EVENTS

 

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

PRIVATE MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS:

1-on-1 TrainingDUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, DRAGON KIDO AMA IS NOW OFFERING PRIVATE MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING WITH A BLACK BELT MASTER.  TO SCHEDULE YOUR PERSONALIZED COACHING, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

OUR ACADEMY'S EXPERT SOLO MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION IS TAILORED TO EACH MEMBER'S UNIQUE TRAINING NEEDS, INCLUDING SKILL DEVELOPMENT BY RANK, AS WELL AS TEST AND TOURNAMENT PREPARATION. 

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL MONTHLY RATES BY PURCHASING MULTIPLE SESSIONS IN A PACK FOR MORE SAVINGS!  RESERVATION SLOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST. . .  SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS FOR 2 ARE AVAILABLE TOO.


COVID-19:

DURING PHASE 4'S REVITALIZATION PERIOD, DRAGON KIDO AMA WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A WIDE VARIETY OF MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAMMING FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS, INCLUDING ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING, SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXCITING GROUP OUTDOOR CLASSES--LIKE SOLIDARITY SUNDAY & WEAPONS WORKSHOPS.  LIVE ZOOM VIRTUAL MARTIAL ARTS SESSIONS, SUCH AS OUR FEAR FACTOR CLASS, INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS, SUPPLEMENTARY WRITTEN MATERIALS & FUN ACTIVITIES ARE REGULARLY AVAILABLE TOO.   

DRAGON KIDO HAS INSTITUTED PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL MEMBERS.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE CONTACT TAB FOR MORE DETAILS AND FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.


YOUTH PROGRAMMING:

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

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR POPULAR CHILDREN'S KIMUDO CLASSES, A/K/A WONG'S WARRIORS?  THE YOUTH 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.

Wong's WarriorsTower of Power

HOW ABOUT OUR GUARDIAN FOO DOG--WONG'S CHALLENGECHILDREN AT OUR ACADEMY ARE ALSO MOTIVATED TO ENHANCE THEIR CONCENTRATION & SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS BY COLLECTING PERFORMANCE STARS REDEEMABLE FOR ALL KINDS OF COOL PRIZES.  COLORFUL DRAGON KITES, FOAM NINJA BLOW DART SHOOTER SETS, YIN YANG BALLS & TMNT PLACEMATS ARE EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE REWARDS EARNED BY THE KIDS AT DRAGON KIDO!


CHARACTER CONCEPT OF THE MONTH:

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

DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, ACADEMY MEMBERS WERE FOCUSING ON INTEGRATING THE CHARACTER CONCEPT OF RESILIENCY INTO THEIR  TRAINING AND DAILY LIVES. WE LIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES--LEARN HOW TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES AND QUICKLY ADAPT TO CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES AT HOME, WORK & SCHOOL.  ENVISION YOURSELF AS A WILLOW TREE WITH ITS STRONG BUT FLEXIBLE BRANCHES THAT ALLOW IT TO BEND WITHOUT BREAKING.  YOU'VE GOT THIS & WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

AND FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER, STUDENTS ARE SELECTING PERSONALIZED CHARACTER CONCEPTS.  WHICH ONE DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK ON FROM THE 24 LISTED ON OUR MISSION PAGE?  WHAT STEPS CAN YOU TAKE EACH DAY TO TRANSFORM YOUR POSITIVE EFFORTS INTO AN ESTABLISHED HABIT?  SHARE WITH US YOUR PROGRESS TOWARDS YOUR GOALS.

REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT WHAT YOUR MARTIAL ARTS BUDDIES PICKED TOO, AS YOU PASS BY DRAGON KIDO'S CHARACTER CONCEPT ROCK GARDEN EVERY WEEK!  IT KEEPS GROWING & GROWING. . . 

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


AMBASSADOR PROGRAM:

Ambassador LevelsFIND OUT IN CLASS ABOUT DRAGON KIDO'S NEW MARTIAL ARTS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM FOR 2020:

  • LEVEL 1     BRONZE
  • LEVEL 2     SILVER
  • LEVEL 3     GOLD

CLIMB TO THE TOP & CHOOSE YOUR PRIZES!


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.  NEXT UP--STEPPING INTO THE RING--RELIVING ONE STUDENT'S FIRST MARTIAL ARTS SPARRING TOURNAMENT COMPETITION. . .

FEEL FREE TO READ OUR PREVIOUS BLOG ENTRIES TOO:

*GAINING WEAPONRY PROFICIENCY--DESCRIBING MARTIAL ARTS WEAPONS TRAINING AT DRAGON KIDO;

*FOSTERING SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR--IDENTIFYING THE KEY TO BECOMING AN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT;

*CHOOSING WONG'S WARRIORS--SUMMARIZING WHY DRAGON KIDO'S MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN SURPASS ALL THE REST; &

*BALANCING EXTRACURRICULARS--SHARING HOW PARENTS CAN HELP THEIR CHILDREN SUCCEED AND EVENTUALLY BECOME BLACK BELTS.


