Matt Randall’s Black Belt Academy has recently upgraded our flooring and restructured our classroom. That means we have stuff for sale that we no longer need.
Check out our Craigslist ads for details:
Commercial Refrigerator – http://nh.craigslist.org/app/4576501443.html
Commercial Freezer – http://nh.craigslist.org/app/4576504489.html
Aerobic Steps and Risers – http://nh.craigslist.org/for/4576497628.html
Variable Training System – http://nh.craigslist.org/for/4576494404.html
Puzzle Mats – http://nh.craigslist.org/for/4576511433.html
It is better/faster to call for an appointment on these items than to reply in social networks.
We hope you all had a safe and happy 4th of July Holiday.
Our new mats are installed.
Come for some great workouts this Summer.
Summer Schedule – All Classes Start at 5:30 – Tue and Thurs
This is Week One at MRBBA – Yellow Stripe Week.
Please Bring in your Goal Sheets to earn your Yellow Stripe
(Please download form from Student Pages at http://www.ilovemrbba.com)
Friday – July 11 – 6 PM – Black Belt Review (Sparring)
(Candidates please register on line) We need sparring partners. Blue belts and higher. Earn your green stripe credits.
The History Behind Mother’s Day.
Early “Mother’s Day” in the US was mostly recognized by woman’s peace groups. An early activity was the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had served or died on opposite sides of the American Civil War. There were local celebrations in the 1870s and the 1880s, but nothing to speak of on a state or national basis.
In 1868 Ann Jarvis created a committee to establish a “Mother’s Friendship Day” whose purpose was “to reunite families that had been divided during the Civil War”, and she wanted to expand it into an annual memorial for mothers, but she died in 1905 before the celebration became popular, later her daughter Anna Jarvis would continue her efforts.
Julia Howe, who had written The Battle Hymn of the Republic, organized a “Mother’s Day” antiwar observance in New York city on June 2nd, 1872. The observance continued in Boston for about 10 years under Howe’s personal sponsorship before losing momentum. It is rumored that she had hoped to convert July 4, America’s Independence Day into Mother’s Day, to dedicate that day to peace.
Several years later, a Mother’s Day observance was held in Albion, Michigan on May 13, 1877 over a dispute related to the Temperance movement. Later in the early 1880’s the Methodist Episcopal Church in Albion set aside the second Sunday in May to recognize the special contributions of mothers.
In 1904 Frank E Hering of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, made the first recorded public plea for “a national day to honor mothers”. It was not until 1914 that President Woodrow Wilson signed the orders that made Mother’s Day a national holiday in the United States, due largely to the continued efforts of Anna Jarvis (daughter of Ann Jarvis). She asked that white carnations be the official mother’s day symbol.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Cinco de Mayo trivia for you…
Cinco de Mayo is a perfect time to celebrate Mexican culture and history! A common misconception is that this is Mexican Independence Day. The holiday, in fact, commemorates a battle between Mexican and French forces that took place in Puebla in 1862. The Mexicans triumphed over the much larger and better trained French army. This unlikely victory is a source of pride for Mexicans and is remembered every year on May 5th.
With so many people residing in the US who are of Mexican descent, Cinco de Mayo has become an international celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, and heritage.
Jan 17 – (6-7:30 PM) Leadership Super Session
Jan 24 – (6 PM) Woman’s Personal Protection Class (Free)
Jan 31 – (6PM) Introduction To Reiki ($10 Donation)
Feb 7 – (6PM) Black Belt Review – Kicks
Feb 14 –(5-9 PM) Parent’s Night Out
($10 first child, $5 additional and guest)
Feb 17-22 – Testing Week
Feb 21 – (6-7:30 PM) Leadership Super Session
Feb 22 – (10 AM) Graduation Ceremony
Note: Please register on line at www.ILoveMRBBA.com for all events