House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts
News and Bruises

 

Hello HOC Family!

We hope you are making a lot of family memories this Summer! Hard to believe we are getting into the “Back to School” Season already! Here are a few important dates to mark in your calendar and some words we hope you are inspired by.

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                                                        Important Dates:

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*Happy to announce a New BJJ class for Teens & Adults has been added! Every Tuesday night 7:15pm-8:15pm, bring a buddy & come roll at HOC and receive World Class Instruction from HOC’s own Cesar Mejia! Cesar is also the new instructor for Monday nights BJJ Kids class (7:15-8:00) and for BJJ Adults class (8:00-9:00). This is a “no gi” class and is not just for men…we are proud of our HOC women who are finding that BJJ is an excellent core & all over workout for females too!

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*Mark your calendars for our next BJJ tournament at HOC on August 18th! Competitors from all over Southern California will be represented. HOC takes pride that our focus at these exciting events is comradery and skill….not just shear competition and politics.

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*You asked, we changed…Eskrima on Monday (with Alex Reyes) & Wednesday nights (with Shara Pangburn) to 7:15pm to 8:15pm

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* August 25th at Club Nokia…come out and support HOC member Derion Chapman at the U of MMA fight! Tickets on sale at HOC! $29 & $45 seats.

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* Save the Date: September 8th: HOC Picnic & Fun Day! At Tarzana Park, 2pm-6pm. The family that plays together, stays together!

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* Save the Date: September 28th, 2pm. Bully Awareness & Stranger Danger Seminar! Bring a friend for Street Smarts instruction & free pizza! The Student to bring the most friends will earn a custom HOC hoodie! Remember the best way to compliment your Instructor is to tell your friends about your Training Place!

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** In case you didn’t see the USA Today news release on July 30th … they announced that 105 children were rescued from a child prostitution ring,  IN THE USA…this is just a reminder to bring your preteen & teen girls to our Thursday’s 7:15pm-8:30pm Women’s Street Smarts Survival Skills class. It is recommended they attend with a mom. This is a FREE class!! Please spread the word, tell your friends. Help the women & young women in your life be prepared!

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* Remember, the best way to show appreciation to your Instructor is to refer a friend! Your friend can take advantage of our Back-to-School Special, only $199!

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                                              Words of Inspiration:

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“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” –Norman Vincent Peale

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” –Thomas Carlyle

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“When someone tells me ‘no’, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” –Karen E. Quinones Miller

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Parents and/or Guardians,

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This month our weekly lessons will have to do with Confidence.

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How Can You Help?

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When a student in our school accomplishes their first kick or punch, they begin to build confidence. They have to be persistent, practice and stick to it to get better. At times, they may get frustrated, angry and even feel bad, but we do what we can to help them understand that their persistence is going to pay off.

As a parent, you can instill this same feeling of not only self-confidence, but self-esteem. Don’t do everything for your children; help them accomplish things themselves. Give them some age appropriate chores to do. Initially, they may not enjoy it, but they will feel great after it’s complete and see how happy and proud you are of them.

Allow them to fail at some things so that they can continue working for a successful outcome. Teach them it’s ok to make a mistake sometimes if they learn how to correct it.

Help them recognize their great qualities and how important it is to not only use them, but share them.

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau

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Respectfully,
Shihan Mark
Founder/Chief Instructor

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