Closed for Repairs to Heating System: Thursday, December 7

Our school will be closed for repairs to our heating system today, Thursday, December 7.  Currently, the system is not keeping our school warm enough to conduct lessons.

Lessons will resume on our normal schedule tomorrow, Friday, December 8.

My sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused you.



Buddy Day and Movie Night: Friday, November 17

We will be having a Buddy Day and Movie Night this coming Friday, November 17.  This will be part of our Fun Week schedule this week.

Buddy Day — share your martial arts training with a friend.  Training games and basic instruction.  Please bring a buddy to class with you.

4:00-4:45pm — ages 6-8

5:00-5:30pm — ages 4 & 5

5:30-6:15pm — ages 9-12

Our movie will be Despicable Me, and is rated G.  You are welcome to invite family and friends to come with you for the movie.

Please follow this link to download your Movie Night information flyer:  Movie Night Flyer November 2017

Fun Week Schedule: Monday through Sunday, November 13-19

Just a reminder that, with the end of our Autumn Term, Fun Week will be this coming week — Monday through Sunday, November 13-19.  Regular lessons will not meet during this week.  We will have Introductory Lessons, Make Up Lessons, and Family Conferences by appointment during this week.

The first day of lessons for our Winter Term will be Monday, November 20.  We will have a schedule of events for the Winter Term available at the special Term Preparation Meetings on Sunday, November 19.

For a complete schedule for Fun Week, please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Fun Week November 2017

Graduation: Saturday and Sunday, November 11 & 12

Our Graduation Ceremony for the Autumn Term is coming up this Saturday and Sunday, November 11 & 12.

The Graduation Ceremony is for all students who have earned advancement to their next rank during this week.  Please wear your uniform for this, and Honors students should bring their sparring gear and padded weapons.

At Graduation, you will perform a brief demonstration of some of the skills you learned to earn your new rank, and then you will be formally presented with your new belt and rank certificate.  Please invite family and friends to come see you at Graduation — there will be plenty of seating, and plenty of parking space as well.

Graduation on Saturday will begin at 10:00am for our Pre-Teen students (ages 9-12), and 12:00 Noon for our Tigers students (ages 4 & 5), and our Juniors students (ages 6-8).

Graduation on Saturday will take place at the First Lutheran School, 1207 North Broadway, Knoxville TN  37917.  We will be in their gym, which is at the back of the school.

Graduation on Sunday will begin at 2:00pm for our Teen & Adult students (ages 13+).  The Sunday Graduation will take place at Broadway Family Karate.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  November_2017_Graduation Flyer.

Last Day for Promotion Exams: Friday, November 10

Just a reminder that today — Friday, November 10 — is the final day for Promotion Exams for our Autumn Term.  IF you have not completed your exam yet, you can do so today.  Please come to your normal lesson today to complete your Exam.  Lesson times are as follows:

3:30pm — Tigers

4:00pm — Fundamentals  (all ages)

4:45pm — Honors Students  (all ages)

If you are eligible for your Promotion Exam (all 3 achievement stripes earned and required class credits earned) and are unable to complete your Promotion Exam today, please contact Mr. Booker regarding setting up a “make-up” session next week, during Fun Week.

Exam Prep Camp: Sunday, November 5

We will have a special Exam Preparation Camp for all students this Sunday, November 5.

This camp is to prepare for the Autumn Term Promotion Exams coming up in our lessons the week of November 6-10.  This camp will give you a little extra preparation for the Promotion Exams, so that you will be able to do your very best.  We will review the exam material together during these sessions.  Participation counts for 2 Class Credits.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer, including times for the separate review sessions:  Preparation Camp Autumn 2017 Flyer

Halloween: School Closed Tuesday, October 31

Just a reminder that our school will be closed Tuesday, October 31, for Halloween.  No lessons will meet on this day.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!  Please follow this link to download the American Red Cross guidelines for safe trick-or-treating:  Halloween Safety Tips.


Orientation: Saturday, October 28 at 9:30am

We will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and families this coming Saturday, October 28, at 9:30am.  We will focus on how the upcoming Promotion Exams will work, and how our newer students can prepare for these.  We will also discuss the basics of how the Fundamentals and Tigers programs work.  You’ll also be able to ask any questions that you may have.  Attendance will count for 2 Class Credits.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Orientation Flyer October 2017



Fall Break: Closed Friday & Sunday, October 13 & 15

Just a reminder that we will be closed for the Fall Break this weekend, Friday and Sunday, October 13 & 15.  No lessons will meet on these days.

Lessons will resume on our normal schedule Monday, October 16.

Enjoy your Fall Break!

Thunderstorms Forecast: Lessons Meet at BFK on Sunday, October 8

Because thunderstorms are forecast for tomorrow, we will have our lessons at Broadway Family Karate this Sunday, October 8.  We will not meet at Adair Park, as originally planned.  Lessons will meet on the normal Sunday schedule.

We will be taking a first look at some of the skills for your 3rd Achievement Stripe on Sunday.  We will also be doing make up tests for achievement stripes as needed.

As originally planned, participation in this event will count for 2 Class Credits.