ACADEMY BIRTHDAYS:

Happy Birthday!PLEASE JOIN GRANDMASTER HUTSON AND THE REST OF OUR ACADEMY IN WISHING THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO AMA A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY--

SEPTEMBER    SAMANTHA

OCTOBER       DEVIN, JACK & CRAIG


COLOR BELT EXAMINATIONS/BLACK BELT PRETESTS:

THE PROGRESS OF DKAMA's MEMBERS WILL BE ASSESSED ON AN ONGOING BASIS TO GAIN APPROVAL FOR OUR NEXT COLOR BELT EXAM AND BLACK BELT PRETEST DATE.  REMEMBER, AT OUR ACADEMY, EARNING AN EXAMINATION PAPER IS NOT BASED ON ATTENDANCE ALONE.  MEMBERS ARE ADVISED TO PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE, INDOOR & OUTDOOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES; SHOW RESPECT, INITIATIVE AND  COOPERATION ON AND OFF THE MAT; AND REGULARLY PRACTICE ALL THEIR MARTIAL ARTS FORMS AT HOME. 

OUR BLACK BELT MASTER INSTRUCTORS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ASSISTANCE WITH ANY AREA OF YOUR MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING. DRAGON KIDO ALSO OFFERS 1-ON-1 SESSIONS, SO BOOK YOUR PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS TODAY AND ACCELERATE YOUR IMPROVEMENT. 

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK & JOIN THE RANKS OF MEMBERS WHO HAVE EARNED THEIR NEXT PROMOTIONS: WILLOW--SOLID YELLOW BELT; LUKA--BLUE WITH BLACK STRIPE; JAXON--BROWN WITH BLACK STRIPE; DEVIN--SOLID BROWN BELT; STAGE 2 BLACK BELT CANDIDATES--JENNA & VICTORIA FOR 1ST DAN & MATTHEW FOR 2ND DAN.  WAY TO GO!


WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM:

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, WONG'S WARRIORS YOUTH DEMO TEAM SERIOUSLY ROCKS!

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

OUR ELITE ACADEMY DEMO TEAM'S NEXT SEASON WILL INCLUDE SYNCHRONIZED DOUBLE KALI STICK TRAINING & PERFORMANCES.


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--AMBASSADOR PROGRAM, CHARACTER CONCEPT ACTIVITIES, PNO ASSISTANCE;

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

KUDOS 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 GENEROSITY IS APPRECIATED!


PRO SHOP:

OUR PRO SHOP  FEATURES ASSORTED UNIFORMS, PATCHES, DKAMA TIE DYE TEES, 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, CONTACT US BY PHONE OR EMAIL AND WE'LL SUIT YOU UP. 

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

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CHECK OUT OUR PRO SHOP'S DISCOUNTED ITEMS-- 

*HAVE YOU ASSEMBLED & PAINTED YOUR 3D WOODEN DRAGON MODEL YET?  CRAFT KIT QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED--RESERVE YOURS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! 

*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 EASY TO BEGIN CREATING YOUR MARTIAL ARTS KEEPSAKE. 

SAVE YOURSELF SOME CASH AND ORDER YOUR STASH FROM THE PRO SHOP TODAY!


ACADEMY ACTIVITIES FOR 2019:

ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS DRAGON KIDO SPONSORS?  HERE ARE LAST YEAR'S ACTIVITIES, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:

WARRIOR GAMES OPEN HOUSE--APRIL 2019

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

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

ALL AGES WERE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

WOOHOO WEDNESDAYS--MAY, JUNE, JULY 2019

WooHooFROM 5/1-7/31, MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO BROUGHT THEIR "CAN DO ATTITUDES" TO WEDNESDAY CLASSES BECAUSE OUR CERTIFIED 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!

WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM/SEASON 1--MAY TO OCTOBER 2019

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

  • LEVI
  • WILLOW
  • LUKA
  • JAXON
  • NOAH 

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT--WONG'S WARRIORS DEMO TEAM'S PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FILLED UP QUICKLY FOR THE SUMMER AND BEYOND! 

OUR TEAM MADE THEIR 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 THE FIRST SEASON.

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!***

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 IN!

TEEN FLING--JULY 2019

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

IN FACT, 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!

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 FLAWLESS 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 YOUTH MARTIAL ARTS DEMO TEAM RULES!

#DragonKidoCares--AUGUST TO NOVEMBER 2019

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

PARTICIPANTS WERE ADVISED TO KEEP IT FOR A WEEK OR SO, AND MAKE A SPECIAL EFFORT TO DO WHATEVER THEIR PARTICULAR MESSAGE SAID--DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP, SHOW KINDNESS, BE COURAGEOUS, ETC.  AFTERWARDS, THEY WERE INVITED TO SPREAD SOME HAPPINESS BY PLACING THEIR PAINTED ROCK IN PLAIN SIGHT OUTDOORS AT A PARK, PLAYGROUND OR FOREST PRESERVE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND!

