Archive for October, 2008

October 27th, 2008

Sept 9/11 fundraiser update.

Posted in Seminars by Mark

Well its still a work in progress, but we have a rough tally of funds raised to date, I say rough simply because the matching funds programs that some of our contributors are members of have slightly different methods and means of completing the fund transfers, so to make a short paragraph longer, when the final tally comes in there will be another posting. We are waiting at this moment for the matching fund tranfers to be completed, so far there’s almost 1,000 dollars in matching donations to come in, which is a fantastic result and a big thank you to everyone invloved.

On the day  Mr Hoban led the way with a espirit de corp and panache that he seems to embody so well. The day progressed in an informative and productive manner, with the level of complexity increasing through out the day, culminating in the now regular annual apprisal of what it is we do, and why we do it, but I feel more importantly why what we do, needs to be done in the first place.

So far we have raised about 2,600 dollars (nearly 13,000  to-date) and as soon as we have the final number we will post it. Thanks again to everyone for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to our assistance, thank you to our families for supporting us. Thank you to Brynard for his continued support and for  the use of his Dojo.

Fundementally what we are attempting to do is re-connect with the rest of humanity by showing others  that  we care, to those of you that support us in our efforts thank you, to those that haven’t theres always next year….M

October 26th, 2008

New location, New Schedule!

Posted in Website Information by Mark

Starting November 4th will be training full time at the 53rd street location(, classes start at 8pm sharp till 9.30pm, we will have two nights Tue and Thur , we will also have regular monthly Sat seminars , it has taken sometime to find a new home, but we have succeeded.

Thank you for you continued support, its because of this support that we have been looking for a more permanent home, and now we’ve found one. Current members/patrons and students that pay monthly will continue to have and maintain all the benefits and privileges, new students applying to the Dojo for membership will have a new option of pre-paying for 10 classes which will be valid for a certain period of time, there will also be a  separate fee for grades.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, suggestions are always welcome and treated in the spirit in which they are offered;-).

I would just like to take this opportunity, to thank all the past, current patrons and friends of the Dojo for your continued support, without your kind donations and support we would not be able to continue to offer classes in the NY area, your efforts to keep training inspires me, to keep going myself.

 Thank you for the opportunity its been an honor and a privilege to be a part of your lives… and to the patrons of the past, I miss you to….M