NINJA NEWS: DECEMBER 2004 / JANUARY 2005
FALL/WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE
Aria Spa & Club--Vail
Monday (by invitation only) Black Belt Honors class 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 to 12:30 pm
Adult program Wednesdays and Fridays 6:45 to 8:45 pm
VRD—Vail (Next to Red Sandstone Elementary School)
Children’s Program Tuesday and Thursday
Red Sandstone Students 3:00 top 4:00 pm
3:15 to 4:15 pm
4:15 to 5:15 pm
5:30 to 6:30 pm
It is with great excitement I look foreword to the opening of the new VRD Gymnastic In Vail but as with all changes a few adjustments will need to be made. In consideration of the available parking and traffic flow in the Red Sandstone Elementary school parking lot between 2:45 and 3:15 The VRD and its providers have been ask to offer their class to the general public no sooner than 3:15 in the afternoon.. Also it is anticipated that their will be an influx of new students from Red Sandstone, the numbers and ages of the new enrolment an unknown factor. My game plan is to add more teachers, see how it all works out and after 30 days seek input from the parents of the current students of the early class, and make any adjustments required to maintain the integrity of the classes. If you have any concern or ideas PLEASE TELL ME!
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There will be no classes between Christmas Eve and New Years. Classes will begin again Monday, January 3rd.
All Tuesday and Thursday classes will be held as normal the week of December 20th.
The 3:00 and 4:00 Tuesday and Thursday classes will be held at the Cascade Club for the first couple of weeks in January. As soon as I am told when the new facility is ready to go, we will move over there. Because of scheduling conflicts at the Cascade Club, there will be no 5:30 classes. Students will need to pick other days and times until we move. I am told this should be no longer than a couple of weeks.
MORE TEACHERS - MORE CLASSES
As the Dojo (Karate school) reaches full enrollment, I will be adding more instructors to keep the teacher/child ratio at the appropriate level to maintain the highest program standards. I would like you all to welcome the first three additions to our teaching staff: my lovely wife Rebecca, Anthony Guida and Dana Johnson to the Dojo. Over the winter, expect to see at least three more teachers join our staff.
We now offer 10 children’s classes per week. With the exception of the Monday 3:30 Black Belt Honors class, all classes are available to the students to make up any missed classes during the month.
Between January 1st and the Colorado State Games in Mid-July, we will be hosting at least four children’s competition workshops instructed by our national team coach, Grand Master Ben Delione, and the president of our organization, Grand Master Bruce Bethers.
Cold and Flu Season
Please keep your Ninjas home if you even think they are getting sick. We have plenty of makeup classes available during the year.
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Lately there have been an alarming number of kidnap attempts in our local neighborhood by pedophiles trying to get children to get into their car. I will be addressing this in all classes on a regular basis. What I will be telling the young Ninjas is: All adults, and that means teenagers too, know that it is wrong to ask a child to get into their car, so if they try to get you to go with them they are a bad stranger. Yell NO! A MAN OR WOMAN IS TRYING TO STEAL ME! and run to the closet safe place. It is a great idea if you can spend some time on a weekend walking with your child the route they go from home to school, identifying the safe places your child could run to get help. Be sure and ask their opinion of where they can go. When children participate in the problem solving process they tend to remember the safety information much better and feel empowered enough to do it. With four teenage children, I have first-hand knowledge how powerful peer pressure can be. Let’s use it to our advantage. Share this information with all your children’s friends parents and have your child and their friends practice kidnap safety together. The approach: Adults, and that means teenagers, know better will be applied to:
Asking for help looking for a lost puppy or kitten
Asking a child to keep a secret from their parent
Asking children to accept food, drinks, or presents, etc.
If you have any other concerns you want me to address or feedback on this information please let me know.
United States Ju-jitsu Federation Registration
The USJJF is our parent organization; all of our credentials and insurance is governed by them. All adults must be members of the USJJF and, after three months, children in our program must also join. The annual membership for children is $30.00. The annual fee for adults is $40.00 per year which includes a $25,000 accident insurance policy with a $50.00 deductible. For more information on the USJJF, you can link to it through my web site vailacademyofmartialarts.com or type in USJJF in your search engine.
Mathew and Rebecca Bayley
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