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On Living the Creed, Teen Version

In our continuing series of essays, "Ways to Follow Your Creed", we offer this entry from Margot, age 15, recently promoted to Purple Belt, and now preparing for Brown Belt.  We think you'll agree:  there is great wisdom here! (posting…

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Allow your Student Creed to Guide You

By:  Mr. Joel Farran In our new series of essays, "Ways to Follow Your Creed", we offer this entry from Mr. Joel, a Black Belt Candidate, who has advanced steadily in skill over the past six months through his consistent…

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Martial Arts Program

Essay Question – December 2019

"Why is it important to have a Goal in our life, and how can we reach our goal?" This is an important skill and practice to develop at every age, and to review and revise regularly.  Enjoy reflecting on this…

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Promotion Ceremony November 2019

Essay Question – September 2019

We are looking forward to celebrating with you at our Promotion Ceremony!  Have fun with this Essay Question! "Describe how your Martial Arts Practice has helped you outside of the Dojhang." If you're new to our Essays (or even if…

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Essay Question – June 2019

Congratulations to our youth and children who all stepped forward with great skill, and to our adult and teen students who will do so this coming Saturday, June 8th. Congratulations are in order as well to all of our GRADUATES!!!…

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Why Write Essays? News from the Mat

Happy Spring Everyone! A reminder we are not in class this week during our Oak Park River Forest Spring Break.   Hope you are all enjoying a well-deserved rest.  Congratulations to all of our Martial Artists who came forward for…

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