<![CDATA[ Master Christopher M Brooks - Master Brooks' Blog]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:42:00 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[WINTER WEATHER UPDATES!]]>Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:00:32 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/winter-weather-updatesHey Everybody!  
Long Time No Blog!

Make sure to keep up to date on FACEBOOK and by checking our voicemail at the dojo for any weather cancellations.  

​The easiest way to get an update is by joining our "Remind"

Text: @cmbkarate
​To: 81010

Other than that, keep an eye out for our Holiday Closing Schedule, announcement of our Annual Tournament and Year End Awards, and Updates on the Demo Team.

​-Master Brooks
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<![CDATA[August 25th, 2017]]>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:06:53 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/august-25th-2017A Sincere Thank You to all the Students and Families who participated in Summer Camp this week. I know everyone had a great time, and I for one, had a blast. I wish I could do this all day everyday. It's true, if you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life. Thank you for the opportunity, I feel invigorated and renewed as instructor. I can't wait to kick off back to school time and welcome our new influx of white belts. A big congrats to all those who moved up belt ranks this week, well deserved. Work hard, play hard, train hard.
-Master Brooks
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<![CDATA[First Place for Sensei Stergios at CMB Karate!]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 01:43:35 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/first-place-for-sensei-stergios-at-cmb-karate2 Weeks Ago at the age of 76, Sensei Basil Stergios represented CMB Karate in a local tournament in Bordentown. He received FIRST PLACE in a division of Black Belt Men 45+!!!! He beat out 6 other individuals, some of which were 30 years younger than him!!!! We are very proud of Basil, and thankful he is representing us. Job Well Done! -Master Brooks
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<![CDATA[Train for FREE at CMB Karate West Windsor NJ for Autism and ADHD Awareness Month]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:57:25 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/train-for-free-at-cmb-karate-west-windsor-nj-for-autism-and-adhd-awareness-monthWhen I started CMB Karate I knew I wanted to cater to those students who have Autism and ADHD because I knew the GREAT benefits the martial arts offers these children. 
Today I am proud to say 25% of my student base has ADD/ADHD or falls somewhere on the autism spectrum. CMB Karate is a safe space for those families who may not feel comfortable in other activities because their child learns a little differently then others. It brings me great joy to be able to open our doors to these students for FREE for the rest of the month of April.

-Master Christopher M. Brooks
PS: Look forward to us offering FREE classes for all Mothers in May 
and all Fathers in June.

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<![CDATA[Parent's Night Out April 1st!]]>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:46:36 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/parents-night-out-april-1stNext week's parents night out is from 5:30-9:30pm.

Drop your child off for some dart blaster fun!]]>
<![CDATA[Black Belt Test at CMB Karate!]]>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:43:09 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/black-belt-test-at-cmb-karateCongratulations to Ridhi on her first degree junior black belt shodan!!!

Congrats to Aarush on his second degree junior black belt nidan!

We are very proud of both of you, and look forward to what you will do in the future!!
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<![CDATA[CMB Karate 4th Annual Tournament]]>Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:23:16 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/cmb-karate-4th-annual-tournamentI am immensely proud of all of our competitors in today's Intra-School Tournament. Some won, some lost, but all learned a great deal about themselves. Every single child that competed today did their techniques better than we have ever seen them do before. There was some stiff competition! I am eager to get to class on Monday and Tuesday and see the children with a new excitement for karate and striving to do their personal best.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Shen Viola who won 2 First Place Trophies and 2 Second place trophies and walked away with GRAND CHAMPION for today's tournament. 
Also Viera WIley was awarded STUDENT OF THE YEAR for 2016!!
Everyone should be very proud of getting up there in front of their peers, and a huge group of parents and performing at such a high level. 
I feel very proud today to call you all my students.
-Master Brooks
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<![CDATA[Hall of Fame]]>Sat, 28 Jan 2017 18:35:18 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/hall-of-fameTonight, I have the great privilege to honor a man that has had a great impact on me and countless other in the martial arts community. I have nominated Master Emelio Rodriguez (5th dan) to be inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame.

He will be recognized for 50 YEARS lifetime contributions to the martial arts.

Throughout my time with Master Rodriguez I am humbled to have been taught by him, taught along side him, and on a very rare occasion taught him some things.
Master Rodriguez taught me early on that I could be a great instructor, not just for my age, but a great instructor period.
He taught me it's okay to curse during the adults class. =P
He taught me when it's time to have fun, and when it's time to be serious, something all my students know I practice every day.

Master Rodriguez has been like a brother, father, and grandfather =) to all that have trained with him all these years.

Please join me in congratulating Master Emelio Rodriguez and his dojo Byakko Martial Arts in Edison on this momentous achievement!
-Master Brooks
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<![CDATA[Holiday ]]>Sat, 17 Dec 2016 01:08:58 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/holidayHoliday Schedule is as follows:
CLOSED Saturday Dec 24-Monday Dec 26th
OPEN Tuesday Dec 27th-Friday Dec 30th
Closed Saturday Dec 31st-Monday January 2nd
ReOpen Tuesday January 3rd.
-Master Brooks
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<![CDATA[Black Belt Test]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:07:59 GMThttp://cmbkarate.com/master-brooks-blog/black-belt-testSimply amazing job today by our newest Jr. Black Belts.  Shen, Kyle, Will we are all very proud of you, as are your fantastic families.  Congrats on completing this portion of your journey, now to new beginnings!
​-Master Brooks ]]>