March News & Reminders

Things to know for the month of March:

There will be no regular Saturday class on March 9, due to the annual Spring Kata Tournament at Rohai Dojo in Berkeley. We have a good group of Redwood Dojo competitors going, and all are welcome to watch and cheer them on! Click here for a flyer with the address and phone number. 2013 tournament flyer

Winter Session Test Day is coming up on Thursday, March 21. This is the day when all members of the children’s program, and some teens and adults, will either test for their next rank (stripe or belt), or take a fitness or skills challenge appropriate for their level. All students are expected to take part in testing day, whose date was published last fall in the Winter Session program booklet. Parents, please contact Sensei Didi if you have any questions.

Brown and Black Belts: it’s “all hands on deck” for testing day, so please mark your calendars!

Good News & Bad News: There is now a waiting list for new students in the 6- & 7-year-old class. The good news is, we will not further crowd the group in the Thursday 4 p.m. class, which is now at capacity. The bad news is, we will have to turn some students away, which means we might lose some promising future students! We hate to do this (for the first time in 21 years!), but our priority is providing good instruction to those already enrolled. Our goal is to lift the restriction on new enrollments if & when we can establish regular, reliable help from assistant instructors on Thursday afternoons.

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