Sunday, November 25, 2012

update 11/25/12

Good evening,

I hope everyone had a safe and awesome Thanksgiving. I know I ate way to much food. That's why I am looking forward to coming back and working it off this week. For classes we have our normal Monday in Klotche 110 at 7:45 pm and Tuesday in Union Ballroom West, closest to 191, at 7 pm. Now for the ballroom, there is suppose to be people setting up in there, if there is we need to stay out of there way and they will stay out of our way. So lets make sure we do that, we already have a hard enough time getting space and don't want to make it even harder than it already is for us.

I look forward to seeing all of you at class this week.

Master Taddey

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving week

Hello everyone,

I hope all of you had a great weekend. I just wanted to inform everyone, and sorry for the delay, that there will be no class this week. I have work training that I cannot get out of today and we were not able to get space in the union for Tuesday. I will be going later today or tomorrow to try and get space for next week Tuesday. Next week we will be having class Monday in Klotche 110 like normal at 7:45 pm. I will let you know as soon as I can about class next week Tuesday in the Union.

Have a great and safe Thanksgiving this week. I know I will probably be eating more than I should. But that's, we will start to work it all off next week.

Master Taddey

Sunday, November 11, 2012

update 11/11/12

Good evening everyone,

I hope that all of you were able to enjoy the nice weather that we had this weekend. Sadly it seems to be ending and getting colder again this week. This week we will only be having practice on Monday in Klotche 110 at 7:45 pm. There was no rooms available for us to use in the union.

Today is also veterans day, so to anyone you who have served or are serving our country the club would like to thank you for what you have done that allows us to even have this organization and practice martial arts freely.

Lastly, if you are heading up north for opening of the 2012 gun deer season and I don't see you before hand, good luck and stay safe.

Master Taddey

Sunday, October 21, 2012

update 10/21/12

Good afternoon all,

On an awesome note the Packers came up with a win today to take us to 4-3 on the season so far. On some not so good news, if you haven't heard there was a shooting today across the street from Brookfield Square Mall. Just remember that it doesn't matter where you are anything can happen. Always make sure you are aware of your surroundings and what is going on around you.

As for classes this week, we will have our Monday and Wednesday classes in Klotche 110 at 7:45 pm. We are trying still to get Zelazo on Tuesdays and are waiting for confirmation on that. Until then we are trying to get Union space but we are limited in space we are allowed to use. I will keep you posted about any updates with class times. Check your email and the website schedule weekly about when and where classes are being held.

Lastly, we are getting into the holiday season very soon. With that we will be doing a Box of Love with Here's Line Inner City. One box of food will be delivered to a family in need in the inner city of Milwaukee to people less fortunate than us. I am not asking everyone to buy tons of food, just one or two small items. We will provide non perishable food items and $12, which will be used to buy meat and coloring or story books, for the family. If you would like to donate food please respond and let me know which of the item(s) you would like to donate. If we have enough people donate food we can always do more than one box, but again it is up to you what you want to donate.
Here is a list of what is needed for donation
1 can of yams (29 oz.)
1 box of corn muffin mix (8 oz.)
1 box of stovetop type stuffing
1 bottle of fruit juice (64 oz.)
1 can of cranberry sauce (16 oz.)
1 box of cake mix
1 can of cake frosting (16 oz.)
2 cans of corn (15 oz.)
2 cans of green beans (15 oz.)
$12 for meat and other materials

Again email me if you would like to donate and I will keep everyone updated on what is still needed. The box needs to be returned no later that November 4th. If you want to donate and cannot make it to class let me know and I can meet you at another time.

Have a great week,

Master Taddey

Sunday, October 14, 2012

update 10/14/12

Good afternoon everyone,

Hope all of you are having a great weekend. I just want to give everyone a quick update about practice this week. We have our normal Monday practice in Klotche 110 at 7:45. We also have Tuesday in Union 240 at 7:00 pm.

For Monday's class please bring your sparring gear. If you do not have gear you are still welcome to come and work on sparring drills with a partner who does have gear. This is done in a controlled environment, we are all friends and do not want anyone to get hurt. If you have never sparred or have not sparred under our rules, I will review them before we begin sparring.

Master Taddey

Sunday, September 30, 2012

update 9/30/12

Good evening,

First off, how about them Packers getting the win and finally making some plays.
Now onto class for this week. We will have class Monday in Klotche 110 at 7:45 pm and Tuesday in Union 345 b&c at 7:00 pm. As a reminder, Klotche practices are only open to current UWM students, this is Klotche centers rule not mine. Union practices are open to anyone, doesn't matter if you are a student or not.

