CMAC – Quarantine Extension Letter #3

Dear Chandler Martial Arts Center Students,

It looks like we will be continuing our online classes for another week.  Please remember that all Band App participation will count toward Belt Test on May 18, 2020.  Everyone is doing so good.. We are so impressed with all the enthusiasm and participation. It is so inspiring.  Thank you.

But, to be an encouragement to all of you as well, please be responding to in-class prompts as well as any requested class feed-back.  Even if your feedback is two days later (because that was the first free moment you had to train)….it is okay!  Engage then!  No worries on timing, just as long as your are training and writing-in when you can.  CMAC rocks!  DO NOT GIVE UP!  We got this:)

Please make sure you are also participating – as much as possible- with dojo games and other joint activities!  Being a leader is important.. and the only way to hone your leadership skills is by being the first to step out and be the example!  Bushido Club.. in last week’s LEAD lesson, we talked about the importance of being, and recognizing, the “First-Follower” in any group.  It is an important position in community, one that exercises humility as well as leadership.  Be the first to join-in and joyfully help!  The first step to leading is learning how to be the example!  

Advanced Students, Bushido/LEAD, and Comp Team, please be on the look out for adjustments to classes available in the chat sections of the Band App.  There will be some changes to our online classes this week.  Look for these announcements.  Please make sure your presence is known. Thank you.

CMAC is a community of leaders!  Keep practicing your Wado Precepts in your everyday life.  As a way to close out our letter, I wanted to leave you with a reminder of our precepts:

#1.  Uphold the Principles of Propriety and Courtesy.

#2.  Cultivate the Spirit of Effort.

#3.  Perfect the Mind of Patience.

#4.  Live the Way of Truth.

#5.  Do not loose self-control or act in a violent manner.

I witnessed a sad moment in a store this week that was shocking followed by seeing some people getting impatient and aggressive while driving home.  Do not loose your identity as humble warriors in the midst of others’ fears, impatience, and lack of control.  Stay your course.  Be true to your principles.  Be the change that is needed!


Atisa Vargas and Kelley Hutta

Chandler Martial Arts Center