Promotions/Open Enrollment

Our next promotion week will be held October 30th through November 2nd.  Any students who think they might be eligible for promotion should check with Sensei Rob for any requirements that haven't been met.  

This week will also be our next Open Enrollment week, so new students are welcome to try out classes! Please visit our Classes page for more information about all of our kids programs. 

Robert Mesce
Zombie Self Defense Halloween Party

It's that time of the year again! The time to brush up on our Zombie Self Defense skills! Join us on Friday October 27th from 4:00 to 5:30 for some food, fun, and a few frights. Students of all ages are welcome! There is no charge for this event, but we welcome any donations (monetary or in food form) to the party cause! Dress as your favorite monster (or super hero, or princess) and learn some basic ways that you can avoid being eaten alive by the walking dead.  Our only request is that costumes be 100% glitter free. :) If you have any questions about this event please feel free to call, text or email us! 

Robert Mesce
St. Bede's Halloween Hustle

We are participating in this year's Halloween Hustle hosted by St Bede's and are looking to get a team together!  If anyone is interested in joining us please visit their website here to register, or bring a registration form in to the gym!   The event will take place on Saturday October 21st from 8:30 to 11:30. Costumes are welcome but not mandatory! Hope to see some of you there!

Robert Mesce
Apparel Orders Reminder

Just a reminder that we will be placing an order for school apparel this Friday.  There's still time to get your orders in! If you missed it the first time around, here is all the info: 

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 October 6th!

Robert Mesce
Harvest Wine Walk Demo This Saturday!

We are getting ready to participate in this Saturday's Harvest Wine Walk in Fox Lake and are looking for any and all students to join us for a demonstration.  The Wine Walk will be from 2 to 5, but the demo will just be running from 3:00 until 4:30. If anyone is interested in participating, please speak with Sensei Rob!  Below is some of the basic info about the Wine Walk if anyone would like to join in the fun! 

 

Harvest Wine Walk

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time:  2:00pm - 5:00pm

Contact Information:Kristine at the Chamber office at 847-587-7474Send an Email

Fees/Admission:Tickets cost:  $40 per person
Ticket price includes a "Bonus Bottle" of wine, a sampling wine glass, and a goodie bag.

Robert Mesce
Open Enrollment/Bring a Friend

Open Enrollment week is next week, October 2nd through the 5th.  For new students this is the perfect time to sign up for our 12 week introductory program in any of our kids programs. This introductory session will run through the end of the year. The cost of the full session is just $330 ($300 for the minis), with a one time $30 uniform fee. Additional gear and equipment is not included but can be purchased at a discount through our website. Try a class free to get started! Existing students are welcome to bring friends and family for the Open House week! Please call us at 847-973-9443 or email us at scholarwarriormma@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Robert Mesce
Fall Apparel Pre-orders!

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 October 6th!

Robert Mesce
Fall/Winter 2017 Class Schedule

Here is an updated class schedule for the upcoming Fall/Winter season!  No big adjustments other than the addition of our new Cardio Kick-Jitsu Bootcamp.  45 Minutes of Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu inspired drills, strength and flexibility training. This new class is open to adults and kids ages 9 and up, so it's a great class for families to take together! Visit our Class description page for more information!

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Robert Mesce
New Website!

Welcome to the new and improved Scholarwarriormma.com! We've revamped the website to be more functional and informative.  As always, everything we do is a work in progress, and more will be added in the weeks and months to come. If you notice any errors in the website, please drop us a note! Hope you enjoy!

Robert Mesce
Cardio Kick- Jitsu Bootcamp

We're launching a new fitness oriented core movement class to our lineup starting next week! The class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:45 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 9:45. This program will include full body core movements that are used in both our kickboxing and JiuJitsu programs, along with a healthy dose of strength and flexibility training. A full 12 week boot camp is just $225. This class is open to everyone aged 9 and up! Please contact us if you have an interest or any questions about the program! 

Robert Mesce
Open Enrollment Week

We hope everyone enjoyed this holiday weekend! The rest of this week is open enrollment in all of our kids classes. We begin tonight at 5:00 in our Explorers program for ages 7 to 9. Tomorrow we run Minis (ages 3 to 6) from 4:15 to 5:00, and Traditionals and Jiu Jitsu for ages 9 to 13 at 5:00 and 6:00. Hope to see you there! 

Robert Mesce
Fall Highlights

Here is a run down of all the events we have lined up for Fall:

  • From Friday September 1st through Monday September 4th we will be closed for a Labor Day Holiday weekend.
  • The remainder of that week, the 5th through the 7th, is Open Enrollment/ Bring a friend week. 
  • On Saturday October 14th, we will be participating in the Fall Fox Lake Wine Walk, and we are looking for volunteers for demonstration purposes!
  • On Saturday, October 21st, we will be participating as a team in the St. Bede's Halloween Hustle 5k and welcome all students to run with us for a great cause! Visit www.stbedeschoolhh.com for more info!
  • On Friday October 27th, we will be holding our annual Monster Self Defense Halloween Party. More details to come!
  • On Tuesday October 31st we will be closed for Halloween. 
  • On Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th, we will be closed for Thanksgiving
  • The week of November 27th through the 30th will be promotion week for students that start their introductory programs in September.

