New Procedure for Dojo Elite Karate Academy

  • If you have a fever, fatigue, cough or generally feel unwell, stay away.
  • Social distancing will be enforced. 
  • Hand sanitizer must be used on entering the dojo
  • Temperature will be taken on entry.  Anyone running a temperature will be refused entry
  • Masks will be optional and can be bought at the Dojo
  • Students will not be required to log in for class.  Sensei will do this
  • All students must come and go in their Karate suit
  • There will be no toilet or changing facilities for the foreseeable future.  Please insure younger children go before leaving the house and they understand this rule
  • No spectators allowed.  If you are waiting for younger students, you must wait outside
  • All students must queue outside (socially distant) until previous class has left or wait in their cars
  • No car-pooling
  • Classes will finish 5-10 minutes earlier depending on class size to accommodate a smooth change over.  Please insure you are there to collect smaller children
  • In the short-term there will be no partner work training.  When partner work training resumes, students must train with the same partner for the whole class   
  • Communal focus mitts, paddles, pads, and gloves etc will not be available.  All equipment we use in the Academy is available to purchase from the Academy.  Going forward all students will be required to have their own
  • Lockers will not be in use for the foreseeable future
  • You will enter and exit through different doors
  • Learn to respond, not react
  • “Come to the edge,” he said.  “We are afraid,” they said.  “Come to the edge,” he said.  They came.  He pushed them.  And they flew
  • Like the mother of the world, touch each being as your beloved child
  • Your future does not have to be the same as your past
  • Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing
  • Our own worst enemy cannot harm us as much as our own unwise thoughts.  No one can help us as much as our own compassionate thoughts
  • In the intervals between battles the warrior rests
  • The trouble is you think you have time
  • Most people fear rejection
  • Why questions lead nowhere.  Great men ask different questions, they ask “how” & “what” questions
  • There is the path of fear and the path of love.  Which will you follow?
  • A day spent judging another is a painful day. A day spent judging yourself is a painful day. You don’t have to believe your judgement. There simple an old habit
  • Karma is the pain, the suffering that results from clinging to the static patterns of the world.  The only exit from the suffering is to detach yourself from the static patterns
  • Stay centred, do not overstretch.  Extend from your centre, return to your centre.
  • Know the importance of intuition
  • Know you have much to be grateful for
  • The assimilation of learning is called knowledge and the proper use of that knowledge is called wisdom
  • Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions
  • Each morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most
  • Take time every day to sit quietly and listen
  • Abraham believed by virtue of the absurd
  • Whatever the mind can conceive and believe.  It can achieve
  • Mistake upon Mistake.  Not failure but continuous practise
  • Do one thing today that makes your life better
  • To thy own self be true
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember it’s all small stuff
  • What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?
  • No man is an island
  • Remember to smile and say “I never did mind the little things”
  • Simplicity brings more happiness then complexity
  • Generosity brings joy.  Honesty brings peace
  • They conquer, who believe they can
  • All things are like a river.  We never enter the same river twice
  • Love in the past is only a memory.  Love in the future is a fantasy.  Only here and now can we truly love.
  • Everything that has a beginning has an ending.  Make your peace with that and all will be well
  • In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How well did you live? How deeply did you learn to let go?
  • The heart is like a garden.  It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love.  What seeds will you plant there?
  • Sometimes you can’t make it on your own
  • A gem is not polished without rubbing nor a man perfected without trials
  • Principles emerge from ritual, not the other way around.  We don’t perform religious rituals because we believe in God.  We believe in God because we perform religious rituals
  • Avoid the company of deluded people when you can.  When you cannot, keep your own counsel
  • Joy and openness come from our own centred heart
  • Karma can change life like the swish of a horses’ tail
  • Give before you are asked
  • Things to do today.  Exhale, Inhale, Exhale, Ahhh
  • To know the outcome, Look to the root.  Study the past, to know the future
  • Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies
  • Learn to let go.  This is the key to happiness
  • I am capable of creating abundant wealth, health and happiness in my life
  • A warrior of light does not always have faith
  • Seek not to know the answer but to understand the question
  • If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your arm
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that made all the difference
  • At the bottom of things, most people want to be understood and appreciated
  • People do not achieve what they are capable of, but what they belief they are capable of
  • All of the circumstance in your life are a reflection of your subconscious beliefs
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
  • Friendship doubles joy and halves grief
  • It’s not how hard you can hit.  It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  That’s how winning is done
  • When you get to the end of your rope.  Tie a knot and hang on
  • Be the change you want to see in the world
  • Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial
  • Achievement requires effort, determination and commitment
  • Life rewards action
  • If you wish it, it is no dream
  • The only reason people get lost in though is because it’s unfamiliar
  • Miracles happen to those who believe
  • There is no reality, only perception
  • For every minute of anger, you lose 60 seconds of happiness
  • Life is a journey not a destination
  • I stopped fighting my inner demons.  We’re on the same side now
  • The map is not the territory
  • Enlightenment is always preceded by confusion
  • The person with the most flexibility in a system influences the system
  • There is no failure, only feedback
  • People are more than their behaviour
  • Your unconscious mind can’t process negatives
  • Your values can either drive you towards pleasure or away from pain
  • If you do what you always did, You’ll get what you always got.  When you know better, you do better, and you get better
  • A warrior of light knows that they have much to be grateful for
  • The warrior of light is a believer
  • The assimilation of learning is called knowledge and the proper use of that knowledge is called wisdom
  • Seek not to know the answers but to understand the questions
  • There is power in forgiveness
  • You create your own experience
  • You are now accountable.  You have always been accountable.  You will always be accountable.  That is how it is.  That may not be how you want it to be but that’s how it is
  • People do what works
  • You cannot change what you do not acknowledge
  • Life is managed; it is not cured
  • We teach people how to treat us
  • You have to name it to claim it
  • You are the most powerful magnet in the universe
  • Thoughts become things
  • You either get it or you don’t

