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School Closed for Tournament Saturday, March 7

The Satori-Ryu Hall of Fame Martial Arts Tournament will take place this Saturday, March 7, at the HPER building at the University of Tennessee.  Mr. Booker will be there to help officiate at the competition, so no lessons will meet on this Saturday at Broadway Family Karate.

At the tournament, there will be point sparring, padded sword sparring, patterns, and weapons kata competitions.  There will also be some very good martial arts demonstrations taking place, in addition to the competition.

Please stop in at the tournament on Saturday, and watch for a while.  You certainly don’t have to stay for the entire event.  You should find it both interesting and fun.


Lessons Meet Today, Thursday, March 5

Lessons will meet on our regular schedule today, Thursday, March 5.  Please go carefully, as we are forecast for continuing below-freezing temperatures throughout the rest of the day, and there may be icy spots on the roads.

Hope to see you in class!


Winter Weather Advisory Thursday, March 5.

We are currently under a Winter Weather Advisory through 4:00pm this evening.  We will make the decision about whether or not to open for lessons today by 2:00pm this afternoon, based on weather and road conditions at that time.  We will post this information on our facebook page, here on our website, and will also send it out promptly by e-mail.

We will make every effort to open for lessons on our normal schedule this afternoon and evening if at all possible.


Lessons Meet Today, Friday, February 27

Lessons will meet on our regular schedule today, Friday, February 27.

See you in class!


Lessons Meet Today, Thursday, February 26

Lessons will meet on a slightly modified version of our regular schedule today, Thursday, February 26.

Because of the snowfall last evening, many side streets are still covered in snow, and are slow going.  We should get a thaw during the day today, but later in the evening uncleared roads are likely to refreeze.

In consequence, Junior and Pre-Teen Fundamentals and Honors lessons, and Tigers lessons, will meet on our usual schedule today.  That means lessons as normal for all students ages 12 and under.

Teen & Adult Fundamentals and Honors lessons (students ages 13 and older) will meet at 7:30pm for a single 45 minute lesson.  We will finish no later than 8:15pm.

Stay safe, and see you in class!


Lessons Meet Today, Wednesday, February 25.

Lessons will meet on a slightly modified version of our regular schedule today, Wednesday, February 25.

We are currently (10:30am) under a Winter Weather Advisory, beginning at 4:00pm today, running through 7:00am tomorrow.  The currently hourly forecast doesn’t indicate a significant chance of precipitation (75%) until 8:00pm this evening.

In consequence, Junior and Pre-Teen Fundamentals and Honors lessons, and Tigers lessons, will meet on our usual schedule today.  That means lessons as normal for all students ages 12 and under.

Teen & Adult Fundamentals and Honors lessons (students age 13 and older) will meet at 7:30pm for a single 45 minute lesson.  We will finish no later than 8:15pm.  Should weather conditions deteriorate sooner than forecast, we will suspend this particular lesson as necessary and send people home.

See you in class!


Special Weekend Schedule Saturday 2/28 & Sunday 3/1 2/28

We have rescheduled some of our postponed events from last weekend to this coming Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1.  The schedule for these two days will be as follows:

Saturday, February 28:

Lessons will meet this day on our regular schedule.  We will hold our postponed Spring Term Preparation Meetings as follows:

2:30pm — Fundamentals Students

3:15pm — Honors Students

4:00pm — Honors Black Belt Students

Attendance at these meetings will count for 2 Class Credits.

7:00pm — Movie Night:  Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (PG)

Sunday, March 1:

2:00pm — Orientation Meeting for new Fundamentals and Tigers students and families.  Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.


Lessons Meet Today, 2/23/2015

Lessons will meet on our regular schedule today, Monday, February 23.  This is the first day of lessons for the Spring Term 2015.

See you in class!


Fun Week Winter Weather Schedule Change

We are currently under a Winter Storm Warning, starting at 7:00pm this evening, and continuing until tomorrow afternoon.  We are predicted to have more snow, as well as some icing conditions.  In consequence, we will have to make some precautionary changes to our Fun Week schedule on both these days.  You will find the details below:

Friday, February 20:

“Buddy Day” classes will meet as originally scheduled.

4:00-4:45pm:  Ages 6-8

5:00-5:30pm:  Ages 4-5

5:30-6:15pm:  Ages 9-12

Movie Night will be postponed until next weekend.  I will send out an advisory on the new date and time.

Saturday, February 21:

Spring Term Preparation Meetings and the Orientation Meeting for New Students and Parents will be postponed until next weekend.  I will send out an advisory on the new dates and times for these.

My sincere regrets for any inconvenience this may cause you.  I do feel it is best to err on the side of caution in this matter.

Stay safe!


Introduction to Free Sparring & Fight Night

We have two special events for Honors Students coming up today, Thursday, February 19, as part of our special Fun Week schedule.

6:30pm — Introduction to Free Sparring for new Honors Students (Senior Yellow Belts) of all ages.  We will go over the basic rules for Free Sparring with a partner, as well as how to wear and maintain your new sparring gear.

7:00pm — Fight Night: Face the Music for Honors Students of all ranks and ages.  We will be Free Sparring together to music.

Participation in either (or both) events will count for 2 Class Credits for the upcoming Spring Term 2015.

See you there!