LIVING from your INNER STRENGTH

NOV NEWS: Winter Break Camps, Food Drive, Holiday Closures and More!

Dear Parents and Students:

WINTER BREAK 3 DAY CAMPS! – Power Ninja (12/22-12/24) & Samurai (12/29-12/31)
All levels (including beginner) and current, former or non-students welcome! Finish holiday shopping, wrap presents or simply have some time to unwind during the hustle and bustle of the holidays while your kids are having fun, learning, and getting out lots of energy! Get all the info and/or register here.

Obstacle course
Wrestling
Nunchakus
Punching, blocking, kicking
Padded swords
Ninja stars

DON’T BE A TURKEY – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY REMINDER
There will be no classes from Wednesday, Nov 26th through Saturday, Nov 29th. We hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your home is filled with joy and gratitude. Feel free to make up any missed classes before or after the holiday, ideally within 7 days of the missed date. You can, however, do make up classes up to 30 days before or after the missed class.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER TESTING – December 8th- December 13th
Because of the upcoming holidays, we will not be testing the last week of November or the last week in December. Instead we will be combining the November and December tests in the middle of December.

HELP FEED THE LESS FORTUNATE – Food drive starting November 1st!
As we do every year, we will again be putting out a drop box for food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. Items that work best include: unopened canned, jarred or boxed items NOT past their expiration date. High demand items are jarred peanut butter, canned veggies and beans, healthy boxed cereals and jarred pasta sauce. Our drop off box will be out in the dojo starting Saturday, November 1st and you can donate as often as you like (we will deliver to the food bank as often as the box fills) through Friday, December 19th.   For more information or to help them directly, please go to http://www.austinfoodbank.org/how-to-help/ .

Cap Area Food Bank

HOLIDAY FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE – Starting Sat, November 22nd
We are happy to offer our Holiday Flexible Schedule again this year from Saturday, November 22nd through Friday, December 19. This schedule will allow you to do make-ups and/or switch classes at your convenience during the busy holiday season without having to call us in advance, as we ask the rest of the year outside of the summer months. You are welcome to switch classes when it suits you as long as it is an age/level appropriate class. You can find the schedule online at https://lifekido.com/class-schedule/ or feel free to pick up a hard copy at the dojo.

LABELING YOUR BELTS AND GEAR – Don’t Lose Your Stuff!
Every month we find abandoned belts and headgear and gloves in our dojo. Much of it sits in our lost and found bins for weeks and never gets retrieved. One good tip is to use a sharpie or other permanent marker to label everything your child brings to the dojo. If we see it identified we will call or email right away.

FALLING BACK THIS SATURDAY? – Daylight Savings Time Kicking in Sunday, November 2nd
Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed this Saturday for Daylight Savings Time.

OCT NEWS: Halloween Closure, Samurai Tournament, Yelp Users, Fall tuition reminder and more!

Dear Parents & Students,

HAPPY HALLOWEEN – Life Ki-do will be closed for Halloween
On Friday, October 31st, Life Ki-do will be closed so our families can celebrate Halloween. Classes return to normal on Saturday. If you need to make up a missed class, please email or call Jeff to schedule a make-up.

DOJO ETIQUETTE – We appreciate your help maximizing the comfort of all our parents during class
While we do have signs up, we also occasionally like to remind folks about a few simple rules for the dojo to help keep it safe, clean and enjoyable for all while minimizing the disruption to classes.

  1. Please exit our dojo to make or take phone calls
  2. Please keep volumes off on all electronics (or use headphones)
  3. Food or drink is fine in the seating area, but not on our training mats (please let us know ASAP of any spills)
  4. If a sibling in the waiting area becomes excessively noisy or disruptive, please take them out of the dojo (the playground downstairs by Austin’s Pizza is a great place for siblings to wait for their brother/sisters class to be over)
  5. Please use quiet voices for conversations. Not only is it distracting for other parents in the waiting area but the noise easily travels into the training area and can be quite disruptive and distracting to the class in session.

