This month, The Dojo of Karate will be moving Stripe Week and Belt Test 1 week early, due to Halloween falling on a Friday this year. And, as most of you know, kids will choose candy over Karate most days of the week. Trust me, I'm not offended. With that said, October's Stripe Week will take place from the 20th to 23rd, while the Belt Test will be on Friday, October 24th at 5:00 PM. Parents, please keep in mind that in order for your child to belt test, they will need to have 3 FULL stripes on their belt. When they are invited to take the belt test, they will be given a permission slip that will need to be signed by their teachers and parents -- then turned in on the day of the test. As always, Stripe Week is simply when students will be reviewed on the material we've been working on for that entire month -- so in our case, October. If they do well, they will receive a full stripe. If there are areas they need to improve in they will potentially receive a half stripe. And, if they have some major struggles or work to be done, they may not receive a stripe. Good luck to all the potential testers!