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“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!

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Karate Test
Luke R. – Yellow/Orange Belt
Allie T. – Orange Belt
Brian H. – Orange Belt
Nikolas M. – Purple Belt
Enzo J. – Blue Belt
Alexis M. – Blue Stripe Belt
Valentina B. – Green Stripe Belt
Luca F. – Brown I Belt

Kickboxing Test
Mimi F. – Green Belt
Jaime C. – Green Belt
Mark A. – Green Stripe Belt

Bo-Black Stripes
Jan B.
Lynn M.
Senja F.
Kristin V.

Remember to get all your classes in, if it’s your rotation to test next month!  We’ll see you on the mat!

 


 

Welcome to our Newest Students!

A Black Belt is a White Belt who Never Quit!
A Black Belt is a White Belt who Never Quit!

 

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!

Keren K.
and a special welcome back to Mimi F.!

We look forward to working with you on the mat!

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It’s been said that “it takes a village” in order to raise a child… and we’re here to support YOUR role as a parent by reinforcing those good behaviors you want to see.

“My son has been taking karate at Stryker Martial Arts for over two years, and the experience has had a positive influence on his self-confidence, self-control and physical well-being.  His self-confidence has shown tremendous growth, as he frequently approaches challenging situations with self-assurance and composure.  … Taking karate has had a beneficial effect on his physical well-being; it’s extremely challenging, provides great exercise, builds muscles, prepares him for other activities, and is always fun!  Thanks for the continued pursuit of excellence in your kids program!  – Michele


 

We’ve Accepted A New Student into our Black Belt Club Program!

Congratulations to our newest student who has been accepted into our Black Belt Club Program.

Congratulations to Our Newest BBC Student!BBC
Brian H.

We’re excited to begin the next phase of your training!

Our Black Belt Club program is invitation-only.  If you’re interested in finding out if you have what it takes to join the ranks of this elite group of martial artists, email us today!

This class is more than a kickboxing program – it is an art.  It brings your mind and body together as you gain strength, power and agility.  A true rush!”  – Jasmine R.

 


 

Black Belt Pre-Test THIS Saturday!

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All Bo-Black students who intend to test for their Black Belt in December MUST REPORT to the school on Saturday November 23rd at 12:30pm for a Pre-Test.

This is a MANDATORY class for any Bo-Black student who intends to earn the rank of Black Belt at our December Test.  The Bo-Black student will work for approximately one hour with our current Black Belts.  He or she will then be evaluated by the Black Belts in order to determine whether or not they are ready to participate in the December test.  All decisions regarding a student’s readiness are final, and are at the sole discretion of the current Black Belt students.

In the past, Master Dan – as chief instructor – has made the decision whether or not a student is ready to test for his/her Black Belt.  We recognize that people may consider this to be a conflict of interest, since he is both the Chief Instructor as well as the business owner.  In order to remove any conflict of interest in the decision-making process, we have instituted this Pre-Test, which will determine whether a given student is able to test in the next Black Belt Test.

All current Black Belt students who intend to test for a progress stripe in December are expected to participate in this Pre-Test as well.

We look forward to seeing all December Black Belt candidates on November 23rd at 12:30pm!

 


Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Take Part in our Self Defense Seminar TONIGHT!badges3-red

Master Dan has put together an amazing, and revolutionary self-defense seminar that will take place TONIGHT from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

This seminar is open to both kids and adults.  Click here for more information and for an opportunity to register for this event.

 

 


 

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?