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WOW! No snow yet, is it truly winter in Massachusetts when no snow has fallen yet.  
Besides the weather has anyone made any New Year's resolutions?  To lose weight?
To train harder in karate? to make it to more karate classes?  Whatever you have decided to
have for resolutions remember not to go over board and all gungho because those goals
could be out of reach in a month.......small attainable goals is how to make a New Year's
Resolution stick! 
Think in a POSITIVE Manner and visualize the end result of your goal.......YOU WILL GET



 2022 is passing by so quickly; we have gone thru lots over the last 2 1/2 years, things have been getting back to normal for a
while now but please remember to wash hands and keep them away from your face.  We still want to be about 6 feet apart and remember 
that if you are sick please stay home. 

O Sensei and I are so grateful that our students have kept up with their martial arts training and that we have welcomed so 
many new students in our karate home.   If you do not know someone please be sure to introduce yourself. 

The school year is well under way, hopefully everyone is adjusting well, but remember that here at the school that this 
is a safe place for parent and kids to talk to if anyone needs an ear, as we all do sometimes.   
That's it for now! BYEBYE

2017 is here

My resolution this year is to update web page and make sure we are updated as often as possible. I know its sounds like a weak resolution but I want to make sure I stick with it.  Because I know people need this for their updates and I want to make sure its done. Making resolutions can be easy its the follow thru that needs the work. Even though we all ave good intentions by making resolutions, I like millions of others need to keep my promise to myself and follow thru. So what is your resolution this year.  Lose weight? work out more?
Save some money?  Whatever it is just be sure to follow thru. And time will only tell if I make good on my simple resolution.  GOOD LUCK with whatever yours may be!

Til next time which should be in 30days or less! Sensei Danielle



Happy Mother's day everyone! Hope your day is full of love and laughter.


Tournament Update 03/07/09

Another tournament down and many more to go. Team RTD is starting to really be known. Our Black belts did fantastic. Angelmarie Gonzalez competed against Sensei Justin for the first time in the traditional forms division and they both did fantastic. Their division is one of the toughest divisions, I think, out of all them.  Even the Judges had a hard time judging them. The talent is absolutely incredible.  Angelmarie came in 7th and Sensei Justin came in 4th. Can't say enough about them. All of our seasoned competitors did fantastic.  We had a twin-off for Joseph and Michael Gonzalez in 10-11 black belt boys fighting. They ended up fighting each other for first and second place. They were awesome. Michael pulled ahead and took first place but not to say Joseph didn't give him a run for his money.

Justin Costa's competition was hard to beat. Black belt under 9 years old is starting to look fierce.  Justin competed in weapons, forms, and fighting. He did fantastic and took trophys home in all three divisions. Brianna Dell'Isola and Aman Gabriel are our up and coming under belts and are looking fantastic.  Aman took 3rd in forms and Brianna took 4th in forms. Julia DiFraia is becoming a fighter to be recognized, she certainly has a tough division at 12-13 year old girls advanced.  She had some terrific fights and took home 2nd place. Also took 4th in forms, out of I think 18 competitors, boys and girls for forms.

Sensei Justin and Sensei Sean are dominating the continuous fighting division for their age groups. Both took home first place trophies.

Way to go to everyone!!!!!!! Again hard work really does pay off. Keep it up and if you want to join the competitors in any of the competitions please don't hesitate to ask O Sensei Alberto.

We have a local tournament up in Lawrence, MA on March 29th that some of our newest competitors are taking on. If you would like to check it out let us know.

That's it for now. Again great work by all!

Welcome back everyone. Some weather we're having. I know that we are all sick of the snow and hopefully Monday's storm will be the last of it. Probably not but doesn't hurt to be hopeful.  Just a reminder if there is inclement weather please don't hesitate to call us to see if there are classes. Generally, if the city closes regular school for the day that means usually we'll be closed too.

