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September 2011

New School Holiday Program WAIMA has a brand new program to keep your kids entertained and active these school holidays! The program will run from the 4th to 7th October from 9.00am to 2.00pm each day offering a great range of fun martial arts games and activities for all ages. WAIMA is on a mission this month, to motive and inspire students to achieve their goals through a Three S System – self-confidence, selfrespect and self-discipline.

Positive reinforcement and validation are techniques that our qualified instructors use to encourage your child to reach their potential. This program is open to members and non members of WAIMA, there’s no better way to meet new friends and have lots of fun these school holidays! For more information please see reception, book now as places are limited.

WAIMA Achievements August Fight Show The WKA Fight Night on the 6th of August at Craigie Leisure Centre was a huge success for Predator Muay Thai, with Zack Byrne, Matt Trotter and Patrick Xenea all walking away with a win. Special congratulations to Matt Trotter who was also awarded ‘Fighter of the Night’ after a tough night in the ring against a quality opponent.

Congratulations Dai Sempai There are a number of awards within the Zen Do Kai industry that bring great honor to a Martial Artist. The highest award for men is the Bushido Cross and for women, the Ishoa Cross. Dai Sempai Briana has proven her worth with eight years of dedicated service to Zen Do Kai and has been presented with an Ishoa Cross.

WAIMA is so proud of Dai Sempai and wish her all the best in her ever evolving martial arts journey.

New Ninja Ru Morning Class WAIMA’s new Ninja Ru program has been a huge success since it started in May this year. Specifically designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old, the Ninja Ru program promotes the development of listening, memory and coordination in a fun and safe environment. An additional morning class will be introduced from the 5 th September to cater to popular demand. The class will run on Monday’s from 9.30am to 10.00am, if you would like more information please see reception.


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September Dates Tip Testing & Graduation Kids Grading

10th

Adult Grading

11th

Tip Testing Week

26 - 29

Kids Graduation

29th 4th Oct

Adults Graduation

Upcoming Events Kids BBC Movie & Pizza Night

17th

October WAIMA Gym Show

2nd Oct

State Camp A Success Last month WAIMA hosted the 10th annual Zen Do Kai state camp. Renowned instructors, Kyoshi Billy Mayne and Shihan Matt Ball, flew in from Melbourne to spend time with WAIMA students at the camp. A number of different martial arts styles were explored, including camp favourite Systema which is a form of

pressure work. The feedback from students has been fantastic, WAIMA is already making plans for a bigger and better camp next year. Be sure to mark the beginning of August 2012 in your calendar to ensure you’re part of it!

Muay Thai News - October Gym Show WAIMA will be hosting the next BJC Gym Show on the 2nd October 2011. Amateur fighters will compete under WKA modified thai rules in a safe and relaxed environment. If you are an inspiring Muay Thai practitioner and are interested in competing in the ring but just not sure if it is for you, then a gym show is the perfect opportunity to test your strength and technique in a friendly environment. If you would like to nominate yourself for this event or have any further queries please see Instructor Andrew or Instructor Karl.

Message of the Month - Focus September BBC Dates Orange & blue

1st

15th 29th

Green & above

8th

22nd

Adults

1st

15th 29th

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CONGRATULATIONS Renshi Graham and his wife Deanne welcomed the safe arrival of their new daughter, Kiana Marie McDonnell, on the 7th August. WAIMA wishes the McDonnell family all the best with their new addition.

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The message of the month for September is focus. Focus is the single most important life skill, it is the foundation of balance, discipline and control. The four main ways we focus are with our eyes, ears, mind and body. Put simply, to focus means to pay attention. Paying attention makes learning easier and more fun.

If you have great focus, you’ll understand what your instructor is teaching you, and your techniques, skills and homework will be easier. The foundation for focus starts with good eye contact. Studies have shown that if you look with your eyes, you will hear better, understand better, and retain information for longer.

Important Safety Message for Parents It has been bought to our attention that unaccompanied children are being dropped off at the dojo to attend classes. While we understand that we all lead busy lives and that sometimes it is necessary to drop children off a little before class, it is important that you understand that WAIMA is not responsible for the welfare of your children while not in class.

Neighbouring businesses have raised concerns that children are running around in the car park playing hide and seek. Please ensure that your children are safe at all times, children should not be playing in the car park or anywhere out of your sight.

Junior Black Belt Club - Movie Night WAIMA will be hosting a movie night for junior black belt club members (6 – 14 years) on 17th September at the dojo.

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The event will run from 6.30 – 9.00pm with pizza and a drink included for just $15, what a great excuse to have a night off! See reception to book your place now.


WAIMA September Newsletter