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Dojo Newsletter; Issue 40

Quote of the Week
“Be like a postage stamp.  Stick to one thing until you get there.”
-Josh Billings

Who Earned Their Newest Rank?
Last night was our September Testing, and our students ROCKED!
Congratulations to everyone who earned a new rank, and a BIG THANK YOU for everyone who came out to support the folks testing.
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Change is Good, Right?

We have all spent the better part of our lives hearing that change is good, right?  Probably more than we care to consider.  We, at Dojo Fairfield, happen to agree with this adage.
You may have noticed during the past several months that we have transitioned from using the name ‘Stryker Martial Arts’ to favoring ‘Dojo […]

By |September 5th, 2014|black belt, community, CT, fairfield, fitness, karate, kickboxing, martial arts|0 Comments

September Black Belt Club Badge

Our Black Belt Club Karate badge for September will be for the Blocking Set.
Be sure to get to class and practice at home in order to get your badge at the end of the month!
 

Important Karate Announcement

Our community has been lucky to have the support of two amazing martial arts instructors in our youth karate program – Sarah Larson and Kristin Veenema. For the past few years we have seen both Sarah and Kristin tirelessly work to ensure that our program meets the high standards we expect at Dojo Fairfield. […]

By |August 13th, 2014|black belt, community, CT, fairfield, karate, kickboxing, martial arts|0 Comments

No Class on Friday

This Friday will be a professional development day for the staff at Dojo Fairfield, as we take part in  the quarterly conference of the Professional Martial Arts College (ProMac) with Kyoshi Dave Kovar in New Jersey.  Accordingly, we will be cancelling the evening kickboxing class at 7:15.
Kyoshi Dave Kovar is a lifelong Martial Artist with […]

By |April 29th, 2014|black belt, CT, fairfield, fitness, karate, kickboxing, martial arts|0 Comments

Dojo Newsletter; Issue 36

Quote of the Week

See Who Earned a New Rank Last Night!
Wow.  What a fun set of tests we had at the dojo last night!  Excellent job on earning your newest ranks.  We’re proud of the hard work exhibited by everyone.

Karate Test
Ben S. – Yellow Belt
Liam L. – Brown II Belt
Valentina B. – Brown […]

Dojo Newsletter; Issue 35

Quote of the Week

See Who Earned a New Rank Last Night!
EXCELLENT JOB to everyone who earned their newest rank at our test last night!  We had a phenomenal turnout for both tests, and the energy on the mat was amazing.  Wear your hard-earned, new belts proudly!

Karate Test
Aiden N. – Green Stripe Belt
Allie T. […]

By |March 28th, 2014|black belt, community, CT, fairfield, fitness, karate, kickboxing, martial arts|0 Comments

Dojo Newsletter; Issue 34

Quote of the Week

Some Housekeeping Information…
Our next testing date will be on Thursday March 27th. Our karate test will begin at 6pm, and our kickboxing test will begin at 7pm.

Kickboxers: we will be making some announcements at the end of testing, so we strongly encourage you to participate in the class even if you’re not […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 33

Quote of the Week

See Who Earned a New Rank Last Night!
Last night was our monthly testing for karate and kickboxing students in our dojo!  Everyone exhibited their black belt attitude and persevered through a challenging test.  Congratulations to everyone who earned their newest rank!

 

Karate Test

Ben S. – Yellow Belt
Ian B. – Blue […]

Instructor’s Notes: Using a Strong Voice

In this video, our lead karate instructor, Ms. Kristin, provides you with some additional insight into what is happening on the mat: specifically, using a strong voice.
Not only is this skill imperative in developing leadership and articulate communication skills,  it increases the confidence of the student as well!

Please be sure to share this video (below), […]