School is out, which means summertime is finally here! Historically this means a more relaxed schedule for families. Maybe a few days at the pool each week after sleeping in a little. For our dojo though, we're actually going to ramp up our Kids Kyokushin program a bit by introducing our first annual Samurai Summer.
Beginning July 3rd, we will focus each week on one of the principles of Bushido. In all, we will be dedicating 17 consecutive classes to studying the traits that made the samurai famous...after all, they were much more than amazing warriors.
So, how will this be different than our regular Kids Kyokushin classes? Well, for starters, there will be homework! There will assignments given out at the end of each class...assignments for students AND for their parents! Another summer switch will be in the way of attendance. It will be the responsibility of each student to check-in to class each time. Don't worry, I'll be showing them how to do just that in each of our classes during the next two weeks. This will be important because all students and parents who complete 100% of the homework assignments and attend at least 14 of our 17 Samurai Summer sessions will earn a free Forge: Samurai Summer t-shirt and sling bag!
But wait there's more! I'll also be leading a Samurai Summer "camp", through Covenant Life School, in the dojo during the week of July 10th. To learn more about that opportunity, check the link here: http://covenantlifeschool.org/student-life/karate-camp. This camp will spend one intense week training in the principles that will help us to grow in : justice, courage, mercy, politeness, honesty, honor, loyalty, and self-control. It's also a great opportunity for students who currently train with us to introduce a friend or sibling to what we do in the dojo on a weekly basis!