Preparation for Capital City Championships Underway!

Tournament preparation for the Capital City Championships on March 18, 2017 is now underway. Karate students who are competing are all invited to training camp every Sunday at 1pm. Also, all Muay Thai students who are competing should attend sparring every Friday at 6pm. BJJ students who are competing will be part of competition training every class. Registration is now open at Arashido.com. All competing students must notify the instructor they plan on competing!

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Honey Badger Kids Camp Underway!

The Honey Badger Kids Camp run by Muay Thai Champ Derek Jolivette started this week and the kids are having a blast! The camp runs from 9:30am -3pm every day. The day starts with some team-building exercises before getting into some hard-core training. Then the kids have some lunch and go outside to the park for outdoor training and activities.

Day 1 the kids played soccer, ran a relay race, basketball and a bit of free time on the park apparatus. On Day 2 the kids had an awesome and very competitive kickball match.

The afternoon usually involves some more training in the dojo before the kids get to close out the day with a Nerf Battle in the Dojo. So far everyone is having a blast and this is the largest Honey Badger Kids Camp to date!

 

July & August 2016 News

Hi there.

Here is the news and notes for July and August 2016.

Dojo Closed Dates
The dojo will be closed next weekend on Sunday July 31 and Monday August 1 for the August long weekend. There will be open mat on Monday from 6pm-8pm. The same goes for the Labour Day weekend on Sunday September 4 and Monday September 5. There will be no open mat on Labour Day weekend.

Summer Grading
Summer Grading for stripes, belts and prajieds will take place Wednesday August 17, Thursday August 18 and Friday August 19 during regular class times. Check at the front desk starting in August to see if you are eligible for grading. A more detailed list will be available soon for students training throughout the summer.

Fall Cleaning
Fall Cleaning will take place on Monday September 5 (Labour Day) from 12pm – 4pm. We will be cleaning the dojo from top to bottom for the fall season. Anyone who would like to volunteer is welcome to join!

Team Paintball and Barbecue
There will be a team paintball and barbecue day on Saturday September 10. instructor Mike Chandra is organizing the event. Anyone who is interested, please put your name on the list at the front desk. You are welcome to participate in either the paintball game, the barbecue or both!

Heritage Days Muay Thai Demo Team
Next weekend is Heritage Days at Hawrelak park. Arashi Do Sherwood Park has a large group of people who are part of the Arashi Do Official Muay Thai Demo Team. They will be performing Muay Thai demos every day of the festival at the Thai Pavilion at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. If you are planning on going to Heritage Days stop by and say hi!

Heritage Days Demo at the Thai Pavilion

Each year Arashi Do Martial Arts has the honour of demonstrating Muay Thai on behalf of the Alberta Thai Association at the Heritage Days Festival in Hawrelak Park. The 2016 Heritage Days Festival takes place from Saturday July 30 until Monday August 1.

Arashi Do Martial Arts students will be doing demonstrations at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on the mainstage of the Thai Pavilion located in the north end of the park near the bus drop-off area. The demonstration will include the Wai Kru or Ram Muay dance, sparring, basic and advanced techniques, and a very special appearance from the Tiny Thaiger mascot!

We are looking for a few more advanced students to come out and participate. The practice for the demo is Sunday July 24 at the southside school at 1pm. If you are available please sign up at the front desk for the time slots that work best for you.

See you all at Heritage Days 2016!

Honey Badger Kids Camp July 25-29

The Honey Badger Kids Camp is a Martial Arts based summer day camp for kids. The kids will train in martial arts two sessions per day under the direct supervision of the WKA World Champion and Certified Muay Thai Instructor Derek Jolivette.

This camp is open to kids ages 7yrs up to 15yrs and includes all kinds of fun group and team-building activities, field trips, top notch training (lunch is not included).

The kids camp runs from July 25-29. To register for the camp go here:

Register Online for Kids Camp

See you all there!

Fight Team Ready for Orlando

Arashi Do Sherwood Park’s Muay Thai fight team will be participating in the IKF World Classic in Orlando Florida at the end of July. Matt, Lilian, Cora, Tim and Derek will all be heading down to represent our club and our country at this world level tournament. 

The team is training extremely hard 6 days a week. The divisions are posted online and we are excited to see competitors from all over the world meeting in Orlando to compete. 

Sensei Ryan has been working with a sports psychologist and the team is implementing new tactics and techniques for training moving into this tournament. The team has been implementing visualization, video analysis, and other sports psychology techniques used by Olympic athletes in the hopes of bringing our team the gold!

If you see the team around the dojo wish them luck as they hit the difficult part of their training camp this upcoming week. Thank you everyone for your support!

2016 Summer Training has begun!

The summer training schedule is now underway. We offer classes 6 days a week in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Karate for ages 4 years and up. To see the full schedule go here:

http://www.arashido.com/sherwood-park-class-schedule

Come in and try a free class and see which program works best for you!

