EVENTS

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WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM:

Youth Demo TeamA SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT TO THE YOUTH MEMBERS OF OUR NEW WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM: 

  • LEVI
  • WILLOW
  • LUKA
  • JAXON
  • NOAH 

YOUR EXCLUSIVE ACADEMY UNIFORMS ARE HERE AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE DEMO TEAM CAPTAIN, SAMANTHA, RIGHT BEFORE OUR FIRST OFFICIAL PRACTICE SESSION. 

WE'RE OFF TO A GREAT START--WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM'S PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE IS ALREADY FILLING UP FOR THIS SUMMER!


WOOHOO WEDNESDAYS:

BEGINNING NEXT MONTH. . . MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO ARE IN FOR A SURPRISE!  BRING YOUR "CAN DO" ATTITUDE TO CLASS BECAUSE ANYTHING GOES.

CAN YOU GUESS WHAT WOOHOO WEDNESDAYS ARE ALL ABOUT?  HERE'S A HINT--WE'LL BE PUSHING THINGS TO THE LIMIT!


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OUR ACADEMY IS PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE. .  .

Willard ElementaryA BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE GOES OUT TO SOUTH ELGIN'S WILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR PARTICIPATING IN DRAGON KIDO'S FREE SATURDAY SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES, IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH.

OUR ACADEMY IS LOCATED IN THE CHURCH'S GYM, RIGHT ACROSS COLLINS STREET FROM WILLARD, AND WE DONATED A BASKET FULL OF RECESS EQUIPMENT TO OUR NEIGHBORS TOO. DRAGON KIDO'S INSTRUCTORS LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE STUDENTS AT YOUR SCHOOL AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

WHAT'S COMING UP AT WILLARD ELEMENTARY?  GET READY FOR DRAGON DAYS IN MAY!  WE'RE SPONSORING MARTIAL ARTS GYM CLASS WEEK FROM 5/6 - 5/10.  DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP A WILLARD COUPON FOR $10 OFF YOUR ENROLLMENT IN FUN SUMMER PROGRAMS AT DRAGON KIDO AUTHENTIC MARTIAL ARTS!

AS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION, DRAGON KIDO ALSO GAVE THE SOUTH ELGIN POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENTS PLATTERS OF SWEET TREATS ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY.  WE'LL SEE OUR LOCAL POLICEMEN AND FIREFIGHTERS AGAIN AT WILLARD'S FUN FAIR.  THANK YOU FIRST RESPONDERS FOR KEEPING US SAFE!


CHARACTER CONCEPT OF THE MONTH:

DRAGON KIDO AUTHENTIC MARTIAL ARTS EMPHASIZES THE DEVELOPMENT OF  IMPORTANT MENTAL AND MORAL ATTRIBUTES, ALONG WITH THE ATTAINMENT OF ADVANCED PHYSICAL SKILLS.    

DURING APRIL, ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE FOCUSING ON INTEGRATING ENTHUSIASM INTO THEIR  TRAINING AND DAILY LIVES.   SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL BY INVITING FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS & FAMILY MEMBERS TO OUR ACADEMY FOR A FREE CLASS.  PICK UP YOUR RECRUITMENT CARDS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DRAGON KIDO'S REFERRAL PROGRAM. NOTHING BEATS HAVING A NEW WORKOUT BUDDY TO SHARE YOUR MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING!  

ARE YOU SEEKING OUT OPPORTUNITIES TO DEMONSTRATE THE CHARACTER IT REALLY TAKES TO BECOME A BLACK BELT?


MARTIAL ARTS WEAPONS TRAINING: 

Kali Sticks

SIGN UP NOW FOR DRAGON KIDO'S KALI STICK WORKSHOP, TAUGHT BY GRANDMASTER HUTSON.  STUDENTS WILL LEARN BASIC FIGHTING TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICE SINGLE AND DOUBLE STICK DRILLS, WITH AND WITHOUT PARTNERS.

SATURDAYS 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

JUNE 1ST - JUNE 29TH

$50 FOR A FIVE-WEEK SESSION

AGES 10 YEARS & UP, COUPLES WELCOME

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

KALI STICKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR CLASS USE OR MAY BE PURCHASED FOR A NOMINAL FEE ON THE FIRST DAY.

CONTACT US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!


DKAMA KIMUDO/TAEKWONDO FORMS TOURNAMENT:

OUR SHINY FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PLACE TROPHIES HAVE ARRIVED!  GET READY FOR INTENSE COMPETITION THIS SUMMER BY BRUSHING UP ON YOUR FORMS.  WHITE DRESS UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED, INCLUDING A COMPLETE SET OF PATCHES. 

