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 January 18, 2012
Wednesday 8:30PM to 10PM
Thursday 8PM to 10PM
Saturday 12PM to 3PM
Your Club President is Emily Hallmayer. Contact her with any questions or concerns. Please give her your help, support, and cooperation.
Don't forget your dues ($50.00). Returning students, your class dues is due now. Please see Emily. You may use your Evergreen card to pay for classes. Get a receipt. New students, class dues are due by the February 8, 2012. There is also a $20.00 AJA fee. See Renshi Donna to pay your AJA dues.
What's Happening in the Dojos
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 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.
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 a hanshi involves being in the martial arts (whichever they are) for decades as well as a certain age and maturity. A hanshi also makes significant contributions to the martial arts (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.
We have 6 new mats. All Maru mats have been removed to other dojo's.
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 25 year. I hope to make it a good one. I have decided to do another ocean training seminar next October. It is a great weekend and you get a lot out of it. You will notice some changes to the different forms, exams, downloads, hour requirements and more. Please read through the new information. The new web site is up. It has a great new look. It will be going back to the old address by next week. October by the latest. Keep checking the update page for more information. I will be on vacation from the 7th to the 14th. I will see you all on the 15th. You can still reach me by e-mail. Notice that my e-mail address has changed. (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org). See you all soon. Don't forget to talk the class up to your friends. Lets start the 25th year with a big class.