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Highland Ki-Do Karate Important Dates 2019

Jan 1 NO CLASS - New Year’s
Jan 3 Classes Resume
Jan 7-10 Operation Black-Out - Special theme week to challenge students with low lighting focus and concentration Black-Out Missions. In addition, Ki-Do Instructors take this opportunity to secretly review S.E.R.T. (Special Emergency Response Training). Lights may go out without warning! Audience should be prepared for everything! The students will be! Students will love it, but not as much as the instructors!
Jan 21 NO CLASS - Martin Luther King Day. This holiday is all about equality & celebrating the 5 First Amendment Freedoms: Speech, Press, Religion, Petition, & Assembly. Enjoy!
Jan 22 & 24 Yellow (Perseverance) Stripe Test. Everyone is welcome to witness students demonstrating their skills for rank advancement. Full uniform required!
Jan 28-Feb 21 Perfect Attendance: Secret Of The Samurai Scroll Event - Students attending 7 or more classes will be awarded an invitation to attend. Students and their guests will learn the secrets through fun and interactive lessons and activities.
Jan 28-Feb 21 Students will be challenged to develop a higher level of respect for self and others.
Feb 12-14 Buddy Days for all Dragon and Jr. Black Belt Classes. Students may invite a friend to attend a fun filled class with them. Guests should be at least 4 years old & be willing to participate in some Karate focus & self-control activities.
Feb 18 No Class - President’s Day. Enjoy the holiday!
Feb 19 & 21 Green (Respect) Stripe Test. Green Stripe is a special rank, composed of several challenging tasks, that signifies growth & improvement. Family & friends are all welcome to attend & share in the excitement. Full uniform required!
Feb 25-Mar 21 Perfect Attendance: Samurai Scroll - Students attending 7 or more classes by the next Rank Promotion will be awarded their very own Samurai Scroll.
Feb 25-Mar 21 Students will be challenged to develop one of the highest levels of respect & confidence, Black Belt Modesty.
Mar 1 Perfect Attendance: The Secret of The Samurai Scroll Event - Special hands-on seminar for students and their guests to experience the secret lessons of the samurai. Fun & engaging activities designed to captivate & instill greater responsibility, respect, focus, self-control, assertiveness & confidence. Dragon & guest 5:30-6:30 & Jr Black Belt & guest 6:30-8:00.Uniforms NOT required! Earn an invitation, invite a guest, & prepare for an unforgettable time!
Mar 19 & 21 Rank Promotion & Board Breaking - Students will be expected to demonstrate Black Belt Perseverance, Respect, and Modesty, as well as, wooden board breaking. Family and friends are welcome to attend these action packed tests! Full uniform required.
Mar 25-Apr 18 Perfect Attendance: Students attending 7 or more classes will earn the Master Dragon!
Mar 25-Apr 18 Students will be studying the importance of honesty through special lessons and discussions to prepare them for their rank test.
Apr 1-4 DJ Week - Music will be played during class times to help motivate students to be their best. Students may recommend their favorite songs.
Apr 16 & 18 Orange Stripe Test - Requirements encourage students to be open, honest, and willing to grow and change. Denial of weaknesses prevents students from improving themselves. Full uniform required!
Apr 22 Closed for Easter Break. Enjoy the holiday!
Apr 23-May 16 Perfect Attendance: Students earning 7 stamps will be awarded with a special Ki-Do Fortune for their dedication to self-improvement.
Apr 23-May 16 Black Belt Self-discipline will be the focus of study!
Apr 29-May 2 Ki-Do’s Child Safety Seminar - Students and their guests will be captivated with fun interactive lessons to instill life saving knowledge & skill. These important techniques will be presented in all Dragons and Jr. Black Belt class times. Free for all! Parents, teachers, and guardians are encouraged to attend. Let’s all learn how to keep our children safe!
May 14 & 16 Purple Stripe Testing. Students will be challenged to develop their self-discipline. Like a mountain (the Purple Stripe symbol), students must learn to stand solid and firm, controlling themselves physically and mentally. Full uniform required!
May 20-Jun 13 Perfect Attendance: Students earning 7 stamps will be awarded with a Ki-Do Keychain!
May 20-Jun 13 Students will be studying the importance of Black Belt Integrity. 
May 27 NO CLASS - Memorial Day
Jun-July-Aug Ki-Do Karate T-shirts may be worn in place of uniform jackets.
Jun 3-Jul 30 Summer Schedule effective! Morning classes start for Dragons, JRBBTC, BBTC & Degree. Students may attend morning or evening classes and flip-flop them to work with busy schedules.
Jun 8 Schweizerfest Parade – Students may sign-up to participate on the Ki-Do Karate float.
Jun 11 & 13 Rank Promotion & Board Breaking – Students will be expected to demonstrate Black Belt Honesty, Self-discipline and Integrity. These are the key principles to developing self-respect and esteem, as well as, earning acceptance by others. Family and friends are welcome to attend these special rank tests!
Jun 14 Awards Ceremony & Ki-Do’s 29th Anniversary. Friday from 6-8:00 PM at the Highland KC Hall. Full uniform required.
Jun 17-Jul 11 Perfect Attendance: Ki-Do Exhilarama - Students attending 7 or more classes by the next Rank Promotion will be awarded an invitation to attend. Students and their guests will enjoy several exhilarating activities, such as: Nuclear Dodgeball, Mission Possible, Jedi Lightsaber Academy, and Nonjas vs. Ninjas. Earn an invitation, invite a guest, & prepare for an unforgettable time!
