CAMP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!
SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS JUNE 24TH!
If you forgot to pick one up at the dojo, we will happily send you our Spring/Summer Newsletter. It has all the dates, classes and changes you can expect for the next 3 months!
At the Academy at Rising Sun, the only label you have is "student". We are the first martial arts school in Vermont with a dedicated adaptive program for students with disabilities. We are a non-profit organization 501(c)3. Our program is Okinawan Karate based a mix of kenpo and Tae Kwon Do. Students earn rank at their own pace with a testing format best suited for their success. We believe that the benefits of martial arts training should be available to all the seek it. We are your local karate school!
Built for our students with sensory issues, the studio offers students a more quiet environment, less visual distraction and a choice of flooring (tile, rubber matting and carpet). The studio is used for small karate classes, mat chats, private lessons, stretching class, yoga and meditation. Our first advanced class in this space claimed it became a "think tank", allowing them to expand their techniques and ideas to flow.
11 year old, Miles Robbason wrote and received a grant called "Steaming all the way to California"! The VT Youth Council designed the grant program with the goal of inspiring youth-initiated projects. Open to ages 9-22, Miles was one of the lucky ones to have his grant request accepted! He plans to take his Lego Robotics team to California to share their robot that does autonomous missions!
Miles is an Orange belt/White Stripe that was recently accepted into the advanced program. We are proud of Miles both in and out of the dojo! Great job!
June 25th Students may begin wearing their summer uniform. This is optional if you would like to continue to wear your gi top all summer, this is acceptable.
Stay hydrated through your workout! Bring your water bottle to class and to the Rec area!
Our kids program welcomes the traditional as well as the adaptive student. Our program emphasizes leadership skills, goal setting, body and boundary control, respect for themselves and others. We also have a strong self-defense program that will help the student feel more confident in their abilities to defuse situations. SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 24TH. TUESDAY 5PM CLASS
*SOME CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE WATER AT THE PITTSFORD REC IF THE WEATHER IS 85 DEGREES OR HIGHER.
The adult program is based on traditional martial arts with adaptations made for students with limitations. We teach Okinawan style of Karate with traditional kata and bunkai. Self-defense techniques encompass styles like Ju jitsu, judo throws and aikido. Beginners are welcome.
(Our 2018-19 class will be ending JUNE 18TH. This class will resume on the Fall Schedule beginning September 9th!) This 30-45 minute class is designed for the student who needs to move. Perfect for students with ADHD. We keep this class based on traditional karate with a fast, methodical pace steeped in repetition. Some students are assigned martial arts mentors to help keep them motivated and focused.
The 2019 Summer Camp Schedule begins with
Adventure Camp I June 24-28th.
Adventure Camp 2 on July 8th-12th
This is a summer day camp open to ALL campers ages 6-16. The camp will be open on a first come, first serve basis.
Camp runs Monday - Friday 9am-4pm
Daily workout, games, crafts, hiking, swimming and challenges! Each day will include activity choice so campers can participate in programs that interest them. We will be have a lego racing day, programs in photography, dance, fort building, boat racing, first aid, wood burning and lifeguarding!
No martial arts experience is necessary. Everyone will have fun!
$50 non-refundable deposit due at time of signing. $100 is due the first day of camp.
NEW PROGRAM - WARRIOR 1- PRETEENS. This 4 hour course will be held IN MARCH (date to be announced) at 77Furnace Rd, Pittsford, VT.
Open to all 5th and 6th graders, as well as Middle-school students. (Membership at Rising Sun not mandatory).
This course recognizes that today’s preteens need better skills to overcome the obstacles they face in their daily life.
Using Martial Arts Principals, we will empower the teen to better deal with cyber bullying, harassment, threats and fear of school shootings.
When we consider the increase in teen anxiety, depression, suicide, drug abuse and in light of the police intervention at Middlebury Middle School to stop a school shooting, the need to armor our children with skills and techniques that can save their physical and emotional life is imperative. Course is limited to 12 students. $25 MEMBERS*/ $35 NON-MEMBERS. (*Members are currently enrolled at classes at Rising Sun)
This class is by invitation only. Students are expected to participate in one other karate class in addition to advanced class. Advanced class offers theory, advanced technique, takedowns, sparring and weapons.
All MAKE UP CLASSES CAN BE TAKEN DURING CAMP WEEKS. WE TRAIN DAILY FROM 9:30AM-10:30AM.
