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AAMA Newsletter - March 2020

Posted by Admin All Active> on Thursday, March 05, 2020

Welcome to our first Newsletter for 2020 and wow, what a big and busy start to the year we have had so far!! 
In this newsletter we will cover what AAMA is doing to maintain a safe and hygienic training space for our members and how we’re proactively further upping our hygiene protocols given the latest news about coronavirus. Read on for information about our 2020 Grading Dates, our planning for Black Belt training sessions and Instructor Teaching Courses, and an update on the new training floor upstairs!
As we all know the start of 2020 has been full of news that has affected us all. With the tragic bushfire destruction across Australia, followed by floods and now the Coronavirus panic, and we are only in the third month of 2020. 
The coronavirus has impacted the latest news and we’ve all seen the effects of this in the recent supermarket panic buying. We’ve seen shelves completely emptied of supplies and no toilet paper to be seen! (Funny, because we make toilet paper here in Australia and suppliers have assured the public, we’re not about to run out any time soon!) Rest assured, AAMA will not be running out of paper either!  
 
Centre and Personal Hygiene 
So, what are we doing at AAMA to protect our members and provide a clean and hygienic place to train every week? Just as we have been doing in the past, we clean and disinfect our training mats, bathroom and training equipment daily. To be more hygienic, AAMA will be installing paper towel dispensers in the bathroom and above the kitchenette sink for hand washing and drying. We ask all members to help keep the centre clean, by placing all rubbish in the bin, not leaving water bottles behind after training, trying to not walk on the training mats with shoes, or leaving shoes in the way of doorways and always endeavouring to have a clean uniform, clean training gear and good personal hygiene! AAMA also request that parents of young children training or watching class accompany them to the toilet when required, to ensure proper hand washing is taking place.
 
March 2020 Gradings  
The year has flown by so far, so it’s hard to believe it’s almost time for gradings! Our March 2020 Grading dates are as follows: 
MUAY THAI - KICKBOXING   MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020 8PM 
KRAV MAGA  TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020 8PM
ESKRIMA DOCE PARES
 WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2020 7:50PM
KIDZ KARATE & ZEN DO KAI
 SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Black Belt Training  
Part of being a Black Belt with AAMA in any of our systems means exploring new training opportunities and expanding skill sets. AAMA are currently planning extra training sessions for our Black Belts. These sessions will most likely take place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. Dates are being worked out now and AAMA will advise all our Black Belts of specific dates and times soon. We encourage all our Black Belts to cross train in another system – so if you have been thinking about trying other classes, please speak with your instructor.  
There will also be an opportunity for some extra training on Sunday 5th April from 10.00am to 1.00pm at our Doce Pares Eskrima Training Day at AAMA.
AAMA is also an affiliated member of BJMA, meaning that all Black Belts can attend BJMA State Training Days. The next BJMA Training Day will take place in SHEPPARTON on Sunday 22nd March. (Please ask your class instructor for more info if you are interested in attending).
 
Instructor Training for Assistant Instructors 
It has been great to see many of our brown and black belts assisting during class. All of you have the potential to become great future class instructors! Having the opportunity to learn how to teach and pass on one’s own knowledge to others, is an important part of one’s own training. Training for intermediate and senior students at AAMA includes instructor training from Level 1 (Assistant Instructor in Training) to Level 4 (Paid Class Instructor).  
As part of our focus on personal and professional development for our students, we will continue to offer ongoing assistant instructor training, both during class times and through dedicated instructor training sessions, the next of which will take place on Saturday 21st March 2020, from 9:30am – 10:30am. 
 
AAMA Level One Training Floor Update 
AAMA’s new Training floor is still being worked on. You will see in the next few weeks that the cage will be moved, new lights put in and painting will be getting done. We are hoping to finish the new floor by June. We are looking forward to offering more training timeslots and  new classes for kids and adults once the floor has been completed. Thank you for your patience while we get this done! 
 
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and helping us to make All-Active the best place to train in Martial Arts!
 
Kyoshi Marc Toussaint

September Gradings at AAMA

Posted by Admin All Active> on Monday, September 16, 2019

ALL-ACTIVE MARTIAL ARTS  2019 SEPTEMBER GRADINGS

Our September gradings begin this Saturday 21st September from 12pm with Kidz Karate and at 2pm for Zen Do Kai gradings. Please check in-class for specific grading times. 
KIDZ KARATE SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019
ZEN DO KAI SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019
ESKRIMA DOCE PARES:
TRAINING DAY + BELT PROMOTION
SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019
MUAY THAI - KICKBOXING MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2019
KRAV MAGA TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2019
 We encourage families to attend in support of students who are grading. Belt promotion is a meaningful ritual and having your support will make it a very special time in their training! 
Best of luck to all students grading this month

NOTICE OF JUNE 30 2018 GRADING - KIDZ KARATE & ZEN DO KAI

Posted by Admin All Active> on Friday, June 22, 2018

NOTICE OF GRADUATION GRADING DAY - SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018 at 1:00PM

Emails have now been sent to all students eligible to participate in this month's Kidz Karate and Zen Do Kai Graduation Grading Day. If you have received notification, congratulations! Your child has completed the required amount of training time, further progressed their skill development and continued to display a positive attitude to their martial arts training. This means they are ready for grading! 

