Buff, NY Padawan Academy

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Wild Sidewalker, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Our Padawan Academy is officially open and taking applications from hopefuls! If you know of a youth, ages 8 - 13, who you believe would enjoy training for the opportunity to be on the North Ridge Padawan Demonstration Team, contact any of the faculty members of the Academy: Jon Duffie, Steve Lukasik, or Bill Reynolds. Also, we will have copies of the application for the Academy at the Summer picnic.

    As a Padawan Demonstration Team member a youth will have the opportunity to study a few basics of martial arts sword work and learn a lightsaber kata or “sword form” but more importantly they will work on their skills in self-discipline and teamwork in order to publicly perform the sword form in unison with their teammates. In addition, they will also have the opportunity to participate by demonstrating the sword form with the team in our major public events.

    Questions, comments, please feel free to post them here.
  2. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    If anyone would like to review the curriculum, please contact Bill Reynolds (Wildpsyd) for a copy.
  3. Jonathan Xavier Jones Jedi Master

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    Kinda wish I was able to do this :)
  4. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    The Padawan Academy is ready to start classes! After discussions with Masters Duffie, Lukasik, and myself, and considering the schedule availability of the interested parents, we have determined to offer the following:

    Bi-weekly, 60-minute classes, Saturdays, from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, at Master Duffie's church, starting October 5th. Looking forward to seeing parents and their signed up child-initiates at our first class!
  5. 72Princess Force Ghost

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    The boys LOVED their introduction to the academy last night. They are looking forward to starting their formal training!!
  6. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Thank you for allowing us to do some of the academy material with real kids. I am now very confident in what we've prepared for all the initiates.
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  7. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    First Academy training session: Saturday, October 5, 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Master Jon's church.
  8. 72Princess Force Ghost

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    The Swannie boys will be unavailable for the first day, as they will be attending Hogwarts that weekend *(Harry Potter Camp at DCC- they loved SW camp so much they wanted to go again!)
  9. JDuffPhoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Bill, I won't be available - running the B&N event that afternoon with Artoo.
  10. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    if jon isn't available ...do we have the church available to us??? or we have an alternate location???? or just cancelling it ???
  11. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    At Dueling night Jon said he would be available after all. But it would be nice to see that written here. At this point the Swannie boys and Rockwell's son aren't going to make it. That makes about 5 kids who are potentially still planning on coming.
  12. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    OK I'd still like to see confirmation from them since have event earlier in day
  13. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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  14. jediprof Jedi Grand Master

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    So sorry, thought I had posted a message on this topic. I don't think we will be able to make this. Ty is going to be very disappointed. We need to go and do some work at our cabin that is screwing up our weekend schedule. We really want to do this and really hope we can make it to the next one. My apologies for the late notice.
  15. quigonschuel Jedi Grand Master

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    Today is out for me, as we are taking Christopher out for dinner and a movie this afternoon. I am hoping we will be available for the next session.
  16. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Aw and wow; I didn't know you were interested, Victor! I will add you guys to the list
  17. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    For today's session:

    Jessica Hanes
    Alana Reynolds - confirmed
    Charles Rockwell - excused
    Tyler Saxton - excused
    Christopher Schuel - excused
    Xander Solecki
    James Swannie - excused
    Jonathan Swannie - excused
    Victoria Walworth - confirmed

    At this point we have two kids confirmed and two kids unconfirmed but not excused either for a potential class size of four. If any of the unconfirmed kids could solidify their status, it would be appreciated; we need a minimum of four kids to do a session.

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  18. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Xander will not be able to make it today.
  19. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Okay, that leaves us with potentially only three kids. I'm saying we are canceling today's session.

    We will have our inaugural first session on Saturday, October 19, 4:30 - 5:30.
  20. jediprof Jedi Grand Master

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    We can make that date!
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  21. quigonschuel Jedi Grand Master

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    Don't foresee any conflicts at this time!
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  22. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Training session this Saturday, 4:30
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  23. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Currently, the possible students for this Saturday appear to be as follows:

    Academy roster

    Jessica Hanes - excused
    Alana Reynolds - confirmed
    Charles Rockwell -
    Tyler Saxton - confirmed
    Christopher Schuel - confirmed
    Xander Solecki - excused
    James Swannie - excused
    Jonathan Swannie - excused
    Victoria Walworth - excused

    So, kinda looking light again.

    How does October 26 look?
  24. 72Princess Force Ghost

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    Swannie boys are attending a Halloween party 3-6pm on the 26th and thus would be unavailable for Padawan training. Their next open SAT (as of today) is NOV 16.

    **EDIT** The Holy Ghost Movie event is NOV 16th I am planning on attending as will most of the Padawan Academy Sensei. Nov 23rd is Thanksgiving weekend, so our boys' next available weekend is NOV 30.
    Last edited by 72Princess, Oct 16, 2013
  25. quigonschuel Jedi Grand Master

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    Sensei, will we still be holding class this weekend? The weather forecast is calling for rain. :(