JUNE 24-28 AND JULY 8-12TH
Alice is a new student to Rising Sun. She is a quick learner, hungry for new material to learn and has found herself among friends in the dojo. Although shy and quiet, Alice always rises to any quest asked of her. She is a good partner and always gives 100%. Alice will be testing for her first rank before summer schedule! Congratulations Alice - May student of the month!
Our class at Mill River Union High School tested for their new rank on Wednesday, May 15th. The test was well attended by school personnel and the student's families. I was very proud of all of the students testing. Congratulations to Seth - Student of the Year, Jade- Body, Mind and Spirit Award and Logan - for Warrior Award.
2019 Summer Adventure Camp
Week 1 - June 24th-28th -
Week 2 - July 8-12th -
A collage of favorite activities from past camps! Daily workout, activities, hikes, games , crafts, swimming, challenges and fun!
$150 per week
$165 week for non members
9-4pm Monday - Friday
Private lessons by appointment
Traditional Adult Class 5pm NEW CLASS FORMING FOR SEPTMEBER. Call for Summer adult workout schedule.
4pm-4:30 Dynamic Energy NEW CLASS FORMING FOR SEPTEMBER . Call to register.
5pm -5:45 Kids Karate SUMMER CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE PITTSFORD REC IF TEMPS ARE ABOVE 85 DEGREES.
12PM-2PM Private lessons
4pm Kids Karate. NEW CLASSES FORMING FOR SEPTEMBER. Kids train on Tuesday for the summer!
5pm Advanced Karate (by invitation)
6:30pm-7:30pm - Adult/Adaptive
Opening Rising Sun Martial Arts in 2001, Maxey-Scarcello, 4th dan has been a community dojo teaching kids, adults and students with disabilities. Overseeing all curriculum and staff, the school has expanded since becoming a non-profit organization. With roots in the Pittsford community for over 30 years, Maxey-Scarcello lives in Wells, VT with her husband.
2nd Dan, Mark Madison teaches adult and adaptive classes. A web designer, vocalist for the Solaris Choral Group, Madison began his martial arts training in Manchester Vt. Madison and his wife Robyn live in Danby, VT.
Sensei Raul Soto brings his strong experience in Shotokan to Rising Sun. We will see much of his influence in the higher rank kata. His desire and love for teaching adaptive martial arts has made him a perfect fit here at the Academy. A native of Venezuela, Raul resides in Pittsford, VT with his wife and son.
Sempai Emily came to Rising Sun with an advanced level in Kenpo karate. Currently ranked a brown belt, she supports the adult/adaptive class.
Sempai Al Lovely found Rising Sun through his grandchildren that were training. Another Kenpo practitioner, Al was quick to learn our style and supports the Adult/Adaptive class.
Sempai Josh is our highest ranking adaptive student. He is beginning his Instructor training in September 2018 and will be supporting the Tuesday Kids Karate class.
Kaylee can be found in the dojo on any given day, training, doing chores and helping other students. Invited to the advanced class at a beginner rank, she has grown from a shy, meek girl to an outgoing, strong young woman. Kaylee is assigned to the Tuesday Kids class, but I suspect you might see her in other classes as well.
Mature students that focus on their training, work hard and show an interest in theory and martial arts history are welcomed into the Leadership Instructors Program. Assisting under an instructor's guidance, the student learns how to guide and motivate the younger student.
Keenan was a great asset in 2017 classes. His calm and gentle demeanor made it easy for him to teach technique to younger students. His attention to detail and incredible memory has helped him to move up in rank. Keenan is a Wednesday Kids class assistant.
WE ARE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and enable more students with Autism, ADHD, Physical and Cognitive Disabilities to benefit from martial arts training. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
This class meets Wednesday nights at 6:30pm-7:30pm. It is a mix of traditional and adaptive students.
These classes are by invitation only. Advanced technique, concepts and theory.
Ages 5-16 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm
Includes training in one multi-rank class per week.
Includes training in one multi-rank classes per week.
$65- MONTHLY $180-QUARTERLY
This class is by invitation only.
This membership includes 2 multi-rank classes per week.
Call 802-345-2627 and set up private lessons today
New Students are offered two complimentary classes. A non-refundable $25 registration fee is due on signing. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Current students must register if they have not filed electronically.
We now accept Visa/Mastercard!
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