PMA 2021 3rd Quarter News

MESSAGE FROM GRAND MASTER JAMES COX: Hello everyone, hope all is amazing, I just want to encourage you all to be active and consistent in your martial arts training right now! Make it a priority to attend at least 2 classes per week, for every reason, from self-protection, peace of mind, physical fitness, health, life-skills, character development, goal setting, socializing, and SOOO much more. You must come to class, NO EXCUSES, only results! My team and I are obsessed with our students making real progress, so let’s kick together and stick together. Also, go subscribe NOW to our YouTube channel at James Cox Martial Arts, for some outstanding instructional videos to aid in your journey toward Black Belt Excellence.

* Here are some things coming up in, July, August, and September *

PARENTS TRAIN FREE FOR JULY:

For you parents of students in our schools, as a gift of appreciation, you all get a FREE month of classes with no obligation. Try out any or all classes from the self-defense, fitness kickboxing or the new Brazilian jiu-jitsu program.

2 Different Summer Camps (Ninja Warrior / Belt Acceleration)

The first is “AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR CAMP” (4 days – 16 hours total, full of fun athletic building drills and obstacles to improve your martial arts skills and have a blast all at the same time), held Monday July 12th – Thursday July 15th from 10am – 2pm at our Wylie location. The total cost is ONLY $159 (bring your lunch).

The second is “BELT RANK ACCELERATION CAMP” held Monday August 2nd – Friday August 6th from 10am-3pm at our S. 14th location. This camp is 5 days – 25 hours (equivalent to 3 months of classes) of education, entertainment, and empowerment. Each student should earn a new belt at the end, skipping them ahead one extra belt rank (excluding Red 3 & Black Belts)! The total cost is ONLY $279 which covers the camp; lunch every day, activities, the test fee, and your official certificate with a new belt.

*For Red 3 & Black Belts, since there will be no belt promotion, belt camp is only $149*

8 Week Summer Spectacular Themes

On July 12th – August 31st, during the summer, we will do 8 weeks of themed fun for the last 10 minutes of every regular kid’s class. We will have extra training with surprises changing each week. We kick it off with Secret Ninja Week, then its: Air Force Training, Dodge Ball, Nerf Wars, Board Breaking, UFC MMA, Relay Races, and week #8 ends with Sparring Games.

NEW JIU-JITSU CLASSES / KICKBOXING CHANGE

Beginning Monday, July 19th, we are bringing back the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi grappling class for teens / adults ages 13 & older, it will be on Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 – 9:30 pm at S.14th (the S. 14th kickboxing class that was then is cancelled, however there is still another kickboxing class there on Tue. & Thur. at 5:15, & the ones held at Wylie all remain the same). In addition, beginning Saturday, July 24th, we are starting a new youth no-gi grappling class, for ages 8 – 12. Both new classes are held at S.14th but are for all members of both our locations, of all ranks. It is only an additional $20 per month to add on the jiu-jitsu classes, and there is a required uniform to purchase, adult BJJ gi $149, youth MMA shorts and rash guard $49 each, order forms are at the front counter.

JULY / AUGUST / SEPTEMBER STRIPE TESTS

On Wednesdays or Thursdays, July 21st or 22nd, August 18th or 19th, September 15th or 16th, during regular classes we will be testing all students on the material we have worked on for those months. After the 3 monthly stripe tests, students will have a big belt graduation in late September or early October, details on fall graduation to be announced soon.

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT PARTIES

On Friday July 23rd, 7:00 – 11pm at the S.14th location, August 13th at Wylie, September 17th at 14th. These are held each month at alternating locations and is a great time for parents to enjoy a night out. These are different exciting themes, invite friends and family. The party is $25 per child or just $20 each for 2 or more, this will cover pizza, refreshments, games, and tons of fun.

White Belt Buddy Bash / Parent Orientation

On the following Fridays July 30th, August 27th, September 24th, from 6:00 – 7pm at our Wylie location, we will have orientation for all white belt children ages 5 – 12, along with their parents and they are encouraged to bring friends. It is for new members of both locations; we will discuss details regarding our program and answer all questions of things to come.

Sidekicks / Parents Support Team Meeting

On Saturday July 31st 10:00 – 10:45 am at the Wylie location. The Sidekicks Team is a PTA type of thing for our martial arts schools. We need like-minded volunteers wanting to impact our community while improving our events. Sign up TODAY if you are interested in joining the team or just show up at the meeting, please and thank you.

Women's Self-Defense Class

On Saturday August 7th, 10:00 – 11:30am at our Wylie location we are hosting a free community beginners workshop class for all females ages 15 and older. Females are more often targets of assault, rape, and murder and we want you to be more prepared for these situations.

Knife Defense Class

On Saturday August 21st, 10:00 – 11:30am at our Wylie location we are hosting a free community beginners knife defense workshop class for all adults ages 15 and older. Knife attacks are common, very violent and we want to teach some valuable skills to help you stay safe.

CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND

There will be no classes on Saturday September 4th - Monday the 6th at either location in observation of the holiday.

James Cox Premier Martial Arts

Show your PMA School Spirit

We have FREE auto decals located at the front counter for you to put on all your vehicles and represent the best martial arts school in town. We love seeing our stickers all around Abilene, so get yours on and show your PMA support.

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER TO OUR NEW LOCAL MEMBER WEBSITE AT JAMESCOXMARTIALARTS.COM AND SIGN UP AT THE HOMEPAGE FOR SPECIAL ACCESS TO THE DASHBOARD FOR DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS, LINKS, QUICK ACCESS TO ZOOM CLASSES, SCHEDULES, NEW ON-LINE COURSES, TRAINING VIDEOS AND MORE!

* PMA upcoming events with lots of awesome summer fun *

Month of July — Parents Train Free

July 12th – 15th — American ninja warrior, (4 days -16 hours total), camp at Wylie

June 12th – August 31st — Begin 8 Week Themes – from classes

July 19th –Adults & Kids July 24th — New Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes

July 21st or 22nd — Stripe Test – in classes

July 23rd — Parent’s Night Out Party – at S.14th, 7-11pm

July 30th — White Belt Buddy Bash / Parent Orientation — at Wylie, 6-7pm

July 31st — Sidekicks Meeting – 10:00 – 10:45 am at Wylie

August 2nd-6th — Belt Rank Acceleration Camp, (5 days -25 hours), camp at S. 14th

August 7th — Women’s Self-Defense Class – at Wylie, 10-11:30am

August 13th — Parent’s Night Out Party – at Wylie, 7-11pm

August 18th or 19th – Stripe Test – in classes

August 21st — Knife Defense Class –at Wylie, 10-11:30am

August 27th — White Belt Buddy Bash / Parent Orientation — at Wylie, 6-7pm

September 15th or 16th — Stripe Test – in classes

September 17th — Parent’s Night Out Party – at S.14th, 7-11pm

September 24th — White Belt Buddy Bash / Parent Orientation — at Wylie, 6-7pm

September 4th – Monday 6th — Closed for Labor Day Weekend

Belt Graduation – Late September or Early October, details to come

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