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Lessons Resume Today, Wednesday, October 15.

Just a reminder with the conclusion of the Knox County Schools Fall Break, lessons will resume on their normal schedule today, Wednesday, October 15.  See you in class!


School Closed for Fall Break

Our school will be closed in conformity with the Knox County Schools Fall Break from Saturday through Tuesday, October 11-14.  No lessons will meet on these days.  Lessons will resume on our normal schedule Wednesday, October 15.

Enjoy your Fall Break!


Honors Program Workshop: Board Breaking Sunday, October 5

We will be having a special Honors Program Workshop on Board Breaking this coming Sunday, October 5.  Sessions will meet on the following schedule:

1:00pm — Junior Honors (ages 6-8)

2:00pm — Pre-Teen Honors (ages 9-12)

3:00pm — Teen & Adult Honors (ages 13+)

Please bring your rebreakable board to the workshop.  Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please register at the school if you plan to attend.


Master Class Seminars Schedule Friday & Saturday

Just a reminder that we will be having our Master Class Seminars this weekend, and we will be on a changed lesson schedule in consequence.  Lessons will meet as follows:

Friday:  Tigers at 4:30pm;  Honors and Fundamentals students at 5:00pm.  Teen & Adult students will have a Kata workshop with Master Yates at 7:00pm.

Saturday:  We will be at First Lutheran School.  “Things You Must Know About Sparring” Seminar will start at 9:00am;  Rokushaku Bo Seminar will begin at 1:00pm.  Regular lessons will not meet on this day.


Autumn Term Patterns Workshop Sunday, September 27

Just a reminder that we will be having our Autumn Term Patterns Workshops this Sunday, September 27.  We’ll look at your patterns as a whole, as well as working with performance and application of selected techniques — things that are new or particularly challenging.  The workshops will take place on the following schedule:

1:00pm:  Fundamentals Students — Self-Defense Kata #1

1:45pm:  Intermediate Honors Students (Sr. Yellow-Blue) — Ch’on-Ji Hyung

2:30pm:  Advanced Honors Students (Sr. Blue-Sr. Red) — Joong-Gun Hyung

3:15pm:  Black Belt Honors Students (all ranks) — Bassai Hyung, Chul-Gi Hyung

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


Orientation Meeting Saturday, September 13

We will be having a special Orientation Meeting for new students and parents this Saturday, September 13, at 2:30pm.  We will go over together how both the Tigers and Fundamentals programs work, including how you earn achievement stripes, and how you earn advancement to a new belt rank.

Please register at the school if you plan to attend.  Participation counts for 2 Class Credits.


Honors Program Workshop: Free Sparring Fundamentals

We will be having a special Honors Program workshop on Free Sparring Fundamentals this Sunday, September 7.  This is open to all students in the Honors Program, and is especially recommended for students who are new to free sparring.  Workshop sessions will meet on the following schedule:

2:00pm — Juniors (ages 6-8)

2:45pm — Pre-Teens, Teens and Adults (ages 9+)

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


Labor Day Weekend

Just a reminder that we will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday from Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1.  No lessons will meet on these days.  We will re-open on our normal lesson  schedule Tuesday, September 2.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!


Fun Week August 18-24

We will be on our special “Fun Week” schedule during this week, August 18-24.

Monday through Thursday, August 18-21:  No classes.  Introductory lessons, private lessons, and conferences by appointment.

Friday, August 22:  Buddy Day.  Share your martial arts training with a friend.  Training Games and basic instruction.  Please bring a buddy to class with you.

4:00-4:45pm:  Ages 6-8

5:00-5:30pm:  Ages 4-5

5:30-6:15pm:  Ages 9-12

Friday, August 22:  Movie Night:  Secondhand Lions (PG) at 7:00pm.  Please invite family and friends to attend with you.

Saturday, August 23:  Autumn Term 2014 preparation meetings — we’ll preview curriculum and upcoming events for the upcoming term.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Participation will count for 2 Class Credits for the upcoming Autumn Term.

10:00am:  Honors Students, all ages.

11:00am:  Fundamentals Students, all ages.

12:00 Noon:  Tigers students, ages 4 & 5

1:00pm:  Honors Black Belt students, all ages.

 


Graduation Saturday 8/16/2014

Just a reminder that our Graduation Ceremony for the Summer Term 2014 will take place today, Saturday, August 16.

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 10:00am 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!