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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!


School Open Today: Saturday, January 13

Broadway Family Karate will be open today, Saturday, January 13.  Our Board Breaking Workshops and Adult Self-Defense Series will meet as scheduled today.

See you at the school!


School Open Today: Monday, January 8

We will be open today, Monday, January 8.  Lessons will meet on our regular schedule.

See you in class!


Board Breaking for the Sharing Shop: Saturday, January 13

We have the Board Breaking for the Sharing Shop Black Belt Community Service Project coming up on the morning of Saturday, January 13.  This has been organized by Mr. Luke McCluskey, as one of the parts of his promotion exam for 1st Dan.

We will host a set of three Board Breaking Workshops in support of the Sharing Shop, a ministry to the homeless.  These workshops are open to Honors students.  As a special exception, Fundamentals students will also be allowed to participate.  With our Fundamentals students, we will carefully go over board breaking basics, and then the student will have the option of trying to break their first board.  No one will be required to attempt a break if they don’t feel ready for this.

The workshops will meet on the following schedule:

10:00am — Experienced breakers (Honors students) ages 6-12.

11:00am — Novice breakers (Fundamentals students) ages 6-12.

12:00 Noon — Teen & Adult Honors and Fundamentals students (ages 13 and older)

If you wish to participate, we would ask that you please provide a donation in support of the Sharing Shop.  You can donate supplies needed for the Sharing Shop — monetary donations are also welcome.  Mr. McCluskey has set out a bin at the school where you can leave donated items.  Please follow this link for a list of the requested items:  Sharing Shop Flyer

Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please register at the school if you plan to participate.  You can download your information flyer here:  Sharing Shop information flyer January 2018

We look forward to seeing you there!


Adult Self-Defense Workshop Series

We will be offering an Adult Self-Defense Workshop Series on Saturday afternoons during the next few weeks.

During this workshop series, we will be working on establishing a solid foundation in self-defense basics for adults.  This course will be structured for beginners — no previous experience needed.  We will be learning and practicing a set of simple, flexible self-defense skills from both standing and ground positions.  The skills you learn will be adaptable to a range of self-defense situations, from enforcing personal boundaries with the ill-mannered or clueless  to defending against an attacker with the fixed intention of inflicting serious harm.  We will also be working together on the mental components of self-defense — mindset, situational awareness, and threat avoidance.  Sessions will last approximately 1 hour.

Workshops will meet at 3:00pm on January 13, 20, 27, and February 3.

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, January 11

Participation Fee:  $40

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Adult Self-Defense Series Info Flyer January 2018

Please follow this link to download your Adult registration form:  Self-Defense Series Registration ADULT.

Please follow this link to download your Minor registration form:  Self-Defense Series Registration MINOR.

Please contact our school directly if you have any questions.


New Year’s Holiday Closing: Sunday & Monday, 12/31 & 1/1

Just a reminder that we will be closed in observance of the holiday on Sunday and Monday, December 31 and January 1 (New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day).  No lessons will meet on these days.

Lessons will resume on our regular schedule on Tuesday, January 2.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  New Year’s Hours 2017

Enjoy your Holiday!


Christmas Holiday Lesson Schedule

Just a reminder that the Christmas Holiday is coming up during the next week.  We will be on our regular lesson schedule this Monday through Friday, December 18-22.

We will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday on Sunday through Tuesday, December 24-26.  No lessons will meet on these days.

Lessons will resume on our regular schedule on Wednesday, December 27.

Please follow this link to download your Holiday Schedule:  Christmas Hours 2017

Enjoy your Holiday!