"A TRADITION OF MARTIAL ARTS EXCELLENCE SINCE 1973"
An Official United Fighting Federation School
UFAF Founder: Grandmaster Chuck Norris
Fitness, Fun, Protection
WE ARE A BLACK BELT SCHOOL!
Our Student Creed is on the LMA Home page. Students will be required to have the first part memorized for their next test.
Ask your instructor for details.
Focus, Goals, Commitment
Our LMA family Rocks! So many friendly faces and beautiful families we are privileged to serve.
LMA believes the martial arts is more than just a "skill" that we "do" but a "life skill" that we "live".
February is TESTING Month @ LMA!
Red Tip Week is February 11 - 15th. All elibible students will be evaluated this week. If deemed ready to test will receive a Red Tip on their belt. Once received, please go to the front desk to complete a testing application and process your testing fee.
Testing Days are Thursday and Friday, February 21 & 22nd.
The testing schedule for your age and rank will be posted in the studio during Red Tip week. If you are unable to make your testing day and time. Please let the office know a.s.a.p. to make other arrangements. An additional fee applies for private tests.
Belt Ceremony and Potluck!
Saturday, February 23 @ 2:30 is our Formal Belt Ceremony and Family Potluck.
New ranking students please arrive in your Full Formal Uniform (white jacket, pants and belt) to the ceremony. All family and friends are encouraged to attend to support their student!
Bring a favorite main dish, side dish, appetizer or dessert to celebrate and fellowship immediately after the ceremony in the studio.
REMINDER ABOUT LMA SCHOOL PICTURE DAY ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH!
ALL STUDENTS PLEASE SIGN UP ON APPOINTMENT SHEET AT FRONT DESK.
YOUR PICTURE ON THE SCHOOL PLAQUE IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
PICTURES & PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
PIZZA PARTY WILL BE THIS MONTH FOR THE RECENT EAGLE PATCH STUDENTS FOR REFERRING IN NEW STUDENTS!
The office will be contacting the new student and referring student shortly to coordinate the party date for this month!
Thank you for believing in us and yourself!!
MARCH IS OUR NEW STUDENT DRIVE MONTH!!
March will be our New Student Drive month in LMA. All students will receive a VIP to provide to friends and family or anyone you meet for that matter!
It's time to share your LMA Martial Arts Spirit! Details and passes will be available soon.
Everyone knows at least 1 person in their live that can benefit like from the martial arts!
COME ON STUDENTS, EARN YOUR EAGLE PATCH AND PIZZA PARTY TOO!
Start thinking......NO EXCUSES!
TIME TO SET GOALS - NO EXCUSES!!
Our LMA theme for 2013 is NO EXCUSES! This theme can apply to all areas of our lives, adults, teens and children alike. (Look for new "LMA No Excuses" T-shirts later in the month) What are your goals going to be this year? For all our martial arts students, what belt and curriculum level do you want to reach by the end of 2013?
To our Leadership students now and coming up, how are you going to prioritize Leadership classes and fulfilling the martial arts spirit through the circle of passing on your art to others? Begin mentoring in the Leadership Mentor/Buddy class, start assisting lower rank classes, bring in new students to learn martial arts.....?
More martial arts goals for all our students to think about for the year:
1) I will compete in at least one LMA tournament and one LMA recommended tournament off site.
2) I will participate in 2 LMA special seminar events to broaden my knowledge and skills and meet another high ranking experienced black belt that want to share his art.
3) I will support as many fun LMA events as I can this year, because we have fun with our LMA family and friends!
4) I will be faithful in helping lower ranking students and lead by example in and out of our studio.
5) I will show courtesy and respect at LMA and at home by keeping our studio and my room neat.
6) I will share my martial arts spirit by referring in a friend.
COME TO KARATE THIS MONTH AND TELL US YOUR MARTIAL ARTS GOALS.
The 9 Characteristics of a
Lacombe Martial Arts Black Belt
COURTESY, COURAGE, COMPASSION, RESPECT
LOYALTY, HONOR, HUMILITY, HONESTY, DISCIPLINE
All our students no matter the rank should learn and strive to achieve these characteristics. To us at LMA, these traits represent the heart of a True Black Belt. Although we are all human and not perfect, these characteristics should remain front in center in our lives.
When we mess up, NO EXCUSES, face our error or mistake with humility and have the courage to rectify or change what needs to be done. Sometimes it is an act, sometimes something in ourselves needs to change or evolve. Our goal should always be to become a better person. Then pass it on.........our studio is a perfect place to take what we have learned and apply it on the mat and by giving back through helping others.
Throughout the months of this year, we will take time to highlight each one of the LMA Black Belt Characteristics.
Start thinking of examples of how you live out these words in your everyday life and in your martial arts life.
This month we will focus on LOYALTY.
NEW MORNING CLASS AT LMA TO HELP WITH THOSE NEW YEARS' RESOLUTIONS TO GET AND STAY IN SHAPE!
Christina Aber teaches private lessons for Dr. Simon's patients and others to strengthen their core, become more flexible and improve their overall posture and health. Christina will continue her private lessons but we are happy she is starting group classes here at LMA beginning January. If interested in knowing more, contact the studio.
