Kempo Karate Events

No belt testing this month.

Street Clothes - July 26th & 27th

Petersen's Wedding
Mr. Petersen and Instructor Karen are getting married at the Kempo Retreat! Sunday, July 22nd at 1 pm at Wilderness Adventure at Eagles Landing, Craig County VA. This brief ceremony will be followed by lunch at the lodge. Dress is Casual. Please RSVP by June 15th if you plan to attend, by completing the wedding slip on the Retreat Schedule. Hand it into one of the Black Belts before or after class. All members and their immediate families are invited.

Degree & Black Belt Promotion
Degree & Black Belt Breaking and Promotion will be held at the Kempo Retreat. Members Testing are:

  • Julia Moschella - Student Black Belt
  • Lane Zuchowski - Student Black Belt
  • Stephanie Wollmann - Student Black Belt
  • Todd Fearer - Student Black Belt
  • Greg Amacher - 1st Degree

Please look at the events and see if you can make it to watch and congratulate the new ranks. All members and their immediate families are invited. Board and brick breaking is held at the end of black belt testing at 3 pm at the Pavilion on Friday, July 20th.

The Promotion Ceremony will be at 8 pm on Saturday, July 21st. Please think about coming to the Professorship ceremony during promotion, it is a very rare event. Students, please come dressed in your uniform to be a part of the belt ceremony. Note: As part of the belt ceremony, members will be allowed to handle the new degree belt

We would like as much participation as possible. Please get in touch with Mr. Petersen or Instructor Karen if you have any questions. We will have social time at the Sly Lodge to celebrate our new Degree and Black Belts after the promotion. Note: While all family members are welcome and encouraged to attend the social time this event is BYOB

Kempo Core Classes
With the new year, just a reminder that we still have our additional class offerings for anyone looking to add to their fitness routine. Kempo Core, an intense, 30-minute class designed to strengthen the foundational muscles of the abs, back, and glutes, is every Wednesday at 5:45. Classes are $3. Classes are taught by Instructor Kathi. Please feel free to contact her with any questions at 540 - 250 - 5988, or

Help Us Grow
We are always looking for ways to get out in front of new groups of people. If you like the program and could help, it would be most appreciated. Some of the things we are trying are demo classes for the John Newman Academy and a self-defense class with Montgomery County Parks and Rec. We would love to get in front of young people any chance we can get. Our target group is children 6 - 10 years old, we can also do classes for older students and adults groups. If you have a connection at any of the local organizations, like private and church schools, boy and girls scouts, or any other group we would love for you to make the introduction. Be sure to mention that we do most of these intro classes for free.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please see Mr. Petersen. Thanks!

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If you have any questions, please see Instructor Shaun.