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New Students & Families Orientation Meeting: Saturday, August 7

Just a reminder that we will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and their families on Saturday, August 7, 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 & 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.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

Orientation Flyer August 2021


Graduation Ceremonies: Summer Term 2021

Our Graduation Ceremonies for the Summer Term will be during this week:  Monday through Sunday, August 2-8.

Graduation will be here at our school, during your usual lesson time, but on the day you have selected — either your “A” lesson or your “B” lesson.

At Graduation you’ll perform a short demonstration of a selection of the skills you have learned to earn your new rank.  We will then present your new belt and your certificate of rank.  Please wear your current rank belt and your uniform for your Graduation.

We will video your Graduation, both your skill demonstration and presentation of your new rank.  We’ll make this video available to you a few days afterwards, so that you can share this with friends and family who are out of town, or who are quarantining, isolating or sheltering at home to protect a vulnerable family member.

We will follow our usual safety procedures — physical distancing, wearing masks, and checking temperatures.

If you haven’t yet completed your Promotion Exam — you’ve been out of town or otherwise unable to come to your lessons — we have special Make Up sessions set aside for you during the upcoming “Catch Up” week (August 9-15).  Please contact our school by phone or email at your earliest convenience and we will get you scheduled to make up your Promotion Exam.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Summer 2021 Graduation Information


Summer Term Promotion Exams: 7/26-8/1

Just a reminder that Promotion Exams for the Summer Term are coming up this week, July 26 to August 1 (Monday through Sunday).

Promotion Exams are the tests where our students demonstrate the martial arts skills they have learned during this term, and will earn advancement to their next belt rank.

Promotion Exams will take place during normal lesson times throughout this week.

Fundamentals and Honors students should attend both your “A” & “B” lessons to complete your Promotion Exam.  To be eligible to take the Exam, you should have earned both your Bronze & Silver Achievement Stripes.

Tigers Students should attend one of your lessons to complete your Promotion Exam.

Should you miss your exam due to illness or family emergency, we will schedule special “Make Up” sessions for your as part of our upcoming “Catch Up” week (August 9-15).

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

Summer Term 2021 Promotion Exam Info

Please check with your instructor if you have any questions about Promotion Exams or Graduation.


Community Service Project: “Safe Sitter” Class Setup

We have a special “Safe Sitter” Class Setup Black Belt Community Service Project coming up on Friday, July 23.

This project is being organized by Mr. T.J. Morgan, as part of his promotion exam to earn his 1st Dan Black Belt.

Mr. Morgan is asking for a few volunteers to help him set up the classroom and materials for the upcoming “Safe Sitter” class at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.  The setup session will be Friday, July 23 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Please register at the school by the end of Wednesday, July 21 if you would like to participate.  You can also contact our school by phone or email to register.

If you would like to know more about the “Safe Sitter” class itself, please follow the link below:

“Safe Sitter” Class  Info Flyer


“Catch Up” Week: Monday through Sunday, July 12-18

Just a reminder that this is our “Catch Up” Week — Monday through Sunday, July 12-18.

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

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, July 19.  We’ll begin reviewing skills and preparing for our upcoming Promotion Exams.

Please follow the link below to download your information flyer:

July 2021 Catch-Up Week Flyer


Silver Achievement Stripe Tests This Week: July 5-11

We will have Silver Achievement Stripe tests for our Karate Tigers, Fundamentals, and Honors students during our lessons this week — Monday, July 5 through Sunday, July 11.

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 July 12-18.  We can schedule a special time during this week for you to complete your test and earn your achievement stripe.

See you in class!


July 4th Holiday: School Closed

We have the Independence Day Holiday coming up this weekend, on Sunday, July 4th.  We will be closed on that day, in observance of the Holiday.  No lessons will meet on this day.

We will be having lessons as scheduled on Saturday, July 3 and Monday, July 5.

Stay safe, keep well, and enjoy your Holiday!


Orientation Meeting: Saturday, June 26

Just a reminder that we will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and families on Saturday, June 26, at 1:30pm.

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.

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.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Orientation Flyer June 2021


“Catch Up” Week: Tuesday through Sunday, 6/1-6/6

This is our “Catch Up” week — Tuesday through Sunday, June 1-6.

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.

We will also have a Black Belt Community Service Project taking place during this week:

Regular lessons will not meet during this week.  We will resume our regular lessons on Monday, June 7.

Please follow this link to access your information flyer:

June 2021 Catch-Up Week Information


Closed in Observance of Memorial Day: Monday, May 31

We will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 31.  No lessons will meet on this day.

Enjoy your holiday!