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Ask Master Dan

We have been getting questions regarding our striping procedures lately.  We would strongly recommend going to http://strykermartialarts.com_area2.htm as many of the common questions can be answered there.  Having said that, the information below explains how the system came about and the ideas behind it.Master Dan,What is the purpose of earning stripes after each class?We hand […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off the Mat – Training Tested in the Real World

It’s that time again. And so begins the dreaded bedtime routine in my household.  As I brace for resistance and rebuttal at every opportunity, I draw in a deep breath and get the gears in motion.“Ok, please get your pajamas on and brush your teeth”, I politely request of my son.  This simple request is met with […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Your program has changed.”

It most certainly has!  A year in review:We have had the assistance of a phenomenal program director…Program DirectorKailen PirroOriginally from the small town of Hopedale Massachusetts, Kailen Pirro now resides in Fairfield with her husband, son, and terrier, Lando. Kailen earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor concentration in Philosophy […]

By |July 11th, 2012|connecticut, fairfield, karate, kickboxing, martial arts, weight loss, workout|0 Comments

How Sharing Works…

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By |July 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Myths About Bullying…

1. Bullying is a new or more prevalent phenomenonBullying has been around as long as humans have. Think about the movie “Back to the Future” or “Karate Kid” (the original). These were issues when we were younger. It simply seems like it is worse now because more people are talking about it. […]

By |June 28th, 2012|bullying|0 Comments

By |June 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quote of the Day …

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” – William Feather

By |June 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quote of the Day …

“Energy and persistence conquer all things” – Benjamin Franklin

By |June 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Black Belt Training: What it looks like…

Quote of the Day … Reflecting on Fear

“The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”  -Robert CushingAhhhh Fear.  My old friend.  I know a thing or two about fear.  When I was 16, I had […]