Old Bridge Dojo celebrated their instructor's birthdays
January, February, April
Sensei Jim Gleason
Sensei Ken Asencio
Papasan Rosario Panariello
April 26-29, 2019
The Annual National Conference of the Christian Black Belt Association and Shiho Karano Kai International.
May 11, 2019
Congratulations to all students who tested!
September 12, 2019
A Note from Kyoshi
Just a reminder, we need your support for these upcoming events. If we are a Dojo, a team that works together, a family, a fellowship, we need to participate and support one another. For the breaking seminar, some may just see children and adults slamming their hands on to a piece of wood. I see students supporting one another, encouraging each other, building each other up. I see students praying for help, praying for each other. I see students learning to trust God, growing in faith, and courage. I see students learning to practice the word of God. Ezra 7:10
Learn Martial Arts? Yes and well at that. But the real part of what we do is bring the Word of God to life.
If the cost of the Breaking Seminar is an issue speak to me, we will work with you.
Breaking Seminar and Tournament
October 5, 2019
Learning to break boards involves much more than just applying physical power and technique.
October 19, 2019
Back Row: Sensei Dave K., Sensei Jim G., Ted S., Shihan Paul G., Gus S., Papasan Rosario P., Kyoshi Frank DeAngelo Front Row: Heidi S., Andy A., Eliana C., Joshua R.
Papasan Rosario P. also received his 8th Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu.
November 7, 2019
November 28, 2019
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Student Challenge Fund Raiser
December 7th, 2019
The student challenge is great fun, and an excellent opportunity for students to practice and exhibit their skill and speed. The fund raiser helps to keep tuition cost down.
We also commemorate Pearl Harbor Day and give tribute in remembering what happened on that tragic day.