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Ijams Nature Center: Black Belt Community Service Project

We have our Ijams Nature Center Community Service Project coming up on Saturday, March 27.  This has been organized by Ms. Rory Jennings, as one of the parts of her Promotion Exam for 1st Dan.

Rory Jennings would like for you to join her on March 27th from 10:00am to Noon for the Spring Clean-Up at Ijams Nature Center.  Volunteers, ages 9+ recommended, will meet at the Mead Quarry Parking Lot at 3518 Island Home Avenue near the entrances to Ijams.

Ijams will provide both trash bags and orange safety vests for participants.  While some disposable gloves will be provided, it is strongly recommended that you bring gloves that fit your volunteer’s hands.  Normal Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed, so bring your mask and maintain physical distancing.

This service project will be part of the larger 32nd annual Ijams River Rescue.  Sponsored by TVA, this event is part of a larger clean-up of the tributaries of the Tennessee River.  Trash collected on March 27th will be weighed and announced in the local media.

Requests for more information can be sent to Rory’s father, Will Jennings, at wjenning@utk.edu.  If heavy rain is forecast for March 27th, an announcement will be sent out to registered participants the day before.

Please follow this link for more information about Ijams Nature Center:  https://www.ijams.org/

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Ijams Community Service Project Info


Daylight Savings Time Begins: March 14

Just a reminder from Bob that Daylight Savings Time begins today — Sunday, March 14.  He always finds this a bit disorienting.  Spring Forward as best you may!


Silver Achievement Stripe Tests: Monday-Sunday, March 15-22

We will have Silver Achievement Stripe tests for our Karate Tigers, Fundamentals and Honors students during our lessons this coming week — Monday, March 15 through Sunday, March 21.

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 March 22-28.  We can schedule a special time during this “Catch Up” week for you to complete your Achievement Stripe test.

Should you need to earn your Bronze Achievement Stripe, we will also arrange special sessions for you to work through these skills.  When you’re ready to go on these, you’ll be able to test for your Bronze stripe.

Please contact our Senior Instructor, Mr. Booker, by email at booker@broadwayfamilykarate.com, or by phone at 865-688-0120 should you need to schedule a special session during the “Catch Up” week, March 22-28.

 


New Students & Families Orientation Meeting: Saturday, March 6

We will have an Orientation Meeting for new students and their families on Saturday, March 6, at 1:00pm.

Open to all new students and families — and especially recommended for parents.  We will go over the details of the Fundamentals & 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.

Please follow this link for your information flyer:  Orientation Flyer March 2021

We encourage all our new students, parents and families to come if at all possible.  Weather permitting, we will meet outdoors in the courtyard.  Please contact our school by phone or email if you plan to attend.


School Open Today: Thursday, February 18

Broadway Family Karate will be open today, Thursday, February 18.  Lessons will meet as scheduled.

Saddle up your favorite riding Yak and trot on down to join us!

See you in class!


School Open Today: Tuesday, February 16

Broadway Family Karate will be open today, Tuesday, February 16.  Lessons will meet on our regular schedule.

Hitch up your sled dogs and mush on in!

See you in class!


Winter Term Lessons Resume: Monday, February 15

We will resume lessons for our Winter Term this Monday, February 15.

We will begin learning and practicing the skills you will need to know to earn your 2nd Achievement Stripe.  Looking ahead, we will be testing for 2nd stripes during our lessons the week of March 15-21.

See you in class!


“Catch Up” Week: Monday-Sunday, 2/8-2/14.

Just a reminder that this is our “Catch Up” week — Monday through Sunday, February 8-14.

We’ll 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:

  • Private Make Up tests for your 1st Achievement Stripe.
  • Private skill coaching & “Catch Up” lessons.
  • Introductory Lessons & Family Conferences.

Please contact our Senior Instructor, Mr. Booker, at your earliest convenience to schedule appointments for these as needed.

Regular lessons will not meet during this week.  We will resume our regular lessons on Monday, February 15.  We’ll begin learning and practicing your 2nd Achievement Stripe skills.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  February 2021 “Catch Up” Week Flyer


School Open Today: Monday, February 1

Broadway Family Karate will be open today, Monday, February 1.  Lessons will meet as scheduled.

We will begin 1st Achievement Stripe tests in our lessons today.

See you in class!


1st Achievement Stripe Tests This Week: Monday-Sunday, 2/1-2/7

We will have 1st Achievement Stripe (Bronze) tests for our Karate Tigers, Fundamentals, and Honors Students during our lessons this coming week — Monday, February 1 through Sunday, February 7.

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 8-14.  We can schedule a special time during this “Catch Up” week for you to complete your Achievement Stripe test.

Please contact our Senior Instructor, Mr. Booker, by email at booker@broadwayfamilykarate.com, or by phone at 865-688-020 should you need to complete your Achievement Stripe test during the “Catch Up” week.