To be chosen as Student of the Month at Ashland Karate Academy one must possess the highest standards in Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity, Loyalty, Compassion, and Good Will within the school, at home, and in the community. Students attending an educational facility must have good grades, good attendance, and be a positive role model.

May 2017 Student of the Month

Noah Cott

Name: Noah Timmins Cott
Age: 11 years
Parents: Josh Cott and Caraway Timmins
Rank: Red
Length of Training: 1 1/2 years
Favorite Form: Bassai
Favorite Technique: Ox Hand
Favorite School Subject: Woodwork
Enjoys outside of school: Soccer, Fiddle
Favorite Music: Hard Rock
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Legend of Korra
Possible Career Interests: Game Designer
Enjoys outside of school: Karate, Art, Rock Climbing
If you could travel anywhere: Costa Rica

March 2017 Student of the Month

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Name: Enya Cochran
Age: 16 years
Parents: Doug and Sheryl Cochran
Rank: Green Stripe
Length of Training: 1 1/2 years
Favorite Form: Bassai
Favorite Technique: Side Kick
Favorite School Subject: Math, Science, Chinese
Enjoys outside of school: Karate, Skiing, Camping, Hiking and Family
Favorite Music: 80s, 90s, Rock & Roll alternative/indie rock
Favorite Food: Chinese, Sushi
Favorite Movie/TV Show: Adventure Time
Possible Career Interests: Environmental Science in China
Enjoys outside of school: Karate, Art, Rock Climbing
If you could travel anywhere: China, Iceland
Pets: Golden Retriever

January 2017 Student of the Month

Name: Tom Marks-Ladd
Age: 44 years
Rank: Blue Belt
Length of Training: A couple of years
Favorite Form: Lion Form
Favorite Technique: Round Kick
Favorite School Subject: Physics
Enjoys outside of school: Karate, Skiing, Camping, Hiking and Family
Favorite Music: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Favorite Food: Artichokes
Favorite Movie/TV Show: Mork and Mindy
Possible Career Interests: Helping Others
Hero: Robin Williams
If you could travel anywhere: Fiji
Pets: Willy Cat

February 2016 Student of the Month

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Amelia Evans

Parents: Tom & Devon
Age: 12
Rank: Blue Belt
Legnth of Training: 5 Months
Favorite Form: H Pattern 3
Favorite Technique: Inward Crescent Kick
Favorite School Subject: Math
Enjoys outside of school: Basketball
Fovorite TV Show: Hawaii 5-0
Favorite Music: Hip Hop
Favorite Food: Ice Cream (Coffee)
If you could Travel Anywhere: France
What do you want to be when you grow up? Police Office (FBI)
Pets: 4 Cats, 1 Dog, 1 Bird

January 2016 Student of the Month

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Kai Fagundes

Parents: Mike & Julie
Age: 9
Rank: Blue Belt
Legnth of Training: 11 Months
Favorite Form: Lion Form
Favorite Technique: Chicken Kick
Favorite School Subject: Science
Enjoys outside of school: Snow Skiing
Fovorite TV Show: The Amazing World of Gumball
Favorite Music: Dubstep
Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza
If you could Travel Anywhere: Outer Space
What do you want to be when you grow up? Astronaut
Hero: Mom

December 2015 Students of the Month

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Deepam, River, & Oriah

Ages: 59, 10, & 8
Rank: Brown Stripe
Length of Training: 5 years
Favorite Form: Go Pai Sho, Gojushiho Dai, Go Pai Sho
Favorite Technique: Back Fist, Back Fist, Front Kick
Favorite School Subject: Art, Math, Art
Enjoys Outside of School: Music, Skateboarding, Drawing
Favorite Music: Flamenco Guitar, No Preference. No Preference
Favorite Food: Pasta, Pasta, Pizza
If you could travel anywhere: Australia, Hawaii, Ashland

October 2015 Student of the Month

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Aya Stonewood

Parents: Jesse & Bethany
Age: 9
Rank: Green Belt
Length of Training: 2 years
Favorite Form: Lion Form
Favorite Technique: Round Kick
Favorite School Subject: Music
Enjoys outside of school: Read
Favorite Musician/Group: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite TV Show: Tom & Jerry
Possible Career Interests: Teacher
If you could travel anywhere: New York

Hero: Jane Goodall

September 2015 Student of the Month

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Peter Jordan

Parents:  Tunde & Peter
Age: 12
Rank: Purple
Length of Training: 8 months
Favorite Form: Lion Form
Favorite Technique: Double Action Kick
Favorite School Subject: PE
Enjoys doing outside of karate school: Friends
Favorite Music: Dubstep
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite TV Show: No TV
Possible Career Interests: Pilot
Hero: Percy Jackson
If You Could Travel Anywhere: Worldwide tour
Pets: 1 Dog: Cricket