 

 

 

 

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Kru Derek’s 30th Birthday Party Photos

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Photos from Kru Derek’s 30th Birthday Party in July 2015 Continue reading

July 2015 News and Notes

Hello,

We will be having a big PARTY at the dojo this Saturday July 4 starting at 5pm to celebrate Kru Derek’s 30th birthday. It is a potluck dinner/ dance with live music, games and fun for all ages. There is no admission fee to attend this party and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate!

(If you want to help Derek get to Bangkok for the World Championships in August feel free to donate to him at the party or at his website: http://fundachampion.com. He would prefer donations to presents!)

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We will be closed for Canada Day on Wednesday July 1.

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We are pleased to announce a new schedule for the fall starting in September. We will be offering 4 classes per week for the following classes.

Mini Monkeys
Junior BJJ
Adult BJJ
Tiny Thaigers
Junior Muay Thai

You can upgrade to 3 or 4 classes per week starting in September. Also, we will be moving all Saturday classes to Sundays starting in September to avoid consistent conflicts with tournaments and events always occurring on Saturdays. Class times will remain the same.

Please see the new schedule here:
arashido.com/sherwood-park-class-schedule

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GRADING will occur on the following dates. Grading costs $35 for the belt/prajied and certificate. Please see the list at the front desk to confirm if you are testing for a new belt or prajied.

July 15
Little Dragons
Junior Karate
Adult Karate
Muay Thai (White, Yellow, Orange)

July 16
Mini Monkeys
Junior BJJ
Muay Thai  (White, Yellow)

July 17
Junior Muay Thai (White, Yellow)

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This summer we have a bunch of people attending major tournaments all over the world. Good luck to our competition team in their travels!

CBJJD (Brazil Confederation of Sport Jiu Jitsu) World Championships in Rio De Janeiro (AUGUST)

Monitor Mike Chandra
Mark Dueck
Brian Marr
Owen Kucy

Kids World BJJ Championships in California (JULY)

Liam Dalton
Jacob Mogg
Brett Dalton
Shelby Dalton

IFMA Muay Thai Royal World Cup (AUGUST)

Derek Jolivette     (Help fund Derek fundachampion.com)
Tim Lo                     (Help Fund Tim http://www.gofundme.com/xjdgj6x)

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Social media:
Facebook.com/ArashiDoSherwoodPark
twitter.com/ArashidoSP
sherwoodparkarashido.com

Club sites:
sherwoodparkmartialarts.com
fundachampion.com
trainlikeafighterbootcamp.com
derekjolivette.com
sherwoodparkmuaythai.com

News and Notes June 2015

Unfortunately we have to re-schedule all kids Muay Thai classes this Saturday June 13 for the Arashi Do Annual Instructors Meeting at Battle Lake. All instructors including junior instructors will be renewing their instructor training.
There will be make-up classes the day after on Sunday June 14 at the same time. 
 
 
Re-Scheduled Classes for Sunday June 14
 
Tiny Thaigers  9:30am – 10:00am
Junior Muay  10:00am – 11:00am
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There will be NO OPEN MAT this Saturday June 13
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KRU DEREK’s 30th BIRTHDAY PARTY
There will be a Big Birthday Bash for Kru Derek’s 30th Birthday on Saturday July 4 starting at 5pm at the Dojo. There will be a live band, a potluck dinner, games, dancing and fun. The party is open to everyone of all ages.
Since Kru Derek is turning 30 years old we are suggesting a donation of $30 per family (or whatever you can afford)  to send Kru Derek to Bangkok in August for the IFMA World Championships.
Kru Derek’s 30th Birthday Party
Saturday July 4
Potluck Dinner – Live Band – Dancing
All ages family party
Donations encouraged to help Kru Derek get to World Championships in August!
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There will be No Classes on Canada Day (Wednesday July 1)
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KIDS SUMMER CAMPS ANNOUNCED
 
 
HONEY BADGER KIDS CAMP
July 6 – 10
Fun Day Camp with Kru Derek
Ages 6 – 15
No Experience Required
Cost: $199
TRAIN LIKE A PRO KIDS CAMP
July 16,17, 20,21, 22
BJJ Competition Training and Prep for Worlds with Monitor Mike
Ages 8-15
Open to all BJJ Students (with pre-approval from Monitor Mike)
Cost: $150
Register with Monitor Mike  mikechandra@shaw.ca,
BJJ FUN KIDS CAMP
August 3 – 7
Fun Day Camp with BJJ theme open to all kids
Ages 6-15
No Experience Required
Cost: $150
Register with Monitor Mike, mikechandra@shaw.ca,
 
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Congratulations to Sensei Liam Dalton who achieved Senior/Adult Black Belt in Karate this past weekend in Red Deer. Sensei Liam has been with Arashi Do training in Karate for almost a decade and showed a very high level of skill, fitness, determination and Relentless Spirit during the very difficult 5 hour examination. Sensei Liam is the first Black Belt in Karate to come out the Sherwood Park Dojo!
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April 2015 Symposium

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April News and Events

Class Cancellation Notice

No Junior Muay Thai or Tiny Thaigers classes on Saturday April 25 due to the BJJ Symposium. We host this event twice per year and students come from all over Alberta for grading and seminars throughout the weekend. Thank you for your understanding.

