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.