Midnight Blue Martial Arts takes center stage in the Business Spotlight on Tuesday’s TownTalk and owner Kimberly Harris invites the community to join her at the karate studio on Saturday afternoon for a Valentine’s Sip and Shop event.
This is the second year for the event, Harris said, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the studio, located at 101 N. Garnett St.
Midnight Blue, celebrating 25 years of providing classes in the area, has been in its downtown location since 2008, she said.
The karate studio will be filled with more than 25 vendors from across the area, featuring handcrafted items from jewelry to personalized Valentine’s Day cards for that special someone in your life.
During the pandemic, Harris said she turned to sewing to help keep her busy since she couldn’t get back into the studio to teach.
That pastime turned into something bigger and she took her new business on the road to some vendor fairs. She decided to host her own last year, and this year’s event features some return vendors, as well as new vendors who wanted to get in on the fun.
Bun on the Run will be parked out front and Sadie’s is bringing delicious hot chocolate.
Folks familiar with the karate studio will know that there’s a Black Belt Wall featuring each student who has achieved that level of proficiency.
“We take a picture (of them) in front of the American flag,” Harris said, which serves to motivate students to keep working hard toward their goal.
The students range in age from 2 to 68, but everyone learns a key element through the classes they take: being respectful.
Call 252.767.8398 to learn more about Midnight Blue Martial Arts Academy, LLC or visit https://hendersonkarate.com/