Due to the long weekend, the Saturday kid’s class will not be on. The 10am Kung Fu class is going ahead, I’ll confirm on Friday if 9am conditioning and Sunday BJJ are on. Monday there are no classes, then things are back to normal on Tuesday.

On Friday I’m (Amy) getting sworn in – if you’ve been here these last 3 or so months you’ll know what I mean – so on Saturday after class we’re going out for a few drinks and some lunch at the local to celebrate. I just want to thank everyone for your support these last few months and understanding that I’ve been preoccupied with studies and training. It’s been a great experience so far, I’m looking forward to experiencing the challenges that lay ahead.

Hope to see you on Saturday, if not have a fantastic long weekend!!

 

The first class is at 9am tomorrow – Fitness and Conditioning with Frances – then the 10am Wing Chun class with Sifu and for all who have trained there is a FREE sausage sizzle to top it off!!

Friends, family, random people you meet on your way in… are all welcome!!! No gi, all in mufti tomorrow.

Welcome back guys!!!

Next week all classes are back on as per the time table. So Sifu will be in for all of his classes, Mayur is keen to kick off the Monday 7:15pm class, Vadim is all up for the Friday 6:30pm class and all BJJ classes are on as of Sunday (will confirm Thursday night’s class, but Sunday and Thursday 12:15 classes are on).

 

Happy New Year everyone!

We are hope you are having an awesome break. This Saturday at 10am is the first class for the year. We’re still in holiday mode so no gi, just comfortable training gear and why not bring a friend? There’ll be a BBQ after training too!

See you all Saturday, have a fantastic week!

 

Dear parents,

Kids class is on for 2 more Saturdays this year. THIS Saturday, kids class will start at 9am as there is an adults grading on that will run well over typical class time. NEXT Saturday, kids class will be back to 11am start and will be the last kids class for the year. Well done to all the kids who graded and to those who participated/supported their training partners.

Adults grading this Saturday starts at 10:15!! Be early!! If you’re not grading, get in early as well! Your support means a lot to those grading. If you’re up for doing some sparring rounds gear up and jump in.

End of year party will start at approximately 12:30 at the Abbott Hotel in Waterloo. There is a cover charge of $20 per person. That covers food for the day and we have a muso booked too.

There will be a raffle!! First prize is a sparring/home training kit which includes 3in1 carry/training bag, focus mitts, skipping rope 16oz gloves, fingerless sparring gloves and shin/instep protectors. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Lastly, remember to bring some gold coin to throw in the tip jar for the bar staff at the end of the day. They really look after us very well and we do get quite rowdy!! 🙂

All the best for this weekend, stay focused and hydrate!!!

(as usual, friends and family are more than welcome!!!)

Graduating and the rewards therein are a perrenial part of our life. We graduate from crawling to walking as an infant, from training wheels to solo rider as a child, we pass our HSC in our teens and graduate to adulthood at 21. We recieve promotions and demotions in our chosen jobs and careers and often spend  time comparing ourselves to others – another form of grading ourselves – I believe modelling is a powerful  tool, but ultimately you must find your own voice and your own path. We begin our martial  journey for a myriad of reasons: fitness, self defence, self confidence, it’s seldom to obtain a black belt, that usually comes after being immersed  in the mat culture for awhile and even then we take it one belt at a time. Gradings give us realistic yet challenging goals and goals are good. No goal, no destination can kill motivation -the rudderless ship. Gradings give us a focus something to zero in on and focus is good. There is truth in the statement “it’s not the destination its the journey” but a map really helps. If the idea of a grading gives you pause for thought and the challenge is a little daunting, then it is already becoming a parallel to the challenges we face in life and challenges are good. Remember that success leaves clues, just look at the advanced belts on your mat, they have all faced the challeges you now face. The evidence of success is right in front of you. So map out your course, tap into the wisdom on your mat and keep your eye on the prize. Gradings are awsome.

CLOCKS GO FORWARD ONE HOUR TONIGHT SO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP AND BE ON TIME FOR JOHN TOMORROW!

The theme for tomorrow’s BJJ seminar is Advanced Crucifix. Start time is 9am sharp so get in at 8:30am to warm up. Cost is $90, please pay cash before the seminar starts.

Friends from other schools and all levels of experience are encouraged!

 

All classes are on as per usual tomorrow: 9am Fitness and Conditioning, 10am Wing Chun, 11am Kids Kung Fu.

Kids classes will resume on Saturday 20th October.

Monday we are closed for the public holiday. If you have access you can come in to train.

As of next month fees are increasing by 4%. We have tried to absorb rent increases as much as possible but this is something we will have to do on an annual basis, we appreciate your support! Kids membership prices have already been updated this year so will not be affected.

Monthly meberships are now $155 per month, 12 Block Passes are $228 and casual classes are $25 per class. (Concessioned memberships will vary but still be only 4%)

Dates to remember:

Spartan Stream One: Saturday 6th October 12noon $199

John Will BJJ Seminar: Sunday 7th October 9:30am $90

Spartan Stream Two: Sunday 14th October 10:30am $199

Kids Classes resume: Saturday 20th October 11am $100 per term (can use Active Kids Voucher)

 

 

Kids class starts at the usual time tomorrow of 11am. Thank you everyone for your co-operation!!

Tonight’s class with Vadim at 6:30pm will work on head movement, slipping, bobing and weaving against strikes and cross arm sparring drills… see you there!!!

On Sunday the plan is to meet at Maniax at 75 Mary Street, St Peters at 1:45. We’re booked in at 2pm for 2hrs of axe throwing. It’s $55 per head. There’s 8 of us booked in but we have room for up to 15. So if you’re keen to come there’s room!! Want more info? Visit their site www.maniax.com.au

Have a great weekend everyone!

Well here we are… last big hit out before grading. Make sure your part of your training  partners prep!

See you there regards,

Sifu

We have a black belt going off!! So if you’re a senior be in and be ready to jump in!

Afterparty will be at the Cauliflower Hotel upstairs. We have a weapons raffle too!! (and will draw it this time) Raffle tix are $5 each or 3 for $10. The prize is kali sticks, butterfly training swords, bo staff and a weapons bag.

Next Sunday 23rd we are axe throwing at Maniax in St Peters, this is now an all school event and it’s my (Amy) birthday the next day so maybe a little birthday celebration too!!

Please notify me asap if you can come and get payment in asap as size of group will depend on area we book.

2 hours of axe throwing awesomeness!

Your event, run by our axe throwing pros, includes: 1-on-1 coaching, time for target practice, then an organised tournament amongst your group to see who will be crowned the axe throwing champ and win bragging rights for years to come!

Only $55 per person – friends welcome.

Book here.

Hi everyone,

Tonight’s theme is dealing with combination attack and counters, 8th dummy set and grading practice.

See you there.

Regards,

Sifu

PS: Sunday 23rd September is a school social at Maniax in St Peters. What is it?

2 hours of axe throwing awesomeness!

The event is run by our axe throwing pros, includes: 1-on-1 coaching, time for target practice, then an organised tournament amongst your group to see who will be crowned the axe throwing champ and win bragging rights for years to come!

Only $55 per person – friends welcome. But you must register with us AND PAY by this Saturday 15th to attend.

Cheers!