Please Don't Forget to Bring In Your Fruit&Veggie Sheets! There are new ones in the rack by the door. I know we got off track with the hurricane...
1 sheet per week. Bring to dojo on Monday or Tuesday (if possible).
KIDS V. ADULTS!
Here are the instructions again...
Thank you for joining the
Our Goal: To Eat a Rainbow that reaches All the Way Around the Dojo!!!
Why? Fruits and Vegetables come in so many Beautiful Colors! Did you know that those colors also mean that they are full of vitamins? The very thing that makes them beautiful also makes them nutritious! So… the more colors you eat, the healthier and stronger you will be…and the healthier and stronger you are, the better martial artist you will be!
How? We are going to keep track of what fruits and veggies we eat individually on a chart and at the end of each week, you will bring the chart to the dojo. We will put a colored post-it on the wall for each serving you eat.
Please fill in your chart everyday – so you don’t forget!
Extra Power? If you eat a serving of fruit or vegetable that is Locally Grown… please put a star on your chart next to that serving! Locally Grown means that it grew within 100 miles of your house… that includes Farmer’s Market, CSA, local farms, and Your Own Garden! (Hey, if its your own garden… put 2 stars!)
And if you eat a serving of fruit or vegetable that is Organic… please put an “O” on your chart next to that serving!
And if you eat something for the very first time… put a “#1” next to it!
Rules? Yeah. Be sure that every time you write something down it is a serving.
1 blueberry does not count. ¼ cup of blueberries count (or at least 20 berries)
1 grape, no. 7 grapes… yes!
If this is confusing, just ask your parent... they know what counts as a serving!
White? While not technically a rainbow color, cauliflower, mushrooms and white asparagus are super nutritious… So, lets say those count as Yellow!
Prizes? Of course… at the end of the rainbow! Think quantity, quality and variety!
Red potatoes (skins on) = Red
Blue potatoes = Blue
White potatoes don't count, sorry.
Please Sign up to participate on the Rainbow Team! We want everyone to participate, but we also need to know who is doing it. Everyone who is a student or teacher at Croton Karate is welcome to join in! All ages and All ranks!
Please check our page on Facebook… you can see the Rainbow we made at camp!
That took 12 days to eat… How long do you think it will take to go around the dojo?
What is Core Combat ?
Core Combat (TM) is a program that we at Croton Karate have been developing for over a year. We want to offer our members (or the parents of our members) a fitness program that is powerful, intense and actually teaches striking. Unlike many other martial-cardio programs available, each participant uses his/her own bag and does not take turns. Through the duration of the class participants will knee, strike, kick, sprawl and fight their way to fitness.
Our program uses MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) drills along with theory from Karate and Kung Fu to provide a dynamic and challenging fitness program.
Is Core Combat right for me?
You do not need prior martial arts experience to attend class! Most classes are geared for women only but we are willing to open a Co-Ed class for Saturday mornings. We offer classes five days a week in various time slots. Please check our Calendar for available time-slots.
Thanks to Gretchen for the amazing idea of Smoothie Smack down night! All participants spent time surveying the ingredients and creating recipes that were later created and judged by the group.
It was a ton of fun, and extremely educational for all our kids. Driving home the fact that eating well can taste great too!
Thank you to Amy Tucker for putting together the video.
Have you heard? YES! April 19-24 is the week that families and schools are using as a time to turn off recreational use of TV, IPods, internet, video games, and other electronic devises, and create family time together. Now is the time to promote healthy activities and increase your family time together.
Think of all the family members and also your friends and their families that you would love to share Karate with. NOW is the TIME. You can exercise together, learn together, and have fun together. That’s right, you can bring friends and family for FREE for the “TURN OFF AND TUNE IN” week!
E-MAIL us and let us know who you are bringing, and when they are coming to participate with you in TURN OFF WEEK at CROTON KARATE!
Sensei and owner of Croton Karate. Sensei has been a student of Martial Arts for over 20 years. He teaches all classes, and knows every child by name. Croton Karate is one big hardworking family.