EVENTS

 

COME JOIN US & BECOME A PART OF OUR MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY!

FALL FAMILY DAY/TURKEY TRIALS:

It's Autumn!CALLING ALL WONG'S WARRIORS--

DO YOU HAVE A MARTIAL ARTS MOM AND/OR A DOJANG DAD? 

PICK YOUR PARENT PARTNER FOR FALL FAMILY DAY, COMING SOON ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH.  PARENTS WILL BE INVITED ONTO THE MAT AT 11:15 AM FOR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES WITH THEIR CHILD, FOLLOWED BY COOKIES & CHOCOLATE MILK.  REGISTER TODAY FOR THIS FREE EVENT. 

DRAGON KIDO'S MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR KIDS ARE THE BEST!

THE NEXT WEEK DURING THE TEEN/ADULT KIMUDO CLASS, STUDENTS AND THEIR BUDDIES WILL BE COMPETING IN OUR TURKEY TRIALS, FOCUSING ON HIIT STATIONS & OBSTACLE COURSE RUNS!  WHOM ARE YOU BRINGING TO THE BATTLE?   


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 NOVEMBER, ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE FOCUSING ON INTEGRATING TEAMWORK INTO THEIR  TRAINING AND DAILY LIVES.  WHAT IS GAINED BY TEAMWORK?  WORKING TOGETHER IN A COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE WITH OTHERS ACHIEVES GREATER RESULTS--ONE MEMBER'S STRENGTHS ARE COMBINED WITH ANOTHER'S, LEADING TO AN ENHANCED COLLABORATIVE EFFECT.  LET'S PUT THIS CONCEPT TO THE TEST ON DRAGON KIDO'S FALL FAMILY DAY AND SEE WHICH PARENT/CHILD TEAMS SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS!    

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


BLACK BELT PRETEST:

Black Belt AdvancementDKAMA RECENTLY PUT FOUR BLACK BELT CANDIDATES THROUGH THE PACES AT AN ADVANCED ACADEMY PRETEST.  SAMANTHA WAS PROMOTED TO A 4TH DEGREE JUNIOR MASTER, WHILE MATTHEW COMPLETED THE FIRST STAGE OF  MOVING TOWARD A 2ND DAN, AND VICTORIA & JENNA TOOK THE INITIAL STEPS TO BECOME FIRST DEGREES! 

THIS RIGOROUS EXAM WAS  FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF AWARDS CEREMONY AND COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS FOR GRANDMASTER HUTSON'S BIRTHDAY.  WONG'S WARRIORS YOUTH DEMO TEAM ALSO PERFORMED AT THIS SPECIAL EVENT AND EARNED THEIR SWAT PATCHES. 

DRAGON KIDO VALUES THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL THE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES THAT JOINED US ON THIS IMPORTANT DATE FOR A PREVIEW OF THE BLACK BELT ADVANCEMENT PROCESS AND OUR ACADEMY'S CELEBRATION.  


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 

WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING--WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM'S PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FILLED UP QUICKLY FOR THE SUMMER AND BEYOND! 

WE MADE OUR INITIAL APPEARANCE AT WILLARD'S FUN FAIR ON MAY 17TH, AND HEADLINED AT THESE LOCAL ACTIVITIES THROUGH OCTOBER:  

  • 7/4        SOUTH ELGIN'S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE,
  • 7/7        YOUTH & TEEN KIMUDO COLOR BELT TESTS, 
  • 7/28      STARS & STRIPES FORMS TOURNAMENT,
  • 8/6        SOUTH ELGIN'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, &
  • 10/19    BLACK BELT PRETEST/AWARDS CEREMONY.

WE ALSO HOSTED TEAM-BUILDING OUTINGS EACH MONTH:  BLOWING BUBBLES AT THE CHURCH'S OUTDOOR  PAVILION; COMPETING IN SACK RACES AT MEIER PARK; EXPLORING THE NATURAL PLAYGROUND AT SEBA PARK; PLAYING FIELD BALL GAMES AT HANSEN PARK, AND TAKING AN EVENING TREK TO THE DRAGON'S DEN.  WE APPRECIATE CAPTAIN SAMANTHA'S DEDICATION TO OUR TEAM THROUGHOUT OUR FIRST SEASON.

CAN YOU GUESS WHERE'S WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM?

Demo Team at the Church PavilionDemo Team at Meier Park


Demo Team at Gym PracticeDemo Team at the July 4th Parade


Demo Team at SEBA ParkDemo Team at the Fox River


Demo Team at TournamentDemo Team at the Dragon's Den

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, WONG'S WARRIORS YOUTH DEMO TEAM SERIOUSLY ROCKS!  PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS FOR SPRING TEAM TRYOUTS FOR SEASON TWO. 


