EVENTS

 

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

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

WE MADE OUR FIRST APPEARANCE AT WILLARD'S FUN FAIR ON FRIDAY, MAY 17TH.  CATCH US AGAIN AT LOCAL ACTIVITIES THROUGH AUGUST:  

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

WE'LL ALSO BE GOING ON 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.  YIPPEE! 


STARS & STRIPES KIMUDO FORMS TOURNAMENT:

Be a Star!OUR SHINY FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PLACE TROPHIES HAVE ARRIVED!  GET READY FOR INTENSE TOURNAMENT COMPETITION JULY 28TH BY BRUSHING UP ON YOUR TOP FORMS.  WHITE DRESS UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED, INCLUDING A COMPLETE SET OF PATCHES. 

ACADEMY TOURNEY REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 7/6-7/20.  DON'T PASS UP YOUR CHANCE TO GAIN NECESSARY TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE WITHOUT TRAVELING OUT OF STATE. 

GOOD LUCK!


WOOHOO WEDNESDAYS:

FROM 5/1-7/31. . . 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!  SO FAR, OUR TRAINING HAS INCLUDED SPEED, TIMING, BALANCE, ENDURANCE AND AGILITY DRILLS.  WHAT DOES MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR,  SAMANTHA, HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS WEEK?  COME & FIND OUT!


WONG'S WARRIORS SUMMER FIELD TRIP:

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

WONG'S WARRIORS ARE GOING ON A YOUTH OUTING TO HANSEN PARK ON JULY 26TH!  OUR GROUP WILL BE PLAYING GAMES WITH JUMBO BALLS,  TOSSING TORPEDO FOOTBALLS, THROWING FRISBEES, CLIMBING AROUND IN THE PLAYGROUND, & SHARING A PICNIC LUNCH.

ALL YOUTH MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!


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 JULY, ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE FOCUSING ON INTEGRATING DEDICATION INTO THEIR  TRAINING AND DAILY LIVES.   MAKE MARTIAL ARTS A PRIORITY AND SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT BY PARTICIPATING IN LOTS OF ACADEMY ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH.  EARN ONE RAFFLE TICKET FOR EACH EVENT YOU ATTEND FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A NEAT PRIZE.  THERE ARE SO MANY POSSIBILITIES:  THE JULY FOURTH PARADE & FAMILY CELEBRATION, DEMO TEAM PERFORMANCES, KIMUDO, BUSHIDO & JUDO TESTS, YOUTH & TEEN OUTINGS, AND OUR FORMS TOURNAMENT & BLACK BELT WEAPONS SHOWCASE.  

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


TEEN FLING:

Arcade GamesTEEN MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO 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.

THANKS GRANDMASTER HUTSON FOR MAKING THIS EPIC SUMMER ADVENTURE POSSIBLE!


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OUR ACADEMY IS PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE. .  .

STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED NEXT!


ACADEMY ADVANCEMENTS:

 WE'VE BEEN BUSY. . .

CONGRATULATIONS 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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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!

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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? 


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--JUST SHOOT US AN EMAIL 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.


 MARTIAL ARTS WEAPONS TRAINING: 

Bo Weapons TrainingCOMING THIS FALL--DRAGON KIDO'S AUTUMN WEAPONS CLINIC, FEATURING THE BO.  GRANDMASTER HUTSON WILL TEACH STUDENTS PROPER HANDLING, WEAPONS MANIPULATION, AND PRACTICAL DRILLS.  BASIC STAFF FIGHTING TECHNIQUES WILL ALSO BE 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

STAFFS 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 INFORMATION & TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

DRAGON KIDO'S BLACK BELT WEAPONS SHOWCASE WILL BE HELD DURING OUR STARS & STRIPES FORMS TOURNAMENT ON JULY 28TH.  SPECTATORS WILL GET A PREVIEW OF THE MARTIAL ARTS WEAPONS FORMS CREATED BY BLACK BELT CANDIDATES FOR THEIR FUTURE RANK PROMOTIONS.


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?


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!


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!


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 10 & THEY MADE PERSONALIZED GEAR BAG ID TAGS.  A CLASSIC CHINESE TOY IS NEXT IN THE LINE UP. 

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


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. 

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 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!


DKAMA BIRTHDAYS:

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

JULY--MIA

AUGUST--LUKA, NOAH, JAXON                                                                       


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
  • COOL 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.

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!***


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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