Jun 17-Jul 11 Students will study Black Belt Courage and learn how to face their fears though special hands on lessons.
July 9 & 11 Blue Stripe Testing. Black Belt Courage is a requirement for Blue Stripe. Students must practice courage in all aspects of their lives, especially when facing challenges.
Jul 12 Perfect Attendance: Ki-Do Exhilarama - Students and their guests will enjoy several exhilarating activities, such as: Nuclear Dodgeball, Mission Possible, Jedi Lightsaber Academy, and Nonjas vs. Ninjas. Earn an invitation, invite a guest, & prepare for an unforgettable time! Dragon & guest 5:30-6:30 & Jr Black Belt & guest 6:30-8:00.Uniforms NOT required!
Jul 15-25 Kung Fu Summer Camp - Students will be challenged with fun drills to heighten their skills and to earn the Kung Fu Sash! Tues. and Thurs. from 9:30-11:00 AM immediately after morning classes. Camp tuition is $48 (includes all materials and equipment). Sign-up early! Space is limited!
Jul 15-25 Black Belt & Degree morning class times move to 11-11:45, so students may participate in summer pro.
Jul 15-Aug 8 Perfect Attendance Ki-Do Cash. Students may earn $5 worth of Ki-Do Cash. Ki-Do Cash may be used on merchandise & drinks.
Jul 15-Aug 8 Students will be studying Self-Confidence and the importance of believing in oneself.
Jul 30 Morning Classes End.
Aug 12-Sep 12 Perfect Attendance: Students attending 7 or more classes will earn the Ki-Do Inner Strength Candle!
Aug 12-Sep 12 Students will be studying Inner Strength and not only learning the difference between right and wrong, but having the inner strength to choose the right thing.
Aug 19-22 Ki-Do’s Bully Proof Program. A Black Belt has a high level of respect and confidence, traits that repel bullies. Students will learn how to defeat violence and promote mutual respect. Students may invite a guest to attend this unique program during normal class times.
Sept 2 NO CLASS - Labor Day
Sept 3 Full uniforms required for all classes. Students should start wearing their jackets again.
Sept 10 & 12 Rank Promotion & Board Breaking - Students will be tested on Inner Strength, the true meaning of Ki-Do, making good choices, taking care of responsibilities, and resisting unhealthy peer pressure. Full uniform required. Family & friends are welcomed!
Sep 16-Oct 10 Perfect Attendance Halloween Party/Haunted House. Students may earn an invitation by acquiring 7 stamps. They may also invite a guest.
Sep 16-Oct 10 Black Belt Service Project - Students will be learning the importance of service toward others, a key to true happiness. During this week students will be asked to bring in food items to build a huge Service Tower in our lobby. Items will be donated to the Food Pantry.
Oct 8 & 10 White Stripe Testing - Students will be expected to demonstrate their physical, mental and emotional skills to earn their stripe. Family & friends are welcome. Full uniform required.
Oct 14 NO CLASS - Columbus Day
Oct 18 Perfect Attendance Halloween Party 6:00-8:00. Games, activities, costume contest, haunted house, and more. Students may invite a guest. Uniforms are NOT required.
Oct 15-Nov 7 Perfect Attendance: The instructors will have a Ki-Do Bracelet for students attending 7 or more classes!
Oct 21-24 Pillow Fu Battles for Dragons & JRBBTC during normal class times. Yes, it is like Kung Fu, but much more fun. This program teaches students how to use backpacks for self-defense by practicing with a much safer pillow. Students may invite a guest to attend these special classes. Everyone should bring their favorite pillow for battle!
Oct 31 Happy Halloween! Have a spooktacular time!
Nov 4-26 Ki-Do Christmas Sale - Merchandise discounted 10%-30%, including stock and special order items.
Nov 5 & 7 Black Stripe Testing - Students will be expected to demonstrate Black Belt Responsibility. Family & friends are welcome. Full uniform required.
Nov 11 No Class - Veteran's Day - Let's celebrate & appreciate their service for our freedom!
Nov 12-Dec 5 Perfect Attendance: Students attending 7 or more classes will earn a Ki-Do Family Tree Poster.
Nov 12-Dec 5 Students will be studying the importance of honor and how to develop this important quality.
Nov 12 -14 Crazy Feet Week - Ki-Do will provide washable markers, stamps, and other art supplies for students wishing to decorate their feet during classes!
Nov 25 & 26 Adult VIP Days for all Dragons & Junior students. Students may treat a special guest to an exciting class. Fun for all fitness levels. Adult VIP may be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family or friends (VIPs should be 16 years or older). VIPs should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Nov 28 NO CLASS - Thanksgiving! Enjoy the Holiday!
Dec 3 & 5 Rank Promotion & Board Breaking - Students will be tested on their Black Belt Honor. Full uniform required. Family and friends are welcome to attend these exciting tests!
Dec 9-12 S.N.O.W. (Special Ninja Ops Week) - Students will perform "Special Ninja Ops" during normal class times.
Dec 9-Jan 23 Perfect Attendance: Students attending 7 or more classes will earn a Ki-Do prize.
Dec 16-19 The Ki-Do Instructors will be giving out special student gifts during classes.
Dec 23-31 No Class - Christmas Break!
2020
Jan 2 NO CLASS - New Year’s
Jan 6 Classes Resume