Fairwood Martial Arts celebrates 20 years in business! Come join our special celebration on Saturday, September 12 2015 from 11AM to 2PM.
Festivities include demos, games, prizes, lunch, and other refreshments. We’ll have activities for all ages, including katas, board breaking, self-defense and weapons demos.
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our first 20 years as a martial arts school.
“Join” our Facebook Event to track up-to-the-minute details.
Contact Master Ricki for more details.
The following paper was submitted by karate student Dave Peters as part of his 2nd Black Strip test requirements on September 26, 2012.
We talk a lot about respect, but do we really agree as to what we mean by that term? I am not sure. As a teacher, a number of approaches to that question come to mind. Overlapping with my background as a lawyer, my first impulse is to start with a definition and then to look for some quotes that speak to me. As a teacher, I also tend to look at things developmentally—the concept of respect we teach young children is not necessarily as complete as what we would like to see from an adult. See more ›
The following paper was submitted by karate student Ty Davis as part of his Brown Belt test requirements on October 6, 2012.
I have been doing karate for five years, and in those past five years I feel like I’ve grown in this sport and have become stronger every day. I started when I was 8, and now I am 13. It has been long, and a lot of hard work, but I still enjoy it. It helps me vent some of my anger, and sometimes it helps me burn off some of my energy. It has been increasingly harder to attend due to scheduled conflicts caused by basketball but it is important to me. See more ›
The following paper was submitted by karate student Dave Davis as part of his 2nd Black Stripe test requirements on October 6, 2012.
Many years ago, I worked for a small family-owned company. The owner had a sign on the wall behind his desk that read, “Respect is earned, not given”. Over the years the words on that sign have often come to mind and I’ve reflected on them because there are always situations that involve respect and disrespect. Some people demand respect, and others are surprised when they are respected. Here are two statements where respect is specifically talked about in the Cuong Nhu Code of Ethics. See more ›
Starting October 1, 2012, Fairwood Martial Arts is adding two additional Cardio Spinning classes each week on Monday and Wednesdays and moving our spin classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Monday and Wednesday spinning classes start at 5:15PM, and classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays start at 5:30PM and 6:15PM. We made these changes based on customer feedback, so that parents could get a cardio spinning workout while their kids are attending karate class. Our new schedule is good through June 2013.
Please see our complete weekly class schedule for a list of all class times.
In response to some requests from participants, here is the link to Sensei Steve Jenkins’ notes for the class on digital marketing for Karate Schools he taught at the 2012 Cuong Nhu International Annual Training Camp.
Also, in response to requests from class participants, here are the WordPress plugins I’m currently using for our dojo’s website:
- Ajax Event Calendar (for our calendar)
- All in One SEO Pack (for search engine optimization)
- Google XML Sitemaps (for search engine optimization)
- Jetpack (a number of cool features)
- MailChimp (ties in with the free service we use to send announcement mails)
- NextGEN Gallery (what we used to use for photo galleries, but now we just link to our Facebook Albums)
- Staff Directory (for our instructor page)
- Weekly Class Schedule (for our weekly schedule)
- WordTwit (to auto-post news to our Twitter feed)
- WP-Compare Tables (to make the pretty tables on our prices page)
This is a reminder that the instructors at Fairwood Martial Arts (Komokuten Dojo) are headed to Emory University in Atlanta, GA this Memorial Day Weekend to participate in testing and training at the Cuong Nhu International Annual Training Camp.
If you’re not going with us, we invite you to start planning for next year. Training camp is always scheduled over Memorial Day weekend, and is strongly encouraged for all students of every rank.
The dojo will be closed from Wednesday May 23 through Monday May 28. Normal classes will resume on Tuesday May 29.
Have a great Memorial Day holiday!
It’s that time of year again! If you’re looking for something fun, exciting, and active for you kids to do during summer break, then check out our Kids Summer Karate Day Camps!
Space is limited, and these popular programs fill up fast, so pick your dates and contact us right away to enroll.
Here’s looking forward to summer!