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September

Draft list of students eligable to belt test in October has been posted

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

The draft list for the October belt test has been posted by the attendance card rack and under the school logo at the front of the school.  All students should check the posted roster this week before we finalize the belt test roster for October.  When checking the draft list, note the following:

White belts, if you have 1 black stripe and are not on the lift

Talk to Mr. O'Neill, Mr. Maag or Ms. Olson right away.

Color belts, if you have 3 black stripes and are not on the list

Talk to Mr. O'Neill, Mr. Maag or Ms. Olson right away.

If you are on this list, but do not have 3 black stripes

You may have missed a stripe test, need more time at this belt, or there was a computer glitch.  Talk to Mr. O'Neill, Mr. Maag...

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18

September

Announcements for week of 9/17

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

  1. Black Belt StreetDefense — Black belts can wear regular clothes to class the next Wednesday and Thursday
  2. Friday Forms Class — 6 pm to 6:45 pm, strongly recommended for all students belt testing this month
  3. Friday Sparring Class — 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm, strongly recommended for High Green belts and above testing this month.  Also recommended for sparring team members.
  4. Demo Team and Sparring
  5. Varsity practice Saturday 9 am to 10 am
  6. JV practice Saturday 10 am to 11 am
  7. Sparring practice Saturday 11 am to 11:30 am
  8. Leadership Team — No meeting this week
  9. Sparring Gear Orders — Order sparring gear before Thursday, September 27th to ensure delivery before the next sparring gear week
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11

September

Announcements for the week of 9/10

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

  • Sparring Gear — Bring sparring gear to class this week, make sure you have a mouth guard. You can not spar without a complete set of protective equipment

  • TKD students that missed stripe testing last week or missed Belt testing — See an instructor to get a white make up stripe or to do your make up belt test.

  • Poom & Black Belt Pre-Test — Friday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Check the Pre-Test slides on this TV to see when you...

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8

September

Congratulations to those that tested Friday and Saturday

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

Pictures from the Friday and Saturday belt tests have been posted to the school Facebook page.  Fantastic effort by all! - Mr. O'Neill

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8

September

September Message of the Week Theme - Overcoming Fear

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

The messages of the week theme for the next four weeks will be on how to overcome your fears. We will discuss the following quote in class next week

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.” - Arthur Koestler

Fear is natural. Everyone has fears. The key is to not let those fears influence your actions! Courage is not the absence of fear, but choosing to do the right thing even when you’re afraid. Believe that you can do it!

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