July Demo and Open Enrollment

Coming up on Wednesday July 3rd, we will be performing a demonstration at the Fox Lake Movie Theater as part of their Wednesday Morning Movie Series! We welcome everyone to come and check out the kids as they show off some of the skills they’ve been developing before taking in a showing of The Lorax. The following week, July 8th through the 13th, will be open enrollment week in all of our kids classes. Mondays and Wednesdays we offer our Pre-teen Program (ages 10 to 14) from 5:00 to 6:30. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 9 year olds can try out our Explorers program at 5:00. And on Saturdays we are now offering a class for 3 and 4 years olds from 10:00 to 10:30am. New students are welcome to try any class at no charge!  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration form, or fill it out online ahead of time at www.scholarwarriormma.com/registration. Call us at 847-973-9443 if you have any questions about the programs!   

Looking to join one of our adult classes? Every week is open enrollment in our adult programs! If you need extra incentive, sign up for a 12 week intro program and get your basic gear kit (T-shirt, belt, mouth guard and boxing gloves) for FREE! Limited time only and 12 week program must be paid in full. Check out our classes page for details about programs and class times! 

April Open Enrollment

Next week, April 1st through the 6th, is open enrollment week in all of our kids classes. Mondays and Wednesdays we offer our Pre-teen Program (ages 10 to 14) from 5:00 to 6:30. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 9 year olds can try out our Explorers program at 5:00. And on Saturdays we have our Minis class for 3 and 4 years olds from 10:00 to 10:30am. New students are welcome to try any class!  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration form.  Call us at 847-973-9443 if you have any questions about the programs! 

Looking to join one of our adult classes? Every week is open enrollment in our adult programs! If you need extra incentive, sign up for a 12 week intro program and get your basic gear kit (T-shirt, belt, mouth guard and boxing gloves) for FREE! Limited time only and 12 week program must be paid in full. Check out our classes page for details about programs and class times!

Open Enrollment Week

Next week, January7th through the 12, is open enrollment week in all of our kids classes. Mondays and Wednesdays we offer our Pre-teen Program (ages 10 to 14) from 5:00 to 6:30. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 9 year olds can try out our Explorers program at 5:00. And on Saturdays we are now offering a class for 3 and 4 years olds from 10:00 to 10:30am. New students are welcome to try any class!  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration form.  Call us at 847-973-9443 if you have any questions about the programs!   

Looking to join one of our adult classes? Every week is open enrollment in our adult programs! If you need extra incentive, sign up for a 12 week intro program and get your basic gear kit (T-shirt, belt, mouth guard and boxing gloves) for FREE! Limited time only and 12 week program must be paid in full. Check out our classes page for details about programs and class times! 

Holiday Hours and events

Just a reminder that this is the last week of kids classes for 2018. We will be closed next Monday and Tuesday for Christmas. Wednesday and Thursday, there will be no kids classes. Adult classes will be running at their normal times. On Friday December 28th, we will be having a little holiday gathering at the gym from 4:00 until 5:30! All students are welcome to come (and bring any leftover treats you may want to get rid of before the New Years resolutions kick in! 😂)

All adult classes for Saturday the 29th will be running at their normal times. We will be closed again on Monday the 31st and Tuesday the 1st. All kids classes will resume at their regular times on Wednesday January 2nd.

The following week, January 7th through the 12th, will be open enrollment week for all of our kids classes! Click here for schedule and class times. Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!!

November Schedule

Next week, November 12th through the 17th, will be open enrollment week in all of our kids classes.  Mondays and Wednesdays we offer our Pre-teen Program (ages 10 to 14) from 5:00 to 6:30. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 9 year olds can try out our Explorers program at 5:00. And on Saturdays we are now offering a class for 3 and 4 years olds from 10:00 to 10:30am. New students are welcome to try any class!  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration form.  Call us at 847-973-9443 if you have any questions about the programs!   

Also, please note that we will be closed Thursday the 22nd through the 24th for Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a lovely holiday!

October Events Schedule

We’ve got a few things coming up towards the end of the month that we wanted to share. Starting with the St. Bede’s Halloween Hustle, which we are sponsoring on Saturday, October 27th. Things kick off at 8:30am at Grant Woods Forest Preserve in Lake Villa.  Visit StBedeSchoolHH.com for event details and to register!

The following Tuesday, October 30th, we will be hosting our annual Zombie Self Defense Halloween party.  Starting at 5:00 we will be showing some moves against common zombie attacks, what to do in a horde situation, and how to use teamwork to overcome a zombie apocalypse. Also there will be treats. :) All students are welcome to attend and bring a friend.  Non students are welcome to come as well! 

Finally, we will be closed on Wednesday, October 31st for Halloween.  Classes will resume on November 1st at their normal times. 

October Open Enrollment

Next week, October 8th through th 13th will be open enrollment week in all of our kids classes.  Mondays and Wednesdays we offer our Pre-teen Program (ages 10 to 14) from 5:00 to 6:30. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 9 year olds can try out our Explorers program at 5:00. And on Saturdays we are now offering a class for 3 and 4 years olds from 10:00 to 10:30am. New students are welcome to try any class!  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration form.  Call us at 847-973-9443 if you have any questions about the programs!     

 

Upcoming Gear Order

We are getting ready to place our monthly gear order and thought we would try something new and offer our students the opportunity to order any needed gear without having to pay extra for shipping. If you’d like to order something, please let us know by Friday September 28th via email.

What kinds of things might you need to order you ask? We are putting together a gear kit options page which you can peruse to see if you are up to speed on the gear you need for your chosen program.   This page is still under construction so please forgive the lack of pictures. Also, the “Add to Cart” buttons will not work, so if you want any of the packages, please email us or come in and order at the dojo.

