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Getting the Most from your Video Tutorial Lessons

We have a few suggestions to help you get the most out of your Video Tutorial Lessons.  Please follow the link below to download your guide:

Getting the most from your Video Tutorial Lessons!


Video Tutorial Lessons & Guides: Week of April 6

Please follow the links below to access your Video Tutorials and written Lesson Guides for this week:

Karate Tigers (ages 4 & 5):

Video Tutorial:  Karate Tigers Video Tutorial April 6

Tutorial Lesson Guide:  Karate Tigers Lesson Video Tutorial Guide April 6

 

Fundamentals Students (All Ages):

“A” Lesson Video (Monday-Wednesday):  Fundamentals “A” Lesson Video Tutorial April 6

“A” Lesson Tutorial Guide (Monday-Wednesday):  Fundamentals “A” Lesson Video Tutorial Guide April 6

“B” Lesson Video (Thursday-Saturday):

“B” Lesson Tutorial Guide (Thursday-Saturday):

 

Honors Students (All Ages):

“A” Lesson Video (Monday-Wednesday):  Honors “A” Lesson Video Tutorial April 6

“A” Lesson Tutorial Guide (Monday-Wednesday):  Honors “A” Lesson Video Tutorial Guide April 6

“B” Lesson Video (Thursday-Saturday):

“B” Lesson Tutorial Guide (Thursday-Saturday):

 

Black Belt Students (All Ages):

Video Tutorial:  Black Belt Lesson Video Tutorial April 6

Tutorial Lesson Guide:  Black Belt Video Tutorial Guide April 6

 

 


Warrior Personal Strength Lesson #3: Self-Control

How Ike “crawled a Plebe” for the first time — and found once was enough.

Please follow the links below for your video and written guide to the lesson:

Warrior Personal Strength video:  Self-Control Lesson #3:  How Ike “crawled a Plebe”

Warrior Personal Strength Lesson Guide: Self-Control Lesson #3 How Ike “crawled a Plebe”


Video Tutorial Lessons & Outlines: week of March 30

Please follow the links below to access your Video Tutorials and written outlines for this week:

Karate Tigers (ages 4 & 5):

Video Tutorial:  Karate Tigers Video Tutorial March 30

Tutorial Lesson Outline:  Karate Tigers Video Tutorial Outline March 30

 

Fundamentals Students (All Ages):

“A” Lesson Video (Monday-Wednesday):  Fundamentals “A” Video Tutorial March 30

“A” Lesson Outline (Monday-Wednesday):  Fundamentals  “A” Video Tutorial Outline March 30

“B” Lesson Video (Thursday-Saturday):  Fundamentals “B” Video Tutorial April 2

“B” Lesson Outline (Thursday-Saturday): Fundamentals “B” Video Tutorial Outline April 2

 

Honors Students (All Ages):

“A” Lesson Video (Monday-Wednesday):  Honors “A” Video Tutorial March 30

“A” Lesson Outline (Monday-Wednesday):  Honors “A” Video Tutorial Outline March 30

“B” Lesson Video (Thursday-Saturday):  Honors “B” Video Tutorial April 2

“B” Lesson Outline (Thursday-Saturday):  Honors “B” Video Tutorial Outline April 2

 

Black Belt Students (All Ages):

Video Tutorial:  Black Belt Video Tutorial March 30.

Tutorial Lesson Outline:  Black Belt Video Tutorial Outline March 30

 


Assertiveness Basics: Video & Worksheets

Ms. Doubrley has prepared a video on Assertiveness Basics for our students and families.

Ms. Doubrley leads you through some basic principles of Assertiveness — sticking up for yourself when you need to.  We learn and practice Assertiveness skills at our school as a core component of our self-defense training.  When we’re in a situation where we have to enforce our personal boundaries — physically, emotionally or socially — we can use our Assertiveness skills to do this.

As well as the video, you’ll find a simple worksheet and wordfind puzzle to go along with it.  Please take a few minutes to work together with these at home!

Please follow one of the links below for the video:

Youtube:  BFK “Assertiveness Basics” Video

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayFamilyKarateKnoxvilleTN/

Please follow this link to download your wordfind puzzle:  Assertiveness Word Find Puzzle

Please follow this link to download your worksheet:  Assertiveness Worksheet


What Resources Would You Find Valuable?

Updating you on our progress in meeting some of the challenges we are facing at present.  We would also like to ask you for a few minutes of your time to provide your input.

  1.  We are shooting test video during this weekend — we’re checking for adequate lighting, adequate sound quality, and which camera angles will give us the best results.
  2. We will continue to explore services such as Teachable and Zoom, to see what video formats, file sizes and lengths they can accommodate — and ultimately which will be the best fit for our current needs.  There are also some smaller firms that specialize in working with martial arts schools that we are investigating.
  3. To help us move forward in the next few days, we would like your input on what resources you would find the most valuable.  You’ll find links to a short questionnaire below, both as MS Word and .pdf documents.  If you would, please take a few minutes of your time to download this, complete it, and return it by email to our school:  booker@broadwayfamilykarate.com

Resources Questionnaire MS Word:  What Resources Would You Find Most Valuable?  (MS Word)

Resources Questionnaire .pdf:  What Resources Would You Find Most Valuable?  (.pdf)

Please complete this and return it to us by Monday, March 23.  Your input will be of great assistance to our school community moving forward.

 


Temporary Suspension of Lessons: Effective Tuesday, March 17

At the urging of the Governor of Tennessee, the Knox County Schools have announced that they will be closed through Friday, April 3, to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.  The President and the White House Coronavirus Task Force have also issued a set of guidelines, one of which is to limit gatherings to 10 people or fewer for the present.

As stated in our own school Guidelines sent out to you on Sunday, we will close in conformity with the Knox County Schools, and help in the overall efforts to slow and limit the spread of the Coronavirus.  We will not be having our usual group lessons during this period.

We will continue to actively monitor this situation, and take every step possible to keep moving forward safely and responsibly as a school community in the existing circumstances.  We’re going to be as creative as possible in dealing with this situation.

For those of you who have uniforms and equipment on order, we will have these available for your pickup later this week — we’ll notify you by phone and email when these are ready, and arrange individual pickup times.  We are exploring options for making online instruction available to you while our group lessons are temporarily suspended.  We will also be discussing how best to meet the current situation with our partner, Member Solutions, who administers and keeps secure your tuition management account.

We will have further, more detailed information available for you in all these areas no later than Wednesday of this week.

Please follow this link to download the President’s complete Coronavirus guidelines:  President’s Coronavirus Guidance March 16, 2020.

Please follow this link for more information and guidance on practicing “Social Distancing” and other basic precautions:   https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/16/816490025/quarantine-self-isolation-social-distancing-what-they-mean-and-when-to-do-them


Coronavirus: Response Guidelines for our School Community

We have created a set of Basic Response Guidelines for our school for the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.  These will allow us to move forward responsibly and productively during the coming weeks as a school community.

Please download the Guidelines, and read these over carefully.  I believe you will find that they are practical and straightforward.

Please follow this link to download your Response Guidelines: Coronavirus Response Guidelines March 15, 2020 


New Students & Families Orientation Meeting: Saturday, March 14

We will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and families on Saturday, March 14, at 10:00am.

This meeting is 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.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Orientation Meeting Flyer Saturday, March 14.

We encourage all our new students, parents and families to come if at all possible.  Attendance will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please register at the school or contact us by phone or email if you plan to attend.


Samurai Showdown: Saturday, March 7

We have been invited to participate in the Samurai Showdown:  Padded Sword Sparring Workshops on Saturday, March 7.  This will take place at the Knoxville Martial Arts Center at 7544 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville TN  37931 — out in the Karns community.

These workshops will focus on basics of using the padded sword in a competition format — as a game in which you’ll be scoring points with the padded sword.  This special event is open to Honors, Fundamentals, and Tigers students.

This event is a charity fundraiser for the Austin David England Foundation.  We will be doing point sparring matches using both the padded long sword and the short sword and shield combination.

Please follow the links below to download your information flyers and registration form:

Samurai Showdown Flyer March 7, 2020

Samurai Showdown Information Brochure

Samurai Showdown Participant Registration March 7, 2020

Participation will count for 3 Class Credits.