Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Sale!

From now until December 15, be sure to take a look in the catalog that is on the front desk.  All products in the catalog will be on sale for 25% off the catalog price!  Many items I have to order so please get your orders in early so we can have them in time for Christmas.  I will likely order all items on the 15th so I can have them prior to next weekend, so don’t hesitate!

Christmas Week Closing

Hello Soaring Crane Students!

I just wanted to remind all of our students that we will be closed for Christmas Week as we are every year.  The actual dates are from Monday, December 22 through Saturday, December 27, 2014.  We will reopen on Monday, December 29, with all classes for that week.  I do not plan on closing on for New Year’s Eve/Day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Classes Cancelled Wednesday 11/26/14

I have decided to cancel classes today, Wednesday 11/26/14 due to the weather.  As I made my way to the studio from my work, I saw numerous spinouts and a few minor accidents, as people are once again becoming accustomed to driving in the winter weather.

Classes will resume their regular schedule on Saturday, 11/29/14.  I will likely not be present but Sensei Chris will be here to teach all classes.

I hope everyone has a safe evening and a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Slight Schedule Change

Soaring Crane WILL be open on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, starting with the Snakes class.
The next scheduled closing will be Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Upcoming Closures

Please take note of the following scheduled closures for Soaring Crane Studio:

Tuesday - November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day
Thursday - November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day
Monday December 22 THROUGH Saturday December 27, 2014 - Christmas Week
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day

At this time we are tentatively open for Monday, October 13, 2014 - Columbus Day.  I will be asking periodically throughout this week to see if people are planning on attending.

As we move through the winter, please be aware that classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather.  We do not necessarily follow what the schools are doing, however sometimes it does work out that way.  Please keep an eye on email and also on NBC Connecticut when closures are expected to be possible.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Return to Summer Uniforms

I just wanted to announce that we are returning to our regular uniforms starting Monday, September 29 which is in one week.  All students must have their uniform tops, pants and belts, with school patches properly affixed to the left breast of the uniform top.  Any student not in proper uniform will not be able to participate in class that day, so please be sure to remember to bring the top as well.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Congratulations to our newest Junior Black Belts

I just wanted to take a moment to say congratulations to our two newest Junior Black Belts, Cian and Aneesh!  They worked very hard and seemed pretty exhausted at the end, but now they are able to start a new chapter in their Black Belt journey.  Congratulations!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Quick Update

Just a quick update on a few items.  First, I hope everyone is enjoying their back to school days.  I know some parents are!

First order of business:  Standard uniforms.  We will return to standard uniforms (uniform top) in the next couple of weeks.  I will post here and also send out an email a week or so before. Until then, enjoy the warm weather while we have it because winter will be upon us before we know it!

I have two rank tests scheduled for this month.  This is the reason we have not been sparring.  Once those are done, look for a return to sparring week.  We will once again start sparring the week of September 22 (which is a Monday).

Finally, my web page and facebook page are sorely lacking in photographs.  If anyone has any pictures they would like to share, please feel free to forward them to me.  They can be of rank tests, tournaments, normal class, or anything else people would like to share.  The studio pages are as much the student' as well as my own.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to teach.
Sensei John

Monday, August 25, 2014

Holiday Closure

The studio will be closed for Labor Day.  Classes will be held on the preceding Saturday, however there will be no classes on Monday.  I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Monday, August 18, 2014

School is nearly here!

It's almost time to go back to school.  Along with that, usually comes a change in uniforms.  I have not yet decided on the date to change back to standard uniforms.  I am going to wait and see what the weather has in store for us.  If it is warm we will likely remain in T-shirts for a while.

Please remember that along with school comes the appearance of children on the roads as they make their way to and from their bus stops or homes.  Please drive with caution and be aware when approaching bus stops.  Despite what we try to teach them, children can often dart out into the road without thinking.

Enjoy these last few days of summer kids, I know some of your parents are doing the happy dance now that school is right around the corner!  :-)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Congratulations to our newest Promotees!

Congratulations to the following students for passing their latest Rank Promotion Exam.  Everyone worked hard and deserved to earn their ranks.  Great job to all!

Brown Blue
Brenna Graves, 1st Degree Evan Pannuto
Sal Costanzo, 2nd Degree
Alan Kenedy, 3rd Degree Purple

Connor Rickerman
Zoe Reid Yellow
Tyler Dougherty Leah Roy
Alan Parker Alex Cavanna
Anthony Mascoli

Blue Stripe
Rowan Raymond
Matteo Sanabria

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No sparring this month (July 2014)

Since I have several students who are preparing for their junior black belt test, I have decided to cancel sparring this month.  Sparring month will resume next month during the third week of the month.

Thanks to all.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Uniform Policy

As most of you already know, we have changed over to summer uniforms.  Please note the summer uniform policy below.  We will stay in summer uniforms roughly until the start of the school year.  I will set an actual date as the time approaches.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Summer uniforms consist of uniform pants, and a Soaring Crane t-shirt, and of course their belt. 
  • If you do not have an SCS t-shirt, the student may wear a plain white t-shirt.
  • The shirt may not have any wording, designs or logos of any kind on it, unless previously approved by me.
  • If you do not have either an SCS shirt or a plain white T-shirt, the student will be expected to wear their full uniform.
  • Soaring Crane T-Shirts are available for sale and are hanging on the rack in the waiting area.  All T-shirts are $18.99 plus tax, unless otherwise noted.

****Please note, that if you do not have the proper approved uniform for summer uniforms, the student will not be allowed to participate in class.  It is not fair to others if we do not hold all students to the same standards.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.****