ACADEMY TOURNEY REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  DON'T PASS UP YOUR CHANCE TO GAIN NECESSARY TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE WITHOUT TRAVELING OUT OF STATE.  MORE INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY.  GOOD LUCK!


KODOKAN JUDO & JIU JITSU:

Randori WANT TO LEARN HOW TO FLY?  GIVE JUDO A TRY!

JUDO IS THE 2ND MOST POPULAR SPORT IN THE WORLD & WE OFFER IT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS.  STUDENTS MAY SIGN UP FOR KIDO SQUAD, OUR DISCOUNTED MONTHLY JUDO MEMBERSHIP, OR ENROLL IN THE WARRIOR COMBO OR EMPEROR'S CIRCLE CUSTOM PACKAGES, WHICH PAIR JUDO WITH KIMUDO & BUSHIDO WEAPONS.

JUDO/JIU JITSU CLASSES START AT 6:00 P.M. AND INCLUDE HIGH-ENERGY WORKOUTS, FOLLOWED BY THROWING, FALLING & GRAPPLING TRAINING.  BOTH STANDING AND GROUND RANDORI ARE PRACTICED TOO. 

C'MON, BE A MEMBER OF OUR FEARLESS SQUAD!


BLACK BELTS ONLY:

TAKE YOUR TRAINING UP A NOTCH DURING OUR HARDCORE BLACK BELT SESSIONS EVERY FRIDAY AT 5:30 P.M. 

YOU MUST BE RANKED A FIRST DAN OR HIGHER TO STEP ONTO THE MAT. 

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME EPIC ACTION?


YOUTH PROGRAMMING:

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR KIDS' KIMUDO CLASSES, A/K/A WONG'S WARRIORS?  THE KIDS AT DRAGON KIDO LEARN ALL THE BASICS THROUGH AN INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM THAT COMBINES PRACTICING TECHNIQUES WITH FUN MARTIAL ARTS GAMES.  OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES SHADOW TRAINING DRILLS AND GROUP FORMS TO MUSIC TOO.

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HOW ABOUT OUR GUARDIAN FOO DOG'S CHALLENGE?  CHILDREN AT OUR ACADEMY ARE ALSO MOTIVATED TO ENHANCE THEIR CONCENTRATION & SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS BY COLLECTING PERFORMANCE STARS REDEEMABLE FOR ALL KINDS OF COOL STUFF. WONG'S WARRIORS HAVE ALREADY REACHED STAGE 9 & A GEAR BAG ID TAG CRAFT IS NEXT IN THE LINE UP!


BLACK BELT SERVICE:

THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO WORK ON FULFILLING YOUR BLACK BELT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS.  BUILD UP YOUR MARTIAL ARTS RESUME BY PARTICIPATING IN ACADEMY ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS:

*STEWARDSHIP*CATEGORY 1--PARADES, COMMUNITY EVENTS, SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS, DEMOS;

*SUPPORT*CATEGORY 2--BRING-A-BUDDY CLASSES, FOOD DRIVES, GYM CLEAN UPS, MAT CREW;

*SOCIAL*CATEGORY 3--ICE CREAM SOCIALS, ACADEMY PICNICS, DONUT DAYS & MOVIE MATINEES.

KUDOS TO THE HARD-WORKING CREW WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR THE GYM CLEAN UP.   OUR DOJANG LOOKS BETTER THAN EVER!  ALSO, A THUMBS UP TO ALL WHO DONATED TO OUR ACADEMY'S FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE SOUTH ELGIN PANTRY AND YOUR MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE CORBELLA CLINIC.  YOUR TEAMWORK & GENEROSITY ARE APPRECIATED!

DO YOU WANT TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?   GIVE THE GIFT OF SELF-DEFENSE BY SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT DRAGON KIDO.  PASS OUT RECRUITMENT CARDS TO ALL YOUR ACQUAINTANCES, SO THEY TOO CAN LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.  ASK US ABOUT OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS.


ACADEMY ADVANCEMENTS:

WE'VE BEEN BUSY. . .

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE STUDENTS WHO TESTED DURING OUR  BUSHIDO WEAPONS NUNCHAKU & SAI EXAMS, KIMUDO & JUDO COLOR BELT TESTS, AND TAEKWONDO BLACK BELT EXAMINATIONS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!  

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DURING OUR MOST RECENT PROMOTION,  DRAGON KIDO AMA CONDUCTED A TWO-STAGE KIMUDO COLOR BELT EXAM IN FRONT OF A FULL HOUSE OF SUPPORTERS.  WAY TO GO!