You can also browse our online catalog and let us know if there is anything you want us to order.  

September Open Enrollment

Next week, September 10th through the 13th will be open enrollment week in all of our kids classes.  Mondays and Wednesdays we offer our Pre-teen Program (ages 10 to 14) from 5:00 to 6:30. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 9 year olds can try out our Explorers program at 5:00. And on Saturdays we are now offering a class for 3 and 4 years olds from 10:00 to 10:30am. New students are welcome to try any class!  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration form.  Call us at847-973-9443if you have any questions about the programs!       

 

Schedule Change

It’s a bit short notice, but we are moving the cardio kickboxing class to Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 9:45 am. This schedule change is effective as of this Monday August 20th. Apologies for the short notice! Sometimes life happens and adjustments have to be made. :) Hope to see you Monday morning!

 

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Back to School Open House Days!

It's a busy time of the year for many of you, and starting a new activity may not be at the top of your list of priorities. So we're introducing a no stress, no fuss way to test the waters without making any commitments! For the next two weeks August 20th through the 31st, all classes are available to newcomers at no charge! Try a class, or two... or four! Kids and Adults are welcome. Limit 4 classes per person. Please visit our classes page for schedule and age group information.

Celebrating 10 Years!

Please join us this Friday evening as we celebrate 10 years of being in business!  We opened our doors just 2 months before the crash of '08 and weren't sure we'd make it through the first year, much less the first 10!  Yet here we are! There's a lot to be thankful for and celebrate as we head into the next decade, and we'd like everyone to join us for some feasting and some open mat time. Party starts at 4:00pm! Bring a dish, bring a friend, bring some good cheer and we'll party like it's 1999. Cheers!

Wednesday Morning Movie Demo

We’ll be at the Fox Lake movie theater again next Wednesday August 8th for a demo before the start of the Morning Movie! The demo starts at 9, the surprise movie starts at 10, and all students are welcome to join in the demo! Students who participate as well as their parents and siblings will all be treated to the movie afterwards, so make sure you hold off on buying your tickets! Hope to see you there!

 

Summer/Fall Apparel Order

We're getting ready to place an order for T-shirts and Fall apparel!  This is your chance to order any school apparel in the color and style of your choice! Once again we will be offering the basic school shirts at our pre-order rate of 2 for $30 (regular price is $20).  We will also discount any other apparel pre-order by 10%. Let us know what you want and we will get you a price.  Availability may vary, so keep a back up color option in mind.

The logo color will again be red and silver, so please choose shirt color options accordingly. For example, the silver in the logo doesn't show up very well against a lighter background so darker is better.  Similarly, redder tones might wash out the red of the logo.

Please email your orders to us at ScholarWarriorMMA@gmail.com. The deadline to pre-order is August 10th.

Summertime Schedule Changes

We are gearing up for a bit of an overhaul to our schedule for the summer months and beyond.  The biggest changes are coming to the kids classes and age groups. We are altering our age divisions as follows: Mini’s (Kids ages 3 and 4) will have a class on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 10:30, Kids Ages 5 to 9 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:00, and Kids ages 10 to 14 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30.  Along with these changes will be some necessary changes to the program itself, since we will no longer be offering a seperate Kids Jiu Jitsu program. Instead, all of our kids programs will cover the core skills and practical self defense techniques from both Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu styles of martial art. 

On Mondays and Wednesdays, the Adult Kickboxing classes will be moved forward to 6:30 and 7:30.  Our Advanced Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling classes, which meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively, will also be moved forward to 7:00. Friday Adult classes will be moved an hour earlier as well, with Kickboxing at 5:00 and Jiu Jitsu at 6:00. Finally, Saturday Jiu Jitsu will be pushed back to 10:30 to make room for our new Mini’s pre-skills program!

We hope that the simplified kids program and changes in class times will make it easier for students to keep up with training through the busy summer months and beyond! If you have any questions about any of the changes and how they might effect you, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email, text, call or in person at the dojo! Changes take effect as of Monday July 9th. 

 

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Independence Day Holiday Hours

We will be closing the school for Summer Break from Wednesday July 4th through Saturday July 7th.  Monday and Tuesday July 2nd and 3rd respectively, all classes will be held at their regular times.  When we return from break, July 9th, our new Summer schedule will go into effect! Please stay tuned for details on some of the changes we will be making.  The new schedule will be posted in the coming week! We hope everyone has a happy and safe Independence Day celebration!

Summer Demo Opportunities!

The Fox Lake Movie Theater has been kind enough to invite us back this summer for two demonstrations as part of the Wednesday Morning Movie series!  The first demo will be on June 20th, and the second will be on August 8th.  We ask that all students who are interested in participating in either or both demonstrations let Sensei Rob know.  We will meet at the theater on demo days at 8:45am, the demo will run from 9:00 to 10:00 and all students and parents will be treated to a free showing of that morning’s movie.  June 20th, they will be showing Despicable Me 3, and August 8th will be a surprise movie.  We hope to see you there!

June Open Enrollment

Next week, June 4th through the 7th will be open enrollment week in all of our kids classes.  Mondays and Wednesdays we offer Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu for kids ages 9 to 13 at 5:00 and 6:00 respectively.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 to 8 year olds can try out our Explorers program at 5:00. New students are welcome to try any class!  Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration form.  Call us at 847-973-9443 if you have any questions about the programs!        

 

Memorial Day Weekend

Just a heads up that we will be closed next week Monday in observation of the Memorial Day holiday.  All classes will resume on Tuesday at their normal times.  We encourage any kids who would like to make up the class time to join Sensei Colin on Friday nights at 5:00 for his Forms, Weapons and Animal Styles class! It’s a great opportunity to explore some of the more classical elements of Martial Arts training! Hope you see you there!