January 23, 2012

Greetings members and parents!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

To Troy Rosin and to Mark Rosin who came back from Pan American  Grappling Championships in Florida with some well-deserved 1st places!

WELL DONE!!!! – check out Troy’s photo on the bulletin board.

YOUTH SPARRING CLASSES:

-       Every 2nd Friday there is a point sparring class that is open to all youth students. Required gear are the foam headguard, hands, feet and a mouthguard. Recommended gear include shinguards and groin protection. The dates for the classes are: Friday February 3, February 17, March 2, March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, and June 22.

IN-HOUSE EXTREME GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT:

-          Sunday February 12 - The Saskatoon Martial Arts Association (SMAA) is hosting the annual Scheer’s Extreme In-House Grappling Tournament.

-           Open to all members of Scheer’s and will have children’s and adult divisions. Again we will have  no-gi divisions for our Jr MMA students. The rules for the tournament will be discussed in the classes.

-           The SMAA will be asking for volunteers for timekeeping and scorekeeping.

-           All students must be here at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: ALL REGULARLY SCHEDULED CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THIS EVENT.

SMAA Annual General Meeting:

-       Sunday February 12. We are holding the AGM In conjunction with the in-house grappling tournament. Sensei Stephen McLeod will give a brief presentation regarding the Saskatoon Martial Arts Association and the financial statements will be available.  Board members consist of myself, Sensei Stephen McLeod, Sensei Troy Scheer, Sensei Dwight Scheer, Sensei Karen Oliver, Sensei John Baron, Mr. Michael Robin, Ms. Jen Sheasby, Ms. Michelle Houlden, Mr. Roy Sondershausen, Ms. Rebecca Lizzee, and Mr. Rojer Giasson.

FACILITY CLOSURES:

-          All regularly scheduled classes will be cancelled for February 12; however the gym will be available for those who have gym memberships.

-           Family Day, Monday. February 20th

-           Easter long-weekend, Friday April 6th to Sunday April 8th.

-           Western Plains Open Tournament Day (come see us at Walter Murray Collegiate) Saturday April 21.

 

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

-          February 12, 2012 Scheer’s Extreme In-House Grappling Tournament

-           March 3, 2012 Abominable Snow Slam in Yorkton

-           March 17, 2012 Prairie Open Spring Classic Martial Arts Tournament in Weyburn

-           April 14, 2012 Emerald Gloves Open Martial Arts Tournament in Prince Albert

-          April 21, 2012 Scheer’s Western Plains Open at Walter Murray Collegiate

-           May 5, 2012 Medicine Hat Karate Do Tournament, in Medicine Hat, AB

-           May 19, 2012 Western Canadian Karate Championships , Red Deer AB

-           May 26, 2012 Can-Am Classic Open Martial Arts Tournament, Balgonie

I look forward to seeing all the in-house competitors and GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

Sensei Anita Dutka