Kempo Karate Events

September Belt Testing - Saturday, September 22nd 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 - September 27th & 28th

Wilderness Trail Demo - September 15th
We will be performing a demo in Christiansburg on September 15th @ 1:00 pm. If you're not part of the demo team, you're still encouraged to come with your friends and family to cheer us on!

As a reminder to the demo team, our practices begin promptly at 10 am on September 8th and 15th.

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

Renewal Forms
In order to keep our Member records up to date, everyone is required to fill out a renewal form this month. If you are on monthly rates and would like to sign-up for the year contract, now is the time to do it. If you are on contract rates and have fulfilled at least one year, you may switch to monthly rates. * Please note, if you decide to choose the year contract, you must honor your contract until next September.

Please see Instructor Shaun to receive and discuss your renewal form.

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 6pm. Classes are $6. 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!

Paperless Newsletter
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If you have any questions, please see Instructor Shaun.