Welcome to the first newsletter! As of November 2021, we are 329-member strong immersing in different styles of martial arts. We want to make sure we celebrate all the good stuff happening in RDA. Here is a recap of November at RDA:
Without further ado, we are kicking off with RDA’s Third Birthday!
RDA turned three this November and what better way to celebrate than with Member Appreciation Day! It was a perfect day for members to hang out together, try a different martial arts style and enjoy each other’s company!
We kicked off the day with our Lil Ninjas from both the Hapkido and BJJ programs. Then we had Kids Hapkido and Kids BJJ take the mat. Our adult members were in for a treat with no less than 6 seminars on offer:
- Hapkido Joint Locks and Pressure Points with Head Instructor Darryl Harris
- Kali Dirty Boxing, Knife Defence and Chain of Hands with Guro Rod Hutchins
- The No Gi “Skiba Method” with Professor Kyle Skiba
- Boxing Working In and Out of the Pocket with Coach Z
- Muay Thai Working in the Clinch with Teneille Chowdurie
- Strong Girl Club Deadlift with Sarah Conlan and Cody Stewart
We had a great turn out with many new faces! Not forgetting some of our friends from Choson Martial Arts in Yallingup who have made the track up our way to celebrate with us!
We thank our sponsors for making this day possible, please consider visiting them for all your martial arts supply, supplement and allied health needs (Clicking on respective logos will open a new tab to their website):
The First of Many
In our BJJ program, stripes and belts have always been presented in class. However, on November 20th, we held our very first grading as an event for both kids and adults. It was a phenomenal day with many of our members receiving a new stripe or belt. Seeing our members’ hard work, tenacity and dedication pay off…beyond amazing! Congratulations to all attendees! Oss!
BJJ Competition Highlights
November was a busy time with many of our BJJ members and instructors competing this month. Below is a list of all competitors throwing down with opponents from different gyms in WA, congratulations to all competitors, RDA is incredibly honoured and proud to have athletes like you!
- Professor Kyle Skiba
- Kane Stone
- Sean Golding
- Mitch Harding
- Andrew Newlan
- Dan O’Meara
- Kingston Quayle
- Kobe Bernard
- Sebastian Young
- Persia Korber
- Angela Kaewprom
- Kade Burger
We encourage any of our members who are interested in competing to speak with their instructors so that we are aware and can support you through the process.
Students of the Month
Implemented a few months ago, each month, instructors recognise students from the Lil Ninjas and Kids programs who embody RDA’s values, including dedication, focus, respect and kindness. Recognised at the end of the month, these students will then be awarded the opportunity to wear the Honorary Black belt during class and are offered other privileges such as lining up with the instructors and/or seniors to bow in and bow out during the succeeding month.
RDA’s Students of the Month for November are:
- Lil Ninjas Hapkido – Roman Sain
- Lil Ninjas BJJ – Bella McCormack
- Kids Hapkido – Storm Wells
- Kids BJJ – Logan Hau
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
December is almost upon us, what a year we’ve had. Before we stuff our faces with glorious food and wash it down with a pint or two, there are some exciting things happening at the gym!
- December 3rd – BJJ Guest Coaching with Jordan Ashton
- December 18th – Kids Hapkido Grading
- December 19th – Adult Hapkido Grading and CHRISTMAS PARTY!