May 2015 Kids Belt Grading

Congratulations to all of the kids that attended our very first kids promotion in our new dojo. They all did a wonderful job and made us very proud. Keep up the great work!

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Kids Belt Test at Authentic Karate Training Center


May 2015 Adult Kyu Grading

Congratulations to the adult members of AKTC that participated in our May Belt Grading this evening. It was our first official promotion in the new dojo and we couldn’t have had three more deserving candidates to evaluate. Thank you, gentlemen, for your hard work and preparation over the last few months – it really made the difference. I would also like to thank the many senior members at the dojo who worked with our test candidates in helping them prepare for this special event.

  • Mr. Bryan Muse – Brown Belt
  • Mr. Matt DesRoches – Green Belt
  • Mr. Bob Comito – Green Belt

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Dojo Re-Opening Party – Five Year Anniversary

Thank you to all the students and families who came out tonight to help celebrate our dojo’s five year anniversary and to help kick-off the newest chapter in our dojo’s history. It was so special to see all the students enjoying the new space. Thank you for making the first five years so extraordinary!

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Exciting April News

Here is the April dojo calendar! We have some very exciting construction going on at the dojo right now and will be closing the school in about a week to complete the construction. We expect the dojo will re-open between April 16th – 20th. To celebrate our new facility we will be having a GRAND REOPENING PARTY for all dojo members and families. The date of the re-opening and festivities will be communicated as soon as possible so keep an eye out for dojo announcements.
We will OPEN the week of Peabody Public School’s April vacation so feel free to make up any missed training then!
Happy April everyone, it’s sure going to be a memorable one here at the dojo!

Dojo Expansion

Dear Students, Families and Friends,

I am very excited to be writing to you today to share some GREAT news!

Yesterday morning, the dojo officially began the first stage of its new expansion project. Over the next month and a half, Authentic Karate Training Center will be expanding into the adjacent spaces on the opposite side of the front wall making our a new dojo approximately 4,000 square feet! We’ll be increasing the size of the matted training area, as well as adding a number of new amenities that will help make our dojo more special and enjoyable for all our students and their families.

I am so excited to be finally starting this amazing project and look forward to sharing many of the details with you over the upcoming weeks. Of course, we’ll be working hard to help keep things running as smoothly as possible here during construction, however I’ll be sure to keep you well informed regarding any schedule issues that will affect our regular operations.

Finally, I would like to thank each and every one of you for helping to make this new school (your school) a reality. It’s because of you and your dedication to our dojo that this dream is possible.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,

Sensei Chip Quimby

Summer Club’s 2015

Dear Parent,

I am very excited to share with you that the dojo will once again be offering two sessions of its Summer Club camp during the months of July and August. We received some outstanding feedback from the kids and families that attended last year and we’re excited to make this year even better!

Summer Club at the dojo is a weeklong event that runs from 9:00 – 1:00 each day and is JAM-PACKED full of karate fun and games for kids ages 6 and up. We’ve got exciting projects and Asian crafts lined up for each day that will allow the children to explore and express their creativity. The children will participate in different “theme” classes each morning that explore NEW and exciting aspects of martial arts. We’ve got games galore, The Karate Olympics, team challenges, obstacle courses, and the list goes on and on.

Just take a look at some of the AWESOME things we have in store for the kids.

Exciting Karate Workouts with Special “Theme” Classes
Padded Nun-chuck Training
Karate Olympics
Asian Inspired Arts & Crafts
Karate Board Breaking Seminar
Dance Party and Competition
Water Balloon Samurai Challenge
Obstacle Course Fun
We will be offering two different sessions this summer; one the week of July 13th and then a second session August 10th. The sign-up sheet is at the dojo, but you can call or email me to place your child’s name on the list. The cost is $210 for the one-week session and sibling discounts are available. Space is limited , however we will need a minimum of 10 children to run the event, so I hope your child can join us. Also, if your child has a buddy that you think would like to attend, please feel free to forward their family the information, as the camp is also open to non-karate students as well.

If you have any other questions about Summer Club, please feel free to call the dojo or email me anytime. We’re really excited about these events and hope that you are too! It’s going to be the talk of the town.


Sensei Chip Quimby


Who: Children 6 years and older
What: A game-packed week at the dojo to help break up the summer
When: Session A: July 13th – 17th, 9:00 am -1:00 pm (Extended care is available until 2:00 p.m.)
Session B: Aug. 10th – 14th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Extended care is available until 2:00 p.m.)
Where: The dojo
Why: What sounds more fun than water fights, board breaking and karate games?!
Cost: $210 per child (sibling discounts available)