King Tiger Muay Thai is now offering Adults and Kids Muay Thai classes at The Stronghold. You can visit them online here: King Tiger Muay Thai. Call us for more information!
Family Members and Friends of Stronghold, we hope you can help support our Adults Jiu Jitsu Competition Team as we head to Tap Cancer Out on January 17, 2015 at USD! Each competitor has a goal of raising at least $250. You can visit our team page here to donate: Team Stronghold’s Tap Cancer Out Fundraising Page. We will also be selling shirts to help reach our fundraising goals. Our shirts will be Royal Blue (standard Team Stronghold color) with a Lavender Ribbon (universal Cancer ribbon color). Shirts are $20 each (Cash, no checks please) or $21 (via Paypal, additional $1 covers processing fees) and come in Men’s, Women’s, Boy’s, Girl’s and Baby Sizes. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, $10 of each shirt will go towards the competitor of your choice. Shirts must pre-ordered and paid by January 1, and shirts will be passed out before the tournament. Thanks for the support! Purchase Shirts Below:
For 20 years, Operation Christmas Child has been organizing Christmas shoebox donations for children around the globe. Boxes contain toys, school supplies, toiletries and more for kids ages 2-14. We are looking forward to participating in Operation Christmas Child for our 2nd year! Last year we sent 100 Shoebox gifts around the world and this year, our goal is 150. If you are interested in participating, please see ways to get involved:
1) Fill a bag with the age-appropriate items below (Paper bags with checklist are also available at each Stronghold location). Be sure all items will fit in bag, which is about the same capacity as the boxes we will providing. Return bag to any Stronghold location by November 21.
2) Offer a monetary donation. We will be purchasing plastic shoeboxes and Stronghold Kids T-Shirts for the boxes. There is a recommended shipping donation of $7 per box. We can also fill a shoebox for you!
Shoebox Items Checklist:
• Pair of Socks
• Pair of Slippers
• Bar Soap
• Accessories (Hair Clips, Hair Ties, Watch, Jewelry • Crayons or Markers
• Small Book
• Pencils or Pens
• Pad of Paper or Coloring Book
• Toy Cars, Small Dolls or Stuffed Animal
• Miscellaneous Toys (No Weapons please)
*Please do not include: Used/Damaged Items, Toy Weapons, Candy, or any type of liquids.
The Stronghold will be providing 150 plastic shoeboxes (so kids can keep their items safe for a long time!) and 150 Stronghold T-Shirts. This is a great project for ages young and old! Let’s remember that Christmas is a time of giving! Please note that all items should be new and unused and that items should be compact to be able to fit as many items as possible in a shoebox.
Some suggested places to purchase items: Costco (buy items in bulk) or 99 cent stores for toys, toiletries and school supplies. Drop off your donations at a Stronghold near you (Point Loma, Eastlake or Rancho Bernardo) by Saturday, November 15. We will have a donation basket marked “Operation Christmas Child Donation Items.” If you are not near a Stronghold and want to support with monetary donations, you can do so by clicking here. Any amount helps! We are also looking to raise $1200 to cover shipping costs and will use any surplus donations to cover missing items.
Check back at our website when we announce our Packing Party! Bring a Christmas dish to share and have fun with us as we pack 150 shoeboxes! After we finish, we will take a group photo to include in the shoebox for the kids.
Be sure to bookmark thestrongholdsd.com/occ to track our progress of donations and use our official Hashtag: #StrongholdOCC. Thank you for your support. We look forward to spreading Christmas love to kids worldwide with your donations!
A little late but please congratulate our Students of the Month for Point Loma, Eastlake and Rancho Bernardo!
Point Loma Student of the Month: Kanen Balderston
6 yr old
Training since this May. Nearly 4 months
Train in PL
Favorite technique: 7yr old choke.
Likes about BJJ: Beating the other kids.
What motivates him to keep training? Learning BJJ so that I can win and seeing friends when training.
Other hobies: gymnastics, soccer, surfing, skiing.
Long term goals: Win BJJ tourney and get a (higher) belt.
Most memorable BJJ moment: getting a medal at my first tournament.
Join us as we celebrate 7 years! Our Stronghold Banquet is one of our favorite events of the year including Food (and lots of it!), Awards, Photo Booth Fun, and more. Like last year, we will be doing a Potluck style Lunch. We will have sign ups at all gyms. We will not be selling tickets this year but will be looking for sponsors/donations to cover miscellaneous Banquet Expenses.
Want to help out on the Banquet Planning Committee? E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
We’re on a mission for 100 Raffle Prizes for you this year! Please let us know if your business or a business you may know would like to donate to our Banquet! A huge thank you to all of our sponsors!
Stronghold Banquet Raffle Prize List (updated 6/27)
1) 1 Hour Swedish Massage with Leslie Anda
2) Photo Package from Hit Me with Your Best Shot
3) 31 Gift Basket from Lynell Recaido
4) Custom Tutu from A&E Custom Tutus
5) 2 Private Home Consultations from Voila Montessori
6) Video Editing Services for Photo Montage with Marifi Bumatay
7) 2 Half day Fishing Trips from Squido
2 Half Day Fishing Trips and Custom Stronghold Fishing Pole from Squidco
9) Prize Package from Primal Pit Paste
10) Gift Certificate from Wow Wow Waffle SD
We will be starting a new Morning class on Fridays at 10AM at our Point Loma location starting on June 20, 2014. This class will run all Summer long and continue in the Fall to accommodate Homeschooling Families. Class is free for current Stronghold Students, $5/class for the month of June for non-members and $10/class beginning July. First class is always free to try out! Recommended Ages are 5-12 years old, no prior experience required.