October 2023 Recap!

October was an action-packed month at Live Oak Martial Arts in Athens, Georgia. We had an exciting lineup of events and achievements that we're eager to share with you. From grappling tournaments to belt promotions, we've got a lot to celebrate. 

Grappling Tournaments

We are very proud of our grapplers who competed in two tournaments in October: Naga and the Crystal Cup. Naga stands for North American Grappling Association, and it is one of the largest and most prestigious grappling events in the U.S. The Crystal Cup is a semi-local Jiu-Jitsu tournament, and both are a great opportunity for our students to test their skills and have fun.

Our team did an amazing job at both tournaments, bringing home several medals and a sword! Here are some of the highlights:

Belt Promotions

On October 28th, we gathered to celebrate a significant milestone for some of our dedicated members. The promotion testing day was a momentous occasion, and we were honored to witness the growth and progression of our students. 

Congratulations to all three of you! Your achievements inspire us all.

Firefly Homeschool Community

We also want to give a shout-out to our Firefly homeschool community Taekwondo group, who meet once a week and have one advanced class and two beginner classes. They are a wonderful group of students who are learning Taekwondo as part of their homeschool curriculum, and they are having a lot of fun and learning valuable life skills such as discipline, respect, confidence, and self-defense. We are honored to be part of their education. This collaboration allows us to expand our reach and bring the benefits of martial arts to even more individuals.

Happy Birthday!

Last but not least, we want to wish a very happy birthday to some of our students who celebrated their birthdays in October:

We hope you had a wonderful birthday and a great year ahead. You are all awesome!