Kempo Karate Events

Morning Class
Morning class is cancelled on July 18th, 19th, and 20th for Degree and Black Belt testing.

July Belt Testing - Saturday, July 13th 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 - July 25th & 26th

We will be promoting our Degree and Black Belt Candidates on July 20th. Promotion will be at 3 pm and will consist of board and brick breaking and the belt ceremony. We would like as much participation as possible. 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 belts.

All members and their immediate families are invited. Any young adult class member (12-17 years old) will need to be accompanied by a guardian or have their guardian get permission from Professor to come alone. We will be having a cookout at Professor's house at 7:00 pm on the evening of the promotion. Burgers and hotdogs will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. Professor's address is: 2560 Charlotte Drive, Blacksburg, Va 24060. Note: While all family members are welcome and encouraged to attend, this event is BYOB

Sparring Gear/Equipment
All members can start bringing their gear back into the School in August. We would like to thank everyone who took their equipment. Those of you who didn't, you may have noticed that your stuff is out of place; please see Instructor Shaun before doing anything with it.

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 $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!

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