Kuro Obi Newsletter - December 2018
Kuro Obi Newsletter
This is the next big thing coming up — except for Christmas for some of us!
There will be NO CLASSES in Newtown or Petersham THIS COMING FRIDAY 7th December, because NNPS is using the hall on that day, and I also will be away from Friday morning.
Everyone who usually comes on Friday is advised to come another day during the week instead.
Summer Holiday Schedule
Last day WED 19th December. Start again on Wed 2nd February.
Any Newtown students who are are keen to train during the holidays are encouraged to come to Petersham during the holidays.
Last day Friday 21st December. Start again on Monday 7th January
The holidays are an ideal time to BRING A FRIEND. You'll be spending a lot of time with friends - why not spend it with them in the dojo. Or tell them about the Karate summer camp in the section below!
Special Summer Camps
We're trialling 9:30am - 6:30pm karate summer camp for kids this year. Details are on the attached flier. Given that classes are on as normal from the 7th January onwards, it may not appeal to your child (if you're receiving this as a parent) but you might have friends and neighbours who might be interested. I've attached a flier you can send on to them, and more details are available on the Kuro Obi website at
End of Year Awards
I'm pleased to announce that the following people were awarded the End of Year Dojo awards
I'm also pleased to report that we've had some successful gradings recently. Be sure to congratulate them when you next see them.
Have you paid your annual membership? They're NOW due, and only $10. if you have not received your invoice, please contact Anthony Zamattia, the treasurer of IFK-Australia Inc, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I've left this edition's links the same as the last one, because you really should have a look at what we're getting in Shihan David!
Fri 18th - Sun 20th January
Shihan David Pickthall, the Vice-President of the IFK, is once again coming to Australia to teach us. This is a great opportunity, as he is one of the modern legends of Kyokushin. He has been going around the world to the different IFK countries and teaching there.
Check out the links below to see how many people turn out to train with him! How well can we do?
The Friday session (8:30am-4:30pm) will be a special children's training session, with a mini-tournament to close it off. Adults will be welcome to train too - especially those who want to be involved in teaching them. The weekend will be more traditional, but kids can (and have in the past) come for the whole weekend. On Saturday or Sunday, we'll also have an early morning beach training session.
Prices range from $100 on the Friday, to $300 for all three days, but if you book and pay by Monday December 17th and you'll get a 25% discount on those prices. Given that a mere 2 hour seminar with other similar international martial artists usually cost around $80, these prices are an amazing opportunity not to be missed.
The Camp T-shirt MUST be booked by the 17th or we will not have enough time to get them made in time for the camp.
IFK World Seminar and World Kata Tournament
The seminar (24th-26th) is open to all IFK students of any grade, and is an opportunity to train with the IFK's international best, and the IFK World Kata Tournament is on the 27th. This will give you the chance to see IFK's best kata from around the world.
Note that this is during the school holidays so those of you still in school won't need to get special permission to go.
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