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Presidents Day Closing: Monday, February 18

The Presidents Day Holiday is coming up on Monday.  We will be closed in observance of the holiday Monday, February 18.  No lessons will meet on this day.

Lessons will resume on our normal schedule on Tuesday, February 19.  Although the Knox County Schools will be closed for illness on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, we plan to be open for lessons on our usual schedule on those days.

Enjoy the holiday!


Spring Term Preparation Meetings: Sunday, February 17

We will have our Spring Term Preparation Meetings Sunday, February 17.  We’ll preview selected curriculum elements and upcoming events for the Spring Term 2019.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  You do not have to wear your uniform.  Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.

1:00pm:  Fundamentals students, all ages.

2:00pm:  Honors Students, all ages.

3:00pm:  Black Belt students, all ages.

4:00pm:  Tigers students, ages 4 & 5.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Spring Term 2019 Preparation Meetings


Winter Term Fun Week Schedule: February 11-17

With the end of our Winter Term, Fun week will be this coming week — Monday through Sunday, February 11-17.  Regular lessons will not meet during this week.  We will have Introductory Lessons, Make Up Lessons, and Family Conferences by appointment during this week.

For complete information about Fun Week, please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Fun Week February 2019

The first day of lessons for the Winter Term will be Tuesday, February 19.  Lessons will resume on our usual schedule that day.  We will have a schedule of events for the Spring Term 2019 available at the special Term Preparation Meetings on Sunday, February 17.

We will be closed Monday, February 18, in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday.


Graduation Winter Term: Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10

Our Graduation Ceremony for the Winter Term is coming up this Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10.

The Graduation Ceremony is for all our 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 your sparring gear and padded weapons.

At Graduation, you will perform a brief demonstration of some of the skills 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 on Saturday will begin at 10:00am for our Pre-Teen students (ages 9-12), and 12:00 Noon for our Tigers students (ages 4 & 5), and for our Juniors students (ages 6-8).

Graduation on Saturday will take place at the First Lutheran School, 1207 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN  37917.  We will be in their gym, which is at the back of the school.  The parking lot behind the gym should be open and available for our use.

Graduation on Sunday will begin at 2:00pm for our Teen & Adult students (ages 13+).  The Sunday Graduation will take place at Broadway Family Karate.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  February 2019 Graduation Flyer

If you have to miss Graduation due to illness or other commitments, we will award your new belt and certificate of rank at your next regular lesson.


School Open as Scheduled: Thursday & Friday, February 7 & 8

Broadway Family Karate will be open Thursday and Friday, February 7 & 8.  Lessons will meet on our regular schedule.  We will be continuing our Promotion Exams together during our lessons.

I have heard from several of our students who are currently ill with the flu, and are concerned about completing your Promotion Exams.  We have scheduled  2 Make Up lessons next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:00pm for any of our students who are unable to complete your Exam during this week.  Please take the time you need to get well.


Promotion Exams: Monday-Friday, February 4-8

Promotion Exams for the Winter Term are this week, February 4-8 (Monday through Friday).  Promotion Exams are the tests where our students demonstrate the martial arts skills they have learned during this term, and will earn their advancement to their next belt rank.

The Promotion Exams will take place during normal lesson times throughout this week.  Fundamentals and Honors students should plan to attend one “A” day lesson and one “B” day lesson to complete your Promotion Exam.  Tigers students should plan to attend one lesson to complete your Exam.  Friday will be our day to make up one of these days, if you have had to miss one during the week.  There will be no lessons on Sunday, February 10.

Graduation will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10.  Further information will follow on Graduation and Fun Week in the next few days.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  February 2019 Exam Flyer

 


Winter Weather Closing: Tuesday, January 29

Broadway Family Karate will be closed today, Tuesday, January 29 due to Winter Weather conditions.  No lessons will meet today.

Just as a reminder, our policy is to follow the Knox County Schools on closing for inclement weather.  If the Knox County Schools close or dismiss early due to weather, Broadway Family Karate will also be closed on that day.  If the Knox County Schools open late due to weather, Broadway Family Karate will be open for lessons on that day.

This applies for the first day of a closing only.  Should the Knox County Schools be closed for more than one day, we will make every effort to open for lessons on the succeeding days.

Please follow this link to download:  Winter Weather Closing Policy


Promotion Exam Preparation Camp: Sunday, February 3

We will have a special Exam Preparation Camp for all students this Sunday, February 3.

This camp is to prepare for the Winter Term Promotion Exams coming up in our lessons the week of February 4-8.  This camp will give you a little extra preparation for the promotion exams, so that you will be able to do your very best.  We will review the exam material together during these sessions.  Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.

Please follow this link for complete information, including times:  Preparation Camp Winter 2018-19 Flyer

Please register at the school or contact us by phone or email if you plan to participate in the Exam Preparation Camp.


Achievement Stripe Make Up Tests: Saturday, January 26 at 11:00am

We will be having special Make Up tests for 1st (Bronze) and 2nd (Silver) Achievement Stripes this coming Saturday, January 26, at 11:00am.  This session will be for your first two stripes only — we will not be testing for 3rd stripes (Gold) on Saturday.

This is for all Tigers, Fundamentals and Honors students who need to do the Make Up test for one of your first two Achievement Stripes.  Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please register at the school or contact us by phone or email if you plan to participate.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Achievement Stripe Make Up Information:  Saturday, January  26.

 


New Students & Families Orientation Meeting: Saturday, January 26 at 10:00am

We will be having an Orientation Meeting for new students and their families on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00am.

Open to all new students and families — and especially recommended for Parents.  We will go over the details fo 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.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  Orientation Flyer January 2019

Attendance will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please register at the school or contact us by phone or email if you plan to attend.