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The ALL Nighter

Summer is nearly over and we always like to end it with a bang! So this year we hosted our second annual ALL Nighter where our students push themselves for 24 hours. However in order to participate, everyone needs to fundraise as much as they can to put towards their trip to Japan in 2021.

And with much success, we were able to survive the night and fundraise over another $1300.00.

ALL Nighter 2Thank-you again to everyone who came out to train, including our friends from the Honbu Dojo in Ingersoll as well as all of the volunteers who BBQ’d, brought us coffee, plus breakfast in the morning, and to Pam and Bryhnn who came out to teach a thing or two about yoga and flexibility (Mindful Life Studios and Bre Free Yoga).

We really appreciate everyone coming together to help us with the event and we are definitely looking forward to next year’s ALL Nighter!

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Kazoku Martial Arts Centre’s Friends and Family BBQ

We could not have asked for a more perfect Sunday during our Friends and Family BBQ. Clear skies, warm weather, delicious food, and most importantly everyone who could make it out!

Here are just a few snippets from last Sunday’s (July 8th) BBQ at Shades Mill Conservation Area in Cambridge, Ontario.

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Galt Moves Summit 2018 – #galtmoves

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GALT MOVES Summit 2018 is free of charge event that features a series of engaging and informative stations set-up by a variety of our community businesses in downtown Galt. Throughout the day there will be prize giveaways and exciting classes & demonstrations showcasing different activities that can keep us moving!

GALT MOVES Summit 2018 is proudly presented by the Downtown Cambridge BIA.

Participating Businesses Include:

Proactive Training Cambridge
Moksha Yoga Cambridge
Kazoku Martial Arts & Fitness Centre
Rise & Grind Coffee
Brutes & Babes Nutrition House Inc.
Atlas Yoga Studios & Retail Store
Nature’s Vibe Natural Health Products
ONE Movement

Class & Demonstration Schedule Coming Soon! #GaltMoves

For more information email info@galtonthegrand.ca.

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Friends and Family BBQ

BBQCome on out and join us for a swim, food, and of course some karate at Shades Mills Conservation in Cambridge.

This is a friends and family event, so feel free to bring additional guests to join in on the fun. Just be sure to let James know so we can ensure there’s plenty of food.

We will be providing hot dogs, burgers, and extra snacks but please we invite everyone to bring their favourite picnic food for everybody to enjoy!

There is a list at the studio for everyone to write down what they’ll be bringing.


Event Schedule:

9-12am: Black Belt/Team Training on the Beach
12-1pm: FOOD!
1-3pm: Games, swimming, and enjoying the sun!Black belts and athletes need to be there by 9am, everyone else can arrive anytime after 10:30am.

Contact us if you have any other questions: info@kazokumartialartscentre.com

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The Old Post Office Party!

Old Office PartyThis summer, Idea Exchange is excited to open our newest location – Old Post Office!

Join the party at the Old Post Office!

Outdoor Music Stage with MC Mike Farwell (from The Mike Farwell Show):
6:00pm: Family Entertainer – Erick Traplin Fan Page
7:45pm: Local Artist Spotlight, Rufus John & Momma’s Kitchen
8:35pm: Musical guest presented by the Galt on the Grand: Downtown Cambridge
9:15pm: The Reklaws

Dance Performances by Element Dance ArtsAcademy Ballet Classique, and ONE Movement

Projection Light Show at 9:45pm – watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office!

Makerspace and Creative Studios activities on Water Street:
Meet A Maker – Jenny Mitchell & the Golden Bus
Robot Hacking – Kinetic Studios
Mobile Arcade – Game Asylum
Story Station – Phidon Pens
Creative Crafts – Play With Clay

Craft beer garden hosted by 13 Food & Beverage and an assortment of other local food vendors.
Local vendor pop-up booths!

Building tours start Friday, June 29. Get your free tour tickets online: ideaexchange.org/oldpostoffice

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Mother’s Day High Tea

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.

 

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Student Highlight

iain and liamThis 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.

 

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CN Tower Climb 2018

CN Tower 2018It’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.

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Qualities of a Great Leader

LeadershipOur 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.

Integrity

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.

Passion/Commitment

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

Decision Making

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.

Communication

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

Accountability

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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