ANNOUNCING NAMA SCHOOL OF CDK’S
EIGHTH ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP

                                                September 9th, 2016

Dear Martial Artist,

In 2016, Northern Arizona Martial Arts School of Chung Do Kwan will be hosting its eighth consecutive summer camp. It is our aspiration, in hosting this annual event, to carry on the tradition of excellence set by Sensei Richardson during his “Challenge in the Pines” camps.
Dates: The camp will officially kick off Wednesday morning, June 15th, and will run through Saturday, June 18th, 2016. You should plan your arrival in Flagstaff for Wednesday morning workout, June 15th. If you wish to arrive earlier, by all means come ahead. Just let us know, and we can advise you of local accommodations and pre-camp workouts.
Location: The camp will be held at Northern Arizona University just south of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Food and lodging will be provided on- site at NAU. The lodging and workout facilities are exceptional.
Transportation: There is a small airport in Flagstaff. The major city connection is Phoenix, Arizona. There is also bus service from Phoenix to Flagstaff by Greyhound. A variety of rental car companies operate out of both the Flagstaff and Phoenix airports. If you need transportation from the Flagstaff airport to NAU, please let us know your flight number and arrival time, and we will have someone meet you.
About the camp: We are encouraging both youngsters and adults to attend this camp. Our camps are child friendly, and classes will be available for eight year olds and up. If you have children seven or under, they may stay with you in the dorm and eat for free, but you’ll need to bring their bedding (sleeping bag.)
Our itinerary should be extremely exciting, demanding and rewarding. Non-inclusive planned activities include running, stretching, calisthenics, Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do, forms workshops, bunkai, one and three step sparring, freestyle sparring, and self-defense. Balintawak, Judo, Jujitsu, Control Techniques, Yoga, Taiji and more may be offered depending on instructor availability.

The tentative daily schedule Wednesday, Thursday & Friday will be:

0730 - 0900 - Run, stretching and Chung Do Kwan workout
0900 - 1000 - Breakfast and rest period
1000 - 1200 - 1st workshop
1200 - 1330 - Lunch and rest period
1330 - 1500 - 2nd workshop
1500 - 1530 - Rest period
1530 - 1730 - 3rd workshop   
1730 - ???? - Evening meal and free time
1845 - 2045 - Wednesday NAMA Chung Do Kwan practice at NAU
1845 - 2045 - Thursday Evening Workshop

Saturday testing and demonstrations begin at around 2 p.m. subsequent to the morning sessions and lunch. The demonstration will be followed by a hosted dinner.
On Sunday, June 19th, we are considering leading a day hike depending on expressed interest (weather permitting). If you do not wish to participate in a camp associated hike, the Grand Canyon is just 80 miles away and there are many other sites (Sunset Crater, Anasazi Ruins, etc.) within easy driving distance. We will be happy to assist you with any lodging or transportation arrangements.
Promotions: Instructors - please let us know a couple weeks prior to camp how many tests, by belt grade, you will want conducted. If a student’s instructor is not present, the student will need a signed letter of recommendation from the instructor prior to testing. Instructors from other organizations and disciplines are welcome to conduct promotion testing of their students at this time with prior notification to the camp director.
We feel it is appropriate that each person promoted be presented with their new belt immediately following testing time, so please bring what belts you will need for your students or, if you wish, we can provide them at cost. Just let us know the color, size and number needed a few weeks ahead of time.

What You Will Need to Bring:

Cost:   Master Level Instructors – No Charge
 Adults - $250
Minors (8 through 17) - $200
Commuters (adults and minors 8 and up)- $100 (Includes meals)
Non-Participating Family Members over 7 – $42.50/day
(Children 7 and under are invited to stay and eat for free with families,
but are probably too young for class and must bring their own bedding.)

What you get for your money:
-           A dorm room with linen
-           Meals - Breakfast, lunch and evening meals beginning with breakfast on Wednesday through dinner on Saturday
-           A commemorative tee shirt
-           Incomparable camaraderie
-           Sore muscles
-           Invaluable training from outstanding instructors.
Some notes from the camp director:
1. This is a high altitude (7,000 ft elevation) martial arts training camp. The curriculum is physically demanding and purposely designed to help each participant reach a personal best. All participants should be in good physical condition upon arrival. If in doubt, start your conditioning training NOW! It is recommended you obtain a thorough physical from your physician prior to attending camp.
2. As stated above, children 7 and younger may stay in the dorms with families at no cost and eat for free, but need to bring their own bedding.
3. Pets – NAU will not allow pets in the dorms or on campus.

We look forward to sharing a mutually beneficial experience with you. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our camp director, Brad Bransky, 5th Dan, at (928) 266-5320, bradb42@yahoo.com.

Yours in the Martial Arts,
Brad Bransky
NAMASchool of Chung Do Kwan
Camp Director

NAMA SCHOOL OF CHUNG DO KWAN DOES NOT PRACTICE OR PERMIT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX, AGE, RACE, COLOR,
NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY, RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, PHYSICAL HANDICAP OR DISABILITY.

NAMA SCHOOL OF CHUNG DO KWAN WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE
AND THANK THE ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF FLAGSTAFF
FOR ITS GENEROUS 2015/2016 SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS TO OUR SCHOOL.