June News

• Graduates!
• June 11: Temescal Street Fair
• Camp Fun and Events 4 All
• All school picnic: June 21st!

Thanks to our after-school program kids – it was a GREAT year!
Come by the Studio this summer ANYTIME for a free class or two!

Congratulations to our black belt college graduates!

Bantoe Xian Wong, Loyola Marymount University, Studio Arts

Bantoe Julia Reier, Smith College, Biological Sciences

Accolades to our most recent college graduates!

These young women were among our first students here at Naga, and they have demonstrated incredible determination, leadership and excellence in their college careers while keeping connected to the Studio.

Bantoe Xian graduated cum laude with a major in Studio Arts, focus on Graphic Design, and a minor in Urban Studies. Bantoe Julia’s degree is in Biological Sciences focused on molecular, genetics and evolution.

They join Pendekkars Ethan and Amber, and Mas Naomi and Mas Lindsay, as successful Tulen Foundation Scholars. Funds raised in our auction provide each college bound black belt with $500 per year of higher education through the non-profit Tulen Foundation.

We believe in education and in supporting these young leaders financially and with our resourceful community. Knowing these inspiring young people is truly joyful – we wish all of them the very, very best! And though we’re not sure each will be living near us (they are job hunting and our fingers are crossed) we know they will be in touch – we are always connected.

For more info about our scholarships visit www.tulenfoundation.org.

Temescal Street Fair!

Join us Sunday June 11th from 12-4 for demos, teaching, and fun! This is a great time to work together, strut our stuff, and let our neighbors far and wide know what we’re up to. Mas Max Becerra, above, showed great concentration at a previous demo – he punched through that board like butter! The Jungle Gym will also perform! Talk to Mas James M. and sign-up at the back counter. Adult students, please join in as well!

Ceremony for Bantoe Rob & brown sash testing June 20th, Tuesday 5pm. Also tournament and community dinner, Wed. June 21. Both events at Tilden Park. Details at Naga! Self-defense in Tanzania!

These fabulous materials are in Africa with Mas Goeroe Judy who is teaching self-defense with a non-profit gourp who will also provide medical and dental care to those living in a large refugee camp. This postcard, designed by Mas Tanya, says “I am strong, I am brave, I am powerful!” Check out our Facebook page for updates on MGJudy’s two week adventure!
Safe travels!

Question about any of our programs or these events?  Give us a call!

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