Book Three in the Series : Love You Love Life: 5 Stages To Create The Life You Deserve available here or €7 in the dojo

Your future does not have to be the same as your past. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

How can you learn to be the best version of YOU? How can YOU learn to be happier, healthier, and calmer? Do you wish for more in life?

In this book, martial arts 6th Dan Gareth FitzGerald answers all of these questions and more. Having spent 35 years studying martial arts and their mental abilities and teaching these lessons to thousands of students, he now draws from his personal journey and wisdom to inspire you to :

Reclaim your authentic self and become a shining light to others
Motivate and inspire health goals and the mindset that guarantees success
Change your beliefs about wealth and how to create it
Develop positive lifestyle habits, including mindfulness and meditation
Change perceptions and explain basic life laws
Live with gratitude and flow with the universe

In this book, Gareth FitzGerald will show you that when you change the way you think, feel, speak, and act, you begin to change the world.

Book Two in the series : Martial Arts & Mental Health Kindle or Paperback

What does success mean to you? Health? Wealth? Relationships? Happiness? Success is a mindset. Successful people control their minds and create the life they want. Do you want to be a healthier, happier more successful you? Let me show you how.

Your mind can make your life a heaven or a hell. It can push you to the heights of success or sabotage your dreams. Does life feel like you are swimming upstream not with the flow? Life can damage your self-confidence, self-esteem, relationships, physical fitness, and mental health. Martial arts are renowned for the physical prowess but also their personal development and mindfulness. Let me show you the secrets.

Are you interested in improving your mental health?

Do you want to learn why martial arts are great for improving self-confidence, self-esteem, self-control, and self-discipline?

Do martial artists have super mental abilities and how do you get them?

Would you like to learn the secrets of the martial art without ever having to train?

Then this book is for you…

Over 35 years, the martial arts have changed my life and made me a better person. Martial arts increased my confidence and made me a happier, stronger, and calmer person. Every success in my life came from the lessons the martial arts taught me. I have taught thousands of students how to succeed in life. Now I want to teach it on to you. Buy this inspirational and motivational book now.

Do you want to learn why martial arts is great for mental health?

Do martial artists have super mental abilities and how do I get them?

Are you studying a martial art or thinking of starting?

