White-Yellow Belt tests
December 18th and 19th
DURING CLASS TIME
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.
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!
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.
NO KARATE CLASSES THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS- DECEMBER 24-26TH
CLOSED NEWS YEARS EVE AND New Years DAY
KICKBOXING TUES & THURSDAY 5:30PM
ZUMBA MONDAY & WED
YOGA - WEDNESDAY
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 30-45 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.
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!
Private and Semi-Private lessons are available. Call for available time slots and rates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
All students are required to wear full gi uniform with Dojo t-shirt underneath to class.
Private lessons by appointment
8AM - Morning Stretch By Appointment
4pm-4:30 Dynamic Energy
5pm -5:45 Kids Karate
5:30-6:30 Cardio Kick
12PM-2PM Private lessons
4pm Kids Karate
5pm Advanced Karate (by invitation)
6:30pm-7:30pm - Adult/Adaptive
4pm-5pm Kids Karate - waiting list
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
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.
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.
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.
Sempai Emily came to Rising Sun with an advanced level in Kenpo karate. Currently ranked a brown belt, she supports the adult/adaptive class.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This class meets Wednesday nights at 6:30pm-7:30pm. It is a mix of traditional and adaptive students.
These classes are by invitation only. Advanced technique, concepts and theory.
Ages 5-16 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm
Includes training in one multi-rank class per week.
Includes training in one multi-rank classes per week.
$65- MONTHLY $180-QUARTERLY
This class is by invitation only.
This membership includes 2 multi-rank classes per week.
Call 802-345-2627 and set up private lessons today
New Students are offered two complimentary classes. A non-refundable $25 registration fee is due on signing. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Current students must register if they have not filed electronically.
Our new payment platform will be active by JULY 1ST. Please mail all tuition payments to The Academy at Rising Sun, 31 N. Main Street, PMB 126, Rutland, VT 05701
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