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 with vacations, kids, day trips, the HEAT … we get it! Getting to class is often at the bottom of the proverbial totem pole. But by committing to train at least once per week, you are making progress towards your goals – and your next test!
So the question remains – are you on track for your next test? Just get yourself through the door, and we’ll do the rest.
Know anyone who could benefit from training? Give us a call at (203) 319-9989.
“The training my son has received thus far has definitely given him a great deal of confidence. His body has changed physically which mentally makes him feel better about himself. He feels stronger now and he always looks forward to coming to class and doing the best he can. Of course, he enjoys doing the workout with all his friends he has met at Stryker Martial Arts!” – Jayne Y.
Spotlight on Our Students in Fairfield, CT – Kailen P.
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 Program Director at our Fairfield, CT dojo– Kailen P. – 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.P.: I’m originally from the teeny, tiny, little town of Hopedale, MA. It was originally set up as a Utopian society in the mid 1800’s (which failed miserably). The biggest thing Hopedale is known for nowadays, is as the birthplace of Aerosmith’s guitarist Joe Perry. I met my husband while attending Fairfield University, and after our son was born we decided to settle in good ‘ole Fairfield.
K.P.: It’s just about 5 years!
K.P.: I’m currently a Black Belt student, and am training to test for my second degree in June 2014!
K.P.: First and foremost, it wasn’t until I decided to join BBC, that I felt I truly was making a commitment to myself. At the time I was working full-time (and then some), and had a young child to take care of. Joining BBC allowed me to take care of ME – which felt a bit alien at first. Learning to try to new things — some which came naturally and others which required a LOT of patience from my training partners — has helped inspire a willingness to try new things elsewhere in my life. The words “I CAN’T” seem more like a challenge now, rather than a deterrent or an excuse to quit.
K.P.: Off the mat is a bit misleading for me, since even if I’m off the mat, I’m always in tune with what’s going on at the school. “Off the mat”, I’m program director for the dojo – so I’m always striving to ensure that our students are getting the most out of their training (which is why I’m always on the phone or email!). I’m also a wife to my husband Eric – who just received his Black Belt in June – and mother to my 8 year old son, Aiden, who is a green belt in our youth karate program. I also have 2 amazing dogs – Lando and Harleen – and am passionate about rescuing dogs. I own my own business called Stubby Legged Dog, (launched earlier this summer) which provides funds to volunteer dog rescue organizations. I won’t put any shameless plugs on here… but I will say that you can google it.
K.P.: There is no failure – as long as you learned something. When you ‘fail’ – try again and work it out. By applying dedication and perseverance you will reach your goal.
THANKS Kailen, for sharing your answers with us! Stay tuned — YOU may be our next Spotlight Student!
It’s Calorie-Crushing, Energetic, and Back by Popular Demand! Cardio Kickboxing at Dojo Fairfield
This week we brought it back!
That’s right … we brought the BEST heart-pounding, body rockin’ cardio kickboxing program Fairfield County has ever seen!
Not only that – but we’ve posed a 60 Day Challenge which GUARANTEES that you will lose at least 10 lbs. in your first 60 days of training!
How are we convinced this will work? Master Dan has 16 years of experience and training, and he’s bringing it ALL to the table… boxing, kickboxing, body weight training, and H.I.T. training.
Need more convincing? Try it out for yourself! It’s only $10 to try out a class. We have classes Monday at 6am, Wednesday at 9:30am, and Friday at 9:30am. Call us at (203) 319-9989, or send an email in order to reserve your spot on the mat!
We’re also looking to add evening classes as well, so STAY TUNED for an email with a link to a survey, which will help us determine which time with work best.
We’ll see YOU on the mat, and on the road to all your fitness goals…. assuming you’re up for the CHALLENGE!