December Newsletter

IN HOUSE TOURNAMENT!!!

- Our in-house Tournament is set for Sunday January 20th. This will be a point-sparring and light kickboxing tournament. This is a great opportunity for students to test their skills in a tournament environment without as much pressure as a regular tournament. Registration sheets will be available in January and there will be a $20 entrance fee.

o Point-sparring participants should be here at 10:00 a.m. and will need to bring all their sparring gear (head gear, mouthguard, handgear, footgear and optional shin protection). Required attire will be the gi with the belt.

o Light contact Kickboxers should be warmed up and ready to compete at 12:00 p.m.

Kickboxing divisions will be by general weight class for ages 15 to 17 years and for 18+. These will also depend on the number of competitors

Kickboxing required gear: Headgear, Mouthguard, Shin/instep protection/16 oz boxing gloves for the men and 14 oz gloves for the women. Attire can be a club T-shirt and shorts preferably.

All youth excel members may be eligible to receive an "S" Stripe for participating.

We will have a call for volunteers to do the scoring and timekeeping. Please see the office if you are interested in getting this experience!

YOUTH SPARRING DATES:

Every 2nd Friday there is a youth point-sparring class which is a drop in class for any youth excel student that has their sparring gear. The class is from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. Please note the following dates: (**April 12th is an extra class the week before the Scheer's Western Plains Open Tournament)

Dec 7th

Feb 8th

Mar 8th

Apr 5th

May 10th

Jun 7th

Jan 11th

Feb 22nd

Mar 22nd

Apr 12th **

May 24th

Jun 21st

Jan 25th

Apr 26th

REMINDERS:

This is the time of year that our front entrance door does not always close properly. Please endeavour to make sure this door is closed by giving it a firm tug.

All students and parents are reminded to remove their footwear at the door and place it on the shelves.

Parents, please check if your children have the right boots. On Wednesday Nov 28, there was a student that went home with boots that were 3 sizes too big. It would be a good idea for all students (youth and adult) to put their name on any of their belongings.

FACILITY CLOSURES:

- Christmas break from Friday Dec 21 until Jan 1. Regular classes resume on Wednesday January 2, 2013.

- Regular classes cancelled on Sunday January 20th for the Scheer's In-House Tournament.

- Family Day, Monday February 18

- Easter weekend, Friday March 29 to Sunday March 31st. Please note there are no children's classes on Monday April 1st, but all adult classes will go as regularly scheduled.

- Victoria Day, Monday May 20th

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

- January 20, 2013 Scheer's In-House Sparring Tournament

- April 20, 2013 Scheer's Western Plains Open at Walter Murray Collegiate

- May 2013 Can Am Classic 25th Annual Open Martial Arts Tournament, Balgonie Stardome Balgonie, Sask.

SPECIAL EVENT:

- February 9th, 2013 - Alpha Fight returns!!! (please refer to the Facebook page for more details)

HELP WANTED:

As Claire will be committing more time to her nursing studies/career, we are currently looking for office help. Please see the office for more details.

There is also a spot open on our cleaning team, again please see the office.

TOURNAMENT REIMBURSEMENT:

This is the last call to hand your completed form in to the office as soon as possible (but no later than December 15) to receive out-of-town tournament reimbursement cheques from the SMAA for any 2012 tournaments. (Kickboxers/grapplers– this includes you!!!)

On behalf of Scheer's Martial Arts and the SMAA Board, I am pleased to take this opportunity to wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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