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10 Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween coming up on Sunday, we wanted to share the American Red Cross guidelines for safe trick or treating.

Please review the 10 Safe Trick or Treating tips below with your child, even if you plan to be with them 100% of the time this Halloween:

  1.  Make sure your child’s costume is fire-proof, fits properly, and allows him or her to see where he or she is going.
  2. It is important that trick-or-treaters can see and be seen after dark.  Your child should wear a light-colored costume, use reflective tape, and carry a flashlight.
  3. If your child’s costume includes a prop, make sure that the ends are smooth and flexible enough to prevent injuries, in case of an accidental fall.
  4. If your child is going house-to-house without you, make sure to plan a route so that you’ll know where he or she is at all times and who is with him or her.
  5. Trick-or-treaters should not approach houses that have their lights turned off.
  6. While at a house, children should stand several feet back from the entrance and should never go inside a stranger’s home.
  7. Make sure your child knows to cross streets at corners and to look both ways for traffic.
  8. Children need to be cautious around candles and jack-o-lanterns.  Standing too close could cause your child’s costume to catch on fire.
  9. Pets and animals may be overly excited or afraid of people they don’t know, so remind your child to be cautious.
  10.  Your child should not eat any candy until you’ve had a chance to inspect it and ensure that no one has tampered with it.

Please follow this link to download your copy of the 10 tips for safe Trick or Treating:  ARC Halloween Safety Tips

Have a safe and fun Halloween!


Orientation Meeting for New Students & Parents: 10/30 at 2:00pm

We will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and their parents on Saturday, October 30, at 2:00pm.  This meeting should last about 30 minutes.

Open to all new students and families — and especially recommended for Parents.  We will go over the details of the Fundamentals and 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 and families to come if at all possible.  Please contact us by phone or email if you plan to attend.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Orientation Meeting October 2021


“Catch Up” Week: 10/15-10/31

Just a reminder that this is our “Catch Up” Week — Monday through Sunday, October 25-31.

We’ll have special 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 tests for your 1st & 2nd Achievement Stripes.
  • Private skill coaching & “Catch Up” lessons.
  • Introductory Lessons & Family Conferences.
  • Board Breaking for Santa Cops (10/28 & 10/29).
  • Orientation Meeting for New Students & Parents (10/30).

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, November 1.  We’ll begin reviewing skills and preparing for our upcoming Promotion Exams.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  October 2021 Catch-Up Week Flyer


Board Breaking for Santa Cops — Thursday & Friday, October 28 & 29

We’re getting in touch to let you know about the Board Breaking for Santa Cops Black Belt Community Service Project.

The Board Breaking workshops will be on Thursday & Friday, October 28 & 29.  Breaking sessions will meet on the following schedule:

Thursday & Friday

4:30pm — Juniors (ages 6-8)

5:15pm — Karate Tigers (ages 4 & 5)

6:00pm — Pre-Teens (ages 9-12)

6:45pm — Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Mr. Andrew Stone will be collecting donations for Santa Cops.  This organization provides Christmas gifts for children at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital who are unable to be home with their families for the holidays.

These workshops are open to Honors students ages 6 and older.  Both Karate Tigers and Fundamentals students will also be allowed to participate.  With our Tigers and 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 Santa Cops.  Suggested donation is $10.  Mr. Stone will be on hand to accept your donations.

Please follow this link for your information flyer:  Santa Cops Board Breaking Info

If you wish to participate, please contact us at your earliest convenience by phone or email to register.  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.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


School Open This Week: October 11-17

Our school will be open on our usual schedule this week — Monday through Sunday, October 11-17.  Lessons will meet as scheduled.

See you in class!


Orientation Meeting: Saturday, September 25

We will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and their families on Saturday, September 25, at 1:30pm.  This meeting should last about 30 minutes.

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 us by phone or email if you plan to attend.


1st Achievement Stripe Tests this Week!

We will have 1st Achievement Stripe (Bronze) tests for our Karate Tigers, Fundamentals and Honors Students during our lessons this coming week — Monday, September 13 through Sunday, September 19.

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 on of your lessons this week to complete your stripe test.

Please let us know if you’re quarantining/isolating and miss all or part of your stripe test.  Once you’re able to return to in-person lessons we’ll schedule a special “Catch Up” session to complete this.  Please contact our Senior Instructor, Mr. Booker, by email at booker@broadwayfamilykarate.com or by phone at (865) 688-0120.

 


Closed for Labor Day: Monday, September 6

Just a reminder that our school will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 6.  No lessons will meet on this day.

Lessons will meet on our usual schedule this Sunday, September 5.

Enjoy the Labor Day Holiday!


Autumn Term Lessons begin this week!

We will begin lessons for our Autumn Term this week.  See you in class!


“Catch Up” Week: Monday-Sunday, August 9-15

Just a reminder that this is our “Catch Up” Week — Monday through Sunday, August 9-15.

We’ll have special private sessions 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 Promotion Exams
  • Student & Family Conferences
  • Private Lessons
  • Introductory Lessons

Please contact our school by phone or email if you need to schedule a session.

Regular lessons will not meet during this week.  We will resume our regular lessons on Monday, August 16.  We’ll begin lessons for our Autumn Term 2021.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

August 2021 Catch-Up Week Flyer