by VShrews on 06/11/18
Happy first day of T-shirts and Freezepops, VShrewers!
That's right, Summer Has Begun (in the dojo, anyway) which means you can wear your Villari's logo t-shirt to class along with your uniform pants and belt until the end of August.
What do you do if you don't HAVE a V logo t-shirt? Just wear your regular uniform top!
And since our t-shirts haven't come in yet (as of Monday morning, so we'll see what the day brings), some of you will have to keep wearing those uniform tops until we get them. It's SO not a problem, friends. Some of us choose to wear uniform tops anyway. Like Woofry. Because she gets chilly.
We ordered a few extra t-shirts so if you missed the order cut off, there's still a chance! There are also a few older ones available too.
And as for the Freezepops: they are frozen and ready to go in the VShrews freezer just waiting for classes full of well-behaved students to enjoy!
In THAT JUST HAPPENED news, 13 VShrewers earned their black belts a couple weekends ago and we couldn't be more proud! Five students were promoted to First Degree Black Belt, four students were promoted to Second Degree Black Belt, and four students were promoted to Third Degree Black Belt at the Regional Black Belt Test in Natick. It's our biggest group yet! And very well complimented by some of the other masters on the test!
But as excited as we are for this summer to begin and proud as we are of our newest black belts, we're also super sad to say goodbye to some really amazing and wonderful people we've gotten to know and love over the years.
A few of our students are moving away and looking to join other Villari's studios and we wish them all the best in their new dojos! Remember to work hard, stay humble, and never be afraid of making mistakes on the way to becoming a better martial artist.
And too many VShrewers are graduating from high school and on their way to college! To you graduated grownups, we say Thank You for the joy and privilege of watching you grow up and the opportunity to be such a big part of your childhood. We hope you remember us as fondly as we will remember you. Oh and we have pictures of you as adorable little creatures to embarrass you with when you come back to visit.
Ohhh time keeps moving forward and we all get pulled along with it. We're only half as sad about saying goodbye as we are delighted to have called you one of us. Goodbye and good luck, friends. You're never not a VShrewer to us!
(Someone hand me a Freezepop before I start crying!)
And with all of that... let SUMMER AT VSHREWS begin!