The Hamden Journal
Volume X. No. 49 Wednesday, December 5, 2007 16 Pages
Martial arts students earn new belts
Nov. 14, students from the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts received their new
junior adults and adults from Hamden, New Haven and Woodbridge participated in
the belt promotion. Test administrator, Grandmaster Brian Hanson, ninth degree
black belt, and their instructor Shihan Frank Ciarleglio, fifth degree black
belt, viewed the students’ Martial Arts material.
students must demonstrate proper technique and understanding of their techniques
to be eligible for their new ranks” Ciarleglio said. The children are also
tested on the rules of the academy; respect, self-control and
“Grandmaster Hanson is brought in to view the students’
progress as well as share his knowledge of the martial arts with them. When the
students leave the test they walk away with much more than a new rank; they walk
away with more tools to help them improve their martial arts abilities” said
tools they learn are the same tools which will help them in their everyday
life,” he said. The martial arts is not just a physical exercise, it’s a
mental exercise as well. We stress to our students that they should perform at
100 percent 100 percent of the time”, Ciarleglio said.
students earned new belts: Adult
ranks (adults and teens): orange
belt, Joshua Szymanski: blue belts, Robert Blocker and Andrew Cronin; blue belt
with stripe - Nicholas E. Restrepo. Junior
Ranks; (4 years old through 10 years old),
junior blue belt, Ziael Aponte;
junior green belt with stripe, Alfonso Mendoza; and junior brown belt third
degree Matthew Tomlin.
More pictures and information on previous belt promotions can be found at www.academyofkempo.com. For more information on the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts please call 288-9990.
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