Newsletter June 2016

Well what a month May was! Probably the biggest month in the history of Ronin Academy so far, now let’s keep getting bigger and better.

Numbers have been great for all the Thai Boxing classes so I want to thank everyone that keeps showing up. Not only are you going to get better and fitter every day you keep me constantly have to improve to keep up so thank you. If the numbers keep improving we might need a bigger gym, what a terrible problem to have.

We are all working hard in the BJJ class and its really starting to show. The warm-ups are starting to look good and everyone is really getting a good grasp of the system. Be great when we get Frank back up here and show him how good you all are.

Day classes are now in full swing and I know a lot of people can’t make it but if you know anyone that may be interested tell them to come down and give it a try for free, they might just love it.

Last but definitely not least is my little assassins that we call the Mini Samurai’s. These guys are improving out of sight and it won’t be long before they can give the adults a run for their money.

That’s all for now but go check out my first blog post on the website, the link is right here ………. I’m sure you will enjoy it. Don’t forget to share all we are doing on social media so everyone can see what they are missing out on.

Everyone stay safe, dream big and train hard.

Be awesome

Kris Spence

Newsletter May 2016

It’s been a while since I wrote one of these but I will be regularly writing them from now on.

As you may be aware I have now finished with my ‘day job’ and my only responsibility is to the Academy, and I couldn’t be happier. I no longer work for employer I work on my business and my own personal development.

Big changes in the Academy over the last few weeks with the new timetable and also being open during the day every weekday. We now have 15, yes that’s right 15 Martial Arts classes a week with 10 of those being BJJ classes.

We had a super successful seminar a few weeks ago ran by the leader or 10th Planet in Australia Mr Frank Barca. Who not only is the driving force of 10th Planet in Oz but the only Black Belt in the southern hemisphere (not a bad achievement). Everyone that attended seemed to have a great time and we had a few visitors from other gym around town which was great. I would like to thank everyone for coming especially those that had to travel (Mitch Godfrey) and those from all around Townsville. Frank will be coming back again this year and I hope it can be an ever bigger success.

Private lessons are now available during the day and weekends so if you’re keen or know anyone tell them to get a hold of me. These can be fitness, nutrition or Martial Arts, I want to help everyone I can.

Everyone stay safe, dream big and train hard.

Be awesome

Kris Spence

Ronin Academy Newsletter No. 1

Welcome to Ronin Academy.

This is the very first of many blog posts onto our brand new site. So much has happened at Ronin Academy over the last few month it’s hard to know where to start, but here goes.

First of all let me extend a very warm welcome to Gordon (Jock) Armstrong and Greg Hinks who are both now teaching their Martial Arts classes at the Academy. Both have full bio’s on the site and I suggest you check them out. These guys both have quite a resume. We are all very honoured and privileged to have them as part of our growing family.

The Academy has really grown in the last few weeks and its great to see all the new faces around the gym. The Mini Samurai’s are really starting to understand the concepts of the submission wrestling and are now adding submissions to their growing arsenal of moves. This will be really helpful to any of the kids that are considering competing in the WKA all styles tournament in October.

As most of you know we also held a sleepover for the Mini Samurais over the recent school holidays, I hope to do this more often and would encourage anyone that has any ideas how we can improve these to let me know. My hope would be to run a two or three day camp next holidays if there was people interested and also other one night sleepovers on Fridays once a month.

The adult classes have also been growing which is great to see. Muay Thai and Submission Wrestling have been growing and the students that have been attending regularly have really improved.

We have some massive news that I can’t quite share yet about the submission wrestling that will be huge not only in the dojo but in all of Nth QLD, so stay tuned for that.

Our new timetable should be live now that shows all the new classes on offer and I hope brings more people to see why we will be the number one Martial Arts Academy in the North.

Everyone stay safe, dream big and train hard.

Be awesome

Kris Spence