Intermediate Test

Youth Test

GRANDMASTER HUTSON IS PROUD TO PRESENT EACH OF YOU WITH A CERTIFICATE AND THE NEXT RANK'S BELT.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?  REGULAR CLASS ATTENDANCE, DAILY PRACTICE TO POLISH YOUR TECHNIQUES, A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AND PARTICIPATION IN ACADEMY EVENTS ARE ESSENTIAL TO RECEIVE AN EXAM PAPER.  HAVE YOU MET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS?


NEW MARTIAL ARTS RECRUITS:                                                                                

DRAGON KIDO'S LARGE DOJANG IS LOCATED ON THE LOWER LEVEL IN COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'S FULL-SIZE, CLIMATE-CONTROLLED GYM.  ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO BRING IN A FRIEND & NEW STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO TRY A FREE CLASS.  

DISCOVER THE EXCITING WORLD OF MARTIAL ARTS AT DKAMA.  VISIT US AND REGISTER FOR ANY OF OUR POPULAR PROGRAMS, INCLUDING OUR SEASONAL PUNCH CARDS, DISCOUNTED MONTHLY DRAGON PASS, BUSHIDO DOJO, AND KIDO SQUAD MEMBERSHIPS, OR OUR THREE VALUE-PRICED CUSTOM PACKAGES:   SUPREME SAMURAI, WARRIOR COMBO, AND EMPEROR'S CIRCLE. 

CLICK ON OUR SCHEDULE & SPECIAL OFFERS TABS FOR DAYS, TIMES & AFFORDABLE PRICING. 


PRO SHOP:

OUR PRO SHOP  FEATURES ASSORTED UNIFORMS, PATCHES, DKAMA TIE DYE TEES, EMBROIDERED DRAGON BASEBALL CAPS, SPARRING GEAR SETS, MOUTH GUARDS & CASES, HEAVY-DUTY EQUIPMENT BAGS, AND A VARIETY OF WEAPONS.   WE ALSO CARRY JUDO DVDs, MARTIAL ARTS BOOKS, DRAGON KIDO BLACK BELT BINDERS, AND PUZZLES.

Get your GearACADEMY ATTIRE--BLACK MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORMS ARE PERMITTED FOR TRAINING AT DRAGON KIDO, BUT WHITE DRESS UNIFORMS WITH THE OFFICIAL PATCHES AFFIXED MUST ALWAYS BE WORN FOR TOURNAMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS.  IF YOU NEED A NEW ONE, SIMPLY INQUIRE AT THE DESK, EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER CLASS, AND WE'LL SUIT YOU UP. 

SUMMER UNIFORM--FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY, STUDENTS MAY WEAR THEIR MARTIAL ARTS PANTS & BELT, ALONG WITH A DRAGON KIDO TIE-DYE TEE FOR ALL REGULAR TRAINING DAYS.

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!  PUT ON A SMILE & WEAR YOUR DRAGON SWAG AT EVENTS AROUND TOWN.

CHECK OUT OUR PRO SHOP'S DISCOUNTED ITEMS-- 

  • HAVE YOU BUILT YOUR WOODEN DRAGON MODEL YET?  WE ONLY HAVE FOUR LEFT AND THEY'RE PAINTABLE TOO! 
  • DO YOU LIKE SCRAPBOOKING?  GET A DRAGON KIDO BLACK BELT BINDER TO CHRONICLE YOUR MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY FOR PRESENTATION TO THE MASTERS TESTING BOARD AT YOUR BLACK BELT EXAM.  THERE ARE 3 COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM--BLUE, RED, AND BLACK.

SAVE YOURSELF SOME CASH AND PICK UP YOUR STASH AT THE PRO SHOP TODAY!


ACADEMY BIRTHDAYS:

CelebrateDRAGON KIDO WISHES THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF OUR ACADEMY A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

APRIL--LEVI & JENNA

MAY--VICTORIA                                                               


ACADEMY ACTIVITIES:

WE HAD A FANTASTIC 2018 AT DRAGON KIDO--

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SIGNED UP FOR OUR SCHOOL'S NINJA WARRIOR BUDDY DAY AND OUR SPRING JUDO CLINIC.  HOW MANY SUMMER ACTIVITIES DID YOU ATTEND?   

BLACK BELT CLUB--JUNE 2018

WE SCORED GREAT SEATS FOR OUR BLUE MAN GROUP OUTING TO THE BRIAR STREET THEATER IN CHICAGO AND HAD A BLAST!  OUR VERY OWN CRAIG HUTSON WAS EVEN PART OF THE INCREDIBLE SHOW.  WE'RE LUCKY TO BELONG TO SUCH A TIGHT-KNIT BUNCH, WHO ENJOY HANGING OUT TOGETHER OUTSIDE OF CLASS.

