Fireworks are a large part of the modern 4th of July celebrations. These fireworks are directly associated with the independence of the United States of America. Many people are unaware of the origins of using fireworks on July 4th. In fact, fireworks were first used in the first Independence Day on July 8th in 1776.
Open Mat (the inside story)
At open mat the instructors and I work with each student in a one on one setting. This is not a structured martial arts class. Students come and go during a three hour window and demonstrate their skill sets to earn tips toward their next belt. For kids who need a Lil more practice it becomes a short private lesson and they receive a sticker for their efforts. The tips on their belt mark their progress. However the amount of stickers in their Personal Success Journal marks their perseverance.
Each one of those stickers represents a small setback or defeat and more so, a non-quitting spirit as they return to try again the following week.
Way to go Lil Dragons
LiL Dragons will be visiting Moorpark KinderCare Tuesday, July 23rd at 10 am.
We will be discussing and teaching about what to do if your house is on fire using fun drills and role playing. We will also be sending home some tips to help you go over the lesson with your child as well as a gift certificate for a month of free karate lessons.
The week before Lil Dragon belt promotions, we step back from our usual children's martial arts curriculum to focus more on fun and the students who are ready to promote at the upcoming belt promotion this Saturday, July 27th.
At a dragon Egg Hunt we hide the student’s skill sets inside brightly colored eggs around an obstacle course, send the kids out to find them, and then perform the tasks inside.
All classes without an egg hunt will be review and games
Wednesday July 3rd – OPEN MAT, 3 to 6 pm
regular classes canceled
Thurs. & Fri. July 4th & 5th – Independence Day
Tuesday, July 23rd – Preschool Outreach
Tuesday, July 23rd – Intermediate Dragon Egg Hunt
4 & 6 pm
Wednesday, July 24th – Advanced Dragon Egg Hunt
4 & 6 pm
Thursday, July 25th – Beginner Dragon Egg Hunt
4 & 5:30 pm
Saturday, July 27th – Belt Promotions
Full Uniforms , 12 pm SHARP