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Winter Term Graduations: 3/7-3/13

Our Graduation Ceremonies for the Winter Term will be during the upcoming week:  Monday through Sunday, March 7-13.

As we have discussed during our lessons together, we will hold our Graduation ceremonies indoors at our school.

Graduation will be during your usual class time, but on the day you have selected — either your “A” lesson or your “B” lesson.

At Graduation you’ll perform a short demonstration of a selection of the skills you have learned to earn your new rank.  We will then present your new belt and your certificate of rank.  Please wear your current rank belt and your uniform for Graduation.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

Winter 2022 Graduation Information Flyer


Promotion Exams this Week: 2/28-3/6!

Just a reminder that Promotion Exams for the Winter Term are this week, February 28 through March 6 (Monday-Sunday).

Promotion Exams are the tests where our students demonstrate the martial arts skills they have learned during this term, and will earn advancement to their next belt rank.

The Promotion Exams will take place during normal lesson times throughout this week.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer for complete details on our Winter Term Promotion Exams!

Winter Term 2022 Exam Information Flyer


Exam Preparation Week: 2/21-2/27

Just a reminder that this is our Exam Preparation Week — Monday through Sunday, February 21-27.

Lessons will meet as scheduled on Presidents’ Day — Monday, February 21.

For all our students, we’ll be preparing for our upcoming Promotion Exams.  We’ll be reviewing and practicing all of the skills that you’ll be demonstrating for your Exam next week — so that you can do your very best with all of them.

Please be sure to come to both your “A” & “B” lessons this week for a thorough review of your skills.

See you in class!


“Catch Up” Week: February 14-20

We have our “Catch Up” week coming up — Monday through Sunday, February 14-20.

We will have special private lessons available by appointment during this week.  These will help you get caught up if you have had to miss a few lessons during the past few weeks.

During this week, we will be conducting:

  • Make Up Achievement Stripe Tests
  • Student & Family Conferences
  • Private Lessons
  • Introductory Lessons

Regular lessons will not meet during this week.  We will resume our regular lessons on Monday, February 21.  We’ll begin preparation for our Promotion Exams.

Please contact our school by phone or email at your earliest convenience if you need to schedule a “Catch Up” session during this week.  Phone:  (865) 688-0120;  Email: booker@broadwayfamilykarate.com.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

February 2022 Catch-Up Week Info


Board Breaking for Fountain City Ministry Center: Sunday, February 20

Coming Soon:  Board Breaking for Fountain City Ministry Center Black Belt Community Service Project.

The Board Breaking workshops will be on Sunday, February 20.  Breaking sessions will meet on the following schedule:

2:15pm — Juniors (ages 6-8)

3:00pm — Pre-Teens (ages 9-12)

Mr. Braxton Cook will be collecting donations for the Fountain City Ministry Center.  This is a cooperative effort of Fountain City area churches who provide financial support, volunteers, and donations to those in need within our community.  Donations will be used to directly aid the ministry center in meeting the needs of our fellow Fountain City residents.

These workshops are open to both Honors and Fundamentals students.  With our Fundamentals students, we will carefully go over board breaking basics, and then the student will have the option of trying their first board break.  No one will be required to attempt a break if they don’t feel ready for this.

If you wish to participate, we would ask that you please provide a donation in support of the Fountain City Ministry Center.  Suggested cash donation is $10.  Please see the information flyer for other items you can donate.  Mr. Cook will be on hand to accept your donations.

If you wish to participate, please contact us by phone or email to register.  You can call (865) 688-0120, or email booker@broadwayfamilykarate.com.  We need to know that you are coming so that we can be sure to have a board for you!

Please consider donating even if you’re unable to participate in the Board Breaking sessions.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

Fountain City Ministry Center Board Breaking Sessions Info

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


Silver Achievement Stripe Tests this Week: February 7-13

We will have Silver Achievement Stripe tests for our Karate Tigers, Fundamentals and Honors Students during our lessons this week — Monday, February 7 through Sunday, February 13.

Fundamentals and Honors students should attend both your “A” and “B” lessons this week to complete your stripe test.

Karate Tigers students should attend at least one of your lessons this week to complete your stripe test.

Should you miss your stripe test this week, we will have a special “Catch Up” week February 14-20.  We can schedule a special time during this “Catch Up” week for you to complete your Achievement Stripe test.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

2nd Achievement Stripe tests Winter 2022


New Students & Parents Orientation Meeting: Saturday, February 5

Just a reminder that we will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and their families on Saturday, February 5, at 10:00am.

Open to all new students and families — and especially recommended for Parents.  We will go over the details of the Fundamentals & Karate Tigers programs, including earning achievement stripes and belt rank advancement.  You’ll also be able to ask any questions that you may have.  We’ll also discuss the basics of how the Honors Program works, and how students qualify for membership.

We encourage all our new students, parents & families to come if at all possible.  Please contact our school by phone or email if you plan to attend.  (865) 688-0120 or booker@broadwayfamilykarate.com.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

New Students & Parents Orientation Meeting February 2022


Make Up Stripe Tests: Tuesday, January 18

We have Make Up Achievement Stripe test sessions available this Tuesday, January 18.  These sessions will meet on the following schedule:

5:30-6:15pm — Junior & Pre-Teen Fundamentals (ages 6-8 & 9-12)

6:15-7:00pm — Junior & Pre-Teen Honors (ages 6-8 & 9-12)

7:00-7:45pm — Teen & Adult Honors (ages 13 & older)

7:45-8:30pm — Teen & Adult Fundamentals (ages 13 & older)

These sessions will be led by Mr. Disselkoen.  Please contact our school at your earliest convenience if you plan to participate in one of these sessions.

Achievement Stripe Make Up Information January 2022


School Closed due to Illness: Monday & Tuesday, 1/17 & 1/18

Our Senior Instructor, Mr. Booker, has tested positive for Covid.  We regret that in the circumstances we will have to close the school Monday & Tuesday, January 17 & 18.  No regular lessons will meet on these days.

We will reassess this situation on Wednesday morning regarding our schedule for the remainder of this week.

For those students doing make up stripe tests, we are arranging a set of special sessions on Tuesday evening.  Mr. Disselkoen will be leading these.  We will have further information available by this evening.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused you.


School Closed Due to Illness: Friday-Sunday, January 14-16

Our Senior Instructor, Mr. Booker, has started showing some of the symptoms of a Covid infection.  With the limited tests available, it will be a couple of days before he can get tested.

We regret that in the circumstances we will have to close the school Friday-Sunday, January 13-16.  No regular lessons or make up sessions will meet on these days.

For those students doing make up stripe tests, we will get you rescheduled for this in the next few days.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused you!