A Small Club Scores Big!

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Mildenhall Tang So Do ClubMembers of Mildenhall Tang So Do Club competed at the junior and senior national championships, held in Dagenham. Twelve students took part in the competition and, from an overall field of 500 competitors, nine returned home with trophies. Mildenhall club instructor Ben Harper won the grand champion award following firsts in forms, weapons and sparring.

Results: Emma Wallace, third in forms, third in sparring; Matthew Wallace, first in weapons, first in forms; Jonathan Spizick, second in weapons, second in forms, third in sparring; Luke Stokes, second in weapons, first in forms; Ainsley James, third in forms; Natalie Olsen, second in forms; Lynne Glennon, second in forms, second in sparring; Rheanna Glennon, third in forms; Ashley Robertson first in team forms. Matthew James, Karl Olsen and Paula Olsen also competed in the event and gained valuable experience.

Mildenhall Tang So Do meets on Monday at Beck Row Community Centre between 7pm and 8.30pm and on Thursday at the Dome Leisure Centre, in Mildenhall, between 7.15pm and 8.45pm.

World Record Attempt

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In Southern Oregon, Martial Artists will try to set a world record for most breaks executed in one hour on May 20 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Sun and Moon Karate Academy, 540 W. Dutton Road, Eagle Point. Proceeds go to local juvenile crime prevention. For info, call 541-826-8599.

Happy Mother’s Day

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Wonderful Mother
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.
Happy Mother's Day!
— Patrick O’Reilly

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Ultimate 2006 Northeast Martial Arts Weekend

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March 10th, 11th, & 12th the Nevele Grand Resort in Ellenville, NY will be home to The Ultimate 2006 Northeast Martial Arts Weekend! The event will feature Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace, Mike Kanarek, and Mike Depasquale, Jr. The Weekend includes Training, Lodging, All Meals, Nightly Entertainment, Cocktail Party, and use of Hotel Facilities. For information Call Master Jeff Troshane for details at (732) 972-4151.

Happy Chinese New Year!*!*!*!

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And so we begin The Year of the Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
The Year of the Dog

People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people¡¦s confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.
Sorry a bit late! Was up late last night celebrating:)

Martial Arts Super Show 2006!

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Martial Arts Super Show 2006

Time for the largest Martial Arts conference in the world – Martial Arts SuperShow 2006, Building the Business of Martial Arts. Experience the Martial Arts SuperShow, the industry’s largest educational, tradeshow, and networking event. If you are a martial arts school owner, instructor, program director, or seeking a career in the martial arts you cannot afford to miss this experience. Visit http://www.masupershow.com for more information. Hope to see you there!

Karate Hero Welcome

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Chennai,India
KOZHIKODE: A rousing reception was accorded to Renshi M. Dileep Kumar, who returned from Mysore after setting a new world record by breaking 2,500 clay tiles, on Tuesday. Deputy Mayor P.T. Abdul Latheef, corporation councillors and others were present at the reception held at West Hill. Dileep Kumar became a hero for the folks here after his breathtaking performance at the Jagmohan Palace in Mysore on January 8. Twenty karate black belts who stood around Dileep broke the tiles within 15.7 minutes, in an auditorium jam-packed with spectators. Mysore deputy commissioner S. Selva Kumar, former union minister V. Sreenivasa Prasada. Prof. J. Sasidharn Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, Mysore University, T. Raghavan, deputy safety officer, Railways, Usha Moses Thilak, correspondent of Alian Thilak International School and grand master R. Satish Raju of Okinawa School of Karate were present on the occasion. The entire proceedings were recorded in video cassettes, which will be sent to the authorities of the Guinness Book of World Records to assess and to issue a certificate.
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Happy New Year

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So start the year right, learn something new!
How to Sign Happy New Year

The True Meaning of Christmas

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Merry Christmas

THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
In todays day and time,
it’s easy to lose sight,
of the true meaning of Christmas
and one special night.When we go shopping,
We say “How much will it cost?”
Then the true meaning of Christmas,
Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter
And ribbons of gold,
We forget about the child,
born on a night so cold.

 

The children look for Santa
In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the baby
Whose bed was made of hay.

 

In reality when we look into the night sky,
We don’t see a sleigh
But a star, burning bright and high.

 

A faithful reminder,
Of that night so long ago,
And of the child we call Jesus,
Whose love, the world would know.
By Brian K. Walters

For those who want a deeper religious exploration of the meaning of Christmas please read The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper by Peter Kreeft