It’s the darkest month of the year, so that means it’s time for our Glow Party! This Friday, December 18th from 3:30 – 5:30 we’ll turn off all the lights and glow up the academy. Really we won’t be going dark until about 4:15, so don’t worry if you can’t get there by 3:30. Any black lights, lava lamps or glow sticks you have for us to use, please bring them! Kris Pottsmith (Mini’s mom) has bought the glow stuff again this year, so if there’s anyone willing to help her offset the cost of that, I’m sure she’d appreciate some help. This event is open to any and all kids on the kids team (if you’re on the email list, you’re invited) and their parents who train. (It takes a lot of adults to herd cats in the dark, so gi up moms and dads and join in.) But, you know your kids better than anyone… if your little guy is afraid of the dark, this might not be the event for him/her. Last year we had, I think, 45 kids, so the mat is packed. It takes a lot of respect, self-control, coordination and parents in gis to make it happen, but it’s a lot of fun when it does. There are pictures on the newest poster board from the 2014 Glow Party if you want an idea what it will look like. There’s no food or other extras happening, just jiujitsu drills and games by the light of glow sticks…. and again, if you have a black light or a lava lamp we can use, it would be much appreciated!