March 2014 Newsletter

Wise Words from Sifu Rick!

Goals give life substance—To strive actively to achieve some goal gives your life meaning and substance.
-Bruce Lee


  • Saturday 3/1/14 Leadership class all Black Belt club 8:00am members.
  • Saturday 3/22/14 XTMA seminar Workshop , Floes Bros Kenpo, Oxnard.

Black Belt Pride

nolanMarch 2014 Student of the Month

Vijay Madhavan
Vijay Madhavan is the student of the month for March 2014. Vijay started with AASD in January of 2014. It was so apparent from the beginning that Vijay was destined to do Marital arts with his outstanding work ethic and almost perfect attendance.

Sifu Rick and staff are always amazed at how easy Vijay is able to pick up new material with very little instruction. Vijay is destined to be a part of the Black Belt Club soon, on his way to becoming a true example for all.

Sifu Rick wishes to also salute Vijay’s parents Nachi and Anu, for all their support of Vijay and our Black belt school.

Belt Promotions February 2014

Yellow Belts 2nd Brown Belts
Vijay Madhavan Calvin Mangum
Elise Penzin Ethan Rong
Nikolas Sanderson
Orange Belts Farhaan Syed
Michael Lynch Siraaj Syed
Brent Smith
Nolan Williams
Purple Belts
Vance Diggs
Luke Knight
Blue Belts
Karli Bartlett
Ryan Bartlett
Nicole Pirie
Lily Yered

Humility — Noun —

The quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people: the quality or state of being humble.

It’s important to know what humility is and, more importantly, to be humble. Being humble is to be consistent in thinking of others needs and appreciate the good in others. Be proud of what you do and your accomplishments but don’t boast. Just because you are better at an activity than someone else doesn’t mean that you are better than they are. Appreciate each and every person for who they are … a fellow human-being. A person with talents, love and needs just
like you.

What are ways you use your talents and attributes in helping someone in need?

Nutrition (Noun) \ nu̇- ˈtri-shən, nyu̇- \

Definition: The process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy.

Example: Making healthy choices when eating is essential in your nutrition and martial arts training.

Did You Know?

We need food to fuel our bodies, however not all foods give us the same energy. There are foods which provide energy to think, form our memories, and help us to perform physical activities, while others only slow us down. The key to good nutrition is to eat a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and grains.

Check out the nutrition label of some of your favorite foods to learn more about nutrition.

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One Response so far.

  1. M.C. Madhavan says:

    Dear Sifu:

    I enjoyed reading your news letter. I am very happy to know that my grandson, Vijay, is a good student. As a teacher of ancient art, you will be an important influence in shaping Vijay’s goals and achieving them. I appreciate that.

    I enjoyed reading your news letter and it is very educative.

    With best wishes,

    M.C. “Madhu” Madhavan

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