Hi guys,

The next 3 nights are your last hit-outs for grading so don’t miss it!!

See you tonight, regards,

Sifu

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the children’s end of year grading. All of the children curently training are ready for their next (or first) assessment. Some children are being assessed for new belts and some are being assessed for “Tips” which are stepping stones to new belts. The grading takes place at the Kid’s usual start time of 11am. The grading is likely to finish anywhere from 12-12:45pm. The assessment fee is $20.

We are looking forward to the grading and the children are looking great! Please be on time. If the adults are still training when you arrive please feel free to come through to help your child get ready.

See you all on Saturday!

PS:

On Sunday Sifu is assessing everyone who attended the Butterfly Sword seminar this year, it was included in your seminar cost but we ran out of time on the day. The assessment will start at 12:30 and finish at approximately 2pm depending on attendance. Please be on time. See you then!!

 

Hey guys,

Sifu’s back from Melbourne, keen to do a class tonight. We’ll be going through the dummy sets up til grading. Tonight will be set one, tomorrow set 2, Wednesday set 3 and so on until grading. We will also be working on forms. Remember forms account for 50% of your grading assessment!

See you all tonight!

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.

 

Tonight’s 6:30pm Wing Chun class theme will be close combat – focusing on knees and elbow strikes!

See you then!

PS Sifu is having a great time in NZ and reminds everyone to train hard while he’s away!!

Reminder to parents that the kids classes start up again tomorrow at 11am! Fees can be taken during the class so unless you’re bringing in a new child then feel free to get your kids on the mat straight away and ready to train.

Tonight’s 6:30pm Wing Chun class with Vadim is all about trapping hands and cross arm sparring drills.

See you there!

Amy

Hi everyone,
We have just over 8 weeks to go until the biggest grading of the year! So Tuesday 545 will be dedicated to belt prepping and stretching. Kicking conditioning will still be a part of it but also technical for your level change and sparring.
See you tonight!
Regards,
Sifu

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 KUNG FU ALEXANDRIA

Dear Parents,

A reminder for the details for the kid’s fight night this evening are: 5pm start, St Agnes Primary School, 511 Bunnerong Road Matraville. There is parking on the school grounds. No fees are involved but please spare some gold coin for the charity jar that will be passed around on the night, monies raised will go to a charity supporting our farmers. Gloves, mouthguard and a waterbottle is all you will need to bring – NO MOUTHGUARD NO FIGHT.

It’s going to be a great night! Expected finish time is 7:30pm.

JOHN WILL BJJ SEMINAR SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER 9:30AM

Suitable for all levels of BJJ experience!! 2 hours of mat time with one of the first non-Brazilian BJJ black belts and awesome coach John Will. Cost is only $90 so don’t miss it! Theme TBA. Get your name down now. Friends from other BJJ schools are more than welcome.