Halloween is coming up fast, it seems like the year has just flown by. RSD will be passing out candy for Halloween on Main on Tuesday, October 30th. Make sure to dress up the family and bring them out to Main St. in Mount Vernon for the town's annual Halloween on Main Celebration! You won't want to miss out on the fun, lots of candy, and performances from the RCMS choir and band.
I'd like to thank everyone for all of their donations and support at the Bittersweet Festival. Our booth was a huge success, raising $750 towards our goal! We also signed up 6 new students at the festival, had a great group of students riding in the parade, and our demo team was amazing! Thank you all again, we couldn't do this without our wonderful group of students. Make sure to visit us on Facebook to check out some great pictures from the Bittersweet Festival!
Congratulations to all of our students who passed into their new rank at our Fall Rank Advancement. We were honored to be visited by Grandmaster Sin The' and 39 students tested in front of him for their new belts! Great job everyone!
Twenty-two Shaolin-Do students from Rockcastle County garnered a total of 30 medals during the Sin The’ Fall Gathering on Saturday, September 15th in Lexington.
Karate students from all over, including Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, New York, Indiana, Florida,
and Washington D.C., competed in empty hand forms, weapons, and sparring divisions.
Rockcastle Shaolin Do was also honored as the school with the largest number of competing
In the Children’s Division for Blue and Green Belts, Ages 8-10, Chazdin McClure placed second in
sparring; Lazarus McClure placed second in empty hands; Xander Fletcher placed first in empty
hands, first in sparring, and second in weapons; Kaden Fletcher placed first in weapons and third
in sparring; and Devonna Smith placed third in weapons. Melanie Mink placed first in
weapons, third in empty hands, and third in sparring in the Junior Division for Blue and
Green Belts, Ages 11-13.
Haley Bullock placed third in weapons in the Junior Division for Brown and Black Belts, Ages 11-13.
In the Teenage Division, Ages 14-16, for Yellow and Blue Belts, Robert Renner placed second
in empty hand and third in sparring; Joseph Montano placed first in weapons; Thomas Graves
placed second in sparring; and Jeremiah Caudill placed second in empty hands and third in
weapons. In the Adult Women’s Division for White, Yellow, Blue, and Green Belts, Sarah Renner
placed first in empty hands and second in sparring; Alyssa Rodefer placed second in weapons;
and Jeanitta Montano placed third in all three events—empty hands, weapons, and
sparring. In the Blue Belt Men's Division Chris Graves placed 1st in sparring and 2nd in Weapons.
Benny Dennison earned third place in sparring in the Adult Men’s Division for Brown Belts, and
Jason Smith placed third in weapons in the same division. Cassie Mullins placed first in
weapons and third in sparring in the Adult Black Belt division, where most competitors
are men. Also representing Rockcastle Shaolin-Do in the competitions were:
Noah Dennison, Jenna Wells, Beckah Renner, and John Wells. Several students, along with
Master Bullock and Sensei Cassie, participated in demonstrations at the evening event.
We have new classes open for kids and adults. New kids classes are meeting Tuesday and Thursday 5-6 or Monday and Wednesday 6-7. The new adult class is meeting Monday and Wednesday 7-8. Just stop in anytime to try your first class for free. See you there!
We will be closed Wednesday to celebrate the 4th of July. Have a fun and safe holiday!
We will be starting new classes in January! Classes are available for kids, adults, and families. Give us a call at (859) 588-8905 and find a time that fits your schedule to try out your first class completely free. Kids classes are great for improving concentration, confidence, coordination, and fitness. Plus the kids have fun! Adult classes are great if you are looking to get in shape, gain a little confidence, relieve stress, or if you are just looking for a new hobby. You've got nothing to lose, so start the new year right and give it a try! We also offer Tai Chi classes if you are looking for lower impact exercise. If you sign up in January, pay only $10 for your first month of classes!
Congratulations to all of our students who tested in December. We had a great test, with 21 students passing into their next belt rank! Everyone did a great job and we are proud to have you all as students.
Congratulations to all of our students that competed in the tournament! Shaolin Do students come from all over the United States to compete in the annual Fall Tournament in Lexington, KY. Everyone did a great job. It takes a lot of courage to step out on the floor and compete infront of hundreds of people. Jacob Mason, Jenna Wells, Hayden Robinson, Haley Bullock, Jessica Maher, Jason Smith, Cassie Mullins, and John Wells all competed. Jenna Wells placed 1st in Weapons and 3rd in Sparring in the Peewee division, Jessica Maher placed 3rd in sparring in Women's Brown Belt, Jason Smith placed 2nd in sparring and 3rd in forms in Men's Brown Belt, and Cassie Mullins placed 2nd in Weapons and 1st in Sparring in Men's 2nd Degree Black Belt and up. Congratulations to all of our students, you have made us very proud.
Don't forget about our annual Shaolin Do tournament in Lexington, KY! The competition starts at 10:00 AM and runs until about 5 PM. There will also be a great demonstration that night from 7-9 by Shaolin Do students from all over. Don't miss out on this great event, everyone is sure to have a lot of fun.
Check out our new Kids Birthday Party themes here. Fun for kids of all ages, easy and affordable for parents!
Contact us anytime!
Call or Text: (859)588-8905