Sunday, June 13, 2021

A Jiu Jitsu experience like no other

Is your child age 5-17 interested in learning the art of Jiu Jitsu while also gaining life skills in leadership, responsibility, and commitment? Sign them up for a unique martial arts experience taught by Southlake’s own Sensei Weidenhof.

The class, that’s been running each year since 2001, teaches students age appropriate Jiu-Jitsu techniques to help prepare them to one day earn a black-belt, the highest accolade of the art. The class however is much more than just Jiu-Jitsu lessons, as Sensei Weidenhof focuses on the emotional and social aspects of his students as well.

Sensei Weidenhof aims to teach his students the importance of leadership, character, and academics, keeping both the mind and the body strong. Students are rewarded along the way for being role models and using effective teamwork through The “Star” Program, encouraging participants to develop a positive attitude and stronger work ethic, in class and out. This extra effort on Sensei Weidenhof’s part ensures a Jiu-Jitsu experience like no other.

Sign your child up today!

For more information Call (817) 748-8019 or go to SouthlakeParksandRec.com

Dragons Helping Others: EIS Student, Business Partner Against Hemophilia

Peyton_Hemophilia2014Peyton Brush, a sixth grader at Eubanks, is raising money for a great cause that is dear to his family. Peyton has severe hemophilia, a genetic condition that prevents his blood from clotting properly. This is Peyton’s fourth year to be a team captain for the DFW Walk for Hemophilia.

Peyton is getting a lot of support from his community this year. Weidenhoff Martial Arts, through the city of Southlake, held a benefit for Peyton’s team with a special belt testing on September 23. 20 Southlake students tessted and together they raised over $800 in one for this cause. Sensei George Weidenhoff was the idea behind that generous event. While Peyton cannot participate in Jui Jitsu, his two brothers are members of the school. If Peyton’s team reaches it’s fundraising goal of $6500 this year for the Walk November 8th at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, his 4 year fundraising total will be over $25,000.

His parents are very involved in the cause as well. Both have served on the board of directors for the organization and Mrs. Brush was President the last two years. She is also the author of 10 books for toddlers and young children living with the condition.

Hemophilia is one of the most expensive conditions to live with in the country. Costs for medication alone to prevent bleeding range from $200,000 to $500,000 per year with no complications. Much of the funds raised goes to education, advocacy, and sending kids with this condition to a special camp where they learn the skills needed to deal with this disease.