Schedule Changes for September 2015

RE: Schedule changes for September (IMPORTANT! Please read!)

Dear Members,

Recently I asked for feedback regarding schedule changes. I received some through comments and private messages and also in person conversations. We track attendance numbers at the dojo each month to see how classes are doing. Also as student ranks change every quarter after testing, small schedule changes happen periodically due to changing numbers at different ranks.

There will be NO CHANGES to both Tiny Tigers classes – Wed 5:30 – 6:00pm and Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm as usual. Also no changes to the Junior Shotokan class on Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00pm, the Family Shotokan class on Friday from 5:30 – 6:30pm or any of the Saturday morning classes.

Based on our current Shotokan students we are implementing the following small changes based on student numbers and member feedback:
1. Wednesday evening Shotokan family class will stay the same from 6:00 – 7:00pm and IN ADDITION TO this an extra half hour from 7:00 – 7:30pm will be offered as Open Training for any members who would like to stay longer and practice some more on what they learned in class or for those who would like to work on something different.
2. Wednesday evening brown and black belt class will be cancelled. There have only been 2 – 4 students per week showing up to this class. Keep reading as you will be taken care of on Thursday and Friday.
3. Thursday evening Purple to Black belt class 6:30 – 7:30pm and IN ADDITION TO this an extra half hour from 7:30 – 8:00pm will be offered with a focus on Black Belt content for extra training. However, purple and brown belts will be welcome to stay also for Open Training and work separately on their content with access to the instructor for questions. If no Black Belts show up, you will be the primary focus.
4. Friday evening Brown and Black belt class 6:30 – 7:30pm and IN ADDITION TO this an extra half hour from 7:30 – 8:00pm will be offered with a focus on Black Belt content for extra training. This will be exclusively Black Belts ONLY! Brown belts are welcome to stay and use the floor space for their own training if they wish to.

The additional Open Training and Black Belt Focus content half hours are being added based on member feedback and on an instructor group discussion on how to improve the overall ability and content knowledge of our advanced students. This is a trial and will be implemented through the end of this year. There will be NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for these extra half hour training sessions and you will be required to attend the hour of training beforehand. So essentially you are getting 90 minute training sessions.
Our expectation is that you take this opportunity seriously and that you show up to class regularly and up your level of commitment and overall content knowledge. I also recommend that members take advantage of the open sessions, as we instructors always notice those who make extra effort. Please contact any one of our instructors directly with questions. Printed schedules will be available in the dojo and these changes will be effective NEXT WEEK beginning on September 9th!!

Thank you.
Paul Walker, Chief Instructor

Current Schedule

End of Year Holiday Schedule

Wednesday November 27 – Friday November 29: Closed for Thanksgiving

Saturday November 30: Open for training

Wednesday December 4 – Saturday December 7: Final week of training BEFORE testing

Friday December 6: Sensei Paul Seminar in Las Vegas (starting at 6pm)

Saturday December 7: Las Vegas Friendship Tournament (starting at 10am)

Wednesday December 11 & Thursday December 12: Testing for Tiny Tigers and Shotokan students (please see detailed schedule on previous post)

Friday December 13 & Saturday December 14: Classes as usual

Wednesday December 18 – Saturday December 21: Classes as usual (Belt and certificate presentations in class)

Saturday December 21: Last day of training for 2013, Final Brown to Black belt testing

Wednesday December 25 – Saturday December 28: Dojo closed for Christmas holiday

Wednesday January 1 & Thursday January 2: Dojo closed for New Year

Friday January 3 & Saturday January 4: Dojo opens for 2014 – First days of training for the New Year

Saturday January 18: Tentative date for Annual Awards Presentation for Most Improved Students of 2013

Testing Schedule for December 2013

Saturday December 7, 2013

10:00 – 11:00am Shotokan Testing Preparation Class (All Shotokan ranks)

No tournament training or sword class today due to Las Vegas Friendship Tournament

 

Wednesday December 11, 2013

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:00—7:00pm Shotokan testing (White, Yellow, Orange & Green belts)

7:00—8:00pm Shotokan testing (First and Second Brown belts)

 

Thursday December 12, 2013

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White, Yellow & Orange belts)

6:00—6:30pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan testing (Orange, Green, Blue & Purple belts)

 

Friday December 13, 2013

5:30—6:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

 

Saturday December 14, 2013

10:00—11:00am Shotokan open class (All ranks)

11:00 – 12:00pm Tournament training

12:00 – 1:00pm Sword class

 

Saturday December 21, 2013

10:00—11:00am Shotokan open class (All ranks)

11:00 – 12:00pm Tournament training

12:00 – 1:00pm Shotokan testing (Final Brown to Black)

Testing fees are $25 for Tiny Tigers students and $30 for Shotokan students, and are payable on or before the day of the test.  If you cannot make your scheduled testing time, then please let me know in advance.

