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Let’s Finish The Year With A BANG!


Firstly thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmast Picnic & Trianing Day yesterday.  It was great fun from all accounts everyone had a good time.  If you haven’t already done so be sure to check out some of the photos on facebook – you don’t need a face book account to see the photos.

We’ve also put a few videos up that you might enjoy too.  Santa throwing water bombs at the “naughty” kids.  And a few snippets from the archives of past Soke Cup performances, showing some great bogu kumite points and some kata highlights from a few good performances.  Videos on facebook.

We thought that the Soke Cup highlights might be appropriate now that team nominations have now closed for next year’s  Soke Cup in Japan.  And I have to say that it’s looking like a very strong team!

Now, for a few more exciting things before classes finshed for the year at the end of this week.

In the dojo – frozen treat week, all week, for all kids classes.  That’s all I can tell you about this one for now, you’ll have to get into the dojo if you want to know more.

The final Success Focus Mastermind will be this Wed.  Although this is not exactly a Karate event, it certainly keeps with the theme of the dojo being a centre for success in our local Sunshine Coast community.  The final mastermind meeting for the year will be based on the theme of raising your ” Financial IQ”.

Guest presenter will be Michael Ansell (financial planner) speaking about budgeting for success.  And we’ll be playing Robert Kiyosaki’s famous “Cashflow” board game.  If you’ve never played before, you don’t want to miss out.  It’s great fun and also great learning at the same time.

Everyone is welcome to come along, but RSVP would be appreicated, either via facebook, or contact Sensei Martin.

Success Focus Mastermind – More info & RSVP on facebook.

Wrapping up for the year.  The last class for the year will be Friday 18 December.  And this will also be the last classes for Senpai Rhys to teach at Sunshine Coast Karate.  As many members may already know, Senpai Rhys will be leaving us early in the new year to do some time with the Army, at this stage the plan is just for one year, but you never know where things go.  We wish Senpai Rhys all the best and would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the great work he has done as part of the teaching team and wish him all the best.

Then it’s Christmas & New Year Holiday time at the dojo until Monday 4 January 2010.  Classes will be back on then with almost the same training schedule, except for a few minor adjustments for adults in the evening classes.  Get a copy of the 2010 Training schedule.

I’m sure we’ll see you in the dojo this week.  But just in case we don’t see you, have a great Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year.

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