Kempo Karate Events

Labor Day - September 3rd
The School will be closed on Saturday & Monday, September 1st & 3rd in honor of Labor Day. We hope everyone enjoys their holiday and we will see you on Tuesday, September 4th.

August Belt Testing - Saturday, August 18th at 9:00am
Youth Promotion - Please arrive around 10:35am as the ceremony will begin promptly at 10:45am
Adult Promotion - Please arrive around 12:30pm as the ceremony will begin between 12:30pm & 1pm

Street Clothes - August 30th & 31st

Wilderness Trail Demo - September 15th
We will be performing a demo at the Wilderness Trail Festival in Christiansburg on September 15th at 1:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to participate, regardless of rank, to help us grow and promote our school! We will be practicing at 10 am on September 8th & 15th. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the peg board under the dragon picture.

Roanoke Marine Corps League Annual MudRun
The Roanoke Marine Corps League will be holding their 23rd Annual Marine Mud Run to benefit Toys for Tots and Camp Roanoke on Saturday, September 15th. In addition to the individual 5K, team 5K, and Pollywog Jog for the under-12 set, this year's race lineup includes the Devil Dog Dare obstacle course. Even if you're not a runner, consider supporting this worthy cause through a monetary donation. For more information, visit their website at www.mudrun.com

Morning Classes
The School is changing the morning class schedule. After August 18th morning classes will only be on Mondays and Thursdays.

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 susanoke88@gmail.com.

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.