The update page is a place to see what is happening in the Dojo. If you have something you think could go here please give it to me. Suggestions are helpful and appreciated.
Classes start August of 2016
Wednesdays 8:30PM to 10:00PM in the FAC, upstairs in group exercise room 206
Thursdays 8:00PM to 10:00PM in the FAC, upstairs in group exercise room 206
Saturdays 12:00PM to 3:00PM in Hopkins Court Lounge
Your Club President is Precious Uwaya. And your Vice President is Connor Kennedy. Contact them with any questions or concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). Please give us your help, support, and cooperation.
Don't forget your dues ($60.00). Returning students, your class dues should be submitted now. Please see Connor and hold on to your receipt. New students, class dues are due by the September of 2016. There is also a $20.00 AJA fee. See Hanshi Donna or Connor to pay your AJA dues.
What's Happening in the Dojo
The Ju-Jitsu Club would like to announce the promotion of their instructor Donna Mathews. In March of 2012 she was awarded the title of Hanshi and promoted to the rank of Kudan, 9th degree black, by Dai-Nippon Seibukan Budo/Bugei-kai Main Hombu - Kyoto, Japan. Hanshi Mathews is now the only female in the United States to hold this title.
On the meaning of the term Hanshi: The highest teaching title of instructor in many organizations is “hanshi.” "Han" means example, model or pattern. "Shi" means gentleman, samurai or warrior, or scholar.
As the title implies, the person is a perfect model, literally "model-person," a teacher of teachers. Awarding the title of hanshi involves training in one's martial art for decades as well as obtaining a certain age and maturity. A hanshi also makes significant contributions to the martial arts that they represent, and the principles and concepts of their art pervade every aspect of their life. We are proud to have her as our instructor and look forward to another 25 years with the Ju-Jitsu Club.
Welcome back. I hope you all had a great summer. There have been many changes to the program. I hope you will find them to be good changes. This is our 29th year. I hope to make it a good one.
The Ocean Training Seminar will be held next October (the weekend of the 7th, 8th, and 9th) and it will mark the 30th anniversary of Maru Martial Arts. It is a great weekend and you get a lot out of it.
The web site has been updated recently. It has a great new look. Keep checking the update page for more information. You can still reach me by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). See you all soon. Don't forget to talk the class up to your friends. Lets start the 29th year with a big class.