monthly events & Life Skills
Each month, the Dojo celebrates "monthly themes" to
encourage students to stretch far beyond their comfort
zones and to reach for goals that help perfect their
character...both as a martial artist and human being in
Please take note of the Dojo's upcoming "monthly
themes" for the '10 - '11 season:
Students learn about how their commitment to the
Martial Arts has helped provide food, shelter and
education to children in Nepal. During the week of
September 22- 27th, students discuss ideas and actions
that they can implement to help "Change the World!".
During the month of October, students learn about
the roots and traditions of many martial arts and their
place of origins including Japan, Okinawan Islands,
China and the Philippians. Special Seminars including
Filipino Martial Arts, Kung Fu, & Qi Gong are offered to
celebrate the world of the martial arts!
During the week of November 15th - 22nd, students
partake in a Bully Awareness and Prevention Workshop.
The Bully Free Team (a group of elected students whose
main responsibility is to help monitor and limit
bullying in their schools and beyond) is selected.
Students collect "pennies" from family members
and friends in relation to how many push ups they can
do. The donated monies are given to a charity of choice
by the students. Collection Drive begins December 1st -
6th. Push Ups to be completed by students will occur the
week of December 8th - 13th.
Students discuss with guest speakers the
importance of physical, mental and emotional health and
engage in various group activities that encourage health
and well-being. Week of January 19th - 24th.
During the week of 9th - 14th, students create a
list of "kind acts" and are encouraged to complete these
"acts of kindness" and then to pass the "kindness" on...
To prepare students for the Dojo's upcoming Open
Martial Arts Tournament in April (Alberta Bushido Open),
students partake in various activities that encourage
healthy competition and athleticism. March 1 - March
To continue the preparation for the Dojo's annual
tournament (April 11th), students learn about proper "sportshumanship",
tournament etiquette and mental preparation and focus
During the week of May 4th - 9th, students
partake in their annual community clean up in Sylvan
Lake and Rimbey.
Students partake in the Dojo's 2nd Annual
Strength Competition! Kettle bells, Cardio Circuits,
Balance, Agility and much more lie ahead for students to
test their own personal best! Week of June 15th - 20th.
Students partake in many
outdoor karate activities and drills to keep their
motivation and dedication at its peak during the warm
summer months. Weather permitting.
KARATE DATE NIGHTS
Karate Date Night is an exciting night of different
yet fun karate drills, crafts and games, Karate and Kung
Fu movie watching, with lots of popcorn, pizza and sushi
for everyone to enjoy! Karate Date Nights are held each
month on a Friday evening from 6 - 8 pm. It's a great
opportunity for parents to drop off their kids and enjoy
a "date night" of their own. Siblings and Friends are
also welcome to attend. Take a look at some of the
exciting Karate Date Nights to come!
Enjoy a "scary night" of Karate Drills, Lantern
Making, and a Haunted House! Sylvan Lake Dojo, 6 - 8 pm.
Enjoy an evening or PD day of Samurai Sword Training and
the Virtues of a Compassionate Samurai in order to build
happy and healthy young boys and girls; ages 6-11, Sylvan Lake
Dojo, 10 - 12 pm or 6 - 8 pm.
Enjoy an evening of Christmas Craft Making and a
special Karate Class with Santa Claus! Sylvan Lake (Honbu)
Dojo, 6 - 8 pm.
Chinese New Year Theme! Learn about and celebrate
various Chinese New Year Festivities. Participate in
Dragon Dances. Rimbey Dojo, 6 - 8 pm.
Celebrate Spring with with a fun Karate Date
Night with karate Drills, Movie, Pizza and a
challenging Easter Egg Hunt that will require your best
ninja and samurai training senses! Sylvan Lake (Honbu)
Dojo. 6 - 8 pm.
Join us for a fun night at the Sylvan Lake Beach
for Beach Volleyball, Ninja Water Balloon Attacks, Relay
Races, Pickled-Egg Eating Contest and Much More! Sylvan
Lake Beach, 6 - 8 pm.
Enjoy an imaginary camp night in the Dojo with
spooky stories and camp fire games! Bring your sleeping
bag! Sylvan Lake Dojo, 6 - 8 pm
2012-2013 UPCOMING EVENTS
To help you maximize your health
and overall well-being, take a sneak peek at our
upcoming events; to register for any of these events or
for more info, please call 403-887-6303:
LUNCH TIME TAI CHI, Qi GONG &
Rejuvenate over your lunch hour with Tai Chi or Yoga
practice that promote balance, deep breathing,
relaxation and improved focus to help you leverage the
remainder of your day. Sylvan Lake Centre / Dojo.
Will resume in
Winter Term. Stay posted!
Tai Chi Toonie Thursdays
12:10 - 12:50 pm ~ Seniors (65+) pay only $2; Also
open to all adults
Tues. & Thurs.
12:10 – 12:50 pm
Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Meditation
6 week Tai Chi special...only $39! Offer valid until
Learn empowering tools that
leverage your awareness, self defense, fitness and
mind-body connection with this unique and interactive 6
week program for young girls (ages 13+) and women.
Date TBA; Saturday mornings.
Join, Life Coach, Sensei Christine, for an inspiring
evening of motivating information and reflective yet
practical exercises to help MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE! By the
end of the workshop, you will be able to:
- identify and apply 10
nutritional strategies for gaining vitality and health.
- understand the significance between Goal Setting and
- Identify and apply 15 things you can do TODAY to
become more effective, both personally and
- clearly recognize what is most important to you, &
based on these values develop your "Daily Code of
- learn 5 essential morning and evening Qi Gong
Movements for proper posture, balance, focus & calmness
Learn various strategies and techniques to calm your
mind and body. Participants will learn moving and still
meditations that will help both the beginner and
advanced individual gain a greater sense of tranquility
in everyday life. It is easy to feel peaceful when peace
is around us, however the trick is to be and feel
peaceful when chaos ensues; this workshop will show you
how to achieve just that!
Sylvan Lake Centre / Dojo.
New Session Date: TBA