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 testing again in the near future.
Kids Karate Test
Ginny C. – Orange Belt
Maryam N. – Orange Belt
Enzo J. – Orange Belt
Kyle R. – Purple Belt
Valentina B. – Green Belt
Aniruddha M. – Brown II Belt
Allyson C. – Bo-Black Belt
Mark A. – Green Belt
Claudia P. – Brown II Belt
Great Job everyone! We look forward to seeing everyone at the next test, on August 29th! Be sure to get your classes in!
WELCOME to our Newest Students!
We’d like to welcome Laurel K., Emily K., Anshul D., and Annabella S.– our newest White Belt students! The hardest step is often the one that gets you through the front door for your first class. Be sure to show what it means to be a part of our awesome SMA Community!
How will training in the martial arts change YOUR life? Email us today in order to get started.
“I am learning patience and learning how to set milestones towards the bigger goals physically and mentally.” – Sahab A.
Spotlight on Our Students – Kristin V.
We may have grown to know each other on the mat, but how well do you really know the members of our awesome community? We took the opportunity to sit down with one of our students (and one of our AMAZING instructors) – Kristin V. – in order to gain some insight into her life both on and off the mat.
SMA: Are you originally from Fairfield? If not, where did you grow up?
K.V.: I grew up in Rocky Hill, CT, which is right outside of Hartford. I’m a Fairfield University grad, though.
K.V.: I’m coming up on 3 years.
K.V.: I’m a Bo-Black getting ready to test for my Black Belt this December!
K.V.: I think when I initially joined it, the increased class attendance offered was what got me looking at how to shape my life around my martial arts. I got to be more committed to myself and my training and hold it as a priority in my life, and I think that’s one of the big things that has led to achieving my weight loss and other fitness goals.
K.V.:My initial answer to this was “what life off the mat? I work here!” A more thoughtful answer, though, is that I enjoy running because it helps me clear my head. I love finding moments to relax on the couch or outside in the shade with a book or my own writing.
K.V.:”Get it done, and do it right.”
THANKS Kristin, for sharing your answers with us! Stay tuned — YOU may be our next Spotlight Student!
DON’T FORGET to join Kristin on Monday August 5th at 6am as she takes us through an amazing hour-long Cardio Kickboxing Class! Feel energized and ready to take on the world – but be sure to get on the list ASAP! We’re only allowing 20 participants (both students and non-students) and spots are filling up fast! Call us at (203) 319-9989 TODAY to reserve your space.
Who’s Ready to Burn 850 Calories Before Breakfast?
That’s right – we’re bringing cardio kickboxing back to the school! If you’re up for an hour-long, sweat inducing, bag hitting, music pumping, calorie killing experience, then you NEED to join us on Monday August 5th at 6am! Ms. Kristin will take you through a class that is sure to put any other ‘cardio kickboxing’ class in the area to shame.
- Get Fit
- Feel Energized and ready for the day
- Burn up to 850 calories!
- Join a class of supportive participants and educated instructors!
The cost is $10 to start, and we’re ONLY allowing 20 participants on the mat. Spaces are filling up, so be sure to call us today at (203) 319-9989 in order to reserve your space. This class is open to both students and non-students.
We LOVE Student Referrals! Who Do YOU Want to See Training Beside You on the Mat?
Did you know that by sharing your martial arts experience with a friend or family member can actually benefit YOU? In fact, when you share your practice with someone you know, you not only have someone who can fully relate to your experience, but also someone who can help hold you accountable?
This quite often translates into BETTER RESULTS!
As a student, you’re also able to VIP a friend. Just pick up a card at your next class, or give us a call at (203) 319-9989.
So who are YOU inviting onto the mat?