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July 2022 Student Newsletter

Updated: Nov 15


DFW Combat Hosts a KMA Force Training Class


If you were around the Design District gym last week you may have noticed some extra taser-y training going on and some unfamiliar faces at the gym. From Thursday through Sunday last week Coach Ronnie and I ran an instructor certification for KMA Force, which is the military and law enforcement division of the Krav Maga Alliance.


During the course of this training students learned how to design training programs specifically for officers, arrest and control techniques, weapons defenses, and more; with the idea that they would bring this training back to their respective gyms/agencies and train some officers themselves. This was a great group and we're looking forward to doing many, many more of these! Special shout out to Coach Elizabeth for undergoing the training and taking the pepper spray exposure like a champ.



 

New Merch in the Pro Shop!

If you weren't aware, we have an online pro shop where you can order DFW Combat branded merch you need for almost any occasion: class, bar/bat mitzvahs, graduation ceremonies, weddings, funerals, and first dates.



We just added the Krav Maga Alliance tee, brought back the Walk in Peace tee, and added some branded athletic shorts for you. These items will print and ship directly to your house, so order yours today to get it as soon as possible. We're also constantly adding/changing designs so check back often!


 

Don't Lose Track of Your Rewards!

Most of you are probably already aware that our members have a rewards program, where you can earn points for all kinds of things like


attending class (100 points)

posting a review on social media (50 points)

having a birthday (500 points)

referring a friend for a trial (100 points)

referring a friend that signs up for a membership (1000 points)


Those points are redeemable for prizes like pro shop credit, special shirts or gear, and more. For example, our Addicted to Combat shirt can only be earned by attending 100 classes in a year:





But did you know a lot of you are leaving those points on the table?


A lot of you are showing points totals that don't reflect what you've earned! Sometimes that's because we didn't know you referred someone or that you weren't checked in to class. Make sure your instructors are checking you in, and get those points racked up!


Competition is heating up!




 

Beginner Test Saturday / Upcoming Test Dates


YOU MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION TO TEST

If an instructor has not approved you and registered you, you will not be allowed to test.


Belt tests are $50 and require an instructor to register, but midterms are free and you can register yourselves. All students training at a certain level are welcome to attend any midterm.


Upcoming Tests/Midterms (dates and locations subject to change):

Jul 23rd

Beginner (yellow/orange) Test

Design District

Aug 6th

Green/Blue Midterm

Carrollton

Aug 20th

Yellow/Orange Midterm

Carrollton

Sep 17th

Advanced (green/blue/brown) Test

Design District

Oct 15th

Beginner (yellow/orange) Test

Carrollton

Dec 3rd

Yellow/Orange Midterm

Design District

Dec 17th

Green/Blue Midterm

Carrollton


 

Ladies Only Sunday Funday!


The first Sunday of every month we try to have a casual get-together and training session for our female students. There's some technique review, some drills, and some light sparring; but unlike most classes there's also mimosas and bagels! If you're currently

a.) an active member

b.) a lady

and

c.) a cool person to hang with

then go register!


The next event will be August 7th, 10:00am to 12:00pm at Carrollton. Hope to see you there!



 

Wear Your Team Colors!


To promote a team atmosphere and to make sure everyone has attire that is appropriate for training we ask all members to adhere to the following dress code:


Wear a team shirt or rashguard to EACH class. This includes all Krav Maga, Muay Thai, BJJ, boxing, MMA, and fitness classes.

  • "Team" colors refers to DFW Combat or affiliated brand: Darkside Muay Thai, Gilson Nunes BJJ, Krav Maga Alliance, Etc. Please, no "Mike's Bachelor Party 2004," please

  • Wear a fresh shirt for each class you attend. Going to 3 classes tonight? Bring 3 shirts.

  • You must wear Thai shorts to all Muay Thai classes. Leggings underneath are acceptable.

  • Do not deface, modify, or alter DFW Combat branded merchandise or that of affiliated brands. For example, do not cut the sleeves off the t-shirts. Buy a muscle shirt instead!




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