What happened in
2004

JANUARY

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TOURNAMENT

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...Over 1000 people attended our annual tournament.
...Thank you Sensei Perry Hansley of Carolina Karate Systems
...and Sensei Keith Klok in Rolesvill
...for making this special day such a success!

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FEBRUARY

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MR. GIBSON EARNS 2nd DEGREE BLACK BELT

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...Mr. Gibson earned his 2nd degree black belt
...on Saturday, February 21, 2004.
...Congratulations, Mr. Gibson!

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MAR & APR

ALL I did these two months
was eat, sleep, work,
and work on the new dojo!!!

 

MAY

 

We've MOVED in May, 2004
The New Dojo is BEAUTIFUL!

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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
...
...Over 80 people attended our Grand Opening
...on Saturday, May 22, 2004. It was a great success!
...This catered event had plenty of food and drink
...(a pony cute lil' keg!), prizes, and most of all...
...good people!
...Thank you to all of you who showed your support.

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JUNE

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MUDCATS

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...Every June we all get together
...and see the ball game.
...We've been doing this for over 10 years.
...This event marks the start of summer for us.

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JULY

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CLASS IN THE POOL

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...Every July we hold our class in the pool.
...LOVE it!
...There's a lot to be learned of the martial arts
...from the water.

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AUGUST

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KARATE DEMONSTRATION

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...While we've held many demos thruout the years,
...this was our first held at the Litchford lot on the grass.
...I think it was one of the best.
...The demo was strictly by the students.

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TAI CHI PUSH HANDS GATHERING

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...On Saturday, August 7, 2004
...Red Sun Academy once again opened its doors
...to hosting an open Tai Chi push hands event.
...Talented Ryan Tang hosted.

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SEPTEMBER

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OUR ANNUAL KERR LAKE WEEKEND RETREAT

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...Every September we train by the lake..
...There's a lot to be learned of the martial arts
...from the water.

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OCTOBER

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OCTOBER IS TESTING MONTH

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...October is testing month.
...Many of you can earn your next rank if you work hard.
...Belt Presentation will be at the annual Anniversary Picnic
...at Falls Lake on Sunday, November 7, 2004.

...The following is a list of students who may be ready to test in October:

Shannon Best
Cody Cash

David Cuntapay

Seth Cutler

Mitchell Dudley

David Duke
Emma Evans
Vaughn Ford

Kim Ford

Jessica Fowler

Joshy Freeman

Devin Gaines

Taylor Galecki

Sue Guttilla

Ron Hamm

Collin James

Cooper James

Cayleigh Joslyn

Connor Joslyn

Drew Maenza

Brian Mihans

Bobby Mullen

Aron Rash

Joe Vickery & others

 

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AIKIDO SEMINAR
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...Saturday’s AIKIDO seminar went very well. (Oct 2004)
...We had a good turn out,
...and Master Bill Bunn gave us wonderful knowledge.
...We were so honored in having him come to us to share his knowledge.

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GOOD WORDS ON RED SUN
...Once again, I heard good words reflecting on Red Sun.
...Sensei Bill Bunn who lead the Aikido workshop
...emailed me and said the following, and I quote:

"I really enjoyed working with your folks.
They probably have the best "dojo manners"
of any group that I have worked with.
That speaks highly of their training,
and the atmosphere at your school
."

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HAUNTED HOUSE
http://www.redsunacademy.com/Halloween/

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...Come to our Haunted House held at our dojo during Halloween weekend
...(Fri & Sat) (Oct 29&30) from 7pm-9pm.
...Only $5; profits go to preventing cruelty to animals.

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HAUNTED HOUSE A SUCCESS!

... click on photos
...We had over 100 visitors attend our Haunted House
...this past weekend.
...Proceeds go to the SPCA.

...To see photos taken this weekend:
...http://www.redsunacademy.com/Halloween/

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NOVEMBER

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ANNIVERSARY PICNIC (Nov 7, 2004)
http://redsunacademy.com/pages/annivPic.htm

On Sunday, Nov. 7th we celebrated our 15th year anniversary
at
Beaver Dam, Falls Lake.
All academy members and their families were invited.
We had Belt Presentation, class pictures, we ate and ate and ate,
and this year, Mr. Randall performed his magic show.
As always, we had words on memorable experiences at Red Sun.

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DECEMBER

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CHRISTMAS PARTY

This year, Santa Clause visited us for the first time!
Studentes exchanged gifts to each other.

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