Then this book is for you…

The Japanese usually refer to people having 3 masks or faces. The first mask (public) is the one we show the world. The second mask (private) is the one we show to the people closest to us. And the third mask is who we are inside. This is our authentic self. Our true self. The one with all our strengthens and weaknesses, all our good points and bad, all our desires, loves and hates. When your authentic self, behaves in-line with your public and private masks then you will be at peace, you will be happy, and life should feel easy. If, however your authentic self is at odds with the mask you show the life may feel like you are swimming upstream not with the flow.

This book aims to show how correct training in the martial arts can improve your mental health, your relationships and improve the way your interact with the world around you. It will show how martial arts can increase self-confidence, self-esteem, physical fitness and mental abilities. How students all over the world become calmer, more centered, self-disciplined and self-aware. It will show how perception is different to reality.

This book is available as both Paperback and as Kindle e-book. Click the kindle link to read a sample. Available in the dojo for €10

Book One in the series : Lessons From The Mats Kindle orPaperback or in the dojo for €8

Revised and extended: Now with more chapters

“If you do what you always did, You’ll get what you always got. When you know better, you do better, and you get better”

Your mind can make your life a heaven or a hell. Life can take its toll on your self-confidence, self-esteem, relationships, physical fitness, and mental health. Martial arts are renowned for the physical prowess but also their personal development and mindfulness. Learn the life lesson of the martial arts without the need of blood, sweat or tears. Let me show you how.

This book brings together in small easily digested chapters life lessons taken from over 35 years training in the martial arts, covering topics such as, mindfulness, perseverance, inspiration, motivation, and character education. Life lessons to live your life by and make your dreams come true.

Over 35 years, the martial arts have changed my life and made me a better person. Martial arts increased my confidence and made me a happier, stronger, and calmer person. Every success in my life came from the lessons the martial arts taught me. I have taught thousands of students how to succeed in life. Now I want to teach it on to you. Buy this inspirational and motivational book now.

This book is available as both Paperback and as Kindle e-book. Click the kindle link to read a sample.

As you may have heard Clondalkin St Patrick’s Day parade has been postponed.  So the Academy will not be walking next Tuesday.  There will be no classes on St Patrick’s Day, all other classes continue as normal next week.

Unfortunately this years Expo will have to be postponed until later in the year due to the Caronavirus. I have taken a provisional date of July 5th as our alternative date.  I have no plans to close the Academy at present, especially due to the small size of most classes.  However any students presenting with flu like symptoms should avoid classes until the feel better.

The gradings in April will go ahead as before.  Students will grade in their regular classes the week of the 7th of April.  Grading in their 1st class and results and certificates in their 2nd class that week. 

The list of those eligible to grade that was sent out last week was based on students having completed near or all the required time between grades.  Students still must meet the required standard of their respective grade.  Some students on the previous list will not be eligible to grade, if the are not of the required standard regardless of the length of time since their last grade.  Please check with Sensei if you are unsure if you or your child can grade.  Below is the minimum time requirement for each grade.  Checking in your attendance every training session is vitally important to insure you can grade.

Yellow tip -Yellow belt must do min of 15 classes and 45 days between grades

Orange – Green Belt min 25 classes and min 90 days since last grade

Blue – Brown Belt min 50 classes and min 180 days since last grade

Brown Belt + min 110 classes and 265 days

The sparring competition will also continue this month in class, but the finals will be held over until the Expo goes ahead.

Esteem, give it to others, earn it for yourself.

Lesson 1

This relates back to our 1st word of the week, Courtesy. This is an extra special courtesy. Self-esteem means you feel good aout yourself and esteem for others means you look up to them.

We ask who deserves our respect? We talk about how parents spend most of their time and effort taking care of us. Working so we can have food, a house, taking you to school and karate lessons etc. They deserve out thanks. and we could never get a job and be able to repay them for all they have done. |So we repay them by showing them respect. So we follow their rules and treat them with respect.

Lesson 2

So we know showing respect is important but what is the best and easiest way to show respect? It’s when we use our courtesy words. What are they again? There are other ways of showing respect, like listeing when someone is talking, making eye conact when you are listening, sittig still and using black belt focus.

