Written on the 5th of December 2018
A big welcome to the new members and families who have recently joined in with our classes and thank you to everyone for your continued support and participation within the Integrated Academy. This newsletter covers some of the recent occurrences and then focuses on some upcoming events to look forward to experiencing in the future.
🌟 14th & 21st of September: Integrated Self-Development Program at the Xavier College. Well done to all of the Xavier College students for their involvement in our Integrated Program.
🌟 20th of September: T2S “Transition 2 Success” outdoor education day at Rainbow Beach. This was a fun and empowering experience for all youth participants and support workers.
🌟 27th of September: 2nd Degree Black Belt Grading at the Dundowran Hall. A huge congratulations to Dale MacKenzie for being the first student to attain their Integrated Martial Arts 2nd Degree Black Belt level. Dale completed four Black Belt level kata before doing 30 Rounds of sparring (Karate + MMA). It was inspiring to see the inner strength, courage and heartfelt determination that Dale was able to tap into and express throughout the experience. Thankyou to everyone who was there in support and much respect to the other Martial Artists who stepped up and got involved in the sparring rounds. Osu
🌟 20th of October: “Relay For Life” charity fundraiser event at Stafford Park, Hervey Bay. Our Integrated Academy was once again involved in this special charity event. Much respect to Tahnee MacKenzie for taking the reins of organisation duties for this annual event. Thankyou to everyone involved.
🌟 1st of November: Blue Belt Grading at the Dundowran Hall. Congratulations to Nate Watson, Mark McClelland, Rhett Adams and Jhett Davis for their success at the grading. Thankyou to all of the families and Integrated students & friends for being there in support. Much respect also to the assistant instructors for helping me throughout the grading.
🌟 7th of November: It was an honour to be invited into the Hervey Bay High School this to provide a Self-Defence/Integrated Self-Awareness class. Well done to all the students for participating and contributing.
🌟 20th of November: Blue Tips Grading at the Integrated Wellbeing Centre. Congratulations to my awesome young friend Sam Hamilton who has been personal training with me each week for the previous year in the Integrated Martial Arts/Self-Development program. Sam completed his first ever grading at the Integrated Centre and his parents and I are very proud of him for earning his blue tips and certificate. Autism is truly not a limitation and Sam lifted to the occasion and did really well. Such an amazing young man 🌟
🌟 29th of November: Green Belt Grading at the Dundowran Hall. Heartfelt congratulations to the four new Green Belts of the Integrated Academy. Riley Hancock, Savannah Emerson-Green, Alex Newberry and Gavin Duce. It was a great grading and they all did very well throughout all of their requirements. Thankyou to the assistant instructors for helping me with the grading sheets, and also to all of the family support that we always receive, it means a lot.
🌟 November - December (and ongoing): The ParkRun events in Hervey Bay are always a positive experience for everyone involved. Representatives of Integrated Martial Arts continue to participate in the Saturday morning event www.parkrun.com.au/herveybay It's inspiring to see such a widespread level of personal motivation towards health and fitness in the community. Thankyou to all of the organisers and volunteers (including those from the Integrated team) for providing these opportunities for everyone to benefit from.
۞ Thankyou Note: Much appreciation to all of the other instructors at the Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre who continue to join forces with me in offering a wide variety of health and fitness classes in the community. Thankyou Narelle Leahey, Dale MacKenzie, Joshua Seedsman, Jared Crooks and Tahnee MacKenzie. Each of your personal dedication and commitment to helping others in the community is inspirational and I am grateful for all that you do.
۞ I would like to also extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of the families and students involved for your continual support and participation within the Integrated Academy.
May you continue to be uplifted and empowered through Inner Strength, Courage, Truth and Love.
With the Light of Friendship, Harmony and Appreciation,
From Michael )))...∞
۞ Sunday the 9th of December: The 2018 BeachWalkathon. This will be a great experience to share together leading up to the Christmas break. * Participants need to get 2 sponsors each. Each participant needs to have a sponsorship form which I can provide at class or I can send it via email or facebook messenger.
* The event will begin from “The Gables” BBQ area at Point Vernon * Arrive at 1:45 pm. BeachWalkathon begins at 2 pm (Then we walk together on the beach and foreshore. Some people will stop at the Urangan Pier and some will continue all the way back to the Gables… it’s up to you which distance you want to do J )
* For those who stop at the Pier, a courtesy bus will be available from the front of the Sporties Club that will bring you back to "The Gables" BBQ area at Point Vernon. * Thankyou to the Hervey Bay Boat Club for this.
* BBQ Food & Cold Drinks available from 4:30 pm. 50% of funds raised will be donated to the Act For Kids charity www.actforkids.com.au The other 50% will help towards the upcoming Integrated Academy Christmas BBQ & Engraved Trophy presentations.
۞ 20th of December: 1st Degree Black Belt Grading for Callum Green at the Dundowran Hall.
۞ Saturday the 22nd of December: The Integrated Academy Christmas BBQ & Award Presentations. The location is at the Esa Park area on the Point Vernon esplanade (about 100metres past the Gables area). The gathering will commence at 11:30am. Please bring a chair or picnic blanket to sit on.
۞ The final class for 2018 at the Dundowran Hall will be on Thursday the 20th of December. The final classes at the Integrated Wellbeing Centre in Pialba will be on Friday the 21st of December and the Burrum Heads Hall is on Friday 14th of December.
۞ Our classes will re-commence in 2019 from Monday the 7th of January. We extend our heartfelt best wishes to your family throughout the Christmas and New Year transition. Please feel welcome to come to our Christmas BBQ on the 22nd of December (see details above).
۞ We have a webpage for the Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre ! The page also includes a downloadable and printable class timetable. www.old.IntegratedAcademy.com/WellbeingCentre
۞ The webpage for the new enhanced edition of the “Inspiration For Life’s Journey” book has been updated. The books are available at each of the Integrated Martial Arts training centre's and for anyone who doesn't live near Hervey Bay it is available to purchase online. There is also a PDF file available for anyone interested. If you would like a copy of the book in either format just let me know. The following link provides the purchase options and more details about the book: www.old.integratedacademy.com/InspirationForLifesJourney
There is also a Facebook page that each week or so I put a new inspirational affirmation, artwork or poetry page taken from within the book or other sources. www.facebook.com/InspirationForLifesJourney
🌟 “It is our foundational intention that is the key catalyst towards the potency of our transference of essence that we share and contribute into the world.” 🌟
~ Mick’s random epiphanies of awareness 2018 :)