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July Kickin’ Newsletter – 2024

3 Easy Ways to Add Value to Each Day

As summer provides long, sunny days, are you searching for ways to add value and meaning to your family interactions? Here are 3 easy ways your family can add value to your summer break experience…

As summer provides long, sunny days, are you searching for ways to add value and meaning to your family interactions? Here are 3 easy ways your family can add value to your summer break experience…

The first powerful way to achieve this is by adding structure to your daily schedule. A well-planned day can help you and your family balance activities, chores, and leisure, ensuring that everyone remains engaged and fulfilled. Our martial arts program at TM Martial Arts Academy can help you create this structure, providing a consistent and rewarding routine that promotes both physical fitness and mental well-being.

Secondly, discipline is key to sticking to good habits, and it’s a cornerstone of martial arts training. Developing and maintaining discipline can turn simple daily practices into powerful habits that enrich our lives. Whether it’s setting aside time for daily exercise, reading, or practicing mindfulness, having the discipline to follow through is crucial. Our classes are designed to instill this discipline in both children and adults, reinforcing the importance of commitment and perseverance in all aspects of life.

Lastly, teaching kids to show respect in their family conversations can greatly enhance the quality of their relationships. Respect is a fundamental value we emphasize at TM Martial Arts Academy, and it’s one that can completely transform family dynamics. Encouraging children to listen attentively, speak kindly, and honor their family members’ perspectives can lead to more harmonious and supportive interactions. By participating in our martial arts program, your children will learn and practice these respectful behaviors, bringing added value to your family’s summer experience.

By now, you know that TM Martial Arts is dedicated to supporting strong family interactions. If you’d like to discuss ways we can partner with you to achieve these great things, please give us a call to schedule a personalized conference.

We look forward to adding more value to your family dynamics this summer! ~TM Martial Arts Staff



Special Mention

Look Who Joined TM Martial Arts Academy!

Emiliano Chavez, Reece Lindsey, Joseph Simon, Jordan Jackson, Jackson McKanna, Cayla Ervin, Catheryn Kuhar, Jared Gutierrez, Emori Scott, Noah Campbell, Mariah Mighty, Amora Mighty, and Kolton Kallmann

Look Who Committed to Black Belt Training!

Bennett T. Glover, Nova Klein, Gabriella Wolfer, and Anthony Forster


Ninja Bingo!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! 📣 For the month of July, we are challenging our students to a game of Ninja BINGO! Read the game rules at the bottom of this sheet. And start racking up extra stripes! For every square that you complete, take a photo or video and ost on Facebook with hashtag #tmmabing -or- emailo to Bring your printed Bingo sheet to class to receive a stripe for every completed square. Every row that you complete will enter you into our Grand Prize Raffle. The more you earn, the greater your chance to be our Grand Prize Winner!


Summer Skills Camp!

Don’t miss the most exciting 2 weeks of summer!
Beginners welcome – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Accelerate your training for a faster progression to Black Belt.
Bonus self-defense/anti-bully skills.
Fun games, drills, and craft activities.
Attend 1 week to supplement current training or 2 weeks to advance a belt level:
WEEK ONE: July 22 – July 26
WEEK TWO: July 29 – August 2
*Registration is still open, but space is limited! Call (815) 527-3947 for more info or pick up a registration packet at the front desk.


Annual TM Martial Arts Picnic!

TM Martial Arts students & families… You’re invited to our Annual TM Martial Arts Picnic, Saturday, July 29th! Join us for a potluck-style lunch, water balloon fight, and fun in the sun!

When: Saturday, August 3rd @12pm-3pm

Where: Van Horn Woods (West):  17201 S Lily Cache Road, Plainfield, IL, 60586

What to bring: Please sign up at the front desk to let us know how many people will be attending and if you will bring a side dishdessert, or drinks to share (hotdogs and hamburgers will be catered).

* Every year we invite students and instructors to bring pre-filled water balloons to contribute to our HUGE water balloon fight! All are welcome to join!


Mark Your Calendar

July 4 – CLOSED for Independence Day!


Monthly meeting to sharpen your Leadership Skills! 1:30pm-2:30pm

July 20 – NO CLASSES; 1st Annual Staff Training Retreat

July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2 – Summer Skills Camp

August 3 – NO CLASSES; Annual TM Martial Arts Picnic 12pm-3pm

August 17 – NO CLASSES; Escrima Sticks Seminar w/ GM Julius Melegrito

August 10 – School Black Belt Testing Days

August 12-22 – Belt Testing Weeks (by appointment only)

August 24 – COLOR BELT PROMOTION CEREMONY (Times based on belt level)

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to call TM Martial Arts Academy, (815) 254-6141

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