NEW STUDENTS WELCOME
NEW STUDENTS WELCOME
Serving Children, Adults, Veterans and Students of ALL abilities!
Serving Children, Adults, Veterans and Students of ALL abilities!
Regular Scheduled KIDS Classes
Regular Scheduled ADULT Classes
Regular Scheduled KIDS Classes PLUS ZOOM CLASS
National Preschool/Kindergarten ZOOM class
Regular scheduled ADULT/ADAPTIVE classes
Regulartscheduled Kids Beginner Classes
ACADEMY OF ADAPTIVE MARTIAL ARTS, INC
If you or your child would like to practice martial arts, we have new classes forming for September 2021. ! Call today for more information. 802-345-2627
After missing camp last year because of Covid - I have two weeks planned for 2021- July 5th and July 19th.
Registration for camp will start in February on a first come first serve basis. This year, Adventure camp will be held July 5-09th, Monday through Friday from 9-4pm. The theme for this year is Recycled Madness! Utilizing recycled materials, each day will be themed for campers to build items out of recycled materials. Old favorites like boats, weapons and flying objects will be on the agenda. Adventures and Team Challenges, daily hikes, swimming and of course martial arts training. Camper leaders will be chosen daily and campers will work with different partners and teams on a daily basis so everyone has a chance to work together.
Liquid Chaos is the theme of our second camp, July 19-23. A mix of Science, Art and fun, we will manipulate and play with water and liquids to propel, spray and create chaos! Contests to move objects with water, water balloons, water weapons, dripping art and volcanos will round out our week. Of course we will hike, swim, play games and challenge each other! Martial arts and first aid training daily!
Cost of camp is $150 . $50 non-refundable* deposit due with application and balance due the first day of camp. Enrollment is limited. Sign up will be start in February - ENROLLMENT WILL BE DEPENDENT ON VERMONT STATE MANDATES. If the State closes down camps, a refund will be made.
Current Rising Sun members have first enrollment positions, past members, siblings and non-members are also welcome. To register: https://forms.gle/sk5XxGT4enK1eq9v9 CAMP IS FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY
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. Classes begin in September. DUE TO COVID PRECAUTIONS, CLASS ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS PER CLASS.
This 30 minute class introduces the young student to the martial arts, improving basic motor, listening and balance skills. This fun and motivating class includes belt stripe incentives and patches. ENROLLMENT IS OPEN TO ALL PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN AGE STUDENTS. The students in this class are from around the country!
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!
If the State of Vermont closes us down for Covid-19 prevention during the winter session, we will utilize Zoom classes. Although not optimal for many of our students, I will make every effort to create a class atmosphere that inspires, motivates and keeps their attention. This class will utilize visual prompts placed within the room the
If the State of Vermont closes us down for Covid-19 prevention during the winter session, we will utilize Zoom classes. Although not optimal for many of our students, I will make every effort to create a class atmosphere that inspires, motivates and keeps their attention. This class will utilize visual prompts placed within the room the child is working in to help them acclimate to online direction. We will also use a. variety of objects found at home to use as targets ie: paper cups, balls, pillows etc. I will notify parents via the class Facebook page what items will be needed for each class.
Until we can be back in person, our Zoom classes will be the best option to provide martial arts training.
Kids Karate - Young Warrior Program
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
NEW BEGINNER CLASS MARCH 17
National Preschool/Kindergarten ONLINE ZOOM class.
ZOOM CLASSES FOR ONLINE TRAINING
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12 HOUR CREDIT COURSE
Adult Martial Arts Programs
Adaptive Kids and Adults
Students in the WARRIOR KIDS PROGRAM 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. There is a separate page for Monday and Tuesday classes. Please sign up for the page that corresponds with your student's class.
Parents will be able to view classes on a live internet feed. Access will be granted daily to only the parents of students in attendance.
PARENTS THAT NEED TO CONTACT ME FOR IMMEDIATE REPLY SHOULD TEXT OR CALL 802-345-2627
The Academy developed a board to help direct the precautions and changes necessary to keep our students and staff safe from the Covid virus.
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.
5. STUDENTS WILL BRING HANDGEAR TO USE DURING TRAINING.
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.
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.
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 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) Limited scholarships are available.
MONDAY - KIDS WARRIOR PROGRAM BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE 5PM (Sensei Al and Kathy)
TEEN/ADVANCED/ADULT 6PM (Sensei Kathy)
TUESDAY - KIDS WARRIOR PROGRAM BEGINNER 4:30PM (Sensei Al and Kathy)
WEDENSDAY - ADULT/ADAPTIVE PROGRAM 6:30 pm (Sensei Emily and Kathy)
YOUNG BEGINNERS 4:30PM (Sensei Kathy)
Congratulations to our March Student of the Month- Ryan Barnhardt
Ryan trains in the Tuesday, Beginner/Int class. This month he tamed his energy and focused it on improved technique and self-discipline. Ryan has an older brother in the class that also excels in training and it would be easy to be overshadowed! Ryan rises higher and higher each class.. Congratulations to Ryan Barnhardt - Student of the Month for March!!
2021 STUDENT OF THE MONTH
JANUARY - Lucas Griffin
FEBRUARY - Luke Valcour
MARCH - Ryan Barnhardt
All students will be required to wear a full uniform (gi) to class. This needs to be a white traditional gi. If you purchase a uniform it will come with top, pants and belt. I highly recommend an elastic waist. Please check sizing carefully on the vendor chart. Sizes are different from vendor to vendor. I recommend Century Martial Arts as they tend to wear well. There are less expensive uniforms available online. Uniforms are for sale at the dojo or we recommend Century Martial Arts. Please note the top is a tie across. Be careful not to purchase a V-neck Tae Kwon Do uniform.
MONDAY Calendar (12 classes)
JUNE 7, 14, 21
TUESDAY Calendar (12 Classes)
JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22
WEDNESDAY Calendar (12 Classes)
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. Currently ranked a 2nd degree brown belt, she supports 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 Warrior Classes. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt.
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 and adult/adaptive classes for the Winter/Spring 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. Keenan is a Wednesday Kids class assistant and Zoom instructor for the 2020/21 school year. Keenan is a 1st degree Brown Belt
2nd degree Brown belt, Mattie Serafin is back to assist in the Monday Kids Warrior Classes and the Adult/Adaptive Class. . A serious student with excellent skill, Mattie shares his martial arts with ease.
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.