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November

FREE Child Safety Seminar

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

We will have a free child safety seminar during our Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We'll show kids some basic self defense and how not to get into some dangerous situations and what to do if they are.  If you come early, you'll get to see the inside of a police car thanks to the Lakeville police department.

Please let us know you're coming to this free safety class so we can expect you!

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November

Holiday sale

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Our annual holiday sale will be on Saturday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our academy.  Just about everything we have will be on sale, from sparring equipment to collared uniforms to private lessons to advanced payments on testing fees.  If you think you'll need to replace some equipment soon, this is a good time to get a good price on it.  We'll even have some deals on some new programs, too.

Remember, we only have one class on November 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  It is open to everyone: all ages, all belts.

We'll have staff on hand to answer all your questions about any equipment or programs about which you have questions.  We're here to help you!

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November

The Student Section

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

As one moves through one's training in the art and practice of SongahmTM taekwondo, one often sees and hears things that are new about which one has questions. These inquiries range from "What did my instructor just say, and what does it mean?" to "I want to compete in a tournament. What do I need to know?" to "I'd like to practice my form at home. Do you have something I can use to remind myself of the moves?" and "What do those patches on my uniform mean?"  

We have a place where we can answer most, if not all, of your questions.  Visit our Student Section.  This is a website specifically created to communicate to our students everything they would need to know to have a successful career in our academy.  Browse through it, and we'll bet you'll find at least three things you didn't know already.  If you still have questions about something or didn't find an answer to your question (or see a mistake), please ask Mr. Raberge or use the e-mail link at the bottom of each page.

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November

Vote!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

It's Election Day in the U.S.  If you're eligible to vote, excecise your rights!  If you don't know where to vote or who's on your ballot (and live in Minnesota), visit the voter information page from the  Minnesota Secretary of State's website.  Turnout is expected to typically high, so you might want to prepare for a wait.  If you are in line before the polls close at 8:00 p.m., you will get to cast your ballot.

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October

Halloween Happenings

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Raberge's ATA Leadership Martial Arts has some public events for Halloween:

Our Halloween party will be on Friday, October 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Come in costume, and let's pack the place!  We'll have treats and a quick and fun taekwondo class.

If you're going to be in dowtown Lakeville between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, stop by for some treats!  The only trick we have for you is to watch you break a real wood board!

We hope to see you at these events!

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October

In other tournament news ...

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Along with the Bovitzes' successful testing at the Sioux Falls Regional Tournament earlier this month, we had other students who competed.  One of our Orange Belt students was at her first regional tournament, and she earned two first-place medals!  Her sister, who has been to a couple of regional tournaments already, won three first-place medals!  (There was much happiness in the house that evening.)  Another student earned third place for his form in a ring of 13 competitors.  And the Bovitzes did well, too, on Friday night after they tested.

We're so proud of all our competing students!  We'd love to have even more of our students compete at the Sioux City Regional Tournament in January.

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October

They did their best ...

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

... and our academy has three new third-degree Black Belts!

The Bovitz family passed their rank test at the Sioux Falls Regional Tournament last Friday.  They showed off their "stuff" by performing their tradtiional form, showing excellent sparring skills, and breaking all three of their boards!  Sure, they were nervous, but because they worked hard during the past two years (and more so in the last few months), they were fairly confident.  For at least one of them, it was the best that he had ever done his form, and it looked nearly flawless.  Credit should also go to the excellent teaching skills of Mr. Raberge and Ms. Kisch, too. (By the way, Mr. Raberge will test to advance to fifth degree black belt in July.)

If you see the Bovitzes at school or around town, be sure to congratulate them  This is a Big Deal, and they are all proud of their accomplishment.

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October

Breaking boards with buddies was a blast!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Saturday was our first Board Breaking Buddy Bash.  We had a great group of students and their friends learning and showing off their board breaking skills.  Some of the kids showed some real potential!  We have to figure out what to do with all the scrap wood the kids created.

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September

Color Belt Graduation: more success!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Tonight more than one hundred of our students graduated to new color belts.  We instructors were impressed with the quality and intensity of the students' performances.  We can only show our classes the way of the hand and foot and teach them life lessons, but it's up to each student to determine how much work to put into their training and how much to take to heart the lessons.  It looks like they're taking it very seriously, and we are so proud of them!  We can't wait to see how far everyone will have progressed in our November graduation.