Master Strongheart received this email because she is on the board of the Communities that Care. For those of you who don't know what that is its:
Mercer Island Communities That Care (MICTC) is a coalition of concerned parents, youth and community members who are joined around the common purpose of reducing the harmful effects of underage drinking and other drug use among Mercer Island youth. Coalition efforts take on a public health, not a moralistic perspective, using the latest brain science
We have added some classes including a black belt and deputy black belt only class, Demo Team practices every week, as well as additional classes for Leadership Teens and Adults. Please click the above link to get your new schedule beginning Feb. 1.
How to take your training to a new level…
Dear Parent and students!
We are now accepting applications for the 2010 Demonstration Team! What this means for you is that you and your child will have the opportunity to be part of a small group of dedicated, like minded, motivated students.
Demo teams build high levels of confidence because students are taught how to perform in public. There’s an awesome rush that comes from performing for your community and getting accolades!
If your family is ac
Ben, one of our black belts has just completed an extraordinary leadership project!
He, and the team he recruited to help him, completed over187 hours of work in order to remove invasive plants from a 2.5 acre park, and laying board mulch down.
He solicited donations for the projects including 2000 obs of cardboard pallets, and 10.5 yards of mulch.
He also was able to mobilize around 30 others to complete the project, and emphasizes the incredible support from his folks!
Ben has studied mart
We are very excited to announce that Jido Tina Jackson is our new office manager.
Tina has been a student for over 5 years and holds her brown belt with us. She is a great teacher. Her focus will of course be on making sure everything is organized, and on track. She will help with getting information out, and to facilitate better communication between the floor and the lobby.
You may have noticed that things are running more smoothly than ever already.
A little more about her: Tina has 15 year
Why are we on an Acts of Kindness Mission?
Primarily: We believe kindness is important to our practice of martial arts. It builds peace in the community, empathy in the giver, and teaches the connectedness between each of us.
This is imparitive to our understanding of self defense in that: As we are connected, we are no longer OTHER, but in fact, we belong to, and with each other.
And this understanding, the understanding of our connectedness with each other, engenders peace vs violence---e