“Karate for the Cure” Saturday, October 17

We will be hosting a special “Karate for the Cure” fundraiser workshop this coming Saturday, October 17.  This workshop is being organized by Mr. Ryan Walton, one of our Honors Black Belt students, as his Community Service Project as he prepares for the promotion exam for 1st Dan.

This special martial arts/self-defense workshop is designed especially for women and girls, and will be led by Sheena Henderson of the Samurai Dragons dojo.  Beginners are welcome — you don’t need to have any previous martial arts training to take part.

This workshop will focus on introducing you to a set of strong, practical self-defense fundamentals.  Henderson Sensei is an experienced instructor who has studied karate as well as a number of traditional weapons, including the samurai sword.  “I have a long-time personal focus on making traditional techniques effective for female practitioners of the martial arts,” says Henderson.  “We can practice effective self-defense by understanding and using our natural strengths and awareness.

A $5 donation is suggested for all participants.  Your donation will go to the Komen Knoxville, for breast cancer treatment and research in the East Tennessee area.  Please wear clothing you can move around comfortably in — a t-shirt and shorts or sweats should be just fine.  All participants will receive a pink wrist band in recognition of their contribution.  You are welcome to stop by on Saturday to make a donation for the cure, even if you aren’t participating in the workshop itself.

“Karate for the Cure” will take place at our school, 2902 Tazewell Pike, Suite J, Knoxville, TN.  We’re in the Fountain City Business Park.  The workshop will start at 10am on Saturday, October 17, and last until noon.  To register, or if you have questions, please contact us by phone at 688-0120, or by e-mail at broadwayfamilykarate@yahoo.com.