July 2011 Blog Posts (6)

What is a Black Belt?

"Yes, a black belt should be able to execute precise, effective, beautiful, and technically proficient martial arts techniques, whatever the style. But just as importantly, a black belt should be able to execute precise and beautiful ideas, equal to or better…

Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on July 11, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Sparring Tips

I came upon a list of sparring tips on line, and thought it would be good to make one for us. 

Size up your opponent before you engage. If he strikes first then you know he is an OFFENSIVE fighter. If he waits for your attack then you know he is a DEFENSIVE fighter.

Try to get your opponent to attack first, either by a fake or taunt. You will quickly…


Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on July 11, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Our Heroes

Master Strongheart and Master Wells: congratulations for the recognition and acknowledgment of the many positive contributions you've made to the community. This is a well deserved recognition and honor. We are very proud of you both! --Jan

Added by Jan Eveleth on July 6, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Come March with us in the Parade

Please come and join us while we march in the Summer Celebration Parade, and we are announced as this years Hometown Heroes for our work in the community on Violence Prevention, Bully Prevention, and youth drug and alcohol abuse prevention.  We are hoping as many student who can will march with us, along with family members.  We are so proud of this honor.


We will meet at the sculpture park (behind the dojang) at 9:30am.   



Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on July 6, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

My weekly push for 2nd Dan by CGN Eric Sams

Greetings everyone, its been a couple of weeks since I wrote here. Been a little busy with work and life and such. 

 I wanted to say that I have enjoyed training a lot lately. I am working hard on moving forward with my training, and still feel very motivated. Thank you so much to SBN Strongheart for the things you shared with me tonight, that was very helpful. I will…


Added by eric sams on July 5, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A True Honor! Hometown Hero Selection

Dear MeLisa,

Hello and Congratulations!

 You have been selected to represent your community as a “Hometown Hero” in the 2011 Summer Celebration Parade on July 9th, 2011. Because of your hard work and dedication to serving your community as a great advocate for youth and violence prevention, your anti-bullying curriculum available for free to schools and other organizations on the Island, and your participation on  the CTC board, we’d like to honor you!



Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on July 1, 2011 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

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