Those who are participating see you Saturday! Senior Professor and Sifu Ronvi will be there to support our students. Come by and support our students if your not competing. It would be great to see you there.
JCMA now offers a Women’s Only program taught by Sigung Jannette Corpus-Casas! This is a great program that not only teaches traditional Kajukenbo, and also includes self-defense, personal weapons training, and a get a great cardio workout. All this in a fun and family oriented atmosphere that will help build your self confidence in the real world.
Come down to Knuckle-Up in Vallejo on Thursdays from 5 – 7 PM to checkout the program. You will be impressed and love it!
We are almost done with the year and it’s already November! There’s so much going on this month including the Annual JCMA & Affiliates-Team Legacy Luncheon on 11/22 12-4:30 pm – Tickets are now available. Please keep in mind that there is limited seating. Buffet is $15 for 12 years and up, $11 for 6yrs-11yrs old. Please contact SP Jerry or Sifu JJ for tickets.
Now on to more good stuff! Our November Featured Student of the Month is…Jacob Valencia! Here is a very dedicated and hard working young man who has a lot of talent and heart. So without further ado here’s Jacob!
Name: Jacob Christian de Luna Valencia
Hometown: Daly City, CA
How long have you been training at JCMA? 11 months
Describe what has led you to JCMA?
My dad and I checked out another dojo but I didn’t like it. Uncle Ronvi told my dad about JCMA so we checked it out. I tried it out and liked it especially because my friend, Kirin, is in JCMA.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of JCMA?
I enjoy being a part of JCMA because everything that we do teaches me martial arts.
What else do you do when you’re not training at JCMA?
When I’m not in training at JCMA, I exercise and play with my friends and family.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud that I got to learn martial arts and that I met new people and made new friends.
If you had to do a solo demonstration, what would be your theme song?
My theme song would be Immortals from Big Hero 6 by Fall Out Boys.
If you were a star of a martial arts movie, what would be your signature move?
My signature move would be the Blitz.
If you had a super power, what would it be and why?
My super power would be strength so that I can lift and carry a villain if he/she was heavy.
Who is your favorite comic book character and why?
My favorite comic book character is the Hulk because I like it when he says “Hulk SMASH!” when he is angry.
What is your favorite boba or tapioca drink?
My favorite boba drink is Taro from Pho #1 restaurant.
Here we are in September already! And here is our Ayumu Featured Student of the Month, Franklin Ng! Franklin is a hard working unique young man. Check out what he has to say.
Today we feature two extraordinary instructors! These two make such a dynamic team, and they just so happen to also be mother and son! Let’s get to know a little more about Sibak Guillermo, and soon enough we’ll spotlight Sifu Silvia, but for now please enjoy!
When did you start training? January 2005
What are the biggest challenges as a student? As a student my biggest challenge was gaining the discipline and becoming humble.
Instructor? As an instructor my biggest challenge was/is having patience while teaching youngsters.
What keeps you motivated to train? My Ohana
Favorite Japanese form is: Heian Yondan
Greatest satisfaction as an instructor? Knowing that I’m spreading knowledge to students.
What is your favorite color? Blue
If you were an animal, real or fictional, what animal would you be? A Wolf, for sure.
What is your favorite boba tapioca drink? Chocolate Snow Bubble.
This summer is flying by! As we celebrate the 4th of July this month, we also have our Kajukenbo July student! And this month’s student is our very own resident DJ, DJ RJey Gee! Ramon has worked very hard and is a consistent presence at the dojo and online! So let’s get to know DJ RJey Gee a little better!
Name: Ramon Luis Gomez jr
How long have you been training at JCMA? 4 years
Describe what has led you to JCMA? To learn karate and self defense
What do you enjoy most about being a part of JCMA? I like the people and my teachers
What else do you do when you are not training at JCMA? I like to hang out with my friends from JCMA
What are you most proud of? I get to meet new friends and learn new things
If you had to do a solo demonstration, what would be your theme song? Eye of the Tiger
If you were a star of a martial arts movie, what would be your signature move? My signature move would be a spinning back kick!
If you had a super power, what would it be and why? I want to be a mind reader
Who is your favorite comic book character and why? Batman & Robin. They don’t have super powers and they are regular people.
What is your favorite boba or tapioca drink? Mango tapioca
This month we feature the dedicated Ayumu practionior, Gurnek! Let’s ask him some questions and get to know him better.