It has been just over a week since our Mother’s Day High Tea and we are super excited to share some of the precious moments we were able to capture, thanks to Sweet Sunny Five Photography. We would like to thank, once again, everyone who helped out and contributed to our fundraiser. We were able to successfully raise another $1500 towards our kid’s trip to Japan in 2021, and we now sit at $3000.00 raised so far!
So thank-you again to: E.V.O Kitchen, Sweet Sunny Five Photography, Monigrams Coffee Roasters, Le Prix, The Spiced Leaf, Play with Clay, Glam and Glow by Reema, Meals Without Madness, Langdon Hall, and all of the individuals who donated amazing prizes for our participants to win. And another special thank-you to our families inside and outside the studio as well as our friends for helping with running the show (set-up and take-down)… and let’s not forget about the Volundads!! You guys rocked the show.
This month we would like to highlight Iain and Liam who have been participating with our martial arts program over the past four years, and since then have been involved with coaching as well as all of the other events we host here at the studio.
Especially lately they have been coming out and getting involved with our 12 Hour Cycle Relay, Team Training with Seiwa Kai Canada, and completing the CN Tower Climb for the World Wildlife Fund. Their involvement has helped us fundraise over $2000 in the past six weeks for both our trip to Japan in 2021 and for the World Wildlife Fund.
Their hard work and enthusiasm has not gone unrecognized and we would like to thank them for their efforts today.
Keep up the great work!
And thank-you again to everyone who have also been supporting our efforts here at Kazoku Martial Arts Centre.
It’s just been over a week since our group of five took on 1,776 steps to the top of the CN Tower for our 7th annual climb. It’s hard to believe it’s already been seven years of climbing, but each year brings on new experiences and gives other climbers the chance to test themselves physically and mentally.
This year Jeric and I took three new climbers to Toronto in order to climb for the World Wildlife Fund who pushed themselves and made it up in under 30 minutes. Our youngest AND oldest climbers to date.
Not only did we manage to climb in no time, we were also able to raise a total of $1,060 for the WWF. So in seven years of climbing, we’ve almost raised $10,000!
I want to send my biggest thanks to everyone who came out to help us fundraise back in March and who still continued to donate while our climbers prepared for the big day. It’s always a blast and next year I will be preparing another team for our 8th annual climb. If you would like to join us, be sure to let us know by February 2019 when we assemble our next group.
And to find out more about the WWF, please visit their website.
Our club’s main objective is to create active leaders within our community, but what makes a great leader? How do you build trust with the people you are looking to help? Here are just a few qualities one will need to consider when looking to be a positive influence within their community.
When someone says you uphold your integrity, they mean you are the type of person who sticks to their principles, is open and honest. People won’t start following you if they believe you’re going to back stab them in the back.
Have you ever met a leader who wasn’t passionate or committed to the thing they were trying to lead? Of course not, otherwise they would not have a following for very long. In order to lead well you need to be committed to your practice (whatever that practice may be) or people won’t really want to follow you.
And people will be able to tell.
“A leader leads by example, not force.” – Sun Tzu
Probably one of the hardest parts in leadership is making decisions. Some are easy and some are really hard to make. It’s a learned skill and takes a lot of practice, and sometimes the most skilled leaders still have a hard time deciding what the best option is.
Communicating effectively can come naturally to some people, but for others… it takes practice. I’ll admit, I am not always the greatest when it comes to telling people what I need from them. However, so long as you are open to learning and practicing this skill, you will be leading effectively in no time!
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more… you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams
In my personal opinion I believe accountability is one of the hardest qualities to uphold as a leader. Why? Because it means taking responsibility for your actions or the actions of others (i.e. your students). Because when it all comes down to it, you are the one leading them.
Now this does not mean you have to take the blame all the time, but it also doesn’t mean you can put the blame on others when you were the one to act on it.
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For those of you who missed out on Sunday, here’s what we got up to!
On Sunday, March, 18th, 2018 members of our club banned together to help us fundraise for two of our big events here at the studio. One is our annual CN Tower Climb for the World Wildlife Fund and the other is our cultural experience excursion to Japan in 2021.