Definition “That which is known” “applied knowledge is power”

Lesson 1

We explain that knowledge is everything we know and learn. We ask how do we get knowlede? We learn in school, from other people, from TV and movies. We gain knowledge by studying martial arts. We teach our students that “Knowledge is Power”. Knowledge allows us to do great things. By gaining knowledge in school and getting good grades, which can lead to going to a good college and then getting a good job. The more knowledge we have the more choice we have on the sort of life we want to live.

Lesson 2

We teach our students that reading is one of the best ways of getting knowledge. Reading is like riding a bike, it can be hard at first but gets easier the more you do it. It doesn;t matter what you read once you read. And when you learn to read you have a gift for life. We teach that in some parts of the world people don’t get the chance to learn to read. Imagine if you could not read a street sign or sign your own name? We encourage students to learn to read and try their best.

EELITE KARATE ACADEMY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020

Welcome to our New Year Newsletter for what will be a special year for our Academy which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

This email newsletter will hopefully keep you up to date with all you need to know about what’s going on in Elite Karate Academy over the coming months of 2020.  Please feel free to share this newsletter with family and friends, I hope you find it informative.  Feel free to comment on our Facebook page with comments and be sure to like our page while you’re there.  Or follow us in Instagram here.

News – Updates – Events At A Glance

  • Elite Karate Academy Expo on Sunday April 5th, 2-6pm, Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley.  All students including beginners will be taking part on the day, with either/both gradings and demonstrations.  See below for more details.
  • Sparring Competition in March more details next month
  • St Patricks Day Parade.  Come walk with us.  Find out more below.
  • Raffle & Cake Bake Sale.  Can you donate a prize?  Bake something?
  • Academy 10th Birthday Party in September

Elite Karate Academy Expo

Our 10th Elite Karate Academy Expo will take place on Sunday 5th of April between 2pm-6pm, in the Clayton Hotel. Liffey Valley.  Doors open at 1.30pm. All students will be taking part, those not grading will be involved in demonstrations.  All students must wear their karate uniform.  The aim of the Expo, as always, is to allowing students demonstrate their skills and abilities to their family and friends, whilst educating parents about the aims and ethos of Elite Karate Academy, in a relaxed fun environment.  This event is open to anyone, so extended family and friends are welcome, this year’s Expo will include;

  • Grading (students will be informed closer to the date)
  • Club Sparring Competition (semi-finals and finals only)
  • Demonstrations (Instructor & Students)
  • Award Ceremony (Grading, Competition, and Special Awards, including Student of the Year)
  • Unveiling of Elite Karate Academy’s 1st Junior Black Belt?
  • Bake & Cake Sale. Why not bake something to bring on the day?
  • Raffle (asking parents to donate a price if they can, donations can be brought to the dojo)

Grading

For those few students who were unwell and missed their Christmas Grading or those that are eligible to Grade. The next grading will take place within class the week of 27th January 2020.

Finn Murphy, Amelia O’Reilly, Sean Power, Courtey Gorman, Niko Popardowski, Gloria & Adonai Vey, Marco Li, Eva Kelly, Aleksander Samatyja, Fares Okasha, Douglas & Zack Martin, Amberleigh Dowman, Oscar McNeive, Alberto Cimpoesu, Ronan Beech, Markas \Koskus.  If your child’s name is not and the list and you think they are eligible, please contact Sensei.

Sparring Competition

The early rounds of this non-contact 3 points-wins tournament will take places within your child’s normal classes and is completely voluntary.  With the semi-finals and finals taking place at this year’s Expo.  All students must have their own sparring gloves & boots,  which can be bought in the dojo, this is for your child’s safety. Only students who have graded Yellow belt or higher, may take part in this tournament.  All details will be given out in February

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Once again this year the Academy will be walking in this year’s Clondalkin Parade.  Students, families, and their friends are all invited to join us on the day.  So put it in your

Character Education Program

Once again, we are running our Word of the Week program in class.  Our specially designed word of the week program teaches 14 core values to your child in a 5 minute ‘mat chat’ within their normal class. Your child will grow as people not just stronger and fitter.  No other club offers this type of program.

