Happy Monday Team!
Hard to believe it’s already May, right? We are nearly halfway through 2023 (and it feels like we just celebrated New Years). Time flies when you’re having fun I guess 🙂
In April, we debuted a new monthly competition: the Shout Out Show Down. Both the author, and the subject, of the best shout out (on our “Shout Out” board at the end of the mirrors) win a free t-shirt or $25 “Star Bucks” towards any gear in our pro shop.
Our April Shout Out Show Down winners (as voted by you, the people) are Matt Geiger and Dominique Cherasard. Congrats fellas! Contact me directly to get hooked up with your prize.
May marks a very busy month for us at the academy! Check out our upcoming events here:
05.12 ART OF WAR MMA | SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Timmy Green returns to action in a middleweight MMA fight on Friday, May 12th at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall in South Philadelphia. This event is right in our back yard and is sure to sell out. Make sure to reach out to Timmy directly for tickets (he is available on Instagram @timmy_green51) or in the academy on Tuesday or Wednesday this week.
05.20 101 SEMINAR SERIES | NORTH STAR ACADEMY
Our 101 Seminar Series returns with a deep dive into the Thai round kick on Saturday, May 20th at 10am. This workshop will replace the Striking 101 class normally held at 10am and is perfect for the beginner interested in learning the basic mechanics, or the advanced student who wants to pick up a few extra details to really sharpen the kick. Our 101 Seminar Series is always free and open to all North Star students (no striking experience required).
05.20 STRIKEZONE MUAY THAI | VOORHEES, NJ
North Star staple Ade Solebo makes his competitive debut at the StrikeZone Muay Thai Fight Night in Voorhees, NJ on Saturday, May 20th. This event is right across the bridge and a really cool showcase of the regional Muay Thai scene. We highly recommend you come support! Additional details and ticket info are TBA.
05.26 – 05.29 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Holiday schedule TBD — stay posted for more info!
Our Junior Samurai stripe challenge this week is Red! Students can earn a red stripe by completing 200 pushups over the course of a single day. This is not an easy challenge, so make sure to encourage them and keep count!