FALL TOURNAMENTS! – Samurai Tournament Oct 25th
Life Ki-do Tournaments are a wonderful complement to regular classes and gives your child an opportunity to strengthen their focus, confidence and social skills. The Focus Tournaments nurture the art of doing one’s personal best with their martial arts and life skills rather than emphasizing competition. The Samurai Tournament will be Saturday, October 25th from 4-6pm. We will not be doing a Power Ninja tournament until early 2015. Get more details and register here.

PLEASE ONLY ARRIVE WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF CLASS TIME
We have a tight class schedule, limited parking and our staff need proper time to prepare for classes, so we would like to enlist everyone’s cooperation in not arriving more than 5 minutes prior to your class start time.

REMINDER – Fall Tuition and Family Discounts now in effect!
As we put out in the August newsletter, our new rates for fall, and also our family member discounts are all now in effect. If you started during the last 6 weeks, this would not affect your membership. For details on the new rates are programs, just go here: or check with us at the front desk.

NEW OUTDOOR DOJO SEATING AREA – Enjoy this beautiful fall weather!
As you may have noticed this week, we’ve added 3 sets of patio chairs/tables outside on the balcony on the back side of our building.  With the new fall weather, this can be a beautiful place to relax while your kids are in class and the windows and doors still allow you to stay connected to what’s happening on the mats.  We will also soon be adding 4 more chairs in the dojo in front of the far bay window.  The doors in the training area to the back balcony will remain unlocked during class times, so feel free to walk on the mats to enter/exit through our back door to get to the new seating (just be mindful of the class and of course no shoes please in the dojo). You can also simply walk around our building to get to the new seating as well.

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE YELP USER? – We’d Love Your Reviews!
As you know, parents really rely on and trust reviews from other parents about activities for their children including reviews on Yelp. However, Yelp has a secret algorithm that they claim helps to filter out fake or biased reviews. Unfortunately, this algorithm filters out any reviews not written by active Yelp users which means that 13 of our legitimate reviews have been labeled “Reviews that are not currently recommended.” This is frustrating as the business owner and also for those people who have taken the time to write a review. If you are an active Yelper (written reviews for other businesses, have friends on Yelp, regularly check-in at local businesses or leave tips), we would be so grateful if you would consider writing a review for Life Ki-do.  Just go  here to get to our page on Yelp!

SEPT NEWS: Labor Day, Tournament, $50 Referral Bonus & more

LABORING ON LABOR DAY? – Life Ki-do will not be open on Monday, September 1st
We will be open on Saturday, August 30th but closed on Labor Day.  We return to our normal class schedule on Tuesday, September 2nd.  As always, you have 30 days to make up any missed class. Enjoy the holiday!

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE HAS ENDED – Please only come to your regular scheduled class
Our summer flexible schedule has been going since June and has allowed our students to do make ups or change the days they attend classes without having to schedule those or give us advance notice. With summer vacations over and school back in session, we just want to remind everyone that the flexible schedule has now ended.

Thus, if you need to make up a missed class or can’t come to class on your regular day, please call or email Jeff at jeff@lifekido.com to schedule a make-up.  Or you can book it yourself by going here: http://lifekido.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/BookMe (then login to your Life Ki-do account)

We have strict class size limits to ensure your child gets the maximum benefit, so in the fall, winter and spring, we require scheduling of make-ups to ensure we keep class sizes at the needed levels.

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS? – Sensei Doug is here to help!
Sensei Doug makes himself available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at both 12 noon and 12:15 for one-on-one phone calls with parents. To schedule a time with Sensei Doug, you can book yourself by going here: http://lifekido.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/BookMe# Then make sure to login to your Life Ki-do account and from the 4 choices on the left, select “Special Events”. Then a list of days and times will appear named “Sensei Doug Parent Conference”. Just click the “Book” button next to the day and time you want. Alternately, you can email Sensei Doug directly to book a time – doug@lifekido.com

REFERRAL PROGRAM – Now $50 credit for you AND your friend!
Referrals from happy Life Ki-do families are the #1 way we reach new students. We so appreciate your trust and confidence in us that we have increased our referral bonus to $50 beginning September 1. For any new students you bring us outside of your immediate family, we will automatically give them $50 off their registration fee, and we will also give you $50 Life Ki-do credit (can be used towards tuition, merchandise or gear, or any other program we have).  Have your referrals register for a free trial class here Free Life Ki-do Trial Form and make sure they tell us you sent them.

