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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!


Graduation, Saturday February 14

Our Graduation Ceremony for the Winter Term 2014-15 is coming up this Saturday, February 14.

The Graduation Ceremony is for all students who have earned advancement to their next rank during the Promotion Exams 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 things you learned to earn your new rank, and then you will be formally presented with your new belt and rank certificate.  Please invite your family and friends to come see you at Graduation — there will be plenty of seating, and plenty of parking space as well.

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

Graduation will take place at First Lutheran School, 1207 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN  37917.

See you there!


Fun Week

Just a reminder that we will be on our special Fun Week schedule this week.  Monday through Wednesday, February 16-18, we will be having Introductory Lessons, private lessons, and conferences by appointment.  Regular lessons will not meet on these days.


Promotion Exam Preparation Camp Sunday, February 8

We will be holding a Promotion Exam Preparation Camp this Sunday, February 8, during the afternoon.  These special sessions offer you a little extra preparation for the Promotion Exams taking place during lessons next week, so that you will be able to do your very best.  If there is something we’ve been working with in our regular lessons that you would like a little bit of extra practice with, we will make the time to do that.  We will also review critical elements of the curriculum, such as patterns and one steps, that will be important parts of your Promotion Exam.  Preparation Camp sessions will meet on the following schedule:

1:00pm — Fundamentals students.

1:45pm — Intermediate Honors students (Sr. Yellow-Blue)

2:30pm — Advanced Honors students (Sr. Blue-Sr. Red)

3:15pm — Tigers students (ages 4 & 5)

Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please register at the school if you plan to participate.

See you there!