Q3 Newsflash 2016

Dear Parents and Students

The third term has kicked off with a running start with the countdown to DESTINY, our NATIONAL championships at the end of it.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Just a gentle reminder that WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Voting and all) so there will be NO CLASSES on that day

Tuesday 9th August is also Public Holiday (Woman’s Day) so no classes then either.

COMPETITION (Grade 1 and up)_

DESTINY is on 1st and 2nd October in Stellenbosch. We had a RECORD entry for the Cape Classic – so let’s see if we can top that! Entry Forms will be coming out soon.
For Grade 4 and up we will also be introducing the MMA LIGHT concept – basically Jiu-Jitsu with Kicking and Punching – so if you are keen to give it a go – pay attention in class and lets go kick some butt at Destiny <GRIN>

ADCC

For adults (18+) that want to compete –there will be the ADCC competition on 6/7th of August – contact me for more details

Guys and Girls – Beginner (< 2 years), Intermediate (2-4 years) and Pro (> 4 years)

GRADING

The end of the second term grading was HUGELY successful with over 130 students grading to their next belt.

There were a couple of students who could not make that day – there will be a special grading held on 20th of August for you – watch your mails for that invite.

The grading photos are up – you can find them here:

https://www.facebook.com/combatjj/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153553560147100

CLOTHING

The second skins templates have arrived at last. So we will be sizing everyone to get the right size during next week – so the order can be finalized. Once again apologies for the length of time this has taken. We now have a supplier that we can rely on.

As a thank you – you will be allowed to PERSONALIZE your second skin with your name – so when sizing, let Alex know and we will put it on your second skin for you – FREE OF CHARGE!

LONG-SLEEVE T-Shirts – due to demand, we will be producing a limited run of LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS – email the office or let Alex know at class. Price to be announced shortly

CAMP (Grade 1 and up)

Our Annual Camp is in the 4th Term – so diarize the dates for this EPIC and LEGENDARY weekend away – Moms and Dads are invited to come and join us as well.

CAMP DATE:          21 – 23 October 2016 – Groot Drakenstein Cultural Centre

USA Tour

As most of you know by now, I was in the United States for the World Championships as SA Jiu-Jitsu Coach and Team Manager. The trip was hugely successful with overall team doing exceptionally well.

I am also proud to share that 4 of our own went across as part of the SA Team and came back with the following results:

Liam Dickson

Sport MMA = 4th and Grappling = GOLD

Luandre Nel

Sport MMA = 3rd and Grappling = GOLD

Kehan Pretorius

Sport MMA = 4th and Grappling = SILVER

Ruan Louw

Sport MMA = SILVER and Grappling = GOLD & Night of Champions Winner

Well done to all of them on their International Achievements.

There is an album of the tour here:

https://www.facebook.com/combatjj/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153553599067100

CJA Instructor Course Program

Within the next few weeks, invites will be going out to those students that qualify to be invited on this prestigious training program – becoming a CJA Instructor.

Watch your mails for the invite – and looking forward to welcoming the new potential recruits to a Show and Tell afternoon.

Ok that is it for now – take care and TRAIN HARD!

Warm regards

Mike, Alex and the CJA Team

 

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