March News and Upcoming Testing!
As many of you are aware that our next test will take place on Saturday, April 13th. All classes have already begin to partake in test preparation. Students are welcome to brush up on their training during our open mat hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:10 to 7:30pm. We will also be hosting an extra help session for the kids next Saturday, April 6th from 10:30 to 11:00am.
We are trilled that many parents are helping their children at home to become comfortable with the three ukemi. We recommend that you use a soft carpeted open area in your home for this “play time” with your child. Many children have also found great value in watching the ukemi instructional videos we prepared here.
As the end of March approaches, it is now time to announcement our spirit award recipient for this month. Benjamin is not only talented but he matches a great amount of deliberate practice to consistently focus with intensity yet in a fun-loving relaxed manner. As we know from Geoffrey Colvin’s book “Talent is Overrated” that talent nor hard work alone can help you be great. It is a dedication to this deliberate practice and smart focus that can really help someone to stand out. Benjamin can often make his techniques look so easy with great precision. That is because of all the intense training he placed upon himself prior to the techniques from how he does his basic movements to how he treats others. It is our pleasure to recognize Benjamin’s stance for excellence.
We are also very thankful for the thoughtfulness of many parents and students for their help in setting up the mats, bringing snacks and gifts for others in the class, and sharing their aikido experience to better the lives of others. We truly are in a wonderful coherent community. Thank you for making Aikido Del Mar a part of your life!
Happy Training Everyone!