 

New Lesson Schedule – May 2013

Due to changes in the rank levels of our members there are some changes to the current lesson schedule.  These changes will take effect in May starting the week of May 6th.  Here is the new schedule:

Tuesday 7:30 – 8:45pm Shotokan (brown & black belts)

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers (all ranks)

Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00pm Shotokan (all ranks and ages)

Thursday 5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan (white to blue belts)

Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm Tiny Tigers (all ranks)

Thursday 6:30 – 7:45pm Shotokan (purple to black belts)

Friday 5:30 – 6:30pm Shotokan (white to purple belts)

Friday 6:30 – 7:45pm Shotokan (brown & black belts)

Saturday 10:00 – 11:00am Shotokan (all ranks and ages)

Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm Team Training (tournament competitors only)

For a printable schedule please go to www.seishinshotokan.com/index_files/currentschedule.pdf

 

Testing Schedule – March 2013

Saturday March 9, 2013

9:30 – 10:00am Tiny Tigers testing preparation class for all ranks

10:00 – 11:00am Shotokan testing preparation class for White to Blue belts

11:00 – 12:00pm Shotokan testing preparation class for Purple and Brown belts

12:00 – 1:00pm Tournament Training

Tuesday March 12, 2013

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:30—8:45pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

Wednesday March 13, 2013

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers testing (Purple & Brown stripes)

6:00—7:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (Green & Blue belts)

7:00—8:00pm Shotokan testing (Brown belts)

Thursday March 14, 2013

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White, Yellow & Orange belts)

6:00—6:30pm Tiny Tigers testing (White, Yellow, Orange & Green stripes)

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (All ranks)

7:30 – 8:30pm Shotokan testing (Purple belts)

Friday March 15, 2013

5:30—6:30pm Shotokan testing (White, Yellow, Orange & Green belts)

6:30—7:45pm Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

Saturday March 16, 2013

9:30—10am Tiny Tigers open class (All ranks)

10:00—11:00am Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

11:00 – 12:00pm Tournament training

 

Testing fees are $25 for Tiny Tigers students and $30 for Shotokan students, and are payable on or before the day of the test.  If you cannot make your scheduled testing time, then please let me know in advance.

Holiday Schedule – December 2012/January 2013

Dear Members,

Here is our holiday schedule for the coming weeks:

Saturday December 22: Last day of classes for 2012

Tuesday December 25 – Wednesday January 2: Closed for the holidays

Thursday January 3: First day of classes for 2013

Saturday January 19: Special New Year’s Training and Annual Awards Presentation (exact schedule TBA)

Happy Holidays to all of you!  Thank you for all of your efforts and support throughout 2012.  Be safe and come back stronger than ever in 2013!

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Paul Walker, Chief Instructor, Seishin Shotokan Karate

 

December Testing Schedule

Tuesday December 4, 2012

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:30—8:45pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

Wednesday December 5, 2012

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers open class (All ranks)

6:00—7:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White to Blue belts)

7:00—8:15pm Shotokan open class (Purple to Black belts)

Thursday December 6, 2012

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White to Blue belts)

6:00—6:30pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:30—7:45pm Shotokan open class (All ranks)

Friday December 7, 2012

5:30—6:30pm Shotokan testing (White, Yellow, Orange & Green belts)

6:30—7:45pm Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

Saturday December 8, 2012

9:30—10am Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

10:00—11:00am Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

11:00 – 12:00pm Shotokan testing (Purple & Brown belts)

 

Testing fees are $25 for Tiny Tigers students and $30 for Shotokan students, and are payable on or before the day of the test.  If you cannot make your scheduled testing time, then please let me know in advance.

New Lesson Schedule – Effective October 1, 2012

Tuesday:

6:30 – 7:30pm Shotokan (White to Purple)

7:30 – 8:45pm Shotokan (Brown & Black)

Wednesday:

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers (All ranks)

6:00 – 7:00pm Junior Shotokan (White to Blue)

7:00 – 8:15pm Shotokan (Purple to Black)

Thursday:

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan (White to Blue)

6:00 – 6:30pm Tiny Tigers (All ranks)

6:30 – 7:45pm Shotokan (Purple to Black)

Friday:

5:30 – 6:30pm Shotokan (White to Purple)

6:30 – 7:45pm Shotokan (Brown & Black)

Saturday:

9:30 – 10:00am Tiny Tigers (All ranks)

10:00 – 11:00am Shotokan (Green to Black)

11:00 – 12:00pm Team Training

Private lessons are available by appointment on Tuesday – Friday during the 3:45 – 5:15pm timeframe or on Thursday evening after the final class at 7:45pm.

September Testing Schedule

Testing Schedule – September 2012

Saturday September 1, 2012

10:00 – 11:00am Shotokan testing preparation class for White, Yellow & Orange belts

11:00 – 12:00pm Shotokan testing preparation class for Green, Blue, Purple & Brown

Tuesday September 4, 2012

5:30—6:30pm Junior Shotokan testing (Orange, Green and Blue belts)

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:30—8:30pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

Wednesday September 5, 2012

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:00—7:00pm Junior Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:00—8:00pm Shotokan testing (Purple & Brown belts)

Thursday September 6, 2012

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White, Yellow & Orange belts)

6:00—6:30pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:30—8:45pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

Friday September 7, 2012

5:30—6:30pm Shotokan testing (White, Yellow, & Orange belts)

6:30—7:45pm Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

Saturday September 8, 2012

9:30—10am Tiny Tigers open class (All ranks)

10:00—11:00am Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

 

Testing fees are $25 for Tiny Tigers students and $30 for Shotokan students, and are payable on or before the day of the test.  If you cannot make your scheduled testing time, then please let me know in advance.