FALL TOURNAMENTS! – Tournament dates now set!
Life Ki-do Tournaments are a wonderful complement to regular classes and give students an opportunity to practice their focus and martial arts skills as well as to develop their confidence. The Focus Tournaments nurture the art of doing one’s personal best rather than emphasizing competition. The Samurai Tournament will be Saturday, October 25th. We will not be doing a Power Ninja tournament until early 2015. Get more details and register here: http://lifekido.com/focus-tournaments/

NOT SURE WHAT OUR STYLE OF MARTIAL ARTS IS? – Life Ki-do Martial Arts!
If you are relatively new to us, you may not be fully aware of the martial arts style we teach. Our award-winning martial arts system is a unique blend developed by our founder Sensei Jonathan. He designs our weekly Life Ki-do curriculum based on the Russian Art of Systema, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, freestyle flow arts and self-defense training. Of course, every class uses the medium of martial arts to teach valuable life skills as well. Over the past 20 years our martial arts program has become renowned for its unique quality of being both nurturing and empowering as well being safe and lots of fun!|

WHEN DOES MY CHILD DO SPARRING? – How do I know when to bring our gear?
Sparring only occurs at Samurai level and only happens one official week each month, in addition to being part of the testing classes. Teen Adults should bring sparring gear to every class as we do not follow the same curriculum calendar. You can always check the calendar on our bulletin board to see when we’re doing what at Samurai and below levels. Alternately we do have it available online on our website. Here’s the direct link: http://lifekido.perfectmind.com/MySite/calendar . For Samurai students, our curriculum weeks run Monday through Saturday and typically changes every 7 days between Grappling (wrestling), Sparring, Flow Forms/Katas & Testing. At certain times throughout the year, we do change that up a bit and focus on bully work, personal safety and other more specialized areas of training. If it’s not a sparring week or testing week, your child will not need gear in any Samurai class.

 

PLEASE ONLY ARRIVE WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF CLASS TIME
We have a tight class schedule, limited parking and our staff need proper time to prepare for classes, so we would like to enlist everyone’s cooperation in not arriving more than 5 minutes prior to your class’ start time.

AUG NEWS: Tuition Increase, Family Discounts, $75 Referral Bonus, etc.

TAX FREE WEEKEND + AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF– Great time to save on Life Ki-do Merchandise!
Certain items we sell will qualify for the upcoming Tax Free Weekend from Friday, August 8-10th. While we aren’t open on Sunday the 10th, you can still purchase online and we’ll make sure you save that 8.25% sales tax plus an additional 10%! Items included are: NEW Life Ki-do Lunchboxes, Life Ki-do shirts, pants or shorts.

REFERRAL PROGRAM – August only, $75 credit for any new Little Dragon students who recommend to us!
Our Referral Program is ongoing throughout the year and so for any student you recommend to us who signs up (make sure they tell us you sent them) we automatically give you AND the new student a $25 credit. Now, for the month of August only, for any student who signs up specifically in our Little Dragons program, we are upping that credit to $75! This is for new students only, and they must sign up in August.

FALL TUITION PRICE INCREASE – NO MORE BELT TESTING FEES & NEW FAMILY DISCOUNTS!
Long term Life Ki-do families know that we typically have a small tuition increase each year in October to meet the annual rise of operational costs. This October, we will be making changes to our tuition structure that we believe will be greatly beneficial to our students. By increasing the cost per class from between $.70 to $2.25, depending on the program you or your child are registered for, we will be able to meet the rise in our operational costs as well as eliminate ALL belt testing fees! We have also added a few other discount perks as outlined below. Your account will automatically reflect these tuition changes beginning October 1.

