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
YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE THEIR SUMMER! Our camp keeps kids active with fun and educational activities! They will make new friends and connect with karate classmates. this year we are introducing a new daily schedule that allows the camper a choice of activities.
ALL KIDS SHINE - even the shy ones! We foster a community of support, kindness, respect and friendship.
FUN WITHOUT VIDEO GAMES! We keep kids active and engaged with games, projects, hiking, swimming, field games, competitions and of course martial arts!
June 26-june 30. 9am-4pm
We are kicking off the camp season with a new daily camp schedule. Campers are split into teams to compete in daily challenges that will build leadership, self confidence, focus and disipline. Each day, campers will hike, swim, play group games, build projects, complete challenges and learn new kicks in daily martial arts training. Campers with strong skill sets will share and teach other campers that wish to improve their abilities. Independent and shared projects will be offered as well. AGES 5-14. BEGINNER TO ADVANCED MARTIAL ARTS
WARRIOR WEEK July 10-14th 9am-4pm
This daily themed week will bring out the warrior in your camper! Campers will change teams daily to
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.
We finished the year in a whirlwind of testing with everyone earning either a new rank or tip on their belts. I'm most proud of the students that did not pass the test the first time through and came back to try again!
The parents joined us for a fun filled parent/child class. The students got to share what they had learned with their parents! This was our first big event since Covid hit and it felt so good to fill the dojo again! More photos of this night are in the photo gallery.
This session we welcomed two new students - Joan came in as a blue belt from another school and her aide Kelly has joined as a white belt.
Kyle Gallipo and Jack Rasmussen both earned new ranks in November! Both worked very hard for this achievement.
We ended the session with a movie night!
In the Kids adaptive class, Jack Morris and Alexa Watulak earned white belts with purple stripes~
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
March 6 - Open for Spring Session
June/July - Summer Camps
CLOSED April 30-May 5
CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY
JUNE 26-JUNE 30 Camp
July 10-14 Camp
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
We are sorry to announce that assistant Keenan Hogan will not be returning next term . Keenan will be joining his family in Austin Texas. While we wish him all the best, he will be greatly missed here at the academy.
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.
Kaylie earned her Instructors Certification in the fall of 2022. She has the most hours on the dojo floor of any current student. I look forward to seeing her earn her black belt in the near future.
Keenan has been a dependab le assistant in the Tuesday Level 2 class and Adult and adaptive. We will miss him in the Spring semster as he joins his family in Ausin, Texas.
Mark introduced our students to Tai Chi this fall and will be returning with the program in the Spring. A substitute for the Adult/Adaptive class, Mark is a 2nd degree blasck belt.
Al came to the academy with a kenpo background. He is assisting and teaching in Level 1 and 2 classes while he is working toward his black belt.
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
11:00 am – 06:00 pm