WORDS OF WISDOM BLOG:

YOU ASKED FOR IT!  OUR ACADEMY IS HOSTING A WORDS OF WISDOM BLOG CALLED W.O.W.  JUST CLICK ON THE MISSION TAB TO ACCESS INTERESTING CONTENT.

DRAGON KIDO WILL BE SHARING IDEAS AND TIME-TESTED TIPS ABOUT A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS.  FIRST UP--BALANCING EXTRACURRICULARS--A NOTEWORTHY SUBJECT THAT SEEMS TO RESURFACE EVERY SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY. . .


#DragonKidoCares

Character Concept Rocks CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER, IF YOU FOUND A DRAGON KIDO CHARACTER CONCEPT ROCK!  OUR ACADEMY IS PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE . . . ONE LUCKY PERSON AT A TIME. 

KEEP IT FOR A WEEK OR SO, AND MAKE A SPECIAL EFFORT TO DO WHATEVER YOUR PARTICULAR MESSAGE SAYS--DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP, SHOW KINDNESS, BE COURAGEOUS, ETC.  AFTERWARDS, YOU'RE INVITED TO SPREAD SOME HAPPINESS BY PLACING YOUR PAINTED ROCK IN PLAIN SIGHT AT A PARK, PLAYGROUND, OR FOREST PRESERVE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND!

DRAGON KIDO WILL BE TRACKING THE JOURNEYS OF ALL OF OUR UNIQUE CHARACTER CONCEPT ROCKS.  JUST EMAIL US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • YOUR FIRST NAME AND LAST INITIAL
  • WHICH ROCK YOU FOUND, AND
  • THE DATE & LOCATION YOU DISCOVERED YOUR TREASURE.

SO FAR, DRAGON KIDO HAS RECEIVED REPORTS THAT THESE CHARACTER CONCEPT ROCKS ARE CIRCULATING THROUGH TOWN:  DEPENDABILITY--BLACKHAWK PARK; RESPECT--SOUTH ELGIN'S VILLAGE HALL; LEADERSHIP--SEBA PARK; HUMOR--WILLARD ELEMENTARY'S PLAYGROUND; CREATIVITY--GAIL BORDEN LIBRARY'S RAKOW BRANCH!  WHICH ONES WILL BE NEXT?

THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF OUR ACADEMY'S MISSION TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.  AS AN ADDED BONUS, NEW STUDENTS MAY USE THE COUPON CODE #DragonKidoCares TO RECEIVE $10 OFF THE COST OF ENROLLING IN ANY PROGRAM THEY CHOOSE.  THIS PAY IT FORWARD OFFER EXPIRES ON NOVEMBER 30, 2019.


ACADEMY ADVANCEMENTS:

WE'VE BEEN VERY BUSY. . .

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

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KiMudo Color Belt Test

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

Youth TestIntermediate Test

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

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


REFERRAL PROGRAM:

GIVE THE GIFT OF SELF-DEFENSE BY SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT DRAGON KIDO. 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM AND PASS OUT RECRUITMENT CARDS TO ALL YOUR ACQUAINTANCES, SO THEY TOO CAN LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. 

NOTHING BEATS HAVING A NEW WORKOUT BUDDY TO SHARE YOUR MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING!


NEW MARTIAL ARTS RECRUITS:                                                                                

PagodaDRAGON 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--JUST EMAIL US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


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 EXTREME 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 MADE IT TO STAGE 11 AND WERE REWARDED WITH CHINESE YO-YOSWHICH WONG'S WARRIOR WILL REACH OUR NEXT GOAL FIRST?


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. 

ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH TO BE A MEMBER OF OUR FEARLESS SQUAD?


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!


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 Gear!ACADEMY 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. 

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 CRAFT KITS LEFT AND THEY'RE PAINTABLE TOO! 
  • THEY'RE GOING FAST! 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 & BLACK, AND IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO BEGIN CREATING YOUR MARTIAL ARTS KEEPSAKE. 

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


PAST ACADEMY ACTIVITIES:

ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT'S IN STORE FOR DRAGON KIDO'S MEMBERS THIS YEAR?  HERE ARE OUR MOST RECENT EVENTS:

WARRIOR GAMES OPEN HOUSE--APRIL 2019

THE PUBLIC WAS INVITED TO TEST THEIR SKILLS AT DRAGON KIDO'S WARRIOR GAMES OPEN HOUSE, WHICH FEATURED LOTS OF FREE FUN ACTIVITIES:

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  • MARTIAL ARTS DRILLS
  • CHALLENGING FITNESS STATIONS
  • NEAT PRIZES
  • DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS
  • DETAILS ABOUT OUR AFFORDABLE PROGRAMS

ALL AGES WERE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS FAMILY EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH.  

