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November 2017 Newsletter

November 10, 2017

Greetings CLMA Family!

Congratulation to all students who competed in our Winter is Coming tournament this past weekend! And a special THANK YOU to all the parents who volunteered! This event would not have been possible without you! Our tournament may be over, but we still have a lot of exciting things going on at CLMA this Holiday Season! Check it out below so you don’t miss anything!


Current Testing Cycle Life Skill:

Self Esteem

Next Testing Cycle Life Skill:



Protech Weapons:

Black Belt Club- Double Ssahng Jeol Bong (DSJB)

Intermediate- Double Ssahng Jeol Bong (DSJB)

Advanced- Double Ssahng Jeol Bong (DSJB)

Black Belts- Rank testing weapon, Double Sword, or Double Jahng Bahng (Staff)

Must have Instructor approval for double weapons

Testing/Graduation Dates

TKD: Testing for All Locations

Princess Anne and Redmill @ Redmill Academy:  Saturday, December 2nd

Greenbrier @ Greenbrier Academy:  Saturday, December 2nd

Early Registration Deadline: November 18, 2017


KM: All Locations @ Red Mill Academy

All Krav                             Friday, November 17th

Early Registration Deadline: November 3, 2017


Bring Your Medals to Class!

We want to see all of your medals from the Winter is Coming Tournament! Bring them to class to show them off!

Turkey Trimmings: Ends November 30th

It’s time for our annual Turkey Trimmings Savings! Pick up a flyer of our discounted items just in time for Christmas!

If you want to guarantee a heavyweight uniform by Christmas, you must have it ordered by December 2nd!

All other Christmas orders must be placed by December 9th!

Bring A Buddy & Get a Fidget Spinner

Bring a Buddy to class in November and get a fidget spinner!

Closed for Thanksgiving

CLMA will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27.

Board Break Trick Night:  December 11th

Do you want to learn a new board break technique and break a wooden board?! Instructors will focus on proper board breaking techniques and you will get the opportunity to break a board using with a twist kick, or tornado kick and speed breaks. Wooden boards will be $5 per board (minimum of 3 boards), break as many as you want! Sign up with your instructor today!


Tigers: 5:15-5:45

K4K: 5:45-7:00

Teens/Adults: 7:00-8:15

Holiday Friday Schedule

We will be open on Fridays in December and the first Friday in January! We have some awesome classes going on these days that you won’t want to miss!


December 1st: Testing Prep

Testing is December 2nd at all locations! Get in your last-minute training with your instructors on Friday, December 1st!


Tigers: 5:15-5:45

K4K: 5:45-6:45

Teens/Adults: 6:45-7:45


December 8th: Belt Ceremony and Holiday Party Potluck

For all students who attended testing, we will be having our potluck belt ceremony on Monday, December 11th! This will also be our Holiday Party! The ceremony will start at 6:00pm followed by the Holiday Party! Make sure you mark down what you will be bringing on the sign-up sheet!


December 15th: Glow Wars Ninja Night

Parents, this is a great time to get some holiday shopping done! Young Padawan will be training on techniques of the Lightsaber (Gum Do) with their Jedi Masters! Pizza, Beverages, and Lightsaber included! Must be registered by December 9th to guarantee your lightsaber!

Attend and be entered to win a 4 pack of discounted Regal Cinemas Movie Tickets!! (Non-New Releases are FREE). Bring a friend and your name will be entered twice!

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Place: Princess Anne Academy

Cost:   1st Family Member: $65

2nd+ Family Member: $55

Already have a Light Saber from CLMA: $40


 December 22nd: Reindeer Chow

On our last day before the holidays, we have a little treat.  After class, each student will be able to select ingredients from our Reindeer Bar to make their very own Reindeer Chow! This Reindeer chow is something the kids can snack on or they can take it home to leave out for the reindeer on Christmas Eve.  Santa gets cookies, let’s not leave out Rudolph and his friends!


Tigers: 5:15-5:45

K4K: 5:45-6:45

Teens/Adults: 6:45-7:45


January 5th: Kicking in the New Year Fitness Bootcamp

Burn off those holiday cookies with a Fitness Bootcamp. Work on your warrior combos, krav maga falling techniques, wall defense, heavy bag drills, and more!


K4K: 5:45-7:00

Teen/Adult and KM: 7:00-8:30


Closed for Christmas: December 23rd-January 2nd

CLMA will be closed from Saturday, December 23rd – Tuesday, January 2nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd and we will also be open on Friday, January 5th. See you in 2018!



Changes in Contact Info: 

For those who may have had changes in their contact information, please update your instructor with any new phone numbers, addresses, or email addresses so we can keep you up to date with all that we have going on!



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