Every month we select a star athlete from parent and instructor submissions. Athletes need to demonstrate a key characteristic to qualify for this honor;
An attitude of excellence
Educational Achievement at school
A display of charity to one of Milton’s public organizations
This month we have selected Nathan L. Here is what his mom had to say.
Nathan started is Karate journey with the Academy at 5 years old going on 6. Nathan was a very shy boy and needed to built some self esteem.
Along is journey, he started by doing a tournament, and decided to become part of the rep team which allowed him to built is confidence. Now at 12 going on 13, is journey still continues and grows each day. Nathan is proud to be at your academy and misses quite of few of previous instructors (Mr. Holder in particular). Nathan believes Karate is the best exercise up there. All others doesn’t count(lol) He looks forward to continue is journey with is mama along the side and get is black belt and to become more strong, brave and gain lots of courage and self esteem.
We have move from the Milton community back in June 2017. Their was no question to have him change of academy. He wanted to continue with all of you. We are now part of the Puslinch community which Nathan did some brave gesture last month. On our way to the bank to deposit is pocket money to is account(accumulating money for a cell phone) , he saw an homeless man by the entrance of the parking lot. Just before going to deposit the money, he said: Maman, i don’t want to deposit, I want to give this man my money so he can go and eat. He got off of the car and went and give him is money. he also now started a piggy bank for the homeless. I couldn’t be more proud of is big heart. I believe Nathan would always be this little shy boy with a big heart but would become a very proud and honor black belt student! he looks forward to continue is journey for the rest of is life. Once again, thank you for all your work and teaching you have provided him so far. He are very fortunate to be part of your family 🙂
Hello Students and parents, as most of you are aware there was an announcement to day by the Ontario government that will effect our in person class schedule for the next 4 weeks. If not, here is a quick excerpt from the Milton chamber of commerce.
“The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at least four weeks.”
In person class registration has been temporarily removed from our booking schedule in the Student Portal. For every one already booked into todays classes, they will be able to attend as usual. If you have not booked in yet you will be required to book into the “Remote Classes” option.
I would also like to remind our members and their families that we are offering all our online workouts (not karate classes) for free during the month of April. There are both live and pre-recorded classes that star every hour. To gain access to these classes during April, all you need to do is download our partner app called MyZone from your app store. To gain your free month of access all you need to do is register with our Club ID when prompted “MAMCA001”, when asked for your Belt ID just enter the number 0, you can always change this later should you decide to purchase a compatible heart rate monitor and join the program. Please note the belt is not required to participate in the free trial.
For those of you who enrolled into any of the April workshop as an in person attendee, we will be moving your attendance to the online version. You can find the Zoom ID by logging into the Student Portal and viewing the online event details.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us via e-mail or by using the contact us form on the website.
Have you checked out our AMA Milton MyZone Club yet?
Our partnership with MyZone allows students and parents alike to workout together both virtually or in person at the dojo. Stay connected by cheering each other on or by creating challenges to invite your friends to.
please remember that there are no classes scheduled this week as we moved our annual vacation from December to January in order to get as many in person classes into the schedule as we could before the lock down.
Normally we would have been closed for two weeks starting December 19th as a part of our regular schedule. Instead we will only be closed 1 week in January.
All we want for Christmas is…to see you again soon.Here is wishing all your holiday’s are bright, happy and may all your Christmas wishes come true. 2021 will be a better year with more opportunities for everyone. We wish you all the best and a lot of success in the coming year.
I’m sure by now you have all heard about the impending province wide lockdown starting December 26th…
We knew this was likely coming and had sent out reminders for every one to get their home training spaces ready. While we will keep our eye out for the written details as to what the limitations are for sports training facilities, right now it looks like we will be moving to a fully online experience for the month of January (28 days)
Please also keep in mind that the dojo was previously scheduled to be closed the 2nd week of January anyway (Jan 9th to 16th), so there will be no change there. This was in leu of staying open over the holidays.
We expect to see all members who are currently attending at the dojo to temporarily move to the online classes so that their training can continue uninterrupted. We will not be freezing membership over this period.
Whether you have only the space between your bed and dresser, or if you have a full home gym in your basement, we have people making it work. So if you need ideas or help, please reach out.
Sensei Julie and I will be keeping our eye on the latest updates and will re-open the dojo space as soon as possible.