Enjoy ONE FREE TRIAL CLASS between January 15 and February 15th
Saturday Dragon Class is Now Open to Parents!
The Saturday Dragon class at 10 a.m. is now a Parent Participation class too!
So Parents, come prepared in comfy clothes to join your child on Saturdays.
No charge for that class for the parent, just lots of Fun!!
**NEW CLASS FORMING NOW - SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP CLASS**
**By Appointment Only**
This class is not for our High Functioning students, but for those that need more attention. This one day a week class compliments well with Private lessons with Master Lacombe.
Class: Wednesdays at 3:30-4:00
CONGRATULATIONS TO LMA'S NEWEST CKD/LMA BLACK BELTS!
October 20, 2012
Mr. Drake Seldin, 2nd Degree Black, Mr. Chip Lightfoot, 1st Degree Black, Ms. Lila Marshall, 1st Degree Black
Back Row L-R: Master David Dunn, Master Jim Chandler, Master Lang Boston, Master Roger Lacombe,
Master Steve Steve Smith, Mr. Chip Lightfoot.
The 9 Qualities of an LMA Black Belt: Courtesy, Courage, Compassion, Respect, Loyalty, Honor, Honesty, Humility, Discipline
Thank you to all the families and fellow mates that came to support their classmates as they pursued their goals of "Black Belt and Beyond"!
Thank you LMA family for your Referrals!!
As promised, we are happy to host a Pizza Party for those of you that referred in students and for the new students!
These Students also earned their EAGLE PATCH!
*Mason Swank for Grant Marshall
*Jonathan McClure for Jacob Paulsen
* Sean Cashulin for Jasi & Zoe Cashulin
*Hudson Fryer for bringing back Emmi Lomakka
The referring student and the new student can each invite 5 of their non-LMA karate friends.
If you referred someone over the summer that enrolled in the school and we missed you, please let us know asap as we plan the parties!
Thank you again LMA Family for your confidence and support!
~Watch for the next referral time period for Your Pizza Party!~
SUNDAY BLACK BELT WORKOUTS WITH MR. ALSTON-ROTH
WILL BE ON HIATUS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON STARTING DECEMBER 23rd AND WILL START BACK IN THE NEW YEAR!
This class is open to Red/Black and Black Belts Only.
Happy January and February Birthdays!
Luke Seldin - January 6
Miss Lila Marshall - January 7
Wyatt Freihon - January 7
Mr. Drake Seldin - January 10
Jack Green - January 20
Jeremy Estes- January 21
Dylan Lawson - January 24
Master Lacombe - February 1
Noa Nakawaga - February 1
Kirin Nakawaga - February 9
Roger Fachini II - February 9
Emmi Lommaka - February 13
Hawk Kuwata - February 14
Kaitlin Maxwell - Februay 14
Ian Maxwell - February 15
Trevor Hodges - February 15
Aly Basili - February 17
Ryan Silk - February 17
Sam Roberts - February 23
Sam Stevens - February 25
Fatima Peralta - February 27
If we missed your Birthday, let us know!! We don't want to miss you!
On July 19th, 2012 Master Lacombe was awarded his 5th degree Master Rank in the art of Chun Kuk Do under the United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF) founded by and Grandmaster Chuck Norris
The UFAF International Training Conference that was in Las Vegas, NV this past week and weekend was once again a fun and exciting time! The Saturday evening Dinner and Ceremonies was attended by almost 600 UFAF members and their families!
The weekend was filled with great workshops for all ages and ranks in addition to the International Tournament throughout the event the second half of each day.
Our LMA school would have a blast bringing a bunch of our students and families to this event to learn, have fun, and watch. This year LMA attendees were Master Steve Smith,Mr. Aaron Alston-Roth, Mr. John Feldman, Chip Lightfoot (adult Red/Black), Ariana Vujicic (adult Green).
So with that said, plans are in motion to plan for next year's UFAF ITC!
Remember that all our Orange Belts and Above should already be or be joining UFAF.
Link to UFAF New Members
*Your Studio needs your help to Grow!
Referrals are our best form of support and growth for our school.
More than ever, this time of year we need our students and families to bring in new students to share the LMA spirit and karate that you learn.
And don't forget: Earn $tudio Credit for your referrals that enroll in our program. Referral bonus is $20 toward tuition, testing fees or pro shop for each student enrolled. 10 referrals earns a year of tuition!
Some of you are on your way!!! Way to go!
A Reminder of the Terms and Conditions of Karate Programs
Monthly Tuition Rate is based on a year around program and is automatically drafted on your billing cycle each month from a visa or mc.
**Temporary Time off with intent to return: Tuition credit is extended for private lessons with Master Lacombe or a designated Black Belt Instructor. Each half hour private with Master Lacombe is equal to 2 class stamps. Maximum 2 months credit.
*Cancellation policy: 45 days written notice from billing date. (A reinstatement fee will apply to re-enroll)
***Freeze fee for months 3 & 4: 2 weeks written notice and $25/mo per student.
Max. 2 months. LMA allows up to two months of tuition freeze in a 13 month period.