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September Calendar

1

Breaking Week

2SK

Closed

3OP

4DK

SAMICS Knife Prep

5SP 6O

7D

SAMICS PREP CLASSES

12 to 2

8

9OP

SAMICS KNIFE PREP

10DK

11SP

All Homework, Candidate essays

and fitness challenges due

12OK 13D 14S
15 Testing Week 16DK 17SP 18OK

19DP

See testing week

schedule

20S

See Testing Week Schedule

21O

Closed

22

Black Belt

Testing

23SP 24OK 25DP

26SK

Fun and Games Day/

Candidate meeting

630pm

Teen/Adult Hardcore 730 to 9

27

Closed for Rank ceremony-

See testing information

28

Closed

29

30OK

SAMICS Panantukan Prep

1DP

2SK

SAMICS Panantukan

prep

3DP 4S

5O

Hardcore 730am

The Letters after the dates denote what we are covering in classes.

  • D-Self Defense (black belt weapons forms) S-Sparring O-Other (weapons, breaking) P-Panatukan (SAMICS) K-Knife (SAMICS)

SAMICS Classes listed as “Prep” class will focus on the upcoming SAMICS exams in October

Aug 31 and Sept 2- Closed for Labor Day

Sept 7- FREE SAMICS Prep -12 to 2

Sept 9- SAMICS KNIFE PREP

Sept 11- Homework, candidate essays and fitness challenges due

Sept 15 to 28- Testing and Week after. Please see the alternate schedule for all times and closings.

Sept 30 & Oct 2- SAMICS Panantukan Prep

Sept 5- Hardcore Saturday- 730am



October Calendar

29

30OK

SAMICS

Panantukan Prep

1DP

2SK

SAMICS

Panantukan Prep

3OP 4D

5

Hardcore 730am

6 7DP 8SK 9OP

10DK

SAMI Course

11S

SAMI COURSE

12

CLOSED

SAMI COURSE

13

SAMI COURSE

14SK

Sparring Week

15OP 16DK

17SP

Closed- Leadership

Team meeting 6pm

18O

19D

Halloween Party!

20

21OP Fall Clothing

Orders due

22DK 23SK 24OP 25D 26S
27 28DK 29SP 30OK 31SP 1O

2D

Hardcore 730am

The Letters after the dates denote what we are covering in classes.

  • D-Self Defense (black belt weapons forms) S-Sparring O-Other (weapons, breaking) P-Panatukan (SAMICS) K-Knife (SAMICS)

SAMICS Classes listed as “Prep” class will focus on the upcoming SAMICS exams in October

Sept 30 & Oct 2- SAMICS Panantukan Prep

Oct 5- Hardcore Saturday- 730am

Oct 10- 13- SAMICS International Course NO CLASSES SATURDAY

Oct 14 to 19- Sparring Week

Oct 17- Closed for Leadership Meeting at 6pm

Oct 19- Halloween Party 530pm

Oct 21- Fall Clothing Pre-Orders Due

Oct 31- Closed for Halloween

Nov 2- Hardcore Saturday- 730am



Testing Weeks- Sept 23rd to Sept 29th

Monday Sept 16th Tuesday Sept 17th  Wednesday Sept 18th Thursday Sept 19th  Friday Sept 20th Saturday Sept 21st Sunday Sept 22nd
Regular class Schedule for Students NOT Testing, Black Belt candidates, and Black belts Regular class Schedule for Students NOT Testing, Black Belt candidates, and Black belts Regular class Schedule for Students NOT Testing, Black Belt candidates, and Black belts

Beginners

Juniors

5pm-6:30pm

Intermediate

Juniors

5pm-6:30pm

Closed

Black belt testing

10am

Students testing later this week should NOT attend Students testing later this week should NOT attend Students testing later this week should NOT attend

All Teen & Adults

7pm-9pm

Advanced Juniors/1st Degree Black belt Juniors

7pm-9pm

Any 2nd & 3rddegree intermediates should attend THIS EXAM
Little Dragon Exams will be during regular class. Little Dragon Exams will be during regular class. Little Dragon Exams will be during regular class.
Monday Sept 23rd Tuesday Sept 24th Wednesday Sept 25th Thursday Sept 26th Friday Sept 27th Saturday Sept 28th Sunday Sept 29th
Regular Class Regular class Regular Class Jr Classes Fun and Games