From 8am to 8pm our students, parents, clients, family and friends came in to keep the wheels spinning while we were live on Instagram. Along side them were fellow cyclists from 3Sixty5 Cycling, our own personal trainer Whole Health Chelsi, and fuelling us along the way was Brutes and Babes Nutrition Inc. While streaming, our viewers helped spread awareness of our mission which helped us reach beyond our $1,000.00 goal to hit $1,128.00 and it’s still continuing to climb!
So on behalf of everyone here at Kazoku Martial Arts & Fitness I would like to thank everyone who came out and to all of you who watched us ride. We would not have been able to achieve our goal without your love and support.
You can continue to watch our story unfold as we aim to climb the CN Tower on April 8th as well as visit the land of the rising sun in 2021 by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
Come celebrate Mother’s Day with us at E.V.O Kitchen
Sunday, May 13th 1pm-3:30pm
This special event will include:
A wonderful photo of you and your loved ones
& so much more
$40.00/Adult (kids 9 and under $20.00)
Plus with each ticket purchase, proceeds will help send our students on a cultural experience to Japan in 2021.
But tickets are limited (only 120). Contact us today!
In less than a month James Wyatt will be taking another team up the stairs of the CN Tower to help fundraise for the World Wildlife Fund. This will be his seventh year helping the WWF aim to make a positive impact in the world.
How does climbing stairs help?
In order to participate in the event, each climber must raise a minimum of $150.00, which goes towards the global efforts of the World Wildlife Fund. His team is encouraged to fundraise as much as they can, aiming for $1000.00 each year.
In addition to the CN Tower Climb, the Kazoku Martial Arts Family is also looking to fundraise for their cultural experience in Japan 2021. We will be sending our students to go train with the masters within the Seiwa Kai Association in Tokyo and to have the opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand.
For both of these events, James has organized a 12 hour relay to be held online via Instagram (@KMACentre) this coming Sunday, March 18th to collect online donations while him and his students cycle on their stationary bikes from 8am-8pm. Viewers who donate will also have the chance to enter in our raffle for a wonderful bike (for ages 7-10) donated by our friends at 3SIXTY5 Cycling.
So be sure to follow us and watch us live as we challenge ourselves and our community to keep the wheels spinning for twelve straight hours!
Click the following links:
Japanese Experience: https://www.gofundme.com/kmdda-japanese-cultural-experience
WWF CN Tower Climb: http://support.wwf.ca/goto/KMACentre
It’s that time of year again when the WWF asks for our help to protect endangered species and habitats around the world. Their global efforts are crucial in preserving life and reducing our carbon footprint. We may not be able to hop on a plane this instant to protect wildlife in the amazon, however, we can certainly do what we can locally.
Every year the World Wildlife Fund hosts an annual climb up the CN Tower (Toronto’s tallest freestanding building). With over 144 flights of stairs, we strive to climb the tower as fast as we can. In addition to this challenge we aim to fundraise what we can to help fund the WWF and their efforts.
How you can help:
- Visit our team page and donate today!
- Visit us LIVE on Instagram (@KMACentre) while we host our 12 hour cycle relay
Members of our club our welcome to join us for the climb. This year’s theme… Karate VS Fitness. Visit our team page to join.
At Kazoku Martial Arts & Fitness Centre we will be hosting a 12 hour relay marathon on March 18th to help fundraise for two terrific experiences.
First is for the annual CN Tower Climb for the the World Wildlife Fund. This will be our 7th time climbing for the organization and our aim will be $1000.00 to support their global efforts to prevent climate change and the extinction of endangered species around the world. (Click to Donate).
Second is to help fundraise for our students to have a cultural experience in Japan in 2021. They will be training with the best in Tokyo and will then get to travel across the land of the rising sun. (Click to Donate).
From 8am to 8pm we will be keeping the spin-bikes spinning, taking turns with other members of our club. Joining us will be Chris Day and his friends from 3Sixty5 Cycling, Chelsi Rodrigues from Whole Health Chelsi, and the experts from Brutes and Babes Nutrition. Together we will be LIVE on Instagram to show how our community is here to make a difference!
So be sure to watch us live or even join us at the club!