For current, past & future students of Elite Freestyle Karate.
Operating as usual
Dear EFK Family,
During Governor Bakers press conference today, he laid out the re-opening plan for businesses. Since our business has no "clear qualification", we will be following the guide for PERSONAL SERVICES.
We are confident that all of the safety measures we have in place and the adjustments we have made to the locations that will be running 1 on 1's only are far greater then the precautions and safety levels at Walmart, Target, Supermarkets, and so on.
The locations will never have more then 1 student and 1 instructor and a receptionist. All will be distanced property and there will be no contact at any point. These are standards that well above the requirements that have been put in place.
So, that being said... There will be a small delay in IN PERSON 1 on 1's until Tuesday May 26th.... I apologize for the inconvenience.
We are also working on GROUP zoom classes in the coming weeks, where the students can sign up for a specific belt rank class where EVERYONE can SEE EVERYONE. These will be small groups of 6-8.. I will update everyone on this option ASAP!.
Go that way Really fast.... If something gets in your way.... TURN!!!
Dear EFK Acton Families,
Sensei Craig here, I have noticed that some of you have asked where I have been. I have been helping out with Private Lessons and Exams not doing live classes. But today I have officially started a Sensei Craig YouTube Channel. (With the help of Patrick of course) I have attached the times that these pre-recorded videos launch every week and even the youtube link. We also have extra videos that show us just having fun! I know that this is a hard time for all of us! But all we can do is get stronger in the ways of Martial Arts and Mentally! Hope everyone is staying safe!
The Tigers & Dragons Quest For Awesomeness - 1PM FRIDAY (Ages: 3-5)
The Ultimate Youth Karate Extravaganza - 1PM FRIDAY (Ages: 6-Up)
Dino-Mite Sensei - 1PM FRIDAY (All)
(THESE CLASSES ARE NOT LIVE, THEY ARE PRE-RECORDED)
SENSEI CRAIG YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
Elite Freestyle Karate has been a huge part of the Boston Suburban community for 30 years. So many of our "EFK FAMILIES" have been hurt by the Corona Virus. We want to do everything we can to help those families get through this very difficult time! If you are able to help in anyway it would mean a lot! 100% of all money raised will be given directly to EFK Families that are in need of financial support.
Thank you so much for all of your support throughout this crazy process! It's been a stressful time for everyone but seeing everyone come together for these online classes has been incredible. All of us miss coming in and seeing everyone for classes, so we wanted to take a second and say hello! We plan to stay as active as we can over social media over the next few weeks, so if you haven't yet make sure you join our Facebook group Elite Freestyle Karate Community to stay up to date on everything we're doing to maintain some normalcy!
Looking forward to seeing everyone again very soon!
Hey EFK Acton Family's!
It's Sensei Craig and I will be live later today. Down below I have put all the ZOOM Class Codes and information to join! Hope to see you there!
5:00PM - Advanced Class - 745-304-591
5:45PM - Family Fitness - 765-112-464
6:30PM - Adults Class - 215-220-081
Hello everyone! Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on everything. Thank you again for all of your patience and cooperation as we navigate through this! (Audio starts around 1:30)
Good Evening EFK Family,
In an effort to keep everyone updated, I wanted to send you all a quick note to let you know what we are working on and will have in place by this Monday March 16th.
We will be changing our format and offering two options to our students.
Option 1- On the opposite days we will be offering Private lessons (20 minute 1 on 1 lessons) at most locations starting as early as 10 AM and going straight through to 7PM. Students will be allowed to book 2 lessons per week (3 if you are in BBC or Leadership).
Option 2- Available to everyone even if you are doing regular classes or Privates. We will be using ONLINE WEBINAR system called ZOOM. To run LIVE interactive classes for the students to watch. These classes will be also kept in a data base for students to view at anytime.
Sensei Ryan and I are working around the clock to get everything set up and ready to go by this evening or tomorrow the latest.
I want to thank all of you for being so flexible, understanding, and patient. This is new territory for all of us!
If this isn't BLACK BELT TRAINING, I don't know what is!!
In Good Health,
Elite Freestyle Karate
PRIVATE LESSON SCHEDULING AND INSTRUCTIONS
OK.. we are ready to OPEN up the website to book your private lessons.
www.elitefreestylekarate.com/book-online or just navigate to the website and then look under the MEMBERS area and chose BOOK ONLINE.
Password is.. wait for it… wait for it… --- karate
Be sure all letters are lowercase.
Each student may reserve up to 2 lessons per week (3 if you are in BBC or higher). We will only allow bookings three weeks out (and will slide the schedule to the next week every Saturday)
Congratulations To All The New Belts! Keep up the great work!
Here at EFK we have built tremendous communities at all of our locations and we've decided to bring them together. We are excited to announce the creation of our "Elite Freestyle Karate Community" group page! This group will be a place for all EFK members to come together to share training tips, as well as to keep up to date with everything going on at the schools. In addition to this, your favorite EFK Senseis will also discuss karate topics and post fun and informative videos!
Join us at Elite Freestyle Karate Community
We are back!
Hopefully everyone had a great vacation! Make sure you come in and join us for our last classes of 2019! The schedule for this week is the following:
Monday 12/30/19: Regular classes
Tuesday 12/31/19: Pajama Day! We will be holding classes in the morning. All classes will run on the Saturday Schedule
Wednesday 1/1/20: Closed, no classes
Thursday 1/2/10: Regular Classes
If you have any questions regarding class times for New Years Eve please refer to the Saturday class times on the schedule below, or feel free to give us a call.
See you soon!