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 

CONVENIENT ONLINE REGISTRATION WAS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING OUR ACADEMY AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WOOHOO WEDNESDAYS--MAY, JUNE, JULY 2019

WooHooFROM 5/1-7/31, MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO BROUGHT THEIR "CAN DO ATTITUDES" TO WEDNESDAY CLASSES BECAUSE MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR, SAMANTHA, WAS PUSHING THINGS TO THE LIMIT!

HER TRAINING SEQUENCES INCLUDED EQUIPMENT-BASED SPEED, TIMING, BALANCE, ENDURANCE AND AGILITY DRILLS, AND MUCH MORE.  BY THE END OF THE SUMMER, DRAGON KIDO'S STUDENTS BECAME STRONGER & FASTER, INCREASED THEIR STAMINA, AND HAD LOTS OF LAUGHS IN THE PROCESS.  WOOHOO!

WILLARD'S GYM CLASS WEEK AND FUN FAIR--MAY 2019

Willard's Fun FairWillard ElementaryDRAGON KIDO SPONSORED MARTIAL ARTS GYM CLASS WEEK AT WILLARD ELEMENTARY FROM MAY 6TH THROUGH THE 10TH. DKAMA'S INSTRUCTORS PROVIDED MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING TO ALL THE STUDENTS, FROM K-6TH GRADE.  THE KIDS LEARNED SOME BASIC KICKING, STRIKING, AND BLOCKING TECHNIQUES, AS WELL AS A FEW KEY KOREAN PHRASES.  THE MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES WERE  BOTH EXCITING & LOUD!  THANK YOU PRINCIPAL COVARRUBIAS AND MS. PLACH FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY.

DRAGON KIDO AMA ALSO PARTICIPATED IN WILLARD'S END-OF-THE-YEAR FUN FAIR.  ATTENDEES SPUN OUR RAFFLE WHEEL AND WON UNIQUE ASIAN PRIZES, IN ADDITION TO RECEIVING COUPONS FOR $10 OFF SUMMER ENROLLMENT.  NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO COME VISIT OUR ACADEMY AND SIGN UP FOR FUN PROGRAMS AT DRAGON KIDO!

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL--JULY 2019

July 4th ParadeD-K-A-M-A DRAGON KIDO HIYAH! 

THANKS TO ALL THE COMMITTED STUDENTS & THEIR FAMILIES FOR REPRESENTING OUR ACADEMY AT SOUTH ELGIN'S 4TH OF JULY PARADE.  WONG'S WARRIORS YOUTH DEMO TEAM WAS FEATURED AT THIS COMMUNITY EVENT AND DID A PHENOMENAL JOB!

FOLLOWING OUR PERFORMANCE, WE HEADED OVER TO GRANDMASTER HUTSON'S TO MAKE OUR OWN ICE CREAM CREATIONS, PLAY LADDER BALL & BEAN BAG TOSS, AND DOUSE EACH OTHER WITH WATER BALLOONS!   

 ***HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!***

TEEN FLING--JULY 2019

Arcade GamesTEEN MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO AMA LIKE HANGING OUT TOGETHER--

RECENTLY, THEY WENT AS A GROUP TO THE RETROCADE ARCADE IN WEST DUNDEE FOR HOURS OF GAMING FUN!  IN BETWEEN, THEY STOPPED FOR A QUICK BITE TO EAT AT VAN'S, FOLLOWED BY ICE CREAM TREATS AT DAIRY QUEEN.

THANK YOU GRANDMASTER HUTSON FOR MAKING THIS EPIC SUMMER ADVENTURE POSSIBLE!

WONG'S WARRIORS SUMMER FIELD TRIP--JULY 2019

ShinobiTHE KIDS AT DRAGON KIDO ENJOY EACH OTHER'S COMPANY BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF OUR ACADEMY. 

WONG'S WARRIORS WENT ON A YOUTH OUTING TO HANSEN PARK AT THE END OF JULY.  OUR GROUP PLAYED GAMES WITH JUMBO BALLS,  TOSSED TORPEDO FOOTBALLS, FLUNG FRISBEES, CLIMBED AROUND IN THE PLAYGROUND, & SHARED A PICNIC LUNCH.