I think everyone has noticed the new layout of the school. Thank you for your patience as we work out some kinks of our own with the new layout.  Change is always good, sometimes hard but good.  Just want to send out a thank you to some of the kids that came by during vacation to help out. The Gonzalez boys, Joseph and Michael and Angel marie kicked in to help, we also got some help from Julia DiFraia and Brianna Dell'Isola.  Thanks a bunch kids, we know you love the school just as much as we do. 

As for the new layout. We would like to remind everyone that we do not want shoes traveling in hand or other past the rugged area in the front. We know that the floor is cold by the seating area and we're working on a solution for that.  Please be patient with us as we set up the school to be more efficient. It not only will be beneficial for us but for our students and their parents.

Thanks RTD

Next tournament is Saturday 3/7 in Rhode Island at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Warwick. If interested try to drive down and check it out, and don't forget to wish the kids luck!

Team Red Tiger tournament update

So Team Red Tiger attended the first tournament for the year. And, well what can I say, the kids all did so well.  Even with some of them being sick they pulled through and gave it their all.

First time competitors, Frankie Leon, Jonathan Walsh, Michaela Bennett, and Aman Gabriel all did fantastic. Everyone took trophies or medals home. We couldn't be more proud. Our seasoned competitors all did great too. We had a bit of a friendly rivalry when two of our black belts, Joseph Gonzalez and Jonathan Argueta had to fight each other in the 10/11 year olds black belt division for first and second place. Good fight between the two and Joseph ended up winning and taking first place. Jonathan had given him a run for his money.  Great JOB!!!

Sensei Justin took first in point fighting, and competed for the first time in the creative forms division. Well, he took first place with his form and ended up competed in the Grand Champions for the Junior Black Belts.  He tied for first with one of his arch nemesis, Tyree Brown. During a tie for Grand Champion the judges end up pointing to their favorite, out of 5 judges Sensei Justin got 2 votes, and Tyree got 3.  For being Sensei's first time in that division, I'd say he did very well!

Keep up the hard work everyone. It really does pay off........

Quick update everyone; don't forget school vacation starting Monday February 16th.  We'll re-open on 2/23.

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

So 2009 is here and another year gone by. For RTD I think 2008 turned out to be a fairly good year. We survived and are surviving this recession everyone is in, and O Sensei and I as well as the rest of the RTD family want to say THANK YOU many times over to our extended Red Tiger family, if it wasn't for the parents, students and YOUR families, we would not be able to survive. So many thanks for a good 2008, and an even better 2009.  Our hopes are to make the Red Tiger Dojo a better place for you and your families to continue your martial arts education.

We will be planning some long over due updates to the school, with minimum interruptions to your classes. And we would love to know if you have some suggestions. Please don't hesitate to write them down and pass them along to O Sensei or me.

Again thank you for your continued interest and support in the Martial Arts!



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Monday, June 2, 2008


Another Graduation gone by.  Congratulations to our newest Black Belt, Alex Domond only 10 years old received his first degree Jr. Black belt.
Congratulations to all of our Graduates. Job Well done, keep up the good work.

1:21 pm 

Tournament results

 Hey everyone.  Well another Tournament has come and passed.  As always the Red Tiger Dojo Karate team is recognized as a tough team to come up against.   All competitors did fantastic.  This tournament was a hard one to come by.  As each of the competitors advance in belt rank their competition becomes harder...... lessons learned, We'll need to be tougher and more focused next time around. 

A few quick, great highlights.
Julia DiFraia took 3rd in advance forms, AWESOME!!!! She definitely stepped it up a notch. AngelMarie Gonzalez and her brother Michael both took 3rd in Fighting black belt divisions. Sensei Sean, after waiting all day took 1st Place in Continuous Fighting!!! And Finally Sensei Justin in continuous fighting represented RTD ON STAGE!!! at the Saturday night show by beating a fierce competitor from Team GKS and took 1st Place.  Lots of congrats all around. 

11:52 am 

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