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Testing and School Closings

We’re winding down 2013, and on the brink of the new year.  Here’s a reminder of our testing and school closing schedule for the next couple of weeks.
This Thursday will be our December test.  Our karate test will begin at 6pm, and our kickboxing test will begin at 7pm.  There will be no regularly scheduled classes on testing day.

Our Black Belt Test will be held this Saturday – December 21st.  Current Black Belt students must report to the school by 12pm for forms.  Bo-Black students going for their first degree Black Belt must report to the school by 1pm sharp (sooner, if you’d like to warm up).

We will NOT be running any classes on Saturday December 21st, as we will be preparing for the Black Belt Test.  If you are a student, and would like to watch the test from the mat, you must be dressed in a SMA uniform (belt included), and may only enter on the mat ONE TIME – once you leave, you must stay in the viewing area in order to watch the test. All students, family and friends are welcome to watch the test from the viewing area, for any duration of time.

We will be open for classes on Monday December 23rd, and will be closed between Tuesday December 24th and Wednesday January 1st.  Classes will resume on Thursday January 2, 2014.

We hope to see you on the mat, but in the event we don’t – please enjoy a safe a happy holiday season!

By |December 16th, 2013|black belt, confidence, CT, fairfield, karate, kickboxing, martial arts, test, training|0 Comments

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 32

Quote of the Week

“Be yourself;  Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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

Karate […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 31

Quote of the Week

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

Welcome to our Newest Students!


We’ve had some new students join our wonderful, supportive community at Dojo Fairfield.  Be sure to introduce yourself at your next class!

Dojo Fairfield’s Newest Students!
Becky M.
James L.
Jeano W.
Nikolas M.
We look forward to working with […]

By |October 11th, 2013|black belt, community, CT, fairfield, fitness, karate, kickboxing, martial arts, motivation|0 Comments

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 30

Quote of the Week

“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore.  If you want one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese Proverb

Congratulations To Our Newest Ranks!
Last night was our Testing Night for September, and both our karate students and kickboxing students did a FANTASTIC JOB in earning their newest ranks!  Congratulations to everyone who tested, and […]

By |September 27th, 2013|black belt, community, CT, fairfield, health, karate, kickboxing, martial arts|0 Comments

Dojo News


Dojo News – Week of September 16, 2013
Quote of the Week
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” –Joshua J. Marine

CHANGES To Kickboxing Schedule!
We’ve changed the schedule – which will only affect our kickboxing and Thai students.  We have added kickboxing classes Thursday and Friday at 7pm, as well […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 28

Quote of the Week

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how thing work out.”
-John Wooden

Some of Our Dedicated Students Finished the Summer with a New Belt!
Last night was our monthly test, and we had a whole host of eager students, proud parents, and student-supporters on hand to make sure that it […]

Dojo News

Dojo News – Week of August 26, 2013

Quote of the Week
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
-John Wooden

CHANGES To Kickboxing Schedule!
We’ve had a LOT of people asking us to add evening classes to our cardio kickboxing program – and we’re pleased to announce that NEXT WEEK will […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 27

Quote of the Week



Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”



Are You on Track for your Next Test?

It’s already  August, and we’re  close to the end of the summer!  If you’ve been ‘M.I.A.’ at the dojo, be sure to get back to class!

Summer is a tricky time for training, as many of us are contending […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 26

Quote of the Week

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” -William Arthur Ward

Congratulations to Everyone Who Tested in Last Night!
We had an amazing set of tests last night!  Congratulations to everyone who earned their newest rank!  Keep working hard in class, and we’ll see you […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 25

Quote of the Week

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty, has wasted thirty years of his life.”
-Muhammad Ali

Congratulations to Everyone Who Tested in June!
We were away on our summer break, so this ‘congratulations’ is a little late … but be sure to give high fives to the […]