Black Belt Club

DRAGON DAYS OF SUMMER--JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 2018

Chinese DragonWHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A DRAGON?  ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH THIS SUMMER, MEMBERS BROUGHT THEIR FRIENDS TO DKAMA FOR FREE MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES AND TO  ENJOY SOME TASTY SNACKS AFTERWARDS.  NEW STUDENTS RECEIVED $10 OFF  ANY PROGRAM OF THEIR CHOICE, WHILE  EXISTING ONES EARNED THEIR BROTHERHOOD OF MARTIAL ARTISTS (BOMA) PATCH.  WHOM DID YOU INVITE?

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ACADEMY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM--JUNE 2018

IN RECOGNITION OF THIS ADVANCED 1-ON-1 TRAINING SERIES, BLACK BELT MENTORS WERE HONORED WITH  LEADERSHIP PATCHES AND SUCCESSFUL UPPER RANK CANDIDATES RECEIVED CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AT OUR AWARDS CEREMONY ON AUGUST 18TH.  WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC INVOLVEMENT IN THIS MANDATORY PROGRAM TO FACILITATE ACQUIRING THE MENTAL & PHYSICAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO BECOME FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, AND FOURTH DEGREE BLACK BELTS.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL--JULY 2018

FireworksA BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE DEVOTED STUDENTS WHO REPRESENTED OUR SCHOOL IN SOUTH ELGIN'S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE!  PLANS ARE ALREADY IN THE WORKS TO DECK OUT OUR DRAGON MOBILE EACH YEAR.  CAN YOU FIND OUR GROUP PHOTOS SOMEWHERE ON OUR WEBSITE?

THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN GRANDMASTER HUTSON'S BACKYARD WAS A SUPER WAY TO BEAT THE HEAT.  WE COOLED OFF WITH BUILD-YOUR-OWN SUNDAES & PLAYED LAWN GAMES.  THE WATER BALLOON FIGHT WAS DEFINITELY THE HIGHLIGHT!  REMEMBER THAT THIS AWESOME EVENT QUALIFIES FOR BOTH STEWARDSHIP & SOCIAL CREDIT FOR YOUR BLACK BELT RESUMES.  YAY VOLUNTEERS!

GINZA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL--AUGUST 2018

MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO'S JUDO PROGRAM TRAVELED IN OUR ACADEMY VAN TO THE MIDWEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN CHICAGO FOR AN EVENING OF JAPANESE CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & CUISINE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH.  OUR FIELD TRIP INCLUDED WATCHING JUDO & AIKIDO MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS AND JAPANESE DRUMMING TROUPES, IN ADDITION TO SAMPLING DELICIOUS ASIAN FOOD AND SHOPPING FOR AUTHENTIC ARTS & CRAFTS.  WE NOW HAVE A NEW APPRECIATION FOR THE MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES PRACTICED AT DKAMA!

GRANDMASTER CRAIG HUTSON'S MARTIAL ARTS ANNIVERSARY--AUGUST 2018

Academy PartyDRAGON KIDO AMA HOSTED A SPECTACULAR CELEBRATION FOR GRANDMASTER HUTSON'S 45-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, WHICH INCLUDED A SPECIAL AWARDS CEREMONY AND COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS.  AUGUST 13TH MARKS THE DATE WHEN HE BEGAN HIS MARTIAL ARTS CAREER, BACK IN 1973!  WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO BE MEMBERS OF AN ACADEMY DIRECTED BY SUCH A HIGH-CALIBER, EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL.  THREE CHEERS FOR OUR LEADER! 

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STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT WHAT'S IN STORE FOR US THIS YEAR!  HERE ARE OUR MOST RECENT EVENTS:

WARRIOR GAMES OPEN HOUSE--APRIL 2019

YOU'RE INVITED TO TEST YOUR SKILLS AT DRAGON KIDO'S WARRIOR GAMES OPEN HOUSE, FEATURING LOTS OF FREE FUN ACTIVITIES:

  • Dragon Warrior GamesMARTIAL ARTS DRILLS
  • CHALLENGING FITNESS STATIONS
  • COOL PRIZES
  • DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS
  • DETAILS ABOUT OUR AFFORDABLE PROGRAMS

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO THIS EXCITING EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13!  

11 AM TO 12 PM--KIDS 5-12 YEARS OLD

12-12:30 PM--REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL

12:30-1:30 PM--PARTICIPANTS 13 YEARS & UP 

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