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Temporary Lesson Schedule Adjustment: Week of April 8-14.

We will be making some temporary adjustments to our normal lesson schedule for the coming week:  Monday, April 8, and concluding Sunday, April 14.  We will be operating on a limited lesson schedule during this week.

This has become necessary because of a medical procedure that can’t be postponed, so that Mr. Booker will be unavailable to lead lessons during the coming week.

In consequence, we will suspend lessons for Tigers (ages 4 & 5) and Junior Fundamentals and Honors (ages 6-8) students during this week.

Mr. Disselkoen, Mr. Thompson and Ms. Doubrley will be leading lessons for Pre-Teen and Teen & Adult (ages 9 and older) Fundamentals and Honors students during this week.  These lessons will meet on an adjusted schedule, as described below:

Monday & Wednesday (April 8 & 10):

  • 5:45pm-6:30pm:  Pre-Teen Fundamentals
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm:  Pre-Teen Honors
  • 7:30pm:  Teen & Adult Fundamentals & Honors meet as normal

 

Tuesday & Thursday (April 9 & 11):

  • 5:45pm-6:45pm:  Pre-Teen Honors
  • 6:45pm-7:30pm:  Pre-Teen Fundamentals
  • 7:30pm:  Teen & Adult Fundamentals & Honors meet as normal

 

Sunday (April 14):

  • 3:00pm-3:45pm:  Fundamentals Make-Up (ages 9+)
  • 3:45pm-4:30pm:  Honors Make-Up (ages 9+)
  • 4:30pm-5:15pm:  Honors Black Belts (all ages)

Make-Up Lessons will meet on our usual schedule this Sunday, April 7.  We will resume our full lesson schedule as of Monday, April 15.

Please follow this link to download your limited lesson schedule:  Limited Lesson Schedule April 8 thru 14, 2019

Our sincere apologies for your inconvenience in this matter.


Honors One Step Principles & Practices Workshops: Saturday, March 30

We will be holding a set of special Honors One Step Principles & Practices Workshops this Saturday, March 30.

We’ll go over the basics of what one step sparring is, and how it works as part of our martial arts training.  We’ll work together with two different one steps — one from BFK and one from Samurai Dragons.  You’ll finish by creating and demonstrating your own one step with a partner.  Workshops will meet on the schedule below:

10:00am — Teen & Adult Honors Students (ages 13+)

11:00am — Pre-Teen Honors Students (ages 9-12)

12:00 noon — Junior Honors Students (ages 6-8)

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  One Step Workshops Information March 2019

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


Spring Break: Closed Friday & Sunday, March 22 & 24

Just a reminder that we will be closed for the Spring Break this Friday and Sunday, March 22 & 24.  No lessons will meet on these days.  We will resume lessons on our usual schedule on Monday, March 25.

Enjoy your Spring Break!


Honors Program Summer Uniforms are Available for Pre-Order

We have special Honors Program Summer Uniforms available for pre-order.  The special uniforms are always very popular during the warm summer months.  These uniforms 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 for the Summer Uniform is $55.  Please place your order at the school by Monday, April 1.

Please download this form to place your order:  Summer Uniform Pre-Order 2019.

Please follow this link to download your sizing chart:  Size Chart Honors Summer Uniforms

 


New Students & Families Orientation Meeting: Saturday, March 16

We will have an Orientation Meeting for new students and families on Saturday, March 16, 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.

Please follow this link to download your information flyer:  MAIA Orientation Flyer March 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.


Board Breaking for Puppies: Thursday, February 28

We will have the Board Breaking for Puppies Black Belt Community Service Project on the afternoon of Thursday, February 28.  This has been organized by Mr. Gavin Boggs as one of the parts of his promotion exam for 1st Dan.

We will host a set of Board Breaking Workshops in support of the Young Williams Animal Center.  This is open to Honors Students ages 6 and older.  Both Tigers and Fundamentals students will also be allowed to participate.  With our Tigers and Fundamentals students, we will carefully go over board breaking basics, and then the student will have the option of trying their first board break.  No one will be required to attempt a break if they don’t feel ready for this.

Workshops will meet as follows:

5:00pm — Tigers (ages 4 & 5)

5:30pm — Juniors (ages 6-8)

6:30pm — Pre-Teens, Teens & Adults (ages 9 & up)

Regular lessons will not meet on Thursday between 3:30pm to 7:30pm.  Teen & Adult lessons will meet as scheduled starting at 7:30pm.

Please follow this link to download your workshop schedule:  Board Breaking Workshops Schedule February 28, 2019.

If you wish to participate, we would ask that you please provide a donation in support of the Young Williams Animal Center.  Mr. Boggs has set out a bin at the school where you can leave donated items.  Please follow this link to download your list of suggested donations:  Young Williams Requested Donations

Participation will count for 2 Class Credits.  Please register at the school if you plan to participate, or get in touch by phone or email if you will be attending.


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.