Our 14 words are: Courtesy, Growth, Honesty, Obedience, Courage, Sincerity, Humility, Perseverance, Honour, Loyalty, Self-Control, Knowledge, Respect, Integrity.

Each week these lessons will be posted on our Facebook page or the full course can be viewed here in our blog section of our website.  I strongly urge parents to get involved with their child’s learning by reading these posts or discussing after each class what they learnt.

Website

Check out our blogs on our website.  Click the link to read about them

Dojo Kun Programme – Most club’s dojo rules consist of no shouting, no chewing gum etc. Our Dojo Kun program teaches your child 25 rules of life. These rules teach your child how to follow and make their dreams come true, through hard work, passion, and dedication.

Elite Mental Training – This program teaches students the mental strategy of fighting, topics introduced can be used in all areas of life, reducing stress, and increasing mental wellbeing. Read some lessons covered in our blog section below.

Anti-Bullying Programme – We teach your child how to deal with bullying in a non-aggressive way without having to resort to violence. A great program for boosting confidence and self-belief. 

Online Self-Defence Course – Information on realistic self-defence, mentally, tactically, psychologically.

Newer material will be shared weekly on our Facebook page, much will be of interest even to those who don’t train.

Coming later in the Year

Other events coming up this year after the Expo, will be our 10th anniversary Summer Birthday Party in September.

Testimonials Request

That so many of you praise our Academy is huge source of pride to me.  Please write a review/testimonial here.  They will then be added to our website.  Student / parents or both may write a review and you may write a new one if you wrote one before.

Zen Tip

Thoughts Are Not Facts

You are walking down the road. When you see your friend on the other side. Unable to cross the road, you wave and call their name. Your friend continues to walk on. How do you react? Many people have different reactions when told this story. Some accept that their friend simple did not see them and thus continue their day. And if they remember they may mention to their friend that they saw them, the next time they speak. Other people feel slighted and ignored. Wondering what they did to their friend to deserve being ignored.

Convinced their friend is not talking to them. They race off upset, determined to phone their friend and find out what they did. Thoughts are not facts. That you think something does not make it true or real. Put emotions, feeling, rationale, and assigning motivations to people without the full facts, makes you react to situations that are not happening. Recognize that thoughts are not facts and learn to respond rather than react for a calmer heathier life

Self Defence is an open system. In a closed system there are known factors and there are right and wrong answers based on these factors. In an open system there are many ways to be right and wrong .

The difference between self defence tarining and martial arts training is that self defence teaches students and martial arts teaches subject matter. 2 simple examples are; self defence teaches power generation, martial arts teaches multiple different strikes or self defence will teach a 20stone man differently then a 8 stone female, martial arts teaches everybody the same syllabus. The reason for this is a 20 stone man doesn’t need to worry about being draged into the back of a van and raped, a 8 stone female will not need advice with how to deal with a monkey dance.

Self defence training must give each student the tools and freedom to solve their problems in their own way.

To understand and defend yourself correctly on the street you must understand the difference between social and asocial violence, and the tactics that must be used to deal with each.

Social violence = the monkey dance, the interview, sparring/dueling, sorting it outside, have a knockabout. Social violence is violence used for social status, dominance or to teach a lesson. Examples Dave’s mad he took on that huge bouncer last Friday, or how dare he do that, I’ll teach him.

All predatory animals have social violence or some sort of play fighting. Think dogs, foxes, lions or tigers wrestling and playing. This is how they learn to fight, hunt and display dominance. It is never lethal Humans social violence is designed not to be lethal and when it is it is usually from falling and banging their head. With social violence it is for dominance/status or to teach a lesson, ie punching someone to teach them to show you respect. The mindset for this has to be justified. You will subconsciously be hitting to communicate, not to eliminate,

Asocial violence = the group monkey dance, violent crime, a predator. If you go to kill an insect do you need to get worked up or get angry? Do you need to convince yourself that this is a bad insect? Do you need to justify it like its justice? Do you give the insect a chance and fight it or just kill it. This is asocial violence. This can be lethal. Experienced violent crimals have gotten past this and treat people like animals, which gives them a huge advantage. Most people defending themselves cannot. Unless you train to flip the switch.