THIS TIME, EVEN PARENTS & SIBLINGS JOINED US!

STARS & STRIPES KIMUDO FORMS TOURNAMENT--JULY 2019

Forms Tourney WinnersDRAGON KIDO AMA'S STARS & STRIPES KIMUDO FORMS TOURNAMENT TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY, JULY 28, FROM 2-4 PM.   1ST, 2ND, & 3RD PLACE TROPHIES WERE AWARDED TO THE BRAVE COMPETITORS IN EACH DIVISION. 

WONG'S WARRIORS MARTIAL ARTS DEMO TEAM KICKED OFF THE AFTERNOON BY PERFORMING A NEAR PERFECT RENDITION OF THEIR SOUTH ROUTINE. AFTER THE TOURNEY COMPETITION, THE BLACK BELT WEAPONS SHOWCASE FEATURED THE KATANA, TONFA, AND BO.   

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HELPED MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT--AUGUST 2019

National Night OutDRAGON KIDO AMA PARTNERED WITH THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH ELGIN TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT.  OUR SCHOOL WAS A SPONSOR OF THE EVENT & PARTICIPATED IN THE BUSINESS EXPO, ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT MARTIAL ARTS & DISTRIBUTING HUNDREDS OF GIVEAWAYS TO AREA RESIDENTS WHO GAVE OUR LARGE PRIZE WHEEL A SPIN.

OUR ACADEMY WAS ALSO PART OF THE SHOW.  DRAGON KIDO'S PERFORMANCE AT THE SECONDARY STAGE INCLUDED A WICKED FAST BO STAFF WEAPONS EXHIBITION, FOLLOWED BY SOME SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES. 

WE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST AND ENDED WITH AN IMPRESSIVE SYNCHRONIZED MARTIAL ARTS ROUTINE BY OUR YOUTH DEMO TEAM.  WONG'S WARRIORS RULE!

AUTUMN WEAPONS CLINIC--SEPTEMBER 2019

Bo Weapons TrainingDRAGON KIDO'S AUTUMN WEAPONS CLINIC FEATURED THE BO. GRANDMASTER HUTSON TAUGHT STUDENTS PROPER HANDLING, WEAPONS MANIPULATION, AND PRACTICAL DRILLS.  BASIC STAFF FIGHTING TECHNIQUES WERE ALSO COVERED DURING THIS MARTIAL ARTS WEAPONS TRAINING SESSION. 

SATURDAYS 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 7-28

$40 FOR A FOUR-WEEK SESSION

AGES 11 YEARS & UP

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

CHINESE AND JAPANESE STAFFS WERE AVAILABLE FOR CLASS USE OR COULD BE PURCHASED FROM OUR PRO SHOP FOR A NOMINAL FEE ON THE FIRST DAY.   FUTURE WEAPONS CLINIC DATES TBA.   

NEW COLOR BELTS--OCTOBER 2019

First TestLET'S HEAR IT FOR AMIYA & MIA, OUR NEWEST COLOR BELTS! 

BOTH GIRLS DID WELL AT THEIR FIRST RANK PROMOTION TEST AND EARNED THEIR YELLOW WITH BLACK STRIPE BELTS. 

AS THE MOST RECENT ADDITIONS TO DRAGON KIDO'S WONG'S WARRIORS KIMUDO CLASS, THEY HAVE OFFICIALLY TAKEN THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS BECOMING BLACK BELTS.  GRANDMASTER HUTSON AND JUNIOR MASTER HARVILLE ARE PROUD OF THEIR EFFORTS!


WE HAD A FANTASTIC 2018 AT DRAGON KIDO TOO--

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

BLACK BELT CLUB--JUNE 2018

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DRAGON KIDO'S BLACK BELT CLUB SCORED GREAT SEATS FOR OUR BLUE MAN GROUP OUTING TO THE BRIAR STREET THEATER IN CHICAGO AND HAD A BLAST!  WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT 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.  WE'VE ATTENDED TWENTY DIFFERENT BLACK BELT CLUB EVENTS AS A GROUP, WITH MORE GOOD TIMES TO COME! 

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

Chinese DragonWHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A DRAGON?  ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH LAST 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.

HOLIDAY PARADE & PARTY--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 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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NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH--OCTOBER 2018

A 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 LARGE GYMNASIUM, RIGHT ACROSS COLLINS STREET FROM WILLARD, AND WE DONATED A BASKET FULL OF RECESS EQUIPMENT TO OUR NEIGHBORS TOO.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH--DECEMBER 2018

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.  THANK YOU FIRST RESPONDERS FOR KEEPING US SAFE!


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