STUDENTS CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN FOR SPECIAL CLASSES, EVENTS, BLACK BELT MEETINGS AS WELL AS PARENT AND STUDENT MEETINGS.
Welcome New N.K.I. Students
We would like to give a big Team N.K.I. welcome to our newest students. William B., Jose, Caleb,
Dusty, Kadrean, and Donald . We also want to welcome back Mike a
Black Belt of ours who has been out for along while dealing with health issues. We are really growing with new
students calling and coming in everyday. At least a third of those are referrals from our current, past students, and friends.
SO a BIG THANK YOU. To all of our Team N.K.I. supporters.
Our raffle drawing will be in February,
get one ticket for every class you attend, bring a friend and get 5 more, they sign up you get $20.00 to $50.00.
You will also receive extra raffle tickets for sharing ads and videos on Face book, writing reviews and referring friends
to our Facebook and website.
Our Monday night class has been past down from Adam Deffinger who recently moved out of state to his protease Issac
Stout who is getting rave reviews. Congrats to you both. We are truly blessed at NKI to have 9 Active black belts teaching.
There is never a shortage of instruction, learning, or pride in our students at Team NKI. Each one brings their own special
gifts and talents to make us truly something worth experiencing. Come on by and give us a try. It's FREE so you have NOTHING
to LOSE and EVERYTHING TO GAIN.
It looks like spring in East Tennessee is
going to be late arriving this year and we have lots of plans for the upcoming
summer so we are going to take a week off for vacation this month. Don't worry
though classes will continue as scheduled, as we have several Black belts who are able to run things in our absence.
So be sure to come in and put them to the test. :)
was a very busy year indeed. Our M.M.A. and our Martial Arts classes have really grown. We have added more class times
and are now open 6 days a week. All of our Black belts are assisting or teaching classes which allows Gregg and Brandon
the needed time to travel out of town with the M.M.A. fighters, while our other martial arts classes continue uninterrupted.
This is a source of Great Pride and Joy for us. We expect continued growth and plan to add even more classes
in the coming year. We have several new Amateur fighters who are just getting started and some amateurs who are ready
to move on to the Pro's. We also have many students who are making their way through the ranks in the Martial Arts at
an amazing pace. Having more classes available makes it easier for us to fit into more schedules. We also have students who
can still only attend a couple times per week, but have more days for them to choose from and allows them to try different
styles and become more well rounded Martial Artists. All of our students and fighters have helped to make this possible and
we want to
THANK THEM EACH AND EVERY ONE. :)
Congrats to Papa and
Nathan on their wins at the tournament at Halls on the 27th.
Anti- Bully Program was a success and we all learned a lot about what bullying is and ways to help put a stop to
it. This is something that we work on and address everyday here at N.K.I. The Halloween Costume Party was a great time.
We were truly impressed by our young people who showed great patience, paid close attention and used very good manners.
Our parents were very helpful and everyone had a lot of fun. Will, Zak, Abby and Aaliyah attended 14
of the 18 Anti- Bully classes, and Nathan brought a friend to 3 classes. We only have one fight this month. Freddie " Frogman" Walker is fighting in Pigeon Forge at Valor Fights New Blood Rising on
November 7, 2015. Our rank test is on November 20, so we are very busy putting the polishing touches on our katas, practicing
our grappling moves and studying our charts and history. We are also planning our annual pot luck, but a date has not
been set just yet.
October 2015 Lots
of Fun stuff in the works
Fall has arrived and it is going to be a busy
one. There are at least two fights this month and our rank test is next month so we have a lot of work to do in class.
It is Anti-Bully Month and we will be addressing this important issue in 18 classes this month. Anyone who
attends at least 10 of the 18 classes or brings a friend to at least 3 classes will receive a certificate on Saturday
Oct. 31.We will encourage our kids to give an invitation to anyone who is bullying them to attend our costume party. Does
that sound strange, well it will make perfect sense if you attend these Anti- Bully classes. We are having a Halloween Costume
party on Friday October 30, from 4 to 6pm. We will have food and treats, games and prizes. Please sign up on the list
with the number of people that you will be bringing so that we can be sure to have enough food. Be sure and bring a friend
or family member with you. We will have invitations that your child can take to school with them as well. Please let us
know how many you will need.Don't forget that we have got the pay pal set up online, and will be sending out invoices
to make paying your dues a little easier. It does cost us to do it this way, but hopefully it will prove to pay for itself
in the convenience for everyone. Of course we will still take cash and checks at the school. Future card payments at the school
are in the works. We will also be sending out emails about our Holiday Sale, Student Offers and Discounts soon so Please make
sure that we have a working email address for you so that you don't miss out on these valuable offers. There will also
be a Holiday Sale for our Online Store Customer's. Dates and times will be announced soon so be sure and watch for those
ads and emails. If you need to send a working email please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Remember to keep check on the website and facebook for the most recent updates, photos and videos.
