3

  • December 7 & 8

  • April 9

  • May 14

  • June 18

  • July 23

  • August 27

  • October 1

  • November 5

  • December 10

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