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Samurai Showdown: Saturday, September 29

We will be hosting the Samurai Showdown event on Saturday, September 29.

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.  We will have a representative of the Foundation available on-site on the day of the event to take registrations and donations.

Please follow the links below to download your information flyers:

Austin David England Foundation

Samurai Showdown Notice

Samurai Showdown Event Information Brochure

Samurai Showdown Registration and Waiver September 29, 2018

Please check with your instructor if you have any questions.  Participation will count for 3 Class Credits.


New Students & Families Orientation Meeting: Saturday, September 8

We will be having an Orientation Meeting for our new students and their families on Saturday, September 8, at 10:00am.

Open to all 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.

Attendance will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please follow this link to download your information flyer: MAIA Orientation Flyer September 2018


Labor Day Holiday: Closed Sunday and Monday, September 2 & 3

We will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Sunday and Monday, September 2 & 3.  No lessons will meet on these days.  We will resume lessons on our regular schedule Tuesday, September 4.

Enjoy your Holiday!


Autumn Term 2018 Event Schedule

Our Event Schedule for the Autumn Term 2018 is now available.  Please look it over at your convenience to find out about the special events coming up during the Autumn Term at Broadway Family Karate.

Please follow this link to download your schedule:  Autumn Term 2018 Events


Autumn Term Preparation Meetings: Sunday, August 19

We will be having our Autumn Term Preparation Meetings on Sunday, August 19.  We’ll preview selected curriculum elements and upcoming events for the Autumn Term 2018.  Parents are welcome 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:  Prep Meetings Autumn Term 2018 Flyer


Buddy Day & Movie Night: Saturday, August 18

We will be having a Buddy Day & Movie Night this coming Saturday, August 18.  This will be part of our Fun Week schedule this week.

Buddy Day — share your martial arts training with a friend.  Training games and basic instruction.  Please bring a buddy to class with you.

4:00-4:45pm — ages 6-8

5:00-5:30pm — ages 4 & 5

5:30-6:15pm — ages 9-12

Movie Night — our movie will be Secondhand Lions, and is rated PG.  You are welcome to invite family and friends to come with you for the movie.  The movie will start at 7:00pm.

Please follow this link to download the movie information flyer:  Movie Night Flyer August 2018


Summer Term Fun Week Schedule: August 13-19

With the end of the Summer Term, Fun Week will be this coming week — Monday through Sunday, August 13-19.  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 August 2018.

The first day of lessons for the Autumn Term will be Monday, August 20.  Lessons will resume on our normal schedule that day.  We will have a schedule of events for the Autumn Term 2018 available at the special Term Preparation Meetings on Sunday, August 19.


Graduation Summer Term: Saturday and Sunday, August 11 & 12

Just a reminder that our Graduation Ceremony for the Summer Term 2019 is coming up this Saturday and Sunday, August 11 & 12.

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

At Graduation, you will perform a brief demonstration of some of the things 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 plent 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.

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:  August 2018 Exam Flyer


Last Day for Promotion Exams: Friday, August 10

Just a reminder that today — Friday, August 10 — is the final day for Promotion Exams for the Summer Term 2018.  If you have not completed your Exam yet, you can do so today.  Please dome to your normal lesson today to complete your exam.  Lesson times are as follows:

3:30pm — Tigers

4:00pm — Fundamentals Students (all ages)

4;45pm — Honors Students (all ages)

For further information on the Promotion Exams, please follow this link:  August 2018 Exam Flyer

If you are unable to complete your Promotion Exam today, please contact our school regarding setting up a “make up” session next week, during Fun Week.


Summer Term Promotion Exams: Monday through Friday, August 6-10

Promotion Exams for the Summer Term are taking place this week, August 6-10 (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 level.

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.  Friday will be our day to make up one of these lessons, if you have had to miss one during the week.  There will be no lessons on Sunday, August 12.

Following the Promotion Exams, we will have our school Graduation for Tigers, Juniors, and Pre-Teens on Saturday, August 11.  At Graduation, our students will demonstrate some of the skills they have learned to earn their new rank, and then they will be awarded their new belts and certificates of rank.  Please invite family and friends to come see you at Graduation.  Our Graduation will take place at First Lutheran School, 1207 North Broadway, just past the TV station.  You’ll find the schedule for Graduation on the Promotion Exam information flyer.

The Graduation Ceremony for Teen & Adult students will be Sunday, August 12, beginning at 2:00pm.  This Graduation Ceremony will take place at Broadway Family Karate.

For further information on the Promotion Exams and Graduation, please follow this link:  August 2018 Exam Flyer

Please register at the school if you plan to participate in the Promotion Exams.  Please check with Mr. Booker if you have any questions about the Promotion Exams.