April 2015 Student of the Month

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Alexandra Acevedo

Parents:  Eric & Nada
Age: 9
Rank: Brown Stripe
Length of Training: 3 1/2 years
Favorite Form: Mitose no Hangetsu
Favorite Technique: 540 Kick
Favorite School Subject: Physical Education
Enjoys doing outside of karate school: Other Sports
Favorite Music: Pop Music
Favorite Food: Burritos
Favorite TV Show: Marmaduke
Possible Career Interests: Pro Volleyball Player
Hero: Mom & Dad
If You Could Travel Anywhere: Tour Around World: Fes, Morocco
Pets: 2 Dogs, Clyde & Ace

March 2015 Student of the Month

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Elie Hersch

Parents:  Jill & Steve
Age: 10
Rank: Blue
Length of Training: 9 Months
Favorite Technique: Scoop Kick
Favorite School Subject: Math
Enjoys doing outside of karate school: Baking
Favorite Music: Taylor Swift
Favorite Food: Sugary Stuff
Favorite TV Show: Disney
Possible Career Interests: President
Hero: Taylor Swift
If You Could Travel Anywhere: Tour Around World
Pets: Stuffed Animals

December 2014 Student of the Month

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Lauren Eibner

Parents: Annika & Kevin
Age: 10
Rank: Green Stripe
Length of Training: 3 years
Favorite Form: H Pattern 3
Favorite Technique: Flying Sidekick
Favorite School Subject: Math
Enjoys outside of school: Playing with Friends
Favorite Music: Adam Levine
Favorite Food: Noodles Parmesan & Butter
Favorite TV Show: Wizards of Waverly Place
Possible Career Interests: Scientist

July 2014 Student of the Month

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Tim Morton

Age: 54
Rank: 2nd Brown
Length of Training:3 years
Favorite Form: Empi
Favorite Technique: Side Kick
Favorite School Subject: Computer Science
Enjoys outside of school:Golf
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Food: Filet Minot
Favorite TV Show: NFL Football
Hero: Linus Torvald
If you could travel anywhere: Rome
Pets: 1 Cat

June 2014 Student of the Month

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Quinn Trivers

Parents: John & Caryn
Age: 10
Rank: Red Belt
Length of Training: 3 Years
Favorite Form: Bassai
Favorite Technique: Side Kick
Favorite School Subject:
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May 2014 Student of the Month

 Amelia

Amelia Dryland

Parents: David & Caroline
Age: 14 
Rank: Red Belt
Length of Training: 3 years
Favorite Form: Deer Form
Favorite Technique: Round Kicks
Favorite School Subject: Writing
Enjoys outside of school: Hang out with friends
Favorite Music: Alternative/Rock
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Doctor Who
Possible Career Interests: I don’t Know
Hero: Amelia Earhart
If you could travel anywhere:  :London
Pets: 2 cats 1 dog

April 2014 Student of the Month

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Carly Joss-Bradley

Parents: Jennifer Joss & Tom Bradley
Age: 13
Rank: Gold Belt
Length of Training: 4 months
Favorite Form: H Pattern 3
Favorite Technique: Round Kick
Favorite School Subject: Math
Enjoys outside of school: Drawing
Favorite Musician/Group: Vampire Weekend
Favorite Food: Food
Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother
Possible Career Interests: Interior Designer
If you could travel anywhere: Maldives
Pets: 2 cats 3 dogs

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March 2014 Student of the Month

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Alex Newman-Hancock

Parents: Vanessa & Mike
Age: 9
Rank: Purple Belt
Length of Training: 1 ½ years
Favorite Form: H-Pattern 2
Favorite Technique: Spinning Back Kick
Favorite School Subject: Lunch
Enjoys outside of school: Basketball
Favorite Musician/Group: AC/DC
Favorite Food: Cheeseburger & Fries
Favorite TV Show: Archer
Possible Career Interests: Basketball Player
If you could travel anywhere:
Hawaii
Pets: Cat-Pork Chop, Chinchilla-Chewy, Tortoise-Torty

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February 2014 Student of the Month

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  Elaine Sayre

Age: 37
Rank:  Red Belt
Length of  Training:  4 years
Favorite Form:  Lion Form
Favorite Technique:  Waza 20
Favorite School Subject:  Art
Enjoys outside of school:  Gardening
Favorite Musician/Group: Snataum Kaur
Hero:  Hanshi Jerry Piddington

Ms. Elaine Sayre has the honor of being Ashland Karate Academy’s first Student of the Month. Ms. Sayre has been studying martial arts for over 4 years. She started studying martial arts under Hanshi Piddington about 3 years ago. She started her martial arts career under Hanshi Bruce Jutnik in Sacramento as a child and fell in love with karate. When she moved up to Oregon wasn’t able to study for a while until she found Hanshi’s school. She has been helping us teach our Lil Dragons Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:45 and has become a very good teacher.

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