Here are the particulars:

  • NO MORE BELT TEST FEES – We are thrilled to announce that we will no longer have belt testing fees! Those of you who have been here for a time know about belt testing and the cumbersome multi-step process to confirm and pay the fee in time for your child to test. That will now be a thing of the past. You will simply get an email letting you know in advance the date that your child will be testing, giving you the opportunity to attend that class or ask that we delay testing; but no belt test fees to pay!
  • FAMILY DISCOUNTS – For the first time ever, we are offering a family discount on monthly tuition! 10% off the 2nd registered student, 20% off the 3rd, and 30% off the 4th (or above). Your account will automatically receive these discounts beginning October 1st if you have multiple family members registered with Life Ki-do. Additionally, any new family member who registers will receive 50% off the registration fee.
  • PRE-PAID DISCOUNTS – We will also be offering discounts if you’d like to pre-pay tuition. You can pre-pay 6 months tuition for a 5% discount or pre-pay 12 months tuition for a 10% discount. Please email jeff@lifekido.com if you’d like to take advantage of either of these discounts.
  • TUITION FEES - the following will be the new monthly rates effective October 1st:
EFT Credit Card

1x/wk (30 min classes)

$83 $85
1x/wk (45 min classes) $107 $110
2x/wk (30 min classes) $117 $120
2x/wk (45 min classes) $152 $156
3x/wk (45 min classes) $169 $174
4x/wk (45 min classes) $181 $186


AUGUST SAMURAI CAMP – ROPE DARTS
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We are excited to announce that Sensei Tommy will be leading a segment on Rope Darts in our upcoming August Samurai Camp for 1st-6th graders. This is our last camp of the summer, led by Sensei Jonathan and Sensei Doug.

Unlike all our other camps, this one is held at the West Austin Youth Association in Tarrytown

Not familiar with Rope Darts? See this amazing art performed by Sensei Tommy right here!
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Ready to sign up? Just go here for more info and to register!

www.lifekido.com/karate-camp/

 

Life Ki-do July Newsletter 2014

Dear Parents,

4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY – Closed Monday, June 30th through Saturday, July 5th
There will be no Life Ki-do classes the first week of July in honor of the 4th of July holiday. Classes will resume as normal on Monday, July 7th. We hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July holiday! Missed classes can always be made up in any age appropriate class for 30 days following that missed class. During the summer, make-ups do not need to be scheduled so just come to as many make ups as needed any day/time that works for you. Our complete class schedule can be seen here:

ADVANCED KARATE CAMPS – Samurai Intermediate or Advanced & Teen/Adult students only
This special camp is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience advanced training in special skills like breaking boards, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu finishes, in-depth kata study, and stick & knife training. As we did in June, we are also bringing back Capoeira teacher Etienne Vidal to teach 2 days of Capoeira Angola. If you aren’t familiar with Capoeira (kapa-wear-a), it’s a Brazilian Martial Art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. We had a great time doing this in June, so don’t miss it!

  • August 4-8 from 10am-1pm @ the Life Ki-do Academy

To register for the Advanced Camp, please email or speak to Jeff – jeff@lifekido.com

POWER NINJA & SAMURAI CAMPS – July sold out, Aug still available
Click here for more details and to register for our Power Ninja or Samurai Life Ki-do Karate Camps. As of now, we have space in all August camps but just as we did in June and July, we expect these to sell out.

2 QUESTION PARENTING SURVEY – We’d love your input!
Life Ki-do is partnering with Carrie Contey, PhD to offer exciting new parenting workshops and material next school year. We’d love to get your input! There are just 2 parenting questions so we promise it won’t take long. Click here to take the survey. Thanks so much!

LIFE KI-DO PARENTING BOOK – Your word means a lot to other parents!
If you have read our award winning parenting book from Life Ki-do founders Jonathan and Lana Hewitt, we would appreciate your review on Amazon. You don’t have to buy the book from Amazon to leave a review. Click here to go right to our page on Amazon.

GETTING YOUR EMAILS? – Make sure to update Life Ki-do when you change your email addresses
We don’t use them for any purpose other than communicating directly with you about your child and things happening at Life Ki-do. I have, however, noticed a number of folks seem to not be getting all our emails. If you aren’t seeing at least 2-3 per month from us, in addition to our monthly newsletter (which does not come from our main email server), then something is wrong. Please email Jeff at jeff@lifekido.com to make sure we have your current email address on file, and if a spouse/significant other/child has a 2nd email address we can add, we can do that too. Our system emails and notifications come from the email address communication@perfectmind.com . It would be a great idea to add that email address to your address books to ensure they don’t go to your spam folder.

