August 2014 Newsletter

Wise Words from Sifu Rick!

Admitting mistakes – Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them!
-Bruce Lee


  • Leadership class this month August 2nd 2014 at 8:00am
  • Next Belt test for those little and Junior dragons eligible Friday 8/15/14, 6:30pm
  • Next Belt test for those Adult students eligible Saturday 8/16/14 at 11:00am
  • Next Mom’s kids class Friday 8/22/14 6:15pm, hope to see you there
  • Next Kenpo Revival Signature class for Adult Black and Brown Belts current and Former Saturday 8/16/14 11:00am

Black Belt Pride

August 2014 Student of the Month

Ryan Bartlett
Ryan Started training back in June of 2012 and joined with his brother Sifu Justin and Sister Karli as an unstoppable family trio of hard training students.

Always giving a 100%, Ryan demonstrates qualities of perseverance not normally found in such a young student. Never give up is what describes Ryan’s ability to spar, as he takes on the most difficult opponents with determination and the true desire to win.

Sifu Rick and staff would also like to thank Ryan’s parents Matthew and Denise, not only for their support of Ryan and family, but of our Black Belt School as well.

Inspiration —Noun—

An inspiring or animating action or influence.

Inspiration is everywhere. Anything that makes you want to improve yourself, create something, or set and accomplish new goals is an inspiration to you. Part of growing up is learning what inspires you and making sure you are being inspired to do good things. Being inspired to do something doesn’t mean we will automatically be good at it; becoming good at anything takes time and effort, even the things we are inspired to do. So whether you are inspired to paint, write, or get a black belt, hold on to that inspiration and keep pushing yourself. No one is perfect the first time they try something. Pursue your goals with hard work and perseverance and you never know who you will inspire along the way.


When does the duck wake up?
At the QUAK of dawn!

Why did the girl smear peanut butter on the road?
To go with the traffic jam!

Grateful —Adjective—

Feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.
The grateful students thanked their instructor for helping them master a new move.
Are you a grateful person? Thanking the people around you for the kind things they do for you is very important. Read below to see how people across the world say, “Thanks you.”
Spanish — Gracias (GRAHSS-yahss) Italian — Grazie (grat-zee)
French — Merci (mer-see) German — Danke (dahn-kuh)

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