I look forward to seeing all of you this week at practice,

Master Taddey

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

class time update

Afternoon all,

Just got an email from the person at Klotche that I scheduled the classes with. They went ahead and moved class time to 7:45 pm instead of 7:30. There was no reason why this happened, but it did an there is nothing we can do. Hopefully you get this message before you come to class tonight. Sorry for any inconveniences to anyone this may have caused.

Master Taddey

Monday, September 24, 2012

update 9/24/12

Good morning everyone,

I hope all of you had a good weekend. I have some good news for you. I
spoke with someone at Klotche last week and we have been approved for
space. Starting this Wednesday, Sep 26th, we will have class Monday's
and Wednesday's at 7:30 pm in 110. Now there are a few things about
class those days. 1. There is karate class before us that goes till
7:30, so you cannot go into the room until they are our or tell us we
can come in. 2. We are only allowed two hours a week in the padded
room. This means we will be starting as soon as we can get into the
room because we have to be out by 8:30. 3. Sadly, I found out that if
you are not a UWM student that you can't attend practice in Klotche
Center. If Klotche Center finds out that we have non students in class
we will have to pay for the use of the padded room. 4. We are trying
to get Zelazo one night a week. If we are able to get the dance room
in Zelazo again we will hold one practice there and one at Klotche,
which will be a longer practice since we will consolidate to one per
week instead of two. We will try our best to get Zelazo as soon as we
can because I know there are a few of you that want to come and train
with us but will not be able to get into Klotche to practice, that
even includes with a guest pass.

So this week we will be having our Union practice tomorrow and Klotche
on Wednesday. Starting next week will be Monday and Wednesday at 7:30
in Klotche 110. Please continue to check your email and calendar on
the website for updates on class times if we are able to secure other

Hope everyone has a great week and I will see you all at practice this
week. And don't forget the Packers are playing tonight at 7:30 pm

Master Taddey

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

update 9/18/12

Good afternoon fellowship,

This week there are no rooms available in the Union. Next week Tuesday, Sep 25, we were able to get Union room 240 at 7:30 pm. This week I am also meeting with Klotche to try and reserve the padded room for the semester. We are also waiting to hear back from Zelazo about one of the dance rooms. As soon as we meet and hear from UWM people we will let you know as soon as we can.

As a tip, keep stretching on days that we do not have practice. This will help you tremendously when you come to class.

Master Taddey

Friday, September 7, 2012

Update 9/7/12

Good morning everyone,

Just wanted to let all of you know that we will be having our first practice of the semester on Wednesday September 12th at 7:00 pm in union 346. That is the top floor of the union.  Hopefully all of you will be able to make it and maybe even bring a friend or two along with you to class.

I am very excited for the first class of the semester, even if it is not in the most ideal room. It is a great opportunity to meet with fellow member and rekindle old friendships or start new ones.

See all of you Wednesday,

Master Taddey

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Start of the semester

Greeting everyone,

As school started to day and summer ended I hope that everyone enjoyed
their break, if you got one that is. It's time for us to start up
class again. This week we will be trying to get union space to start
off the semester. In a few weeks we will hopefully have Klotche and we
are waiting to hear back from Zelazo also. Once we have times
scheduled, they will be emailed and posted on the website.

Since we have to deal with the university for everything from rooms to
train, advertising, and even just being a club, we look to our
students to help us to bring new people to class. So if you have any
friends that are interested in martial arts or have never thought
about it before, bring them to class sometime this semester. Also, as
a college program we do loose people to graduation and if we want the
club to keep thriving we need new people, even if it's a person you
have never talked to but sit next to in class.

Lastly, good luck to everyone this semester. Lets train hard, study
hard, and have fun.

See all of you soon,

Master Taddey

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Final Week of Class

Good evening,

Hope everyone is enjoying this rainy day. This week will be the last week of class' for the spring semester. We will have class, like normal, on Monday and Wednesday at 8pm in Zelazo 378. Wednesday we will be sparring so bring your gear. Monday we will practice and have some fun with games and other awesome martial arts activities.

If you are graduating, make sure you update your email with us. You are still able to attend class after you graduate from UWM.

For the summer, I am planning on having outdoor practices. After the summer starts and everyone has a week or so to figure out their schedules I will send out an email to find out times.

See you all this week,

Mr. Taddey

Sunday, April 22, 2012

update 4/22/12

Good afternoon everyone,

We will have class at our normal times this week. Wednesday we will
also be sparring so make sure that you have your gear with you if you
have it.

If you will be graduating this spring or in the past semesters make
sure you update your email with us if you will not be using your UWM
email anymore. Just send an email from your current email address with
your updated information. This way you can continue to receive
information about practices. We would love to still have you attend
classes after you graduate.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Update 3/25/12

Hello everyone,

I hope that everyone had a good spring break, for those of you that had one. Even if you didn't I'm sure you got to enjoy some of the nice weather, which may not be as nice this coming week or so I've been told.