The things that can prevent or de-escalate social violence can invite asocial violence and vice versa. In a predatory approach you must be able to distingush between a crime motivated by cash from one motivated by cruelty.

Bad guys don’t fight, they’re not in this to lose. They use surprise or bitz attacks. Martial arts work well in social violence where you have time and choices. Asocial violence comes as a surprise and you will be surprised, don’t kid yourself that you wont be surprised.

Self defence is not a physical skill its an emotional skill, it is all about how fast you can recover when injured or surprised. What to do is almost never the problem. Actually acting or beating the freeze is the issue.

See other articles on the monkey dance, the group monkey dance

Christmas Newsletter

Welcome to our Christmas Newsletter.  Just a few brief notes on up-coming events between now and Christmas and into next year.

Firstly, I wish to thank you for your support and loyalty in choosing Elite Karate Academy.  Our Academy has grown so much this year, with a new Adults intermediate class starting and a return of our adult’s fitness boot camp on the timetable and once again the standard has risen across the board. 

Christmas Holidays

Elite Karate Academy will close for Christmas holidays after classes on Friday the 20th of December and reopen with classes as normal on Monday the 6th of January 2020. Paid for classes will roll over into the New Year.  May I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Grading

The final grading of the year for those eligible to grade will take place within normal classes on Monday – Wednesday 16th-18th of December.  Gradings cost €25 for under 18’s and €30 for 18+ and must be accompanied by an up-to-date Grading Passport.  Relevant fee must be enclosed within the passport and must be presented at the same time on/before Friday 13th December 2019.  Failure to pay fee or produce grading passport by this date will mean students will not be eligible to grade.  Payments cannot be made by card.

If you need to buy/replace a grading passport it costs €10 and must be accompanied 2 passport photos, with the student’s name and a contact number on the back of one photo.  Any student who does not have a grading passport can purchase one whenever they wish prior to them grading.

If you wish to renew an out-of-date passport it costs €10 and must be presented with the out-of-date passport.  Check the back page of your Grading Passport for its expiry date.

Those eligible to grade at Christmas are listed at the bottom of this newsletter.

If you are not sure whether you or your child is eligible to grade, please email me or speak to me in class.

2nd Dan Grading

Our Assistant Instructor Eric will be grading for his 2nd Dan on Friday 13th December at 8.30pm. Students and Parents are welcome to attend this grading.  Doors close 8.20pm

Elite Karate Academy 10th Anniversary Expo

Our Elite Karate Academy Expo will take place once again on a Sunday in April next year. The date will be confirmed in the New Year. This year’s Expo is an important one as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of our Academy and my 30th anniversary of teaching. The aim of the Expo, as always, is to allowing students demonstrate their skills and abilities to their family and friends, whilst educating parents about the aims and ethos of Elite Karate Academy, in a relaxed fun environment.  This event is open to anyone, so extended family and friends are welcome, and I can assure you this year’s will be the best.  More details in January.

This year’s Expo will include;

  • Grading
  • Club Sparring Competition (See below)
  • Demonstrations (Instructor & Students)
  • Award Ceremony (Grading, Competition, and Special Awards, including Student of the Year)
  • Possible unveiling of our 1st Junior Black Belt
  • Bake & Cake Sale
  • Raffle

Sparring Competition Special Offer

We will be giving full details for the competition in February but any student taking part will need gloves and boots in order to take part and be graded above yellow belt.  With that in mind I’m offering a special Pre-Christmas Special Offer, get a pair of child gloves and boots and a pair of focus mitts to use at home or in the Academy. Only €60, save €15.

Individual Prices For Christmas Gifts: 

Children’s Gloves €20,

Children’s Boots €25,

Karate Suits €25/€30,

Focus Mitts

Children’s €30

adult’s €40   

Black Friday Special Offer

Sign up for our Children or Adult 3-month memberships (new students only) and get 10% off and a free karate suit. Sign up before the offer ends on 20th December 2019 and start your training in January 2020. 