OUR LATEST BLOG POST! – A truly touching & insightful post by Sensei Jonathan.
To read “How a Martial Artist Found Joy and Connection Through Sparring” click here!

P.S. Our Referral Program: Referrals from happy Life Ki-do families are the #1 way we reach new students. For any new students you bring us outside of your immediate family, we will automatically give them $25 off their registration fee, and we will also give you $25 Life Ki-do credit (can be used towards tuition, merchandise or gear, camp or any other program we have).  We appreciate you supporting all that we do.

How a Martial Artist Found Joy and Connection Through Sparring

by Sensei Jonathan Hewitt – Founder of Life Ki-do

The Joy and Dance of Kickboxing:

Say what?

Let me explain.

The other night in our Teen/Adult class after more than 25 years of martial arts training and over 20 years of teaching full time, I experienced a deep joy and dance while we were doing some of our kickboxing curriculum (footwork, evasions, punches, kicks, shadow sparring and light sparring).

I grew up extremely competitive and in a very competitive community. All I knew was win or lose. I had to beat the other guy to prove myself and feel validated. This conditioning had colored so much of what I had done in my life and even though I won the trophies and other accolades, I was lacking joy and fulfillment.

Then over 20 years ago, I began a very dedicated meditation practice and began seeing life from a very different perspective, much more about connecting than competing. As my inner joy and fulfillment increased, I began to lose my interest in martial arts and saw it as the antithesis of connection. Fortunately I didn’t give it up and about 8 years ago I was introduced to Systema, which is very much about breath, fluidity and connection. Systema has helped transform my martial arts experience and my life in general but I still didn’t see how I could be fluid and connected when sparring or doing wrestling/BJJ. This was the first time I truly experienced joy and connection as if I was a dancer celebrating love, connection and life.

Thank you to our amazing students and fellow instructors for helping me to always be a white belt and know that there is no end to the amount of growth I can experience.

Martial arts aren’t the most important thing we learn through the Life Ki-do program

More insight, wisdom, and self-awareness from another of our graduating seniors – Zach Rahmes.

“I feel very much at peace when I am at the dojo. Martial arts aren’t the most important thing we learn through the Life Ki-do program. I have learned mutual trust and respect – the most valuable things I can give to someone, and the most valuable thing that I possess. To me, the connections that I form with other people are what give my life its meaning and purpose. This is why I love my dojo so dearly. More than any other place on earth, it fulfills me.”

Congratulations Zach! Your dedication to being present and being your personal best every moment of training is truly an inspiration. We know your presence and genuine connection with others will bring you fulfillment wherever you go.

Zach Rahmes

 

“I don’t care if you can smash a brick with your bare hands…the single most important teaching is being able to breathe and be aware of it”

Marshall Walston has trained with us for 12 years! Congratulations Marshall on your high school graduation! We will miss you.

The following is from Marshall’s Black Belt Test essay:

 

“A lot of what people think Martial Arts is, is being able to smash a brick, or being able to beat someone up. That isn’t what Martial Arts is at all. Being a Martial Artist is being able to go through an odyssey of struggle, conflict, pain, and doubt. Being able to go through a hardship, and use Life skills to get through it.I don’t care if you can smash a brick with your bare hands at the end of your training, and if you end your training there, you didn’t finish, nor did you really start it. If all that you get out of it is learning how to breathe and be aware of the happenings that surround us all and realize how those happenings impact us, and notice it, you become a better Martial Artist than the one who can crush a brick.

I said years ago that the one that has helped me the most through this world is Ninja Breathing. 12 years ago this idea was brought to my mind, to find my center. I still believe to this day that the single most important teaching of this place I call a second home, is being able to breathe and be aware of it; to take that breathing and live authentically with it. Life is a game that we play, and we are playing against ourselves. The one who lives it feeling fulfilled at the end of day wins.

I’ll see you star side.”

