Sunday, December 20, 2015

Schedule for Christmas Week

I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of the schedule for the next two weeks.  This week we will be holding classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only, due to the fact that Christmas Eve falls on Thursday.  We will be closed from Saturday, December 26, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016, so there will be no classes next week.

Due to the shortened schedule, I will be combining all Snakes (7-10 yrs) and Leopards (10-14 yrs), as well as Junior Black Belts and Adults for this week only.

If you are a Snake or Leopard you may come to any of the following classes:

Leopards - Monday 6:00 - 6:45
Snakes - Tuesday 5:45 - 6:30
Leopards - Wednesday 6:00 - 6:45

If you are either an Adult or Junior Black Belt you may come to any of the following classes:

Junior Black Belt - Monday and Wednesday 6:45 - 7:30
Adults - Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30

Thank you all for an enjoyable year and I hope you have a very happy holiday!
See you this week!

Sensei John

Monday, November 23, 2015

Congratulations to our newest Yellow Belts!

A warm congratulations to our two newest yellow belts.  Mia Garrido and Eric Begert tested on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  Both tried very hard and they were rewarded with a well earned promotion.   Great job, you two!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

No Classes On Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I just wanted to remind everyone that there will be no classes on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day.  Please remember to thank them for their service to our country.

Sensei John

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Congratulations on your new ranks!!!

I have been very lax in keeping the news "new" as it were, however I wanted to give credit to our newest group of students.  Please pass along your congratulations to those students achieving new ranks on September 26, 2016:

White to Yellow
Gunnar Haynes

Yellow to Orange
Leah Underwood
Tyler Winn

Orange to Purple
Sean O'Brien
Kasper Ocheduszko
Emily O'Brien
Lucas Legere

Blue Stripe to Green
Connor Rickermann

Green to Green Stripe
Zoe Reid

All students have worked extremely hard, have shown that they are practicing and putting the work in.   Hard work DOES pay off!

In addition, Connor Rickermann will also be joining the Adult/Jr. Adult ranks!  You wanted a harder challenge, Connor.  Now you have it!  I am confident you are up to the task!

Congratulations to all, I could not be more proud!

Sensei John

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Congratulations to our newest Jr Black Belts!

Congratulations to the following students to for passing their Junior Black Belt exams on this snowy Saturday!!!

Ethan Echagarrua
Brenna Graves
Nick O'Brien
Tim Del Gallo

You all did a terrific job!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Make up Class Friday 2/6/15

Good evening,
For those that missed class Monday February 2, 2015, there will be a make-up class on Friday, February 6, 2015.  The first class will start at 5:30 for Tigers, and then 6:15 for both Leopards AND Jr. Black Belts.

I do ask that if you plan on attending you let me know before Friday.
Thank you very much.

Sensei John

Monday, February 2, 2015

No Classes Monday, February 2, 2015

There will be no classes tonight, Monday February 2, 2015.    The roads are very treacherous and visibility is near zero.  If you must travel, please use extreme caution.  By the way, if anyone sees that groundhog tell him I have something for him…

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Sensei John

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Make Up Class for week ending January 30, 2015

Due to the storm and a few classes being cancelled this week, we will be holding a make up class on Friday, January 29, 2015.  The classes will consist of a Tigers class, a combined Snake and Leopards class and combined Adults and Jr Adults class.  Please note the times below:

Tigers 5:30 – 6:15

Snakes/Leopards 6:15-7:00

Adults/Jr Black Belts 7:00-7:45

Thank you very much.

Sensei John

No Classes Tuesday January 27, 2015

Classes remain cancelled for tonight, Tuesday January 27, 2015.  The parking lot and walkway for my building are not suitable for passage and road crews are still cleaning up.  I expect to resume classes tomorrow night.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Classes Canceled Monday January 26, 2015

Good afternoon,
I have decided to cancel all classes for today due to the coming blizzard.  There will likely be a makeup either this week or next week on a Friday, so be on the lookout for an email regarding that.  If you must go out, please drive safely and use caution.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you very much.

Sensei John

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Classes Cancelled Saturday January 24, 2015

There will be no classes, Saturday Janaury 24, 2015.  If you must travel, please use caution.
Thank you.

Congratulations to our Newest Black Belts

A long overdue congratulations to Soaring Crane's newest inductees to the Black Belt family!

Same Barman and Chris Ware worked extremely hard during their test but neither gave up and they persevered.  Congratulations to both of you!