Academy at Rising Sun

77 Furnace Rd, Pittsford, VT (802) 345-2627

Welcome to Academy at Rising Sun
Martial Arts and Fitness

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

Regular Scheduled Classes.



CAMP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!


SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS JUNE 24TH!

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If you forgot to pick one up at the dojo, we will happily send you our Spring/Summer Newsletter. It has all the dates, classes and changes you can expect for the next 3 months!

About Us

Traditional and Adaptive Students

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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!


SENSORY STUDIO

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Built for our students with sensory issues, the studio offers students a more quiet environment, less visual distraction and a choice of flooring (tile, rubber matting and carpet).  The studio is 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.



May 2019

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Latest Update!

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Congratulations to Miles Robbason

11 year old, Miles Robbason wrote and received a grant called "Steaming all the way to California"! The VT Youth Council designed the grant program with the goal of inspiring youth-initiated projects. Open to ages 9-22, Miles was one of the lucky ones to have his grant request accepted! He plans to take his Lego Robotics team to California to share their robot that does autonomous missions!

Miles is an Orange belt/White Stripe that was recently accepted into the advanced program. We are proud of Miles both in and out of the dojo! Great job!

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Summer Uniform

June 25th Students may begin wearing their summer uniform. This is optional if you would like to continue to wear your gi top all summer, this is acceptable.

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Bring Your Water Bottle

Stay hydrated through your workout!  Bring your water bottle to class and to the Rec area!

SUMMER 2019 Classes

Kids Karate

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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. SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 24TH. TUESDAY 5PM CLASS

*SOME CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE WATER AT THE PITTSFORD REC IF THE WEATHER IS 85 DEGREES OR HIGHER.

Call 802-345-2627

Adult Program

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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.

Traditional Class 

Adaptive Class 

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Dynamic Energy Class BEGINS SEPT 9th

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(Our 2018-19 class will be ending JUNE 18TH. This class will resume on the Fall Schedule beginning September 9th!) 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.

Call 802-345-2627

Rising Sun Summer Camp

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The 2019 Summer Camp Schedule  begins with 

Adventure Camp I June 24-28th.

 Adventure Camp 2 on July 8th-12th

This is a summer day camp open to ALL campers ages 6-16. The camp will be open on a first come, first serve basis. 

Camp runs Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

 9am- 4pm

Activities include:

Daily workout, games, crafts, hiking, swimming and challenges! Each day will include activity choice so campers can participate in programs that interest them. We will be have a lego racing day,  programs in photography, dance, fort building, boat racing, first aid, wood burning and lifeguarding!

No martial arts experience is necessary. Everyone will have fun!

$50 non-refundable deposit due at time of signing. $100 is due the first day of camp. 




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Warrior 1 - Teens

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NEW PROGRAM - WARRIOR 1- PRETEENS. This 4 hour course will be held IN MARCH (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 Sun)

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Advanced Karate

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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.

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Happenings

MAKE UP CLASSES

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 All MAKE UP CLASSES CAN BE TAKEN DURING CAMP WEEKS. WE TRAIN DAILY FROM 9:30AM-10:30AM. 

JUNE 24-28 AND JULY 8-12TH

NO SIGN UP NECESSARY

MAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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 ALICE BUSHEE

Alice is a new student to Rising Sun. She is a quick learner, hungry for new material to learn and has found herself among friends in the dojo. Although shy and quiet, Alice always rises to any quest asked of her. She is a good partner and always gives 100%.  Alice will be testing for her first rank before summer schedule! Congratulations Alice - May student of the month!

Congratulations Mill River Union High School

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Our class at Mill River Union High School tested for their new rank on Wednesday, May 15th. The test was well attended by school personnel and the student's families.  I was very proud of all of the students testing. Congratulations to Seth  - Student of the Year, Jade- Body, Mind and Spirit Award and Logan - for Warrior Award. 

SUMMER CAMP

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2019 Summer Adventure Camp 

Week 1 - June 24th-28th - 

 Week 2 - July 8-12th - 

A collage of favorite activities from past camps! Daily workout, activities, hikes, games ,  crafts, swimming, challenges and fun!

$150 per week

$165 week for non members

9-4pm Monday - Friday

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Calendar

Classes are subject to change. SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS JUNE 24TH.

MONDAY

Private lessons by appointment

Traditional Adult Class 5pm  NEW CLASS FORMING FOR SEPTMEBER. Call for Summer  adult workout schedule.



TUESDAY


4pm-4:30 Dynamic Energy  NEW CLASS FORMING FOR  SEPTEMBER . Call to register.

5pm -5:45 Kids Karate  SUMMER CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE PITTSFORD REC IF TEMPS ARE ABOVE 85 DEGREES. 



WEDNESDAY

12PM-2PM Private lessons

4pm Kids Karate. NEW CLASSES FORMING FOR SEPTEMBER. Kids train on Tuesday for the summer!

5pm Advanced Workout (This is a summer workout not a class. Instructors will change) (by invitation) 


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







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Our Staff

Renshi Kathy Maxey-Scarcello

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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

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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 Raul Soto

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Sensei Raul Soto brings his strong experience in Shotokan to Rising Sun. We will see much of his influence in the higher rank kata. His desire and love for teaching adaptive martial arts has made him a perfect fit here at the Academy.  A native of Venezuela, Raul resides in Pittsford, VT with his wife and son. 


Support Staff

Emily Jannene

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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


PHONE: 802-345-2627

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