Marshall 3 pics

 

Life Ki-do June Newsletter 2014

Dear Parents,

SUMMER CLASSES – Does Anything Change?
As we put out in our April newsletter, our class schedule goes all summer and remains the same all year. However, we know your summer schedule may vary from week to week, so we make it easy to do make-up classes so your child stays on track with their training – see the Flexible Schedule below. If changes are necessary with your enrollment, please remember that we require 7 days notice prior to the start of the month you wish to freeze for Summer freezes and cancellations require 30 day’s notice.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE – STARTING 5/29
For all of June, July and August, if you need to change a class day or time due to schedule issues, or if you need to make up a missed class, feel free to simply come to the class of your choice. No need to call or email ahead of time. Just make sure it’s an age appropriate class. You can see our complete class schedule (which doesn’t change for the summer) here.

LOOKING FOR EXTRA CLASSES FOR THE SUMMER?
We offer an unlimited program for the summer months or you can also add one class per week if you are looking for something extra for your child to do this summer. Additional classes do get progressively cheaper per class.   Just contact Jeff for more information – jeff@lifekido.com

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS? – Sensei Doug is here to help!
Sensei Doug makes himself available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at both 12 noon and 12:15 for one-on-one phone calls with parents. To schedule a time with Sensei Doug, you can book yourself by going here: http://lifekido.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/BookMe# Then make sure to login to your Life Ki-do account and from the 4 choices on the left, select “Special Events”. Then a list of days and times will appear named “Sensei Doug Parent Conference”. Just click the “Book” button next to the day and time you want. Alternately, you can email Sensei Doug directly to book a time – doug@lifekido.com

LOOKING TO TAKE A CLASS WITH YOUR CHILD? – New older student parent-child class!
Our Saturday Family Tigers classes remain some of our most popular classes, and for good reason. That special time of bonding, connecting and helping your child grow as a martial artist and person is truly unique. Unfortunately those classes are only for 3-6 year olds. Now, for Samurai age students (7-11) we are offering a parent optional class on Fridays at 4:30. It is totally fine for students only in this class, but for those who would like to join their children, parents are now allowed to join in. Feel free to schedule a free trial anytime. To get more information and rates for adding a parent to this class, just contact Jeff – jeff@lifekido.com

TESTING – Does my child need gear?
I know when we send out the testing emails every month, it can be confusing to know for sure if your child needs gear to test for the next belt level. Gear is for Samurai or Teen/Adult students only. Here is a simple explanation as there are only 3 belt tests that require ordering gear. While you can buy all the gear at once, we felt it might be helpful to break it up and spread out the cost. If your child is already above one of these levels and does not have this gear, AND is in a Samurai or Teen class, we recommend purchasing now.

YELLOW with White Stripe –headgear, gloves and mouthpiece

PURPLE –Face Shield, Shin Guards and Groin Protector (for boys)

HAVE A NEW CREDIT CARD? – Need to update your payment method?
From time to time, we know credit card companies update our cards or perhaps security issues have caused a new card to be issued. To update your card on file with us, you’re welcome to present it to us at the dojo, but if you find it easier, you can do it online using our secure link. Just go here: https://fs20.formsite.com/lifekido1/paymentupdate/secure_index.html

NOT SURE WHAT OUR STYLE OF MARTIAL ARTS IS? – Life Ki-do Martial Arts!
If you are relatively new to us, you may not be fully aware of the martial arts style we teach. Our award-winning martial arts system is a unique blend developed by our founder Sensei Jonathan. He designs our weekly Life Ki-do curriculum based on the Russian Art of Systema, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, mindfulness based Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and self-defense training. Of course, every class uses the medium of martial arts to teach valuable life skills as well. Over the past 20 years our martial arts program has become renowned for its unique quality of being both nurturing and empowering as well being safe and lots of fun!

 

Life Ki-do Black Belt Test Video – May 3rd, 2014

If you weren’t able to attend our Black Belt test last Saturday, it was truly an amazing and inspiring event, with hundreds of our families joining together to support and celebrate some amazing young students. We not only honored and tested our 2 Black Belt students, Marshall Walston and Zach Majors, but also several other students who all tested for some of our highest belts.

Here is a fantastic video of the event shot by Gil Garcia, a parent of one of our students!

We also encourage you to check out an amazing essay by one of our two Black Belt students, Zach Majors!  Read that here!

Life Ki-do Black Belt Test May 3rd, 2014 from Life Ki-do Martial Arts on Vimeo.