People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
Dr, Ali Redjaian is our new 3rd dan black belt student. We congratulate this great accomplishment to him and to our dojo community.
This morning, Jaison, in his junior black belt testing, was able to showcase his eight years of experience into a great performance in martial arts basics, self defense and forms. Here are some of the comments from our instructors testing panel:
Jaison was very focused and was able to keep the same level of energy throughout the whole test. -Lyndsey
Very composed. He handled himself very well under pressure. -Chris
He was very prepared for his test. -Jeannie
Very impressive testing. Highly focused and powerful techniques. -Ali
Very inspirational testing. Inspired me to work harder myself. -Laurie
Nice footwork and strong techniques. -Aleeya
At our dojo, we've been fortunate enough to have wonderful students in the last 30+ years. Many of them have stopped training due to personal reasons. This video was posted 8 years ago and we'd like to re-post it to honor those students.
Next testing marks our 177th promotion examination and it will be on Saturday June 8th starting at 10 a.m.
Testing invitations will be awarded during classes to those that are ready for advancement either for belts or weapons.
Turns out this week is "Teachers Appreciation Week". I was surprised by this beautiful personally made gift from Martinez family. Thank you. It says "the best teachers teach from the heart. Couldn't agree more!
Teamwork is a critical staple in our dojo. We impart teamwork and collaboration at all ranks and belt levels. The higher the rank the more responsibility to help others. By building this system, we are creating a healthy and nurturing interdependence that will help with life skills lifelong. By emphasizing teamwork, we foster working together, building social skills, helping others, respecting one another, tolerance, and compromise.