Welcome to Academy at Rising Sun
Martial Arts and Fitness

Serving Children, Adults, Veterans and Students of ALL abilities!

DOJO is OPEN!


White-Yellow Belt tests

December 18th and 19th

DURING CLASS TIME


Advanced Test 

Green Belt and above

JAN 16TH @ 5PM



NO KARATE CLASSES THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS DEC 24-26TH


NO KARATE CLASSES New Years EVE OR New Years DAY!


MAKE UP CLASS SCHEDULE  - Due to weather closings, vacations and classes the student missed, I will offer make-up classes. Students MUST SIGN UP FOR MAKEUP CLASSES AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. I will need a minimum of 3 students to make up a class. See the sign in sheets below.


Shoe and Uniform Exchange

We have some used uniforms and workout shoes available in the studio lobby. These are free of charge. I am grateful to the students that share their used uniforms and shoes

THE DOJO FLOORS ARE COLD IN THE WINTER. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT MANDATORY, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND STUDENTS WEAR SHOES TO TRAIN. STUDENTS MAY NOT TRAIN IN SOCKS!

Please let me know if you have any difficulty signing in on the computer. There is a paper next to the computer for you to leave me a note. The computer system is handling attendance and will soon have your tuition information available as well.


About Us

Traditional and Adaptive Students

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 SENSORY STUDIO IS NOW OPEN

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Built for our students with sensory issues,  the studio will be 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.


I would like to thank the many people that worked on this space to get it ready in time. Bob Scarcello worked many late nights and did all the heavy lifting for this project. Kaylee Selleck, Julie Chadwick and Reilly Granger - your help was invaluable. Thank you.

DEC HOLIDAY 2018 SCHEDULE


NO KARATE CLASSES THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS-  DECEMBER 24-26TH


CLOSED  NEWS YEARS EVE AND New Years DAY


KIDS KARATE

TUESDAY 5PM

WEDNESDAY 4PM


ADVANCED KARATE

WEDNESDAY 5PM


ADULT/ADAPTIVE KARATE

WEDNESDAY 6:30PM


KICKBOXING TUES & THURSDAY 5:30PM


ZUMBA  MONDAY & WED


YOGA - WEDNESDAY



HOLIDAY SPECIALS - DECEMBER ONLY!

Holiday Kids Karate Special for NEW STUDENTS

Give the gift that will benefit your child for years to come. Our Introductory Kids Karate Special (Ages 5-16) will give your child a 30 day membership for only $39.99 PLUS a FREE Uniform! If your child is not 100% satisfied after the first class, we will refund your money and the uniform is yours to keep as our gift!

Kids Karate Gift Membership

SHARE THE GIFT OF ADULT MARTIAL ARTS

Whether you are an experienced martial artist looking to get back into training or brand new to the martial arts, our holiday special makes it easy to try a program at The Academy at Rising Sun! One Month Adult Karate Program PLUS A FREE UNIFORM for only $49.99

Available to new students only.

Adult Karate Gift Membership

Gift an Adaptive Program

Give the gift of power, self-control and strength! We offer both kids and adult martial artist gift programs for students with special needs, including but not limited to: ADHD, Autism, Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Differences, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Downs Syndrome. Remember the only label you have at Rising Sun is "student"!

The Adaptive gift program comes with one 30 minute private introductory lessons  as well a month membership! We will give you a free uniform to give as a gift! Simply click either the Kids Karate or Adult Karate button above to sign up!~

Fall - Winter 2017 Classes

Kids Karate

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.

Register Here

Adult Program

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.

Register Here

Dynamic Energy Class

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.

Register Here

Cardio Kickboxing

Kick your body into shape this Fall!

Beginning September 11th, this class will build your cardio ability through a fun and dynamic kicking workout! Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30pm. Be sure to sign up at our Open House August 22 for a $10 savings on this program!

Register Here

Private Lessons

Adult and Adaptive Private Lessons

Private and Semi-Private lessons are available. Call for available time slots and rates.

Register Here

Advanced Karate

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.

Register Here

Happenings

Kripalu Yoga

Instructor: Paula Ligouri

A certified 500 hour Kripalu yoga teacher, Paula has been practicing for 18 years and teaching since 2011. She is trained in Yoga for Cancer, Thai Yoga Massage and Restorative Yoga.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

MAKE UP CLASSES

If you have missed classes, please sign up for any or all of these make-up classes. There must be at least 3 students signed up 48 hours before the class. 

To Sign Up for Make-up Class

Zumba

Taught by Lisa Tracy, this class has flexible impact and intensity to meet the needs of the beginner to advanced student. The music motivates and its hard to believe exercise can be such fun.

TO REGISTER CALL 353-2259F

NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH

TRISTAN STUTE is November Student of the month. Although Tristan is a beginner ranked student, he trains in the Kids Basics class and the Advanced class. His maturity, ability to grasp concepts and desire to learn Martial Arts allows him to train with students of higher rank. He is well respected by his peers and never hesitates to help another student. Congratulations Tristan!

Welcome New Students

WELCOME  Angel Ponto of Fair Haven, VT. A student at Fair Haven High School, Angel uses a wheelchair to accommodate her Spina Bifida. She is training in private lessons and building a personalized adaptive program that will utilize escrima sticks to substitute for kicks. 

Angel likes to horseback ride and is enjoying her martial arts training!

New Rising Sun Uniforms

All students are required to wear full gi uniform with Dojo t-shirt underneath  to class.  

Calendar

Classes are subject to change

MONDAY

Private lessons by appointment

5:30-6:15Zumba 


TUESDAY

 8AM - Morning Stretch By Appointment

4pm-4:30 Dynamic Energy

5pm -5:45 Kids Karate

5:30-6:30 Cardio Kick


WEDNESDAY

12PM-2PM Private lessons

4pm Kids Karate

5pm Advanced Karate (by invitation)

5:30-6:15 Zumba

6:15-7:15 Yoga

6:30pm-7:30pm - Adult/Adaptive


THURSDAY

4pm-5pm Kids Karate - waiting list 

only

5:30-6:30pm Cardio Kick


MAKE-UP CLASS SCHEDULE * Must sign up online 48 hours prior to class

Thursday, Jan 10 @ 4pm

Saturday, Jan 12 @ 10am

Monday, Jan 14 @ 5pm

Thursday, Jan 17 @ 4pm

Saturday, Jan 19 @ 10am



Our Staff

Renshi Kathy Maxey-Scarcello

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 Mark Madison

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 Reilly Granger

A Rising Sun Black Belt, Reilly Granger has returned after graduating Castleton University with a degree in Exercise Science. She has accepted the position of Assistant Director for the Academy and will be working wth all the students to increase their martial arts skills, endurance and strength. Granger started her training at Rising Sun at the age of 8. She enjoys volunteering, traveling and working with others.


Support Staff

Emily Jannene

Sempai Emily came to Rising Sun with an advanced level in Kenpo karate. Currently ranked a brown belt, she supports the adult/adaptive class.

Al Lovely

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.

Josh Tabor

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.

Student Support Staff Fall 2018

Kaylee Selleck

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.

How do I get on the Student Support Team?

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 Hogan

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.

Donate Now

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.

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Classes






$25 registration fee. Monthly, Quarterly or Annual payment plans available.

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Contact Us

DOJO ADDRESS: 77 FURNACE RD, PITTSFORD, VT. 05763

MAILING ADDRESS: 31 NORTH MAIN ST, BOX 126, RUTLAND, VT 05701


PHONE: 802-345-2627

Academy at Rising Sun

77 Furnace Rd, Pittsford, VT 05763 Dojo

(802) 345-2627

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