Cardio Combat Fitness Boot Camp

Unleash your inner warrior. A HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) boot camp featuring martial arts pad work, core and circuits training. If fitness is a battleground, welcome to the front line. Ideal for beginners, as every participant pushes themselves as hard as they want. You don’t have to be a champion to train like one. Ideal for weight loss or general fitness, watch your confidence grow as you get fitter, push yourself regardless of fitness level and watch the calories burn off. New Class Monday 7-8pm €10 per class.  Special Offer coming in January.  Want to try a free class???

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Academy will be walking in next year’s Clondalkin Parade.  Hopefully you and your family will join us.

Character Education Program

Once again, we start our Word of the Week​ program in class.  Our specially designed word of the week program teaches 14 core values to your child in a 5 minute ‘mat chat’ within their normal class. Your child will grow as people not just stronger and fitter.  No other club offers this type of program.

Our 14 words are: Courtesy, Growth, Honesty, Obedience, Courage, Sincerity, Humility, Perseverance, Honour, Loyalty, Self-Control, Knowledge, Respect, Integrity.

Each week these lessons will be posted on our Facebook page or the full course can be viewed here​ in our blog section of our website.  I strongly urge parents to get involved with their child’s learning by reading these posts or discussing after each class what they learnt.

Website

We have other unique programmes available on our website​.  Click the link to read them

Dojo Kun Programme​ – Most club’s dojo rules consist of no shouting, no chewing gum etc. Our Dojo Kun program teaches your child 25 rules of life. These rules teach your child how to follow and make their dreams come true, through hard work, passion, and dedication.

Elite Mental Training​ – This program teaches students the mental strategy of fighting, topics introduced can be used in all areas of life, reducing stress, and increasing mental wellbeing. Read some lessons covered in our blog section below, we are currently running this in intermediate and senior classes.

Anti-Bullying Programme​ – We teach your child how to deal with bullying in a non-aggressive way without having to resort to violence. A great program for boosting confidence and self-belief.  This starts in September.

Online Self Defence Course​ – Lots of information on how to avoid trouble, threat management, fight psychology and tactical training.

Go to www.EliteKarateAcademy.com

Click on the student zone/blog tab.

Click on “word of the week” or “elite mental training” (this directory may be at the bottom of the page if using mobile phones) 

Newer material will be shared weekly on our Facebook page, much will be of interest even to those who don’t train. 

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Testimonials Request

That so many of you praise our Academy is huge source of pride to me.  Please write a review/testimonial here​.  They will then be added to our website.  Student / parents or both may write a review and you may write a new one if you wrote one before.

Referral Competition

In January we will be starting out referral competition and I will give details of how to enter and prizes.

Those Eligible For Christmas Grading

Daniils R, Aidan W, Eoghan R, Angel F, David A, Daniel A, Vanessa L, Millie D, Anagha P, Claudia S, Finn M, Charlie M, Sean P, Mia Mc, Daria C, Sean K, Miya D, Justin L, Sebastian L, Markas K, Ferdia O, Miriam K, Peter K, Yanina G, Ben P, Mark M, Cian U, Derek M, Amelia R, William N,, Marcus O, Eva K, Marco L, Rian O, Chloe O, Sean O, Amber O, Lia O, Karlene O’C, Dylan C, Darragh G, Darragh L, Oscar M, Marcas M, Eric De, James W, Kai K, Liam W, Calibe D, Paula C, Indre C, Ignas C, Niko P, Leo L, Niall L, Adonai V, Gloria V, Fares O, David P, Konstantin G, Courtneu G, Drake F, Lukas O, Markian P. Millie C, AJ E, Charlie W, Aleksander S, Marco L, Evan H, Ryan H, Amberleigh D, Evan G, Ben P, Kayla Mc, Alberto C, Lucy M, Declan B. 

Merry Christmas

Sensei

Sign up for our Children or Adult Beginner’s Class (new students only) for three months membership and get 10% off and a free karate suit. Sign up before the offer ends on 20th December 2019 and start your training in January 2020.