Fall 2021 Newsletter

 Hello and happy autumn! Labor Day Weekend is already upon us. This is your friendly reminder that Elkhorn Flying Dragons will be closed Saturday, September 4th and Monday, September 6th. We hope you all have fun and stay safe over the long weekend, and check out our schedule below!

Autumn is busy season for all our student so please mark your calendars with any important dates.

Upcoming Events

Mark these dates on your Calendar! We’d hate for any important events to slip past your schedule.

  • Sept 4-6 » Closed for Labor Day Weekend
  • September 18 » Black Belt Pre-Test @ McHenry Flying Dragons
  • September 18 » Colored belt Test @ Elkhorn Flying Dragons
  • September 19» Last Day for Tournament Early Registration
  • October 3 » NAKA Fall Tournament @ Brookwood Middle school, Genoa City, WI 
  • October 16 » Black Belt Pre-Test @ Elkhorn Flying Dragons
  • November 6 » Black Belt Test @ Elkhorn Flying Dragons

Fall Tournament

Weapons sparring at fall tournament is part of a full schedule of events

The early registration for fall tournament is open! The tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd at Brookwood Middle School in Genoa City.  You can register online at https://tinyurl.com/NAKA-tournament. Sign up to show off your forms, spar, and maybe even show off a weapon form. Two of our very own blackbelts will present their self defense demo at 10:30 AM. Compete and show your support! For more information, please visit our tournament page.

Judo Fundamentals

O Goshi is a fundamental judo throw

In September, our schedule is changing. On Tuesday, September 7th, at 7 PM, we will have our first official Judo class in nearly two years! First, we will focus on basics. Then we can build up! In this class, we will frequently work with partners. You will need to bring a mask to all classes. Please wear a uniform top to Judo class. You will be thrown. We’d hate to see any of your lovely t-shirts torn! Judo will make you sweat! As a reminder, please let us know if you need a breather. The first part of self defense is protecting yourself.

Zoom Classes

As school starts, the risk of spreading colds and flus will increase. According to Walworth County Public Health, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased as well. We are in a very high risk county, and martial arts is a higher risk activity for COVID transmission. Now, we still haven’t had a single COVID case linked back to our dojang. Thank you all for your diligence!Because of your hard work, we can all continue to train and stay healthy.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. We have Zoom links available for those who would like to train, but cannot make it into class. There are no bonus points for ‘toughing it out’ and coming to class. Some students cannot get vaccinated. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe. See our email or app for the Zoom links.

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