Dojo Newsletter; Issue 49

Quote of the Week

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

– Raymond Lindquist

BIG NEWS Benefiting Kickboxers and Youth BBC Students
We have a new face on the mat (new to some folks, and familiar to others…).  Beginning immediately, Mr. Oscar Gomez will be teaching Black Belt Club class and Kickboxing Classes on […]

Dojo Newsletter; Issue 41

Quote of the Week

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”
-Lao Tzu

Who Earned Their Newest Rank?
Last night was our October Testing, and our students did a phenomenal job demonstrating why they deserve their newest rank!
Congratulations to everyone who earned a new rank, and a BIG THANK YOU for everyone who came out […]

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), […]

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

Dojo News

Dojo News – Week of August 19, 2013
Quote of the Week
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
-Swami Sivananda

Are YOU Up for the Challenge?
Ready to burn calories, let off steam, and transform your body like never before?! Then you need to attend one of our cardio […]

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 […]

Got Pain?

Do you have pain? So do I… and after training people both
with weights and on the mat, do you know what I have found?
Most injuries or pain happen from muscle imbalances. I have
worked hard both with myself and with my personal training
clients to eliminate ALL imbalances and make sure that the
body performs equally.

Imbalances simply mean […]

By |July 25th, 2013|exercise, fitness, health, training, workout|0 Comments

Teri’s Training Story

Teri wasn’t sure about joining a gym after her doctor encouraged her to incorporate a form of exercise into her routine.  Instead, she gave kickboxing a try… and five years later, she’s still training!

Teri’s Training Story

By |July 18th, 2013|CT, fairfield, fitness, inspiration, karate, kickboxing, martial arts, training|0 Comments

Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 23

Quote of the Week

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, Board Breaks, and New Belts! It’s Testing Time!
Last night was our monthly test for karate and kickboxing students at our Fairfield Dojo, and they rocked it out!  Our students, […]