Feel free to share these and our ads and specials on your own timeline. Lots of fun things coming this fall and we don't
want you to miss out on any of them. See you in class. :)
We are off to a great start for the Fall Enrollment with several new student's and
families joining us. We just want to make sure that everyone is keeping up on all the new things going on. So please
be sure and add the website www.northknoxisshinryu.com to your favorites and check it regularly. Lots of new and interesting things going on here. The
NKI Newsletter will keep you up to
date on Introductions of New students, Upcoming Raffles, Parties, Game Nights, etc. Team NKI/Kickboxing page will keep
you up to date on all of our fighters, upcoming fights, results, ticket info and more, as well as our Tournament page for information on when, where, costs, and results and
photo's. Please share your photo's with us so that we can add them to our gallery. Just send them to me at email@example.com. Some New and long awaited changes have finally happened. There is now a Specials & Payments page where you can
now pay your dues online with debit, credit card or pay pal account. IMPORTANT NOTE: It can take 3 to 5 days for
that payment to clear so if you choose this more convenient option please do so at least 5 days prior to the due date. On
this page you can also find out about what our recent specials are and please share those with your friends, family, school
and church groups. You can also find them on our http://www.facebook.com/northknoxisshinryu Just click and share. Thank you for helping us to get the word out there. There is also a
NEW ONLINE STORE where you can now purchase
our custom uniforms, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, pads, and lots of other equipment online. You can use your debit, credit, pay
pal account and even pay pal credit for these purchases. IMPORTANT NOTE: NO ORDERS WILL BE PLACED UNTIL THE
FUNDS FOR THAT PURCHASE HAVE CLEARED. CUSTOM ORDERS ARE NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE AND N.K.I. MAKES NO PROMISE OF TIMELY DELIVERY,
AS WE ARE AT THE MERCY OF OUR DISTRIBUTOR. It is however a nice added feature that can come in very handy for birthday
and Holiday gifts. So check it out and check back regularly to see what else is new. New Raffle will begin on October 1st and be drawn on December 15th, Plans for this years Halloween party
are in the works now so be sure and keep check for the date and time to be announced soon. If you would like to help with
the party preparations or have some suggestions please just let us know. We are looking forward to a busy and happy
Holiday Season. God Bless,
Recently Master Gregg has been contacted about
becoming involved with one of the top kickboxing organizations in the country. To his knowledge Team NKI is the only
Knoxville... area full contact Isshinryu kickboxing
and MMA dojo, having multiple champion's in both sports. At this time we are available to come to any local area
Isshinryu school to help you develop your own full contact kickboxing team. We are also willing to teach any area Isshinryu
owners and instructor's the tools to build their own successful full contact program. At this time Team NKI is also opening
up tryouts for anyone willing to kickbox on a regional or national level. We're not asking you to leave your current
dojo or become a member of Team NKI, as we feel that's unethical. We are however willing to help anyone with the desire
to test their metal in the full contact arena. If you have an interest in full contact fighting contact us on Facebook, on
here, call us (865) 640-5579 or just drop by 6300 Maynardville Highway.
STUDENT INTERVIEWS AND THOUGHTS
Several students took
the summer off to play other sports, vacations and such, but They are all glad to be back in class and are eager
to continue their training in the martial arts. All reported, that although they had fun doing other things they had in fact
missed being here.
PARENT INTERVIEWS AND THOUGHTS:
A few months ago a Mom came to us and said, " I am not sure karate is the right thing for my child. I am concerned
it might make him more aggressive or get him into more trouble." We have heard and even experienced these fears ourselves,but
we assured her that it has been our experience to have the opposite effects on those children. This week that same Mom told
us that she could hardly wait to see her child get his black belt and what great improvements she had seen in only a few short
months. Truth is this could be any child in the class.
A poll of the parent's showed that everyone had seen significant change in their children's Attitudes,
Confidence, Athletic ability, Endurance and Attention span. They are very pleased with our program and pricing.
They are actively referring other students to join at every opportunity.