1) Training Times Update and Practice Cancellations
Practice Cancellations: 9/26 and 12/9, we'll keep you posted on if we can get a squash court for these trainings instead.
Also, please make sure to turn in waivers and insurance cards ASAP to email@example.com. Club Sports will be performing roster checks at our trainings to make sure everybody has a waiver on file. We could be seriously reprimanded if anybody is participating at training without a waiver.
2) At the ECCKU meeting at Fall Camp, we have decided on the following dates for collegiate tournaments and training camp:
10/12/12: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
There is also a tentative tournament on 1/26/13: West Chester University, West Chester, PA-will keep you posted on whether tournament is finalized.
Of all these tournaments, I especially encourage all of you to attend the collegiate camp at Penn College (really close to us) and the tournament at temple. The collegiate camp is a great way to get more karate practice from a variety of instructors. And Temple's tournament might include a training at ISKF Headquarter's Honbu dojo.
Please let me know if you are interested in attending any of these tournaments (esp the UMass tournament on 10/12) ASAP, whether you can drive, and if you are willing to serve as a safety officer (CPR, AED, First Aid certified).
Other tentative future tournaments:
3) For belt testing, it is required that you attend at least 25-30 hours of training prior to the belt test, if that is an issue let me know ASAP
We have 2 options for belt testing:
-Belt Test (only colored belts) (with training with Hiro Sensei) at ISKF Headquarters Honbu Dojo in Philadelphia, PA on Friday Oct 26 from 6-about 9pm)
Because Newport News and Philadelphia are so far apart, everybody who is belt testing needs to come to a consensus for a belt test location.
For everybody who is testing or even thinking about testing, I need the following info:
4) I need to know who is interested and available weekend dates (any dates Fri-Sun) for this semester and next semester if you can, and if you can drive (if going to Baltimore or Philadelphia) ASAP for the following possible future events:
-Special Clinic with Dan Elliot at Penn State
See you at training!
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