Arashi Do Behring BJJ Symposium (GRADING)

The Arashi Do Behring Jiu Jitsu Symposium is coming up Apr 24-26. The Symposium is a very special event that takes place twice per year every April and October where students grade for belts and stripes under our Master instructor Sylvio Behring 7th degree Red and Black Belt from Rio De Janeiro Brazil.All junior and senior students must attend the symposium in order to grade for belts and stripes.

The Mini Monkeys students do not grade at the Symposium but there is a fun class where students can meet Master Behring and learn directly from him on Sunday April 26.

Registration is now open at the front desk for the symposium. Fees must be paid in cash only please.

Adults $100 (plus belt fees if nominated by instructor to test for a belt)
Juniors $60 (plus $35 belt fee if nominated by instructor to test for a belt)
Mini Monkeys $30 (for Sunday class – no gradings)

For the full schedule of events and fees please visit:
http://arashidobjj.com

Arashi Do Advanced Karate and Muay Thai Symposium

Arashi Do is proud to announce its second ever Advanced Karate and Muay Thai Symposium on Saturday May 9 at the Red Deer Dojo. There will be amazing seminars and gradings for both advanced Karate students (Blue Belt and above) and Advanced Muay Thai students (Testing for Orange Prajied and above). If you are wondering if you are testing please check at the front desk for a full list of candidates.

For the full list of information about the event visit:
http://www.arashido.com/event/adma-karatemuay-thai-grading-and-symposium-karate-brown-belt-evaluation/

 

Karate and Muay Thai Grading (IN CLASS)

Karate Grading – Wednesday Apr 29 ($35 fee for belts)
Muay Thai Grading  – Wed Apr 29, Thur Apr 30 ($35 for Yellow only)
Mini Monkeys Stripe Testing – Thur Apr 29
Junior Muay Thai Grading – Fri May 1 ($35 for Yellow only)

Belt fees are payable the day of grading. To confirm if you are testing for a belt please check at the front desk if you are unsure.

Karate Brown Belt Preparation Class

There will be a special Karate Brown Belt prep class for students testing in Red Deer. This prep class will take place during open mat on Saturday May 2 from 11am-1pm. ALL STUDENTS testing for Brown Belt MUST ATTEND. Additional self-guided practice for Karate Brown Belt students is taking place upstairs every Tues & Thurs from 6pm-7pm.

Upcoming Tournaments

Submission Series – Sat May 2
Cheney’s Karate Tournament – Sat May 16
Mind Body Soul – Sat May 30

News & Events for April 2015

We will be closed for Spring Break from Fri Apr 3 to Mon Apr 6. We will re-open for regular scheduled classes on Tues Apr 7.There will be open mat on Mon Apr 6 from 6-8pm.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WKC Karate Provincial Championship Tournament 
Sat Apr 11, Edmonton Sports Dome
http://www.wkccanada.com/alberta.html

CBJJF Alberta BJJ Provincial Championship
Sat Apr 11, Mount Royal University, Calgary
http://cbjjf.org/events

Journey Fight Series Featuring Derek Jolivette and Tim Lo
Sat Apr 18, Century Casino in Calgary
http://journeyfightseries.com/
(We are looking for a company sponsor to buy a table for $1000 that seats 8 people and has the company logo advertised on the tv screens and the company recognized by the announcer at the show)

BJJ Belt Grading and Symposium for all students
with our head instructor Master Sylvio Behring from Rio De Janeiro
Apr – 24-26, Sherwood Park Dojo
http://arashidobjj.com

Karate Stripe and Belt Grading (during regular classes)
Wed Apr 29, Sherwood Park Dojo ($35 for new belt grading)

Muay Thai White/Yellow Prajied Grading (Adults and Juniors)
Wed Apr 29 & Thurs Apr 30 & Fri May 1
During regular classes at the Sherwood Park Dojo
($35 for Yellow Grading)

Submission Series BJJ Tournament
Sat May 2, Edmonton North Dojo
http://thesubmissionseries.com/
Advanced Muay Thai Grading (Orange and up) & Advanced Karate Grading

Sat May 9, Red Deer Dojo
http://www.arashido.com/event/adma-karatemuay-thai-grading-and-symposium-karate-brown-belt-evaluation/

Mind Body Soul Regional Tournament (BJJ & Muay Thai)
Sat May 30, Edmonton Garrison
http://thesubmissionseries.com/

BJJ and Muay Thai Grading Feb 2015

Congratulations to our Mini Monkeys, Junior BJJ and Muay Thai class on a successful stripe, belt and prajied testing! Excellent job everyone!