DRAGON KIDO TRACKED THE JOURNEYS OF OUR UNIQUE CHARACTER CONCEPT ROCKS VIA EMAIL. OUR ACADEMY RECEIVED REPORTS THAT THE FOLLOWING COLORFUL TREASURES WERE CIRCULATING AROUND 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; AND COOPERATION--HAWTHORNE HILL NATURE CENTER!

THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF OUR ACADEMY'S MISSION TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

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.   FUTURE WEAPONS CLINIC DATES TBA.   

BLACK BELT PRETEST--OCTOBER 2019

Black Belt AdvancementDRAGON KIDO AMA 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! 

THE RIGOROUS BLACK BELT EXAMINATION WAS FOLLOWED BY AN ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY, AS WELL AS COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS FOR GRANDMASTER CRAIG 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. 

NEW COLOR BELTS--OCTOBER 2019

First TestLET'S HEAR IT FOR AMIYA & MIA, OUR NEWEST COLOR BELTS!  BOTH GIRLS ARE PROGRESSING AT A GOOD PACE AND PASSED THEIR FIRST RANK PROMOTION TEST TO EARN THEIR YELLOW WITH BLACK STRIPE BELTS. 

AS THE MOST RECENT ADDITIONS TO DRAGON KIDO'S WONG'S WARRIORS YOUTH KIMUDO CLASS, THEY HAVE OFFICIALLY STARTED THEIR JOURNEY TO BECOME BLACK BELTS. 

GRANDMASTER CRAIG HUTSON AND JUNIOR MASTER SAMANTHA HARVILLE COMMEND THEM ON THEIR STELLAR EFFORTS!

FALL FAMILY DAY--NOVEMBER 2019

It's Autumn!

ON NOVEMBER 16TH FOR FALL FAMILY DAY, EACH STUDENT IN OUR WONG'S WARRIORS MARTIAL ARTS CLASS  INVITED A PARENT PARTNER ONTO THE MAT FOR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOCUSING ON COOPERATION & TEAMWORK, FOLLOWED BY COOKIES & CHOCOLATE MILK.   ALL THE PARENT/CHILD PAIRS DID VERY WELL WITH THE HEAVY BAG DRILLS AND FITNESS EXERCISES, WHILE THE RELAY RACES AND HUMAN TARGET PRACTICE WERE HILARIOUS!  TAKE A PEEK AT THE PHOTO OF OUR CREW BY ACCESSING THE WORDS OF WISDOM BLOG POST #2 UNDER THE MISSION TAB OF OUR WEBSITE.

TURKEY TRIALS--NOVEMBER 2019

Turkey TrialsTHE NEXT WEEK, DURING THE TEEN/ADULT KIMUDO CLASS, STUDENTS AND THEIR BUDDIES COMPETED IN DKAMA's TURKEY TRIALS, FOCUSING ON HIIT STATIONS & MARTIAL ARTS DRILLS.

THE HANGING BAG, BATTLE ROPE, FIRING SQUAD ACTIVITY & CRASH PAD DIVE ROLLS WERE DEFINITELY A HIT!  AFTER WORKING UP A SWEAT, THE ENERGETIC  GROUP KICKED BACK TO ENJOY DONUTS & CARAMEL APPLES. 

OUR THANKS GO OUT TO JUNIOR MASTER SAMANTHA FOR CREATING CLASSES THAT WERE BOTH FUN AND CHALLENGING.  EVERY GUEST IS WELCOME BACK TO OUR ACADEMY--BECOME A MEMBER OF DRAGON  KIDO AMA & TRAIN WITH YOUR FRIENDS ALL THE TIME!

YEAR-END PROMOTIONS--DECEMBER 2019

EXAM PAPERS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS IN OUR JUDO AND BUSHIDO PROGRAMS FOR YEAR-END PROMOTIONS.

OUR JUDOKAS WERE TESTED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH.

Code of SamuraiA CHALLENGING TWO-DAY EXAMINATION WAS ADMINISTERED TO MEMBERS OF DRAGON KIDO'S BUSHIDO WEAPONRY PROGRAM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AND 21ST.  THESE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN DILIGENTLY TRAINING FOR 4 YEARS TO EARN THEIR BLACK BELTS IN A SERIES OF BUSHIDO WEAPONS, INCLUDING KALI STICKS, THE BO, BOKKEN, TONFA, NUNCHAKU, SAI, KAMA AND KATANA.  PROFICIENCY DRILLS, WEAPONS FORMS, ADVANCED MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES & ACTUAL COMBAT--BOTH WEAPON-TO-WEAPON & WEAPON-TO-OPEN HAND FIGHTING--WAS DEMONSTRATED IN FRONT OF THE MASTERS' BLACK BELT BOARD.

CONGRATULATIONS JUDO & BUSHIDO CANDIDATES!


Chinese Lanterns     THANKS FOR VISITING WITH US!

We're one big happy family!

                                     

 
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