ALL STUDENTS - keep up the great work, instructors will still be assessing for tips - and every class is another step closer to your next rank!

KIDZ KARATE and ZEN DO KAI GRADINGS will commence at 1:00pm on SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2018. Please take note of the following grading schedule: 

1:00PM - 1:45PM: White to Yellow Belt Grading 

2:00PM - 2:45PM: Yellow to Orange Belt Grading 

2:00PM - 2:45PM: Orange to Blue Belt Grading

3:00PM - 4:30PM: Blue to Green Belt Grading

3:00PM - 4:30PM: Green to Brown Belt Grading

Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled grading time.

ALL GRADING STUDENTS will need to complete a Grading form and return it to their instructor by Thursday 28th June. Grading payments can be made in person via cash or EFT, or via PayPal as follows:

Yellow Belts grading to Orange: $50 (Pay via PayPal - Orange Belt Grading)

Orange Belts grading to Blue: $60 (Pay via PayPal - Blue Belt Grading

Blue Belts grading to Green: $70 (Pay via PayPal - Green Belt Grading)

Green Belts grading to Brown: $80 (Pay via PayPal - Brown Belt Grading)

We encourage families to attend in support of the students who are grading. Belt promotion is a meaningful ritual and having your support will make it a very special time in their training.

Please feel free to contact us by phone on 8418 1822, email at info@allactivemartialarts.com.au, or see your instructor this week if you have any questions. 

Keep up the great work!

Kyoshi Marc

All-Active Martial Arts

State Grading

Posted by Marc Toussaint> on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday 24th Oct 2015 was a big day at the 45th year State grading day for AAMA. As we first had Tracey Nolan and Cameron Waites achieving Shodan-Ho (Black Belt).
 Dennis Axios getting his 1st degree Black Belt full Shodan Zen do Kai and then following Damian Wilson and Stuart Crowl both demonstrating how to deal with 3 attackers in their 3rd Degree Black Belt grading and achieving it with flying colours.
Stuart also received 3rd place for the grading day overall!!! 

We also saw and was a part of seeing an mentor of my Hanshi Billy Manne becoming Full 9th Degree!!

Mid way in the grading a formal ceremony for Muay Thai was preformed with myself awarded 5th Degree in BJC Muay Thai. After all awards had been giving out, I then was presentation and award my Probationary 7th Degree!


Its was a very successful day for All Active Martial Arts and I am personally very proud of everyone of you!!

Kyoshi Marc

BJMA Victoria Training Day

Posted by Damian Wilson> on Sunday, July 19, 2015

For all students Brown and Above please note:
The BJMA Victoria Training Day is on TODAY:

BENDIGO SPORTS STADIUM
(THE SCHWEPPES CENTRE)
134 Marong Road, Bendigo


1.00pm-4.00pm

These sessions are compulsory for any student wanting to grade.

See you all there

Gradings

Posted by Damian Wilson> on Friday, June 12, 2015

Good Luck to all students that are grading tomorrow
 at All-Active Martial Arts!!!!!

You have ALL  trained hard, 
now is time for you to show everyone how good you really are.

Everyone here at All-Active are very proud of you :)

Could all Senior Ranks who are helping out at tomorrows grading make sure that they are there before 12.30pm.

GRADING STARTS AT 1.00pm SHARP!


See you all then

Sensei Damian 

BJMA Victoria Training Day

Posted by Damian Wilson> on Sunday, April 19, 2015

For all students Brown and Above please note:
The BJMA Victoria Training Day is on TODAY:

BUNDOORA NETBALL & SPORTS STADIUM
(RMIT BUNDOORA)
BUILDING 203, MCKIMMIES ROAD, BUNDOORA

1.00pm-4.00pm

These sessions are compulsory for any student wanting to grade.

See you all there


Sensei Damian

Congratulations

Posted by Damian Wilson> on Friday, April 17, 2015

Congratulations to Sam, Bill and Peter. Who have passed their AEK level 1 instructors course.  Excellent standard was delivered on the day.

Well done gentlemen

BJMA Victoria Training Day

Posted by Damian Wilson> on Monday, April 13, 2015

For all students Brown and Above please note that this Sunday is the BJMA Victoria Training Day

BUNDOORA NETBALL & SPORTS STADIUM
(RMIT BUNDOORA)
BUILDING 203, MCKIMMIES ROAD, BUNDOORA

1.00pm-4.00pm

These sessions are compulsory for any student wanting to grade.

See you all there


Sensei Damian

Results from the End of Year Grading

Posted by Marc Toussaint> on Sunday, December 07, 2014

A huge congratulations to all AAMA students who underwent their grading on Saturday 6th December. It was a great day and celebrated all of the hard work and effort put in by our students.

Special congratulation goes to Lucas, Natasha and Madeleine who all were successful in obtaining their 1st Degree Black Belt in Kids Karate.

Dai Sempai Stuart Crowl, who was promoted to Probationary 3rd Degree Black Belt in Zen Do Kai and Damian Wilson who was awarded the teaching title of Sensei.

 

Keep up the great work :)