America's Best Karate of Danville
is proud to announce:
BLACK BELT TESTING AND PROMOTIONS 2018
August 17, Saturday - 11am-5pm
WHAT IS BLACK BELT TESTING?
As martial arts students progress in rank and experience, they receive darker belts. The black belt promotion is a culmination of many years of training and the completion of many students’ most challenging goal.
Difficulty and the expectations of instructors increase with each rank. Today our students are demonstrating very likely the most physically and mentally demanding trial of their lives. Keep in mind that the conditioning portion began this morning at 6am, and each student has run several miles, performed over a thousand push-ups and many other rigorous physical tests. During the spectator portion students will demonstrate their curriculum, sparring techniques, and board breaking.
WHO IS INVITED?
All ABK Students and their families and friends are invited and encouraged to come and observe this great event. We also welcome anyone living and visiting our community!
WHO IS TESTING?
1st Dan: Abraham Rosenthal, Arian Daroogheh, Brooke Wentner, Christina Allington, Daniel Katari, Dominic Madeira, Ryan Fu
2nd Dan: Adam La, Julian La, Hunter Bush, Matthew Turqueza
3rd Dan: Alex Sydorak
Daily activities include Curriculum Training, fun Martial Art Games, Self-Defense classes, Martial Arts History, Art and Culture. Our small groups of participants of all belt ranks allow for a personal experience with instructors and peers and a quality time, filled with games and activities aimed at improving physical skills, strengthening the discipline, self esteem, teamwork and leadership skills.
Day Training is a motivational and valuable experience for children ages 4 to 14. Your siblings and friends can register too!
Each day of Day Training counts as attendance toward your testing goal.
To register, please stop by the office, fill out a registration form call or email us.
Open to Blue Belts and above, this valuable workshop will address breaking techniques.
All students are required to break boards for testing above Blue Belt.
All Blackbelt Candidates are strongly encouraged to take this workshop as part of their preparation for Blackbelt Testing!
Please, register in advance, limited space available.
Cost: $70, including instruction, boards and bricks
PADDED WEAPONS TRAINING WITH MASTER LERMA
Basic blocking and striking techniques as well as weapons theory, tactics and practical application - Sparring!
This training is open to Purple Belts and above.
All participants will be issued a padded weapon for the workshop and to keep for home practice!
4:00-4:30 - KARATE A to Z (Tuesday and Thursday only)
4:45-5:30 - WHITE-YELLOW-ORANGE-GREEN-GREENI
5:30-6:15 - PURPLE-PURPLEI-BLUE-BROWN-RED-RED/BLACK
7:00-7:45 - BLACK BELTS AND ADULTS ALL BELTS
April 5, Friday and April 6, Saturday - SPRING BREAK (NO CLASSES)
Friday, March 2
5pm - 7pm
Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce the return of Ninja Night!
Ninja Night is an intensive introduction to Ninjutsu - the Art of Ninja. Encompasses movement, awareness and weapon skills! All participants will receive special equipment in addition to a t-shirt and black pants that can be worn in regular classes.
Ninja Night is open to Green-I belts and above only!
Please, fill out the registration form and sign up at the office - space is limited.
Cost: $90 (including ABK tshirt, black pants, weapons and instruction)
4:00-4:30pm - KARATE A to Z (Thursday only)
4:45-5:30pm - WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, GREEN1
5:30-6:15pm - PURPLE, PURPLE1, BLUE, BROWN, RED, RED/BLACK
6:15-7:00pm - BLACK BELTS AND ADULTS
9:00-10:00 - ADULTS
10:00-11:00 - BLACKBELTS
11:00-11:45 - WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, GREEN1
11:45-12:30 - PURPLE, PURPLE1, BLUE, BROWN, RED, RED/BLACK
Join us for our Annual Holiday Demo at ABK on Friday, November 23 from 5 to 6pm!
ABK students will be performing at a demonstration, including forms, weapons, board breaking.
Black Belts who tested in 2018 will receive their Black Belts.
ABK students, who would like to participate in the demo, please sign up at the office!
Invite your family and friends and come and join us for our annual event!
Saturday, October 27 , 2018 8am to 12:30pm is our Annual Martial Arts Picture Day.
All ABK students are invited to register at the office for their annual pictures with a professional photographer! All of the participants' photos will be featured on the 2018 ABK Picture Plaque.
Please, fill out your registration form completely and register at the office in advance.
Please, wear a full uniform in your color of choice and bring your favorite kicks and stances!
All ABK Students are invited to participate in the ABK Demo Team. We will be performing at the Vista Grande Carnival on Saturday, October 20 at 1:30pm.
Sign up for the Vista Grande Demo to show and share your Karate skills!
Inform Master Lerma that you would like to participate and sign up at the office!
On the day of the demo, students are required to wear a full white uniform. ABK students will meet at 1:20pm at Vista Grande. The demo is scheduled from 1:30 to 2pm.
TAI CHI CLASS
Liu He Ba Fa style
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese Martial art, focused on health, rather than fighting, practiced daily by people all over the world. It is an art of gentleness, an art of how all things grow. All plants grow gently and continuously, once they stop growing they die. We all should grow until the end of our days. It is no secret that daily practice of Tai Chi – Chinese internal arts - offers a proven approach to lifelong dynamic health rooted in the cultivation of Qi.
Some of the benefits of practice: lowering stress, improving balance, flexibility, circulation, concentration and mood.
The name Liu He Ba Fa means “Six Harmonies and Eight Methods”. Six Harmonies relates to the unification of the body, and the Eight Methods relate to practical applications.
Your teacher Seta Lerma has been studying under Mrs. Yi Ting since 2006.
Time: Fridays, 2:15pm-3pm
Fall Session 2018: 15 classes, 8/24/18-12/21/18, no class 8/31, 9/7, 11/23, $255
All students are invited to participate in Open Studio Review, starting 4pm until 5:30pm. Students can arrive at 5pm the latest in order to participate. No sparring gear will be needed.
All Blackbelt candidates are strongly encouraged to participate.
1 Day Intensive Hapkido Seminar with Master Seo from the World Kido Federation
Saturday, May 19
10am-12pm - training
12-1pm - lunch break (lunch provided)
1-4pm - training
Open to Black belts and adults
Cost: $95 (lunch included)
Please, register well in advance, since space is very limited!