QUAD TOWN                    Vol. 43        No. 25                              June 24, 2008



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Academy of Kempo Martial Arts

Street Clothes Week


Pictured (L-R): front Arthur Battle. Second row Anthony Williams and Ben Hawkins. Third row Lisa Romano and Cazimir Bzdyra.

Hamden: On the week of June 2, 2008, Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden held their “Street Clothes Week”. This is where the students can wear their regular clothes to class. On one of the days during the week, it was recommended that the students wear their school clothes or their work clothes, and on the other day, they wear the clothes that they would normally hang out in. If the students came in on a third day, they were to choose a different style of clothes to wear.

 At the Academy, it is important for the student to understand their Martial Arts movements and how to use them in a real situation if they need to. “With all of the mugging, home invasions and crime in general on the rise there are more people coming into the Academy with self-defense on their mind. This week’s lesson plan brought the students’ understanding of self-defense to a new level.  It is not all about the punches or kicks; it is also about utilizing their minds. Our lesson plan covered things such as: being aware of their surroundings, making their homes safer, both inside and outside, and how to spot trouble and avoid dangerous situations completely. For the children the focus also included stranger danger situations and techniques on how to handle themselves in those types of situations,” said Shihan Frank Ciarleglio, a 5th Degree Black