CDW Karate Dojo Newsletter
Please Welcome our Newest Students
We would like to personally welcome all of our students recently enrolled!
See Kyoshi, Sensei Coy or Sensei Jessey if you have any questions or personal needs.
Black Belt Training
Weapons for the Month !!!
***Students must have the weapon of the month to attend class on Wednesdays***
Jr. Beginner Weapons (White & Blue Belts)- Bo/Nunchaku
Jr. Advanced Weapons (Green, Brown and Black Belts) – Sai
Youth/Adult Beginner Weapons – Bo & Nunchaku
Youth/Adult Advanced Weapons – Nunchaku
All Advanced Kobudo Graduations are held in April, July, October and January.
Staff Member Spotlight
Sempai Jennifer Davis
Where are you from?
Grew up military, Dad was in the Air Force
Where did you go to school?
Got a Physical Education Degree at Lander University in South Carolina
2 Dogs – Tae and Canolli
Married to husband Matt for 21 years
Have you done martial arts before CDW Karate?
Started Taekwondo at Palmetto Martial Arts in South Carolina in 2008 through the World Taekwondo Federation (what you see in the Olympics). Earned my black belt in 2010. Currently holding a 5th Dan in TKD….. eligible for 6th Dan in 2025.
Did you teach there?
I taught Taekwondo for 10 years as a Main Instructor for Palmetto, designed and directly taught a program for 4-5 yr old students called the “Tiny Tornadoes,” which is probably the thing I am most proud of from teaching TKD all those years.
Have you ever competed?
I have competed all over the U.S. in National Championship Tournaments, and love sparring the most.
When did you start with CDW Karate?
We moved here in 2020, right before the world fell apart, and after it got put back together, I started here in 2021, and have been here ever since. Love love the community this school has, and even though its a brain twister between Taekwondo and Shorin-Ryu Karate, it has been a lot of fun to be here and I am excited to work with all the kids and instructors here!
Welcome to our Team – Mrs. Jennifer Davis!
College Football is Back!
Students can rep their Favorite College Football Team on Saturdays ONLY.
Wear a Jersey or T-Shirt to represent your team.
(Gi Pants & Belts are still required)
Phase CamP-1st Kyu Ranks only
Join us for 4 Fridays the month of September.
Prepare for Black Belt Graduation for $119
6 3 Openings for Juniors 6 2 Openings for Youth/Adult
4-CLass Punch CArd (Adults)
Parents, are you ready to take the first step?
Grab your FREE 4-class punch card in September.
For use only in September.
(cannot be combined with any other purchase and for new members only)
Have a Friend or Family member interested in Karate?
Have them Grab our 21 Days for $21.
Includes a Free uniform.
September Parents’ Night Out!
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 6:00-8:30pm- $40.00 (Bring a friend free)
All friends must have parent permission forms filled out before they participate.
(Snapshot of August Parents’ Night Out!)
Super Saver Private Lesson!
This is for anyone that bought a private lesson card at the Holiday Sale!
Wednesday, September 27th @ 4:00PM.
Quarterly Belt Graduations
Thursday, September 28th – Kickin’ Littles (Formerly Known As Pre-Kicks)- 4:15PM
Friday, September 29th – No regular classes
Juniors Testing for Orange & Purple @ 4:30
Juniors Testing for Blue @ 5:30pm
Youth/Adult testing for Orange, Purple and Blue @ 6:30pm
Black Belt Qualifier @ 7:30pm
No regular classes
Saturday, September 30th
Youth and Adult testing for Green, Brown, and Black @ 6:30 am
Juniors Testing for Green, Brown, and Black @ 9:30 am
Fall Costume Party
(Details coming soon!)
New Birthday Packages
😀Email us for birthday party packages!😀
Others want to know your experience!
Let’s face it, every decision we make when it comes to the things we do or where we go starts with Google. We all pay attention to the reviews that each individual business acquires. Please help others know what your experience has been like at our school!
Other parents have:
- Talked about the cleanliness of the school
- Give Instructor shout outs
- What Martial Arts has done for your family.
Follow the link to leave us a Google review!
CDW Karate Team
WHY DO KIDS HAVE GOLD STARS ON THeir uniform?
For children that bring us current report cards with A or A/B honor roll, will receive a gold star at no cost.
Keep up the great work.
Basic Program Students and Trial Students
These students are allowed to come twice per week.
Attendance Card Responsibility!
It is our duty as a school to set the standard for our students. We want to be sure that all students Youth (10-14) or Adult are pulling their attendance card before class starts. In failure to pull your card, you will not get credit for that class. This is the responsibility that we put in place for our students. Asking to add classes the day after or any other situation will not be accepted.
3 tips to help remember:
- Be on time
- Directly go to the card box on your way in.
- Look at your card everyday, look at the dates, see how many you need to reach your next goal!
Social Media Presence
You guys are the reason we even have the opportunity to be successful and we are so thankful for that. I just wanted to let you know about a couple things that will be happening around our school:
1st of the month we will take some photos of our students during classes to help branding with our school and to show emotion at our school.
2-3 Times per week we will do a Facebook Live video of our classes. This gives your child the opportunity to be a superstar while again letting the community know how we teach kids, youth and adults, Martial arts and life skills!
Our goal as a karate school is to instill quality Martial Arts to all of our students and the community!
If you have any questions please see Sensei Coy! *** If you would not like your child to participate, please let us know.
Cash Graduation Fee’s (save $$$)
Pay your belt graduation fee in cash and receive a $5 discount.
Things to Remember
1. Please park in the rear leave our up front parking for our new guests.
2. Turn cell phones off or on vibrate during class.
3. Please don’t stand by the wall next to the mat. It is distracting to the students and the instructors.
4. No food or drinks in the dojo – PLEASE!
5. Graduations will start on time….If you are late you will be rescheduled.
6. ALL patches must be on all Gis that you wear to class. Black Gis have to have chest and sleeve patches.