Summer is around the corner! Help us keep our enrollment and involvement strong by participating in dojo events and training consistently. As always, questions and/or concerns about the dojo news are welcome.
Black Belt Only Training
Saturday, June 4
ALL USA Karate Academy Black Belts
11:30am – 1:30pm
Current black belts should plan to attend (if unable, please let Shihan Joni know in advance). ALL Black Belts who are part of our infinity circle are welcome to
Updates and Announcements
New Billing Vendor
We have changed billing vendors! Everyone should have received notice of this via USPS in recent weeks. Our new vendor takes many more types of cards (Discover, etc.) and allows us to automate our monthly billing. Charging your card on file will be easier than ever, as will issuing credits and Buddy Bucks. Our members should see NO difference in rates or charging dates. We anticipate a smooth transition and more efficient service for you.
New Database and Attendance Pictures
In conjunction with our new billing vendor, we have established a new database for members. Through it, we’ll have the ability to text members according to class (for cancellations), membership in Black Belt Club, and more. Please make sure we have a mobile number and active email address for you! We do not spam members and only text notifications of closures/emergencies, special events, and billing problems. We’re also getting new pictures of all students for new attendance cards, so see Anne if you haven’t had your photo taken. New cards should be in use sometime this month.
International Tournament Team Meeting – June 4:
Students committed to international competition (including this summer’s California tournament) need to attend this mandatory meeting during the regular team training class, from 8:30-10:30am.
Shihan endorses participation in the following tournaments:
- July 5 – 9 – 2016 AAU Karate National Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (must participate in District Championship to qualify).
- July 23 – 24 – International Traditional Karate-Do Championship, San Diego, CA
- July 30 – 31 West Coast AAU Jr. Olympic Games, Los Angeles, CA
As always, speak with Shihan regarding your participation prior to signing up!
The dojo will be closed the following dates:
May 30 for Memorial Day and
July 2 – 4 for Independence Day.
Students missing classes are invited to make up the time at any class suiting their schedule and rank.
The Saturday following Memorial Day (June 4) is a good opportunity to train with Shihan, who will be there for the day.
Your Gear Here
All students need sparring gear, which includes a mouthguard and holder, groin cup & supporter (boys), fist pads, and helmet with face shield. We have all equipment available for sale in the dojo.
Happy Birthday and Congratulations!
Happy Birthday to all our June babies: Benji I., Aki I., Simon G., Rob Harrill, Nathaniel S., Calen D., and Liam H. Wish them well when you see them in class!
Congratulations to all our recent belt graduates! Twenty-three students have achieved their next rank. Good job everyone!
Follow USA Karate Academy on Twitter: @ShorelineKarate
At long last, we have a Twitter account where we will post class updates, announcements, and other goodies.