House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts
News and Bruises

Hello HOC Family!

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We trust that you are successfully settling in with your new, busier schedules as the 2013 school year has come into full swing! For parents, students, all family members, it can be a stressful time of year so please remember to make exercise a priority in your busy lives! It is an investment that will pay off for years to come and, it will greatly reduce how your body processes the stress you feel during the day! We offer a wide variety of classes at times to accommodate our HOC Family so please, pick up a schedule at the front desk and work it into your daily routine-you’ll be glad you did! 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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*Saturday, September 7th is Belt Testing! If you have been notified to test this day, please do NOT come to your regular class!

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*Sunday, September 8th 2pm -HOC Picnic & Fun Day at the Park! Grab your sports gear, volleyballs & picnic baskets for a fun gathering at Tarzana Park (5655 Vanalden Ave, Tarzana). Join HOC founder Shihan Mark Parra, HOC Instructors and many family & friends as we enjoy the sun, play & eat! There will be FREE hot dogs, chips & drinks thanks to Sensei Mark! This is a wonderful event to invite your own family, friends & neighbors too! See you there!

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* Schedule Change: Please note these NEW morning hours -8:45am -12:15. Kickboxing & Warrior Fit will start at 9am and BJJ will start at 10am.

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** Women’s Street Smarts Survival Skills class. Thursday’s 7:15pm-8:30pm  This is a FREE class!! Back-to-school time provides the perfect opportunity to share this with friends! Parents, tell your teen daughter to invite her friends from school! Pick up flyers at our front desk, ask your school to post them in their Teacher’s Lounge. Pass them around! The skills learned may someday save their life! Please spread the word, tell your friends. Help the women & young women in your life be prepared!

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* Save the Date/NEW date: October 19th, 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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*Save the Date: next BJJ tournament is going to be on October 12th. Weigh-ins @1pm, 1st Bout @2pm. NEW things to look forward to: Double Elimination, NEW Custom Medals for ALL competitors. Pre- Register before October 7th is $20. Day of $25.

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* Save the Date: HOC Halloween Party! October 25th, 6-9pm!

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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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Parents and/or Guardians,

This month, our weekly lessons will have to do with Vision!

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How Can You Help?

We want to teach our students that they can have vision for what they want to accomplish, how they can work on making their vision happen and steps to help them along the way. Work with your child and teach them what having vision means. Show them that things can change along the way, such as their vision to take martial arts. They may not have thought they would like it, but as they came to class, over a period of a few months, they developed a passion. Help your child accomplish their visions. It can be from getting up on time in the morning to get them to school, to helping them earn their black belt in martial arts. Try to help them stay positive to attain their vision and you, as their parent, should remain positive to guide them to see their vision through. Help them see clearly even if difficulties arise. We will also make sure that we are doing all we can to help your child’s vision become a reality!

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Respectfully,

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Shihan Mark

Founder/Chief Instructor