That about sums up the Fall line up.  We'll have more details about all of these events in upcoming newsletters. Stay tuned!

 

Robert Mesce
Promotion Week

Next week is testing and promotion week in all of our kids classes! Students must have met their attendance requirements for their rank, have a completed parent evaluation form, and have instructor approval to be eligible for promotion. Parent evaluation forms can be downloaded here or are available at the dojo. Please feel free to invite family or friends to the promotion ceremonies on August 30th and 31st during your normal class times. If you have any questions or are unsure if you are eligible to test for promotion, please ask Sensei Rob or Tina! 

Robert Mesce
Open Enrollment/Bring a Friend

Open Enrollment week is next week, August 7th through the 10th. For new students this is the perfect time to sign up for our 12 week introductory program in any of our kids programs. This introductory session will run through the week of November 27th - 30th. The cost of the full session is just $330 ($300 for the minis), with a one time $30 uniform fee. Additional gear and equipment is not included but can be purchased at a discount through our website. Try a class free to get started! Existing students are welcome to bring friends and family for an Open House week!

Robert Mesce
Wednesday Morning Movie Demo

Next Wednesday August 9th we will be doing another demo at the Fox Lake Movie Theater at 9:00! The demo will run until 10:00 when the movie will begin! All students are welcome to participate and all participants and parents will be treated to a viewing of the Movie of the day, The Smurfs: Lost City. We hope to see you there!  

Robert Mesce
August News

Here's what's coming up for the month of August in our kids programs in a nutshell:

  • Kids summer camp - the series ends next week on Wednesday August 2nd!  It's not too late to sign up for the last week! The cost is $40 per student ($20 for active students).
  • Open Enrollment - coming up the week of August 7th through the 10th.  For anyone new to the program, this is a great time to sign up for a 12 week introductory program. For existing students, we welcome you to bring in friends and family members this week for open house classes!
  • Demo Opportunity - Wednesday August 9th at 9am at the Fox Lake Movie Theater.  The movie is still a surprise, and will be free to all of our demonstrators!  We hope you can join us!
  • Promotion Week - August 28th through the 31st. Students make sure your hours are up to date and paperwork is ready to go! Click here for a Parent/Teacher evaluation form. (The teacher portion is not necessary unless the student is attending summer school. ;)

 

Robert Mesce
Post Deluge Updates

Many of you know that we experienced some minor flooding over the past couple weeks and had to close down for a few days to deal with the clean up.  We are happy to report that all systems have returned to normal! And we took the opportunity to make a couple minor repairs and improvements to the mat area that we've been wanting to make for a while.  Just another example of how every set back can be turned into an opportunity to grow and improve!  A big thanks is due to Sensei Colin Miessler for donating his time to help us out!

Robert Mesce
July 4th hours

Next week Tuesday we will be closed for Independence Day.  If you are signed up for our Summer Camp classes, please note that there will be no camp classes at all next week.  The camp will resume the following week on July 10th and continue through the first week of August.  All other classes will be at their regular times next week.  Students who normally come on Tuesdays are welcome to join us on Monday or Wednesday to make up the class time! We hope everyone has a happy and safe Independence Day! 

Robert Mesce
Independence Day Parade Details

Here are all the details concerning this Saturday's Independence Day Parade.  The parade begins at 2:00 at Grant Community Highschool.  We ask that all students and families who would like to walk in the parade with us meet at the line up at 1:30.  Please note that you cannot drop off walkers at the highschool! Parents can park at Maravella's across the street, walk across to the drop off and then park the cars by the movie theater, where the parade will end around 3:00.  If anyone would like to catch a ride in the parade vehicle, we will be meeting at the dojo at 1:00!  Space is limited, so if you would like to jump in with us, please let us know!  We welcome all students to walk with us as demonstrators! We will also have things to pass out to spectators, so parents, you are welcome too! We will have some water bottles in a cooler in the truck,  but extra water is always recommended. If you have any additional questions, or if you are interested in joining us, please let us know! Hope to see everyone there!

Robert Mesce
Independence Day Parade

We are just 2 weeks away from the annual Fox Lake Independence Day Parade!  The parade will be held at 2pm on Saturday July 1st.  The line up will be at Grant Community High School at 285 E Grand Ave.  The parade route ends at the corner of Rollins and Grand, and parking is usually available by the theater, and is also available just a block away at the dojo. We will keep everyone posted on more details next week.  All students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the parade!  There will also be festivities at Lakefront Park following the parade, from 3 to 11pm, with fireworks taking place at dusk! We hope you'll join us!

Robert Mesce