Arashi-Do Martial Arts
ATP (Accelerated Training Program) and BBC (Black Belt Club)
The ATP/BBC are specialty programs that will be held on Sundays with the intention of offering advanced and extra training sessions to those students that are interested in taking their Martial Arts training to the next level. We will be offering instructions in martial arts weapons, advanced kicking, competition sparring, advanced kata and belt test preparation.
This year we will be offering the ATP and BBC classes in a different format. They will be offered as 6 week training camps focusing on 1 central theme per camp. The ATP camps (age 7 and up with yellow, orange, green belts) and BBC camps (age 7 and up purple, blue brown and black belts) will be open to students from the five Arashi-Do schools in Calgary.
Pricing will be a little different as well this year, instead of just adding on to your monthly dues we will be collecting payment for the camp at the beginning of each session. In addition to the $47 cost of each camps there may also be some mandatory equipment that needs to be purchased depending on the theme of the camp. IE: Nun chucks.
The themes of the camps this year will be based around the seasons. We will try to fit all our camps around the tournament season so we can prepare for them and then not overload ourselves when tournament season is on.
Our first camp of the year will be on Bo Staff and will be held all at the north school. Dates TBA – SPACE LIMITED (Projected start date is February 7, still to be confirmed. However, we will have a sign-up sheet at the Deerfoot North dojo or you can call 403-612-4050 to reserve your spot. Payment must be made before the session starts. We are limited to 15 spots for this session so if you are interested get your name on that list fast as it is first-come-first-served.)
Students must purchase a Bo staff which is close to their height to participate in the camp. Please see you instructor to purchase your bo staff, you can choose from 6 colors and 4 sizes cost is 50$
Colors are Red, Blue, or NEON yellow, orange, green or pink. Sizes are 4.5 ft, 5, 5.5 and 6 ft.
In the ATP camp we will be learning the basics of how to hold and handle the bo staff as well as some partner drills. By the time the camp is done the student will know Bo Kata #1 and will be able to compete at tournaments using the weapon if they want to.
In the BBC camp, with the assumption that you have used the bo staff before we will be learning advanced skills and drills and will be working on partner drills as well and an advanced bo staff form that should be very exciting for tournaments.
The second camp of the year will be Tournament preparation camp and be held at the south school. (Begin date TBA)
Students must have all their own sparring gear to participate in the camp.
In the ATP camp we will be going through each of the Heian Katas and making sure all the important skills are present that the judges will be looking for at the tournaments. We will also be going through basic sparring concepts and practicing the most commonly scored points in point sparring.
In the BBC camp we will be refining all the details of your tournament kata and making sure that you are presenting the best possible kata for the judges. For sparring we will be working on fakes and feints with your sparring partners as well as working on the best strategy to use against different types of fighters you might face.
In the third camp of the year we will be working with the Nun chucks. The camp will be held at the North school.
Students must purchase their own set of nun chucks to participate in the camp.
In the ATP camp we will be learning the basics of how to and handle the nun chuck weapons,
By the time the camp is done the student will know Nun Chuck Kata #1 and will be able to compete at tournaments using the weapon if they want to.
In the BBC camp, with the assumption that you have used the Nun Chucks before we will be learning advanced skills and drills as well, and an advanced Nun Chucks form that should be very exciting for tournaments.
The summer season will be off with a break until September when we start 2 new and exciting camps.
P.S. the first tournament of the year will be an open tournament in Sylvan Lake on January 30th.
They will include an advanced bo staff form that should be very exciting for tournaments.
See you in the New Year,
Kyoshi Mike, Sensei Trevor, Sensei Logan and the Arashi-Do team.