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NEWSLETTER/ Fall Edition 2015


WELCOME BACK!  We hope you enjoyed the summer break and that you are pleased with the changes we have made at the studio.  (And you thought we’d be relaxing by the pool for the whole 2 weeks!!!)

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I just wrote this Back to School/Fall Edition for our newsletter!!! Where did the summer go?  Even so, I do love this time of year.  Not only does it seem to restore a sense of order into everyone’s lives, but it is one of my favorite seasons of the year, too.

Just as our OKC kids are gearing up for their new school year, our OKC Senseis are gearing up for their classes, too.  We think you’ll be pleased with the changes we continue to make in our classes – new skill drills, stronger thoughts for the week, better support materials for training, special events, and so much more!

Take a few moments to check out our new Student Boost Promotion (see article down below), making it possible for you to train tuition FREE!  For details, please see either Sensei John or myself.

Welcome to the OKC Elite Training Program

If you were an OKC Student who maintained a current and active enrollment up to September 1, 2015, welcome to our OKC Elite Training Program!  For the same tuition you have been paying, your OKC Membership benefits now include:

  • Access to classes 3-4 times per week;
  • Automatic induction into OKC’s BBC/GOLD Team at 3rd kyu;
  • FREE OKC Seminars;
  • FREE OKC Special Events (except OKC Camp Days or Mini-Tournaments, which will be discounted for you at 25% off the total fees);
  • Plus, an additional 5% off all retail prices including sale items.

Also, and this is very important, your rates for the monthly tuition, current testing fees, and OKC Member Renewal Fees are locked in at the rate prior to September 1st, 2015 for as long as you continue to maintain current, consistent, and active enrollment in this training program.

While it is true that we have raised our pricing after almost 7 years, you are not affected by the increases.  Why?  It’s our way of saying “THANK YOU!” for the support you have given to our studio since we opened in 1995.  ENJOY!

OKC’s Enroll A Friend and Save $10.00!!

Our on-going Enroll a Friend, Save $10.00 Student Boost Program begins September 1, 2015 and will be on-going while class spaces are available.  What’s it mean to you?  For every student you refer to OKC and who enrolls in one of our karate training programs, you will save $10.00 off of your tuition (up to the total amount of your tuition) for as long as the student you referred maintains their enrollment!  Again, this is our way of saying “THANK YOU” to you for your recommendation and endorsement of our programs.  You are our best salespersons and we appreciate your talking about OKC to your family members, friends, co-workers…really anyone who will listen!  We wish you the best of luck in this promotion!  We hope it will be a great thing for you and for OKC!

News that Affects Saturday Classes

Beginning on Saturday, October 17th our studio will be CLOSED on the 3rd Saturday of every month.  This time will be set aside for our Senseis to engage in continuing education in the martial arts and mentoring opportunities.  This closing on the 3rd Saturdays affects all classes offered at OKC, except students who are scheduled for private lessons with Sensei John.  We will do our best to post a reminder to you in our Lobby so you won’t forget.

Dojo Christmas Party and Performance

Our OKC Christmas Party and Performance is set for Friday evening, December 18th from 7PM to 10PM.  All students will be invited to perform and to be a part of our OKC Demonstration Team, however those who choose to be a part of our OKC Demonstration Team will be asked to commit to the scheduled rehearsals, which will be mandatory and will, most likely, take place on selected Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  More information will be made available by the end of September to assist our families with their plans.  OKC Students, be thinking about what you’d like to perform because YOU make our OKC Show GREAT!  More to come, but mark your calendars NOW, cuz’ you won’t want to miss this event!

OKC Working With Sexual Assault Victim Services / Orange County

During the month of September, Sensei John and Sensei Becky will be working with folks from SAVS, as part of our Self-Defense Training Program.  Our studio will be CLOSED from 6:00-8:30 PM on the following Wednesdays:  September 16, 23 and 30th.  Classes scheduled to meet before 6:00 PM will still be held.  Please look for a modified class time to accommodate students who train in our 6:00 PM classes.  Sorry, Cardio Students…you will not be having class on these evenings, but we appreciate your understanding in this matter.  Please know this is for a very worthy cause and OKC is honored to be a part of the SAVS Program.

Don’t Forget to Check Out Our OKC Events Page on the OKC Website

Want a heads up on what’s coming up?  Visit our Events Page on the OKC Website AND be sure to double-check our Event Board Calendar in the studio lobby…that way you can be sure you won’t miss a single event.

Olivia’s Bark-Bytes

Ahhh Autumn!  My days are filled with chasing squirrels who come to eat out of our bird feeders, bathing in the hot autumn sun, and relaxing tummy first on the tiles in my kitchen.  The Fall Season also means football, walks with Sensei Davis in the morning or evening, and two tons of fun playing with my cat friend, Maxipuss!  I have to say that I have enjoyed returning to my position as OKC Ambassador of Good Will and love seeing all of our OKC Students.  One gentle reminder though, I don’t like hats of any kind when they are worn on someone’s head – don’t ask me why, I just don’t!  So please, if you stop by to say “hello”, please remove your hat (as you would to say “hello” to any lady) and I will be your friend forever!  Kids study hard and I’ll see YOU at the studio!  Woof!  Woof!

To All of Our OKC Families and Friends, Thank You! 
You make us GREAT!