Good morning EFK Families,
In following the current public school closures the following EFK location will be closed today (12/17/19):
Acton - CLOSED
North Reading - CLOSED
Lexington - CLOSED
Winchester - CLOSED
The Arlington, Bedford, and Reading locations will still be open for classes this afternoon. All students may attend any of these locations. You may find the schedules at https://www.elitefreestylekarate.com/schedule.
We look forward to seeing everyone this afternoon!
Yours in the martial arts,
Good afternoon EFK Families,
Due to weather today EFK will be limiting classes to 2 location. All students are welcome to attend either location regardless of your home facility.
Classes will be held in the:
Lexington Adult classes will be cancelled for this evening.
Drive safe, we look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Yours in the martial arts,
Dear EFK Students,
Just as a reminder, EFK follows each towns individual public school snow cancellation policy. In the event of a schools delayed start, EFK will be open as usual.
For today (12/2/19) the following EFK locations will be closed:
All other locations will be open for regular classes today.
Yours in the martial arts,
Congratulations to all our new Black Belts!
It's almost time for the Black Belt Extravaganza! On Sunday, November 24th, all of our Black Belt Candidates and Degrees will be performing on stage and earning their new ranks! In addition to this, we love to allow everyone to get a chance to see our future Black Belt Leaders in action as well! If you are a Leadership or EIT student you are invited to participate in our Bo Staff Demo! In order to be eligible to participate you must fulfill the following requirements:
1. Be an active member of the EIT and/or Leadership Program
2. Learn the kata from the video above and demonstrate it for your Sensei
3. Purchase a ticket to the Black Belt Extravaganza (all proceeds donated to the Mastocytosis Society)
Anyone participating in the Leadership Demo should plan to arrive at 3:00 pm at the Winchester High School on November 24th in their Leadership Uniforms for rehearsal. Hope to see everyone there!
Strangth In The Body!
Did you know that martial arts classes help increase attention, focus, and self-discipline which can help children excel in school?
A Sensei In Training!
Check out some awesome pictures from our Super Soaker Day this weekend!
Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us for our annual Super Soaker Day! We hope everyone had fun! Check out some great pictures one of our parents sent us! Just remember, if you were shooting your Sensei be prepared for extra push ups this week!
We Will Be Closed July 1st-July 7th
We Will Reopen July 8th
Sorry if this brings any inconvenience.
It's Father's Day at EFK!
Come in and get a FREE camo belt!
With a Parent or Guardian
[05/14/19] 3 Things About Karate
EFK Acton Presents: May the 4th be with you! With star wars activity's and music! Come to EFK Acton for Star Wars Fun In your class! The Sensei's are even dressing up! So come and be a padawan! This saturday DURING CLASSES will be a star wars day!
EFK Acton Presents: May the 4th be with you! With star wars activity's and music and much more! Come to EFK Acton for Star Wars Fun In your class!
It's not too late to register for our annual interschool tournament. Use the link: https://www.elitefreestylekarate.com/tournament-registration to sign up today!
All EFK students can come and run the Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course that will be set up all day at the tournament! Good luck to each age bracket!
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
-John Quincy Adams
Check out these students headed down the path of Leadership by Example. Their names will be added to the belt wall and soon enough they will have their peers jumping for joy!
If you have any questions on how your future black belt can gain leadership skills check out the link below, and ask your Sensei about our Leadership program today!
#TBT to last year's tournament preparation post! We are in the last few hours of pre-registration for this year's EFK Annual Tournament!
Don't have a paper copy of the application? No worries! You can sign up for the tournament on our website. (Linked below.)
We also have multiple events available for students who are looking to sharpen their skills in order to give themselves a competitive edge. (Sign ups are also available online!)
Finally, I'd like to remind everyone of how many butterflies were in my stomach before starting up this form! (Quite a few!!) Despite my nerves I got out there and did my best, and consequently created one of my proudest memories!
My advice to any student who is feeling a bit nervous to try out the tournament would be to ask themselves the following question: "Can I treat everyone with respect regardless of the tournament results?" This includes themselves! Respect is the greatest skill you can bring with yourself on tournament day.
My advice to any karate parents would be to bring your best cheering voice and to encourage our students to show what they have learned and how much they have grown!
Pre-register for the tournament here: https://www.elitefreestylekarate.com/tournament-registration
Sign up for upcoming events here: https://www.elitefreestylekarate.com/events-registration
Hi Concord families! In light of our 3rd annual tournament we're having this Saturday I wanted to share a special moment of my life with you. This is the very first time I "made it to stage" when I was competing. I know that I do karate with you all in class, but I think this video can really show you how much I love our sport! If you can take anything away from the video remember to work hard, give it your all, and have fun! 🥋🏆👍🏽Ps. Also remember to believe in yourself and be confident. It's no secret that I am nervous in this video!
Deep in a galaxy far far away, a super hero squad ran out of fuel and crash landed their spaceship on an alien planet!
Luckily this was a karate super hero spaceship, and it was able to power back up after it was energized with the force of 1,000 kicks!
Kudos to all the hard work put into this morning's Super Hero Bootcamp!
Check out this thorough project completed by one of our students! Great work!!
SloMo bag tackle!
Having a BALL with this side kick chamber drill!
Lions, tigers, and BEARS oh my!
Some matching pj outfits from New Year's Eve!
Let's set our goals high for 2019. 😄
Please enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas, made by a student. Thank you for your creativity!
We hope all of our karate families enjoyed their night out during our Drop and Shop! Thank you for coming!
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|Tuesday||15:00 - 20:30|
|Wednesday||15:30 - 20:15|
|Thursday||15:00 - 20:15|
|Saturday||08:00 - 13:30|