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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The holidays are a usually when we make time to be with family, foster traditions and find ourselves reflecting:

It’s been a roller coaster of a ride for me and my family these last few years and I want to thank you all for your patience and support. I think we all never really think of ourselves as grown ups, but I guess it’s about time that I finally slide into that role. We all have something to be thankful for and when I wake up in the morning, my head swells with all the many people, places and things I have to be thankful for and I’m especially thankful when I step outside for that first fresh breath of air – be it hot and smoky, cold and rainy or sunny and flowery, I feel alive. Although I don’t ‘count’ my blessings, I do know that I’m blessed and thoughts ping through my head all day long reminding me of the many ways I am blessed.

It’s a time for resolutions, goal setting and life planning. At this time of year, with regard to goal setting, there’s a wise saying: A goal without a plan is just a dream… Write it down, be specific, make an action plan (a to do list), have a timeline, re-evaluate often and stay motivated! Here’s a great article on goal-setting and help with an action plan:

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New Class Schedule March 1, 2018

We will be changing one class on the schedule beginning 3/1/18
There will no longer be a Tuesday, 4:30pm class and the Tues/Thurs 5:30pm class will now be 55 minutes.

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Classes Resume 08/07/17

Hey Everyone!
MAIV classes will be back up and running next week, Monday, August 7.
Please view the schedule – available soon on the website —
And attached here.
This schedule will hopefully accommodate everyone best as possible and also accommodate the gym’s change in use of the rooms and upcoming additions to their schedule.
I hope to see you all in class very soon… EFT’s will begin again as scheduled in August. Please let me know asap if you need yours to be delayed or put on hold.
We will be setting up a payment process whereby the payment options will be only EFT or several months pre-paid – so that there will no longer be (as many) issues with tracking payments. (Please see me if you will need a special arrangement other than this option). The exception would be for vouchers.
Please don’t hesitate to text/call/email if you have any concerns or questions. Happy Summer!

Lara Penny – call/text 707-689-7989
Martial Arts Institute of Vacaville

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NEWS: 06/14/17

Martial Arts Institute of Vacaville at Gold’s Gym: NEWS: 06/14/17
Hey All You Classy People: We will have no taekwondo classes held Thursday, June 22 and Monday, June 26. All other classes will be held as usual.
— Testing is being held this week during class and Wednesday is the last day to sign up, submit kindness lists and pay – Thursday is the last day to test.
— Awards will be held on Tuesday, June 20, during class times.
— Remember: There will be no classes held in the month of July and we will return for our regularly scheduled programming on Monday, August 7, 2017.
Enjoy!!! Please text, email or call if you have questions!

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April 2017 News

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Will be held Monday, April 3 – Thursday, April 6, during class. Be sure to complete a kindness list and watch for the testing sign up sheet. Turn in date for lists and test fees is by April 5, 2017.
Questions? Contact Lara Penny at class or via text at 707-689-7989.

Awards will be held on Tuesday, April 11, during class.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check our events calendar for up to the minute information and updates.

There will be no taekwondo class held on Monday, April 17 – Spring Break. Watch for more information.

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Upcoming Testing – week of 1/23/17

Testing will be held the week of January 23, during class (regular classes will be held). Be sure to sign up on the testing sign up sheet (clipboard) by Wednesday, January 25 and grab a copy of MAIV’s quick notes for more info. Kindness lists and TEST FEES are due by Thursday, January 26. Please see me or text for more info (LP – 707-689-7989).
(There will be no class held on Monday, January 30 – and Awards/Belt Ceremony will be held during classes on Tuesday, January 31.)
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We will be adding a Tuesday evening class, 6:30-7:30pm, for All
Teens/Adults and children that are Blue Belts and Above. Please
see me if you would like special permission to attend this class or
if you have any questions.
This class will start on Tuesday, September 13, and is in addition
to the same Thursday night class already in place —- held
in the Cycle Room upstairs. Be sure to bring sparring gear.

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Testing will be held during classes the week of October 3, 2016.
Please be sure to sign up on the testing sign up sheet and pay fees
and turn in report cards and kindness lists by Thursday, Sept. 29.
Awards will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, during class.

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If you are currently on EFT (automatic monthly payments drafted
from a checking account or credit card), there will be no price change in your monthly payments. (Be
sure to hurry and get signed up for that!!!)
As of September 12, MAIV monthly membership dues will increase due to the rising cost of doing business.
Here are the new fees (and it gets confusing):
If you are a member of Gold’s Gym —
• $55 per month paid at the front desk— And half off for each additional person ($27.50 ea.)
• OR — if you sign up for EFT (after 9/12/16) $50 per month and $25 for each additional person
If you are NOT a member of Gold’s Gym —
• $65 per month paid at the front desk—And half off for each additional person ($32.50 ea.)
• OR — if you sign up for EFT (after 9/12/16) $60 per month and $30 for each additional person
PLEASE SEE ME if this will be a hardship to you — contact me via email or phone or
If you are interested in making any payments via PayPal, please contact me for more information.

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