28 April 2017, Friday

Dear Parents & Karateka,

What an incredible first term!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, parents & karateka for your support over the past few weeks. Change is always difficult for some, but we sincerely hope that you have enjoyed your classes and learning this term.

It has of course been a time of change for us as well, especially Bryan Sensei who has left his family in South Africa to run the dojo here. Anita, his wife stayed behind to wrap up their personal affairs and complete her employment contract and studies. It is important to mention at this point that Bryan Sensei will be returning to South Africa on the 14th April for approximately 4 weeks until such time that return family VISA is granted. Tammy Sensei will also be travelling to South Africa on business and will return 27 April to assist Rick Sensei with the classes. We thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support during this time.

Some of the amazing achievements this term include:

– Fantastic results at all the tournaments including the Queensland Summer Karate Champs, the Sunshine Coast Karate Challenge, The Pomona JKA Champs and a few more. This certainly stands us in good stead for the Aussie Opens next weekend
– A newspaper article in almost every Noosa News for the past few weeks!
– Some upgrades and general clean-up of the dojo – more to come!!!
– A brilliant first grading for the Big Legends and Kyu grades.
– A successful Masters Programme opening day
– & a massively successful break-a-board evening!
– Not to mention the Kung Fu Panda Demo, which was great fun.

We are extremely excited about Term 2 where we look forward to keeping the momentum going and even picking up the pace!

Some of the up and coming dates/events and classes to diarise:

6 April: official first Masters Class 9-10am

7 April: Little Legends Grading

8 April: Aussie Open Seminar 5-7pm

14 April: NO CLASSES AT ALL due to all instructors being involved in the Aussie Open in Sydney

15/16 April: Aussie Open

1 May: Kansai Karate Champs

5 May: Little Legends Grading

21/2May: Queensland Karate State Championships

2 June: Little Legends Grading

18 June: Provisional Grading Date Big Legends, Kyu Grades and Adults

Once again, thanks to the incredible instructors, Rick, Lisa, Laney, Lozzie Sensei and the many learning assistant instructors and all others working behind the scenes to make this the best dojo in Australia. What a team we have!!

Kind Regards,

Bryan & Tammy Sensei