THE RED CORNER 02.05.24
NEWS AND UPDATES FROM THE NORTH STAR ACADEMY
Happy Monday Team!
We are back from a quick trip down South for Gianna’s MMA debut. We didn’t pick up that Hollywood ending but in these combat sports, you go out there and play your hand and sometimes come up short. Just the way it is — definitely not for a lack of preparation, work ethic, or toughness. Thank you to the team at large for all the support before, during, after, and in the days to come — you are all awesome!!
We move into February without any competitive events on the calendar, which means we all have an opportunity to circle back to the fundamentals and hit the reset button. Rebooting your technique is a great way to troubleshoot those small, lingering issues that are difficult to shed when you are racing the clock to be prepared for something.
As such, we are making a small adjustment to our Saturday schedule. Please note that our 9am Striking 301 class is now a “Sparring Fundamentals” session. This will be run by coach Larry Thi and primarily work to build your confidence, strategy, and overall “fight IQ” in an environment conducive to growth. Additionally, we are adding an 11am Competition Team Training session (Muay Thai/Kickboxing). This is an invite only session and coach approval is required (if you are interested, just ask!).
Our monthly curricula are rolling over as well. February will see a deep dive into the “Muay Khao” (Knee Fighter) style of fighting, while our Jiu Jitsu 201 program will focus on pin escapes in general.
We will also be ramping up our efforts to implement the class registration and attendance tracking — to get ahead of the curve, download the MyStudio app on Android or Apple and use the studio code “2158485454” to link up with the gym.
See you on the mats!
Monday Mindset –> Click Here
Junior Samurai Stripe Challenge –> Click Here