For classes, we are back on schedule for Monday and Wednesday in Zelazo 378 at 8pm. Wednesday we will be sparring. If you have gear please bring it to class. If you do not have gear you are still welcome to come and work on drills with the high belts.

If you have not responded to Master Olds email about the summer camp make sure you do that as soon as possible. Even if you are not sure yet please email him so he knows you are interested and tell him the situation. If you are going or are planning on going talk with me as well because we need to figure out how everyone wants to get to Vermont. Either flying or driving. If flying it would probably be better to book something sooner and possibly try for a group rate or something. If people want to drive we need to figure out cars and everything that goes with that. So please email Master Olds and contact me some how to let me know how you prefer to get to Vermont.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

update 3/11/12

I hope everyone is enjoying this crazy weather we are having. I think it is still March but it sure doesn't seem like it outside. 

This coming week we will have class again on Monday and Wednesday in Zelazo room 378 at 8pm. On Wednesday please bring your sparring gear if you have it, we will be sparring and doing sparring drills. If you do not own gear, please still come to class, I will bring some of the clubs extra gear for you to borrow. If you are new to sparring or haven't sparred in a while, no worries I will go over the rules with everyone. Also, we can pair you with one of the higher ranks if you have never sparred so they can work with you more to make you comfortable and keep it safe, and most of all have fun. We are a fellowship and in no way try to harm one another. 

Just a reminder that during spring break, which is not this week but the following, there will be no classes. Make sure to stretch and practice over your break from school. There is never a break from martial arts. Even if you just stretch or work on simple techniques or read a book about martial arts. It is a life long journey. 

Lastly, many of you did not attend last week and did not get your renewal fees in by the dead line. Make sure you get that taken care of this week. 

See you all on Monday,

Mr. Taddey 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

update 2/23/12

Good afternoon everyone,

I have some great news. We have secured, for the semester, a permanent room for training on Monday's and Wednesday's. We will have class in Zelazo, across the street from the union, in room 378. Class will begin at 8pm. Remember we always want you to come early to stretch and warm up before class and that is still the case but there is a class or club or something in that room before us so make sure that until they are done and out of the room that we do not go in and disrupt them.  If for some reason there is a special event in that room any of the days we will let you know as far in advance as possible. 

If we add any more classes we will put it on the schedule and email you. We are hoping to know about klotche very soon.

See all of you soon,

Mr. Taddey

Saturday, February 11, 2012

update 2/11/12

Good afternoon everyone,

We will be having practice this week on Tuesday Feb 14th at 8:30 pm in Union 181. We will also have Thursday Feb 16th at 8:30 in Union 181. I hope to see all of you there for practice.

For all members, renewal fees will be due by Friday Feb 24th. Remember it is only $25 to renew. So don't put it off. There are a few people from last semester who still haven't payed even though you signed the renewal form. So take care of that right away so you don't forget about it. 

Lastly, don't forget about valentines day. If you have plans make sure you try to work them around practice. Or give that special someone the gift of martial arts and bring them to class with you.

See you all soon,

Mr. Taddey

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Hello everyone,

Nate Winter just pointed out that there was a date that I messed up on the calendar and email last week. We will be having class on Monday and Thursday this week not Tuesday and Thursday. Sorry about that. Hopefully all of you will still be able to make it to practice. 
Tuesday Union 345 b&c at 8pm
Thursday Union 240 at 8pm

Mr. Taddey

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

update 2/1/12

Happy February everyone,

I have some great news for all of you. We have Union rooms for this week and next week scheduled. This Thursday 2/2/12 will be in Union 240 at 8pm. Next Tuesday is Union 345 b&c at 8pm and next Thursday is Union 240 at 8pm. 

Again we are working on permanent classes for the semester and will will keep you informed about any and all classes.

Mr. Taddey

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

update 1/24/12

Greeting and happy new year to everyone. I hope that all of you had an awesome winter break and holidays the last month or so. Now, as many of you know it is the start of a new spring semester. This means new class times and locations. Sadly at this time we are not yet able to meet with klotche or zelazo just yet about reserving room times for the entire semester. Once we are able to meet with them we will let you know the times and location of these practices. Until then we will be getting rooms in the union. We are getting those asap. These can be very random at times and may not get them till last minute due to union space and availability, so check emails and website calender regularly so you don't miss any classes. 

Remember for all current students who want to spar this semester, you need to have all of your sparring gear. If you are missing anything or are not sure if you are missing anything talk with one of the instructors immediately so you can get what you need. If you do not own gear and would like to purchase gear also talk with an instructor and we can guide you in ordering everything you will need to safely spar. 

Lastly, returning members don't forget about renewal fees, $25, which will be posted by next week when the deadline will be for paying.

Hope everyone has an awesome semester and I look forward to seeing all of you at our first practice or around campus.

Mr. Taddey