Kung Fu Panda 3 – A Great Success!

On Saturday morning, January 30, Kyoshi Baker rented the theatre for our own private screening of Kung Fu Panda 3!

Our Kung Fu Panda 3 event was a huge success!  We packed the theater, selling 219 tickets!  The crowd was dazzled by a performance of our Demo Team, guests had the opportunity to break boards, some free T-shirts were tossed into the crowd, and there was even a drawing for a free movie poster!  A great time was had by all!!

A personal note from Kyoshi Baker…

Imagine going to the movies, and the theater is packed – but everyone there is either one of your friends or a friend of a friend.  It’s truly a unique experience – and even better when the movie itself is good!  That’s what we experienced this morning.  It was truly remarkable – there was so much going on, but it was all fun, all positive.  A good time really was had by all!

This event would not have happened without the support and participation of a great number of people.  I cannot thank them enough…

The Demo Team: Sensei Amelia G,. Sempai Griffin L., Joseph R., Calla B., Evan M., George D., Walter A., Brandon D., Lilija C., and the Little Ninjas: Brett, Ryker, Oliver, Edson,  Ayden, and Brody.  Even better than I hoped, I couldn’t have asked for a better representation of our dojo!

Cinema manager, Heather W., and her crew at the Claremont Cinema Center.  They were very welcoming, and great to work with.  Even though I’d never rented an entire theater before, Heather made it easy for me to get things done.  A great group of people!

Volunteers at the Theater: Charlotte A. was our greeter; Michelle D. and Jeff L. ran the ticket counter; Scott A., Jeff D., and Jen L. ran the board-breaking station; Chris G. managed the theater entryway.  It was a huge help to know that these roles were in capable hands – it freed me up to run the demo and take care of organizational details.  Things wouldn’t have run anywhere near as smoothly without each of you!

Finally, I want to thank all of the students, families, and friends for your support.  It was our goal to fill the theater – something that I wasn’t sure we could do early on a Saturday morning – and we made it happen!  Everyone who was there today (and even some who were not) had a hand in making that happen.  I am humbled and truly grateful.

Domo arigato gozaimasu – Thank you very much!

Kyoshi Baker

Thank you for joining us!!


Now that you’ve seen the movie, we invite you to come and try out the martial arts for yourself…

All guests received a VIP Pass for a free month of karate lessons.  Just contact our office at (603) 863-0655 OR info@risingsundojo.com for more information or to start your martial arts journey!

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