Family Martial Arts
Family Martial Arts
Serving Children, Adults, Veterans and Students of ALL abilities!
Serving Children, Adults, Veterans and Students of ALL abilities!
There are three types of kids karate classes.
Level 1- 45 minute traditional karate with a focus on discipline, self control, focus and basic karate technique.
Level 2-CLASS IS FULL 60 minute class that includes kata, bunkai and sparring. Students must complete level 1 before this class. Sparring gear and mouthguard is required.
Level 3 By invitation only. Advanced technique, sparring and weapons
Adaptive Students learn in small groups using small increment rewards. Curriculum is adapted to each individual student. The goal of this class is to matriculate the student into traditional classes
Zoom BeginnerThis national program is in its third successful year! Its a 30 minute beginner/basic karate program for young students. Students wear uniforms, earn belts and awards like in person classes.
Tuesday 5:30 Adult and teen Karate
Tuesday 6:30 Tai Chi
Wednesday 6:30 Adult Adaptive Karate
BEGINNING MARCH 7TH! AN INTRODUCTORY YANG STYLE TAI CHI PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED TO TEENS AND ADULTS ON TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 6:30PM BY SENSEI MARK MADISON.
MONDAY CLASSES - MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27, APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24 MAY 8, 15, 22 AND JUNE 5TH (12 CLASSES)
TUESDAY CLASSES - MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28, APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25 AND MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 (12 CLASSES)
WEDNESDAY CLASSES - MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29, APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26 AND MAY 10, 17, 24, 31 (12 CLASSES)
**CLOSED WEEK OF APRIL 30 - MAY 5
**CLOSED MAY 29 MEMORIAL DAY
This 45 minute class gives the student a strong sense of self - ESTEEM, RESPECT, CONTROL AND DISCIPLINE. Taught in a traditional atmosphere with respect for each students needs. A family dojo, with emphasis on life skills, students learn the basics of Okinawan style karate. One or Two class options available. Level 1 Beginners are for new and young students. Level 2 includes Take-downs, grappling and sparring. Classes begin in September. DUE TO COVID PRECAUTIONS, CLASS ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS.
We have a great National KIDS KARATE 6 week Program.!This is a 30 minute Zoom karate for young students. Taught in a semi-traditional format, Warm-ups, stretches and basic technique are taught using Japanese terminology.This group has its own belt ranking system! This class is currently being held on Monday's at 5:15 and will begin January 9th. Call for more information.
We have dedicated adaptive classes for both children and adults. Personalized curriculum, private, semi-private and group lessons. Many of our adaptive students began their martial arts career in an adaptive class and moved into a traditional program where they can continue their adaptive curriculum or pursue the traditional curriculum.
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 te
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!
The Academy utilizes Zoom in many ways. We have a large screen TV in the dojo to include students:
*who can't attend because of Covid qurantine
*Specific Zoom Classes for different age groups
*Monthly parental viewing
Adaptive Kid Class *
Adaptive Adult Class
Yang Style Tai Chi
National Online Zoom for Young Students
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12 HOUR CREDIT COURSE
Students and parents will have access to a Facebook page DEDICATED TO THEIR CLASS DAY. This will enable students to ask questions and contact Sensei directly with questions regarding their training. IT IS THE PRIMARY WAY WE COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS REGARDING THEIR CLASS STATUS. There is a separate page for each day of the week for those specific classes. Please sign up for the page that corresponds with your student's class.
PARENTS MAY CONTACT ME DIRECTLY VIA TEXT OR PHONE. PLEASE DO NOT USE FACEBOOK MESSENGER.
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.
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.
This 30 minute class is designed for the student who needs to move. This class is play based but aligned with traditional karate technique. It keeps a fast, methodical pace steeped in repetition. Belt tip awards and patches are mailed to the parents to present to the student when they accomplish their goals. Currently, participating students come from different states. At the end of each class, students are afforded some time to talk and share with one another. This class will resume JANUARY 10TH.
Enrollment is limited for dojo classes! Online classes are available.
This 12 week class offers a fun way to earn your school physical education credit.
Our special belt ranking program offers students the basics of Okinawan style karate along with physical fitness and self-defense techniques.
Our dojo is located in Pittsford, VT or you can access these classes via Zoom.
$199 per student
$25 Registration fee
TAI CHI IS A SERIES OF MOVEMEN TS PERFORMED IN A SLOW, FOCUSED MANNER. IT'S A GENTLE EXERCISE AND STRETCH SUITABLE FOR ALMOST ANYONE! EACH POSTURE FLOWS INTO THE NEXT WITHOUT PAUSE, KEEPING THE BODY IN CONSTANT BUT IN SLOW MOTION.
Taught by certified instructor, Sensei Mark Madison
Dec 1st -
open registration for Spring classes
(March 6-June 1st)
Dec 5 - LAST LEVEL 1 CLASS AND ZOOM CLASS
Dec 6 - LAST LEVEL 2 CLASS AND ADULT CLASS . LEVEL 2 PARENT/CHILD CLASS
Dec 7 - LAST LEVEL 3 CLASS - PARENT/CHILD CLASS
Dec 14 - LAST ADULT/ADAPTIVE CLASS - MOVIE NIGHT 6PM-7:30PM LIGHT SNACKS PROVIDED
We would like to thank Terry DeForge for her years of dedication to our board of directors. We wish her well in her future endeavors.
WELCOME to MARK MADISON, Danby, VT and CAROL JOHNSTON of Pittsford, VT.
Mark is a former instructor for the Adaptive Program and is currently a practicing student. A 2nd degree black belt, he brings a good deal of knowledge to the board of the needs and inner-working of the Academy.
Carol has been a supporter of the Academy for many years with her son an active member of our adaptive class. Carol is a well known, long time local small businesswoman where she owns Creative Cookery Bakery.
We are thankful for their time in effort in making the Academy the best inclusive Martial Arts school in the NorthEast.
The dojo and studio wilL BE CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK DEC15-MARCH 6
While you can find great dispute over how to tie the karate belt correctly, this is one way to do it. Most of our belts are double wrapped (the long ones) . To start the process, fold the belt in half, so you know where the middle is. Put the middle over your belly button, wrap toward the back and bring around to the front. The key is to wrap all the belts together in the front. Remember, we are always there to help you. Our goal is to have each child learn how to do this by yellow belt.
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.
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.
ADDRESS: 77 FURNACE RD, PITTSFORD, VT. 05763
77 Furnace Rd, Pittsford, VT 05763 Dojo
03:00 pm – 07:00 pm