Vol. 43 No. 16
April 22, 2008
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Body and Mind Experience
(L-R) Back row: Grandmaster Brian Hanson, Roberto Monfa’, Ben Hawkins and
Shihan Frank Ciarleglio. Front row: Theodore Maranets, Miguel J. Corzo
and Maximiliano Garcia-Millan.
On March 12, 2008, students from the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden
received their new ranks. There were children and adults from Hamden and
Woodbridge in the belt promotion working together to help each other and
themselves to achieve a new level in the Martial Arts. With each new level comes
a new challenge, whether it is a mental challenge or a physical challenge. These
challenges help the students to become more aware of themselves and others.
“The Martial Arts is a mental and a physical experience, one without the other
doesn’t offer a balance, which is so important in life,” said Frank
Ciarleglio, a 5th Degree Black Belt and Instructor at the Hamden Academy. There
is a different level of proficiency required for each belt rank; “our belt
advancements test the students on their mental and physical abilities to qualify
them for their new rank,” Ciarleglio said.
program at the Academy is also a character development program. “The childrens’
parents provide us with reports on a weekly basis that outline their
children’s behavior at home and in school. This information helps us at the
Academy to monitor the success of our character development program, which works
on leadership skills. Our Instructors at the Academy also use this information
to adjust our character development program and work on what is happening in the
lives of our students,” said Ciarleglio.
The Academy of
Kempo Martial Arts would like to congratulate these students for their
achievements. Adult Ranks (adult and teens): Orange Belt - Ben Hawkins and Blue
Belt - Roberto Monfa’. Junior Ranks (four years old thru ten years old):
Junior Yellow Belts – Miguel J. Corzo and Maximiliano Garcia-Millan, and
Junior Green Belt - Theodore Maranets. For more information on the Academy, you
can call 288-9990 or look them up on the web at www.academyofkempo.com.
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