Family Martial Arts
Family Martial Arts
Serving Children, Adults, Veterans and Students of ALL abilities!
Serving Children, Adults, Veterans and Students of ALL abilities!
4:00 Kids Karate Intermediate ( Sensei Kathy)
4:30 Level 1 Kids Karate (Sensei Al)
5:15 Zoom National Mighty Tigers BEGINS JANUARY 10, 2022
3:30 Kids Karate (Sensei Kathy)
4:30 Kids Karate (Sensei Al)
6:00 Adult/Teen Karate
6:30 Adult/Adaptive Karate
The dojo is closed for Winter Break until March 7
Beginner Zoom classes begin January 10
New classes will be added for Spring to accommodate new students! If you can't find a suitable class time, please sign up on the waiting list and we will contact you with options!
We will be closed for the winter semester and reopen for the Spring semester in March 2022.
I’m hoping that by that time, enough children will be vaccinated and the risk factor is greatly reduced.
I have depended on opening the overhead door for enough time to exchange the air sufficiently. With the pending below freezing temps, that opportunity will be greatly reduced.
I will be adding one more class to the schedule in March so I can accommodate more students. Students MUST REGISTER for the Spring semester. We have a waiting list, so if you are planning to return please sign up early. There is nothing worse than telling a current student that our classes are full.
Tuition rates will remain the same in 2022. Returning students do not pay a registration fee.
Deposits and tuition payments can be mailed to our treasurer: Lori Serafin, Academy at Rising Sun, 7 Ruth Ave, Rutland, VT 05701
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 10th. Sign up 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
Arnis Stick Fighting Class*
National Online Preschool/Kindergarten
*Begins again Spring 2022
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12 HOUR CREDIT COURSE
Students and parents in the will have access to a Facebook page called "The Academy at Rising Sun Student Page". 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.
Zoom viewing will be offered on the last week of the month so that parents can see their chid's progress. Zoom will not be offered for every class unless Covid restrictions make it necessary.
The Academy developed a board to help direct the precautions and changes necessary to keep our students and staff safe from the Covid virus. For Fall 2021, some of these precautions have been suspended. They may be reinstitute should the Covid situation change for the worse. We will continue to follow Vermont State guidelines to keep our students safe.
Here is what you can expect:
1.ALL STUDENTS WILL WEAR TRAINING SHOES AND FULL UNIFORMS.
2. STUDENTS WILL UTILIZE THE STAIRWAY DOOR TO ENTER AND WILL EXIT VIA THE OVERHEAD DOOR & RAMP.
3. STUDENTS WILL WEAR FACE SHIELDS OR MASKS
4.TEMPERATURES WILL BE TAKEN VIA TOUCHLESS THERMOMETERS UPON ENTERING. SUSPENDED FALL 2021
5. STUDENTS WILL BRING HANDGEAR TO USE DURING TRAINING. SUSPENDED FALL 2021
6. THERE WILL BE A TOTAL AIR EXCHANGE BETWEEN CLASSES.
7. AN ELECTROSTATIC DISINFECTANT GUN WILL CLEAN IN BETWEEN CLASSES.
8. INTERNET ACCESS WILL BE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, SO PARENTS CAN WATCH THEIR STUDENTS IN CLASS. SUSPENDED FALL 2021
9. TRAINING GRID OUTLINES: THE SPACE A STUDENT HAS TO KEEP ADEQUATE DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER
10. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ALL FACE THE SAME WAY TO AVOID FREQUENT FACE TO FACE CONTACT
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
NEW PROGRAM - EMPOWERMENT FOR- PRETEENS.
This 4 hour course will be held IN October (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 many local schools, 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. $50 MEMBERS*/ $75 NON-MEMBERS. (*Members are currently enrolled at classes at Rising
DECEMBER 2021 -
No kids karate classes
14 Last Adult/Teen Class
15 Last Adult/Adaptive Class
10 Beginner Zoom Class begins
11 Zoom Adult/Teen Class begins
7TH Kids Classes resume in Dojo
CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kaylie Selleck -
An advanced teen student, many will recognize her as their class assistant or assistant instructor. Kaylie has been working on her instructors certificate as well as her personal training with great diligence. She has a keen understanding of our martial arts style and is always willing to share her knowledge. Kaylie literally lives at the dojo, so you will find her there preparing the dojo, cleaning and organizing or helping Sensei with paperwork. A hard worker, her love of martial arts shines throughout the dojo. Congratulations Kaylie!
2022 STUDENT OF THE MONTH
SEPTEMBER - Aden Cote
OCTOBER - Elliott Rosenberg
June 27-July 1
July 11-July 15
Camps are open to all students age 5-14
Registration opens February 1st
6 WEEK PROGRAMS
NOVERMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
MONDAY Calendar (12 classes)
SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27
OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, 25
NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
TUESDAY Calendar (12 Classes)
SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28
OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26
NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16, 23
WEDNESDAY Calendar (12 Classes)
SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29
OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27
NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24
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.
Sensei Emily came to Rising Sun with an advanced level in Kenpo karate.. She has incredible patience and is the Instructor for the Adult/Adaptive class.
Sensei Al Lovely found Rising Sun through his grandchildren that were training. Another Kenpo practitioner, Al was quick to learn our style and supports the Monday and Tuesday Kids Level 1 and 2 Classes.
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 assist in all kids classes for the Fall semester. A second degree brown belt, She is currently enrolled in the Instructor program.
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 2017-18 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. In 2020, Keenan has assumed the assistant position for the adult/adaptive class Keenan is a 1st degree Brown Belt
2nd degree Brown belt, Mattie Serafin is an assistant in the kids karate program. An avid Junior Golfer, Mattie is a serious martial artist with incredible talent.
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.