This year at JMA we are hoping to encourage the wonderful JMA community charitable spirit! With that in mind we've decided to partner with the WA Police charity, Constable Care and their Comfort Pack Program.
'The program aims to supply front line emergency service workers with care packs to give to children who are being temporarily relocated from their homes due to accident, emergency or as a result of crime. The backpacks are age and gender appropriate and contain necessities such as pyjamas, underwear, toothbrush and paste, soap, shampoo and conditioner, hair brush, story book, teddy bear, etc.'
Instead of students completing their 5 Leadership Tasks on their grading form we will be asking that everyone assembles a Comfort Pack for children in need. - You can opt out of this and do the normal 5 tasks - The age range is 0-16 so ideally it would be great if students assemble a pack for another child their age but you can choose. You do not need to fill the back pack with all the items, just what you can afford to purchase or even better donate! The idea is to help with Comfort Pack program but also to encourage our students to think about others and how great they will feel knowing they have helped someone else in need.
We are encouraging everyone to participate from all programs including Little Tigers and the adult classes - TKD and Box and Burn - you can also spread the word and ask family and friends if they want to be involved too!
We will be collecting the donations at the club during March leading up to the April grading. Thank you all in advance for your support. We're really excited for this project! You can read more about the program below!
We have some exciting things planned for this year the first of which is offering our babysitting services so parents can have a night out!! Go to the movies, have a meal or just sit in silence!!!
When: Friday 27th January
Where: At the Club
Who: 7 year olds up
Cost: $35 per family
What: We will show a movie to the kids followed by a fun quiz with prizes
Forms are available at the Club and need to be returned before the 27th with correct money to secure the spot.
Mr Luthwoods OMG Divine Chocolate treats!
250g pitted dried dates
65g desiccated coconut
25g raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
70-80g coconut oil
Grease and line a biscuit tin with baking paper
Place nuts in processor or thermomix and grind until fine. Set aside.
Add dates, coconut, cacao, salt and honey and mix
Return nut meal to bowl add coconut oil and mix until the mixture has a shiny appearance.
Empty into prepared tin and press down with the back of a spoon to create a flat surface.
Refrigerate and when solid remove from tin and cut into squares. Yummy!!
JMA would like to officially welcome our Saturday morning adults taekwondo instructor Colin Niland. Mr Niland brings a wealth of knowledge to the Club with an extensive background in Aikido, Judo, Karate and Taekwondo. Our Saturday morning class 9am-10am has been running for awhile now and his energy and enthusiasm has rubbed off on us all. We would like to thank Mr Niland for his involvement with JMA and his passion for martial arts!
Well done and Thank You to Jarn, Jasmir and Symba for showing their initiative and purchasing some plants for the JMA gym. This was part of their grading syllabus to show understanding and care for the environment. They purchased the plants with their own saved up money and have certainly helped make our envirnoment more green.
Thank you very much for choosing to purchase the plants for the Club and members to enjoy - not only is this showing your care for the environment but you are showing kindness to others as well!
Inspiring and dedicated work! Well done!
Want to look even HOTTER for the charity ball on the weekend?
Tranquility Health and Beauty Beaumaris are offering spray tans to all JMA members for $30 Thurs, Fri and Sat this week to get you ready for the Charity ball on Saturday!
Call 9300 5443 and let them know your a JMA member
Shop 16A Beaumaris Shopping Centre next to IGA
Congratulations Justin Clark!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing feeling it was for Sam and I to see Justin perform so well at his Little Tigers Black belt grading in July.
Justin, to see you grow from the shy little boy that could barely say hello to the talented, confident and outgoing Little Black Belt you are today has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my teaching life.
Well done Justin we are all very proud of you.
(Pictures Below - Justin doing his board breaks, with his classmates and teachers and Justin as a white belt!)