March Kickin’ Newsletter – 2022

 It’s Time to Spring Forward!

As we jump into daylight savings time, we want to highlight the importance of good time management! Did you know that the discipline of showing up on time affects all aspects of your life? Keep reading to find out more…

Being punctual strengthens and reveals your integrity. If you tell someone that you will meet them at a certain time, you have essentially made them a promise. And if you say you’ll be there at 8:00, and yet arrive at 8:15, you have essentially broken that promise. Being on time shows others that you are a person of your word.

Being punctual shows you are dependable. If a person is not punctual, others cannot depend on him — they do not know where he will be when they need him. This naturally raises the question: “If he is careless about time, what else is he careless about?” How do you want others to view you? Being on time impacts that!

Being punctual builds your self-confidence. Showing up on time not only tells other people you are dependable, it teaches you that you can depend on yourself. The more you keep the promises you make, the more your self-confidence will grow. And the more you gain in self-mastery, the less you will be at the mercy of your compulsions and habits, and the more in control of your life you will feel.

Being punctual assures you’re at your best. After riding someone’s bumper, speeding like a maniac, scanning for cops, and yelling at red lights, it’s hard to then turn your focus to performing well in karate class – you’re shaky and distracted from the adrenaline and stress. But when you show up on time, better yet a little early, you have a few minutes to collect your thoughts, straighten your uniform, and get your game face on.

Being punctual shows your respect for others. Being chronically late is a selfish act; it puts your needs above another’s. You want an extra minute to do what you’d like, but in gaining that minute for yourself, you take a minute from another. When you arrive early for class, you are ready to join warmups and prepared to learn what your instructors have prepared for that day. If you are not 5 minutes EARLY, you are late! So make every effort to be punctual everywhere you go.


Special Mention

TM Martial Arts Photo Day!

Every year we create a school poster and we want every student to be on it! It is completely FREE to be on the poster; all you have to do is sign up for a time slot! They are by appointment only so make sure to call and reserve a spot or sign up at the front desk! We will still be having classes on Friday, March 4th. NO CLASSES on Saturday, March 5th!

Picture day(s) will be March 4th-6th
Friday, March 4th pictures will start at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 5th pictures will start at 9:00am
Sunday, March 6th pictures will start at 9:00am
If you have any questions give us a call!
Tax Time Special!

Hey parents! Now you can get another 25% out of your tax refund! Investing into martial arts will reap a lifetime of benefits. Ask us how you can save 25% on your membership. But hurry! This special runs through April 15, 2022.


Special Guest!

We are excited to welcome back 7x World Champion Grandmaster Jeff Smith! He will be joining our classes on Saturday, March 26th. Make sure to attend classes that day to learn special skills from a 10th degree black belt! And bring your camera for a photo opportunity as well.


Mark Your Calendar!

March 3 – Black Belt Prep Orientation at 7:30pm

March 4 – Picture Day starts at 1:00pm (by appointment only)

March 5 – Picture Day starts at 9:00am (by appointment only)

March 6 – Picture Day starts at 9:00am (by appointment only)

March 8 – Black Belt Prep begins

March 26 – Grandmaster Smith will be visiting TM Martial Arts classes

April 26-22 – Color Belt Testing Week
April 23 – Color Belt Promotion Ceremony, details TBD