No Classes- Rank ceremony

Beginner Jr’s

5pm

Closed for Town Event Closed
630pm Candidate meeting for all candidates

Intermediate Jr’s 545pm

Advanced and Black belt Jr’s

630pm

730pm to 9pm

Teen and adult Hardcore

Teen and Adult Rank Ceremony

730pm

Please be VERY clear on testing times and procedures. Do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions as this is a very busy and hectic 2 weeks.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • All Gear orders and Board orders are due in No Later than August 28th.
  • CANDIDATE ESSAYS & 90-DAY FITNESS REQUIREMENT. DUE September 11th – MANDATORY FOR TESTING!
  • Juniors “Integrity” homework due in no later than September 11th
  • Colored belt students with 6 stripes on their belt should show up to a demonstration time. If you are short by stripes please speak with Mr Nichols for a final decision.
  • If you are testing please be in full & proper uniform- (Jr Uniform tops and pants)
  • Classes September 16, 17, & 18 are for students NOT testing, Black Belt candidates, and Black belts.
  • Little Dragon Students should attend 1 time during the week of September 16th. Evaluations will be done in class. (All Little Dragons are evaluated regardless of how long they have been here)
  • ALL 2nd & 3rd Degree Black belt intermediates must test Sunday at the Black belt exam.
  • Make up testing will be done the week of September 23rd. If you cannot attend your exam time and are eligible to test, please contact Mr Nichols to make arrangements. This MUST be done in advance.
  • Students that arrive LATE to testing or rank ceremony will NOT be admitted.
  • Rank ceremony is Friday the 27th. Please wear regular clothing. If you cannot attend rank ceremony you will receive your new rank in your next class.
  • Thursday the 26th at 630pm is a meeting for ALL Candidates. This includes new candidates and candidates that did not test from the previous cycle. This is MANDATORY to test for your black belt.

Other things you should know about testing

Exam time is a very busy time here at UNION UTA. Students have a large amount of requirements, forms and paperwork due in, and class schedules are changed. Here are some things you should know about our testing:

  • Testing times are posted approx 6 weeks in advance. We try to disrupt classes as little as possible, but the exam does take a few days. You will hear this testing time referred to as “testing week,” although it does not take the full week.
  • Colored belt and 1st degree black belt students traditionally test during the week. Candidates and ALL 2nd degree and above students test at the “Black Belt Testing.”
  • All Gear orders and Board orders for required ranks are due on a VERY strict due date. These emails for orders begin to go out 6 weeks before they are due and are announced in classes.
  • Paperwork- Jr beginner ranks (White thru Orange) have Parent/Teacher evaluation forms due. ALL Jr students have Character Development homework due. And all candidates have essays and 90 day fitness challenges. These are all emailed home and are on the website for download. Due dates are announced approx 6 weeks in advance.
  • Colored belt students with 6 stripes on their belt should show up to a demonstration time. If you are short by 1 or 2 stripes please speak with Mr Nichols for a final decision.
  • If you are testing please be in full & proper uniform- (Jr Uniform tops and pants)
  • Little Dragon Students should attend 1 time during the week Monday through Wednesday. Evaluations will be done in class. (All Little Dragons are evaluated regardless of how long they have been here)
  • Bring everything you need for your exam. This includes weapons and boards for required ranks. If you are not prepared, you may not pass.
  • The week after testing is a make-up exam week. If you cannot attend your exam time during regular testing, and are eligible to test, please contact Mr Nichols to make arrangements. This MUST be done in advance. This is only allowed on a case to case basis and is not the preferred testing method. This is NOT an option for 2nd degree black belts and above.
  • Students that arrive LATE to testing or rank ceremony will NOT be admitted.
  • If you do not meet exam requirements you will be contacted via email within 24 hours of the exam. It will then be your decision and responsibility to schedule a make-up test or wait until the next exam date.
  • Rank ceremony is the week after testing. Please wear regular clothing. If you cannot attend rank ceremony you will receive your new rank in your next class.
  • The week after testing there is a meeting for ALL Candidates. This includes new candidates and candidates that did not test from the previous cycle. This is MANDATORY to test for your black belt.
  • Students attendance does affect their potential to test. Our check in system tracks attendance throughout a cycle. Students to have “minimum class requirements” per level in order to be eligible to test. These class requirements are based on 1 testing cycle.

Beginner Ranks-20 Classes

Intermediate Ranks-24 Classes

Advanced Ranks-26 Classes

Black Belts-28 Classes

Remember that it’s ok NOT to test! Every student’s progress happens in their own time. Just because we have an exam scheduled does not mean you have to be ready.  Preparation for an exam should begin months in advance, not a few weeks before an exam. It is the student’s responsibility to be prepared and know what is on their exam. All curriculum requirements are on our website.


2019 SAMI Union, NJ Scheduled Events

Here is our TENTATIVE SCHEDULE of events!

Feb 9

  • Kapap Workshop – Control and Escorting Techniques
  • Knife Level 1 review & Student/Instructor LV 1 Exam

Mar 9

  • Axe Introduction Course & Lv 1 Student Exam
  • Panatukan – Use of the Elbows and Destruction techniques

April 25-26

  • Courses TBA in Brooklyn NY @ UMA Brooklyn

May 24-26

  • SAMICS Instructor Gathering- Berlin, Germany

July 20 & 21

  • Summer Seminar Series- Kapap, Panantukan, Knife, & Tomahawk

Oct 10-13

  • Sr Samics Instructor Georg Platzer & SAMI UK Instructor Paul Bennett- All SAMICS Concepts will be covered

All courses are tentative and subject to change. Students seeking examinations should be prepared with all material before attending courses and must have an active SAMI-INTERNATIONAL.COM membership. Students seeking additional exams or courses pleas contact for availability.


Curriculum for this exam Cycle

When going to our website or looking up material, please look up the following material for this cycle:

All Self defense Sparring combos come from:

  • Colored belt set C and Black belt Set F
  • Basics and footwork material will be marked with the date
  • For individual information please look up your ranking color
  • Adults SAMICS focus- Will be marked with the date
  • Structured Random- Round motion, bear hugs

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