Make Up Camp: Saturday, April 28
We will have a special Make Up Camp for all Fundamentals and Honors students this Saturday, April 28.
This camp is to help our students who may have gotten a little behind on their lessons over the Spring Term to get caught back up. As part of this camp, we will also be doing make up tests for achievement stripes for students who may be eligible. Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.
Please register at the school, or get in touch by phone or email if you plan to participate.
Please follow this link to download your information flyer, including times: Make Up Camp April 28, 2018
Orientation Meeting: Saturday, April 21 at 10:00am
We will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and their families this Saturday, April 21, at 10:00am.
Open to 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.
I 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.
Please follow this link to download your information flyer: MAIA Orientation Flyer April 2018
Lessons at Adair Park: Sunday, April 15
We will be having special outdoor lessons at Adair Park this coming Sunday, April 15. Lessons will meet on the normal Sunday schedule.
You won’t need your uniform for this — please wear a t-shirt, trousers and shoes. Bring some water with you as well.
Participation will count for 2 Class Credits. Parents must be with students during the event.
Please follow this link for your information flyer: workout in park flyer April 15, 2018
This event is weather permitting. In the event of rain, lessons will meet at our school on the normal schedule.
Special Training Workshops: Saturday, April 14
We have been invited to participate in some special training workshops on Saturday, April 14.
These workshops are suitable for Pre-Teen Fundamentals and Honors students (ages 9-12) and Teen & Adult Fundamentals and Honors students (ages 13+).
The workshops will be on Close Quarters Striking; Tactical Kicking; Weapons Defense; and Little Man Isshin-ryu Karate.
Please follow this link to download your information flyer and registration form: 2018_Satori_Ryu_Budo_Hall_of_Fame_Flyer_and_Registration
Participation will count for 3 Class Credits. Please let me know if you have any questions about whether these workshops will be suitable for you.
Adult Self-Defense Partners Workshop: Saturday, March 24
We will be offering an Adult Self-Defense Partners Workshop on Saturday, March 24, at 3:00pm
During this workshop, we will introduce you and your partner to some simple self-defense basics for adults. This workshop will be structured for beginners — no previous experience needed. We will be learning and practicing a set of simple, flexible self-defense skills from a standing position. This will include guard positions, strikes, and tactical movement techniques.
Please bring an adult partner with you for the workshop. Our objective is to teach you and your partner skills that you will be able to practice effectively together afterwards.
This workshop is for adults ages 18 and older. Adolescent women under age 18 will be considered for participation on a case-by-case basis, and only with written parental permission.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 22
Participation Fee: $15 per Pair of Partners
Please follow this link to download your information flyer: Adult Self-Defense Workshop Info Flyer March 2018
Please follow this link to download your Adult registration form: Adult Self-Defense Workshop March 2018 Registration Form Adult
Please follow this link to download your Minor registration form: Adult Self-Defense Workshop March 2018 Registration Form Minor
Please contact our school if you have any questions about this workshop. See you there!
Honors Summer Uniforms available for Pre-Order
For Honors Students, we now have special Honors Program Summer Uniforms available for pre-order. These special uniforms are always very popular during the warm summer months. They have short sleeves and short trouser legs, and are made of a special high-tech lightweight fabric. Your uniform will also be personalized, with your name embroidered on the left front side. We have sizes available from 0000 through 6.
Pre-Order price of the Summer Uniform is $50. Please place your order at the school by Monday, April 2.
Please download this form to place your order: Summer Uniform Order April 2018
Black Belt Community Service Project: Friday, February 2
We will be having an Honors Short Sword Point Sparring Black Belt Community Service Project on the afternoon of Friday, February 2. This has been organized by Mr. Eli Smith, as one of the parts of his promotion exam for 2nd Dan.
We will host a set of two Short Sword Point Sparring Workshops in support of the Lost Sheep Ministry. These workshops are open to Honors Students.
The workshops will meet on the following schedule:
4:00pm — Junior Honors Students (ages 6-8)
5:00pm — Lost Sheep Ministry presentation.
5:15pm — Pre-Teen, Teen & Adult Honors (ages 9 & older)
If you wish to participate, we would ask that you please provide a donation in support of the Lost Sheep Ministry. You can donate supplies needed for the ministry — money donations are also welcome. Mr. Smith has set out a bin at the school where you can leave the donated items. Please follow this link to download your information flyer for a list of the requested items: Lost Sheep Ministry BBCS Project.
Participation will count for 2 Class Credits. Please register at the school if you plan to participate, or get in touch by e-mail.
Make Up Camp: Saturday, January 27
We will have a special Make Up Camp for all Fundamentals and Honors students this Saturday, January 27.
This camp is to help our Fundamentals and Honors students who may have gotten a little behind on their lessons over the Winter Term to get caught back up. As part of this camp, we will also be doing make up tests for achievement stripes for students who may be eligible. Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.
Please follow this link to download your information flyer, which will also give you the start times for the individual sessions on Saturday: Make Up Camp January 27, 2018
Winter Weather Closing: Tuesday, January 16
We will be closed due to Winter Weather conditions today, Tuesday, January 16. No lessons will meet on this day.
Just as a reminder, our policy is to follow the Knox County Schools on Winter Weather closings for the first day of a closing only. If the Knox County schools should be closed for more than one day in a row, we will make every effort to offer lessons on our normal schedule for the following days.
We are currently predicted to start seeing snow fall in our area at noon or just a little after. Be sure to have a good supply of essentials laid in before the Winter Weather hits.
MLK, Jr. Holiday: Monday, January 15
We will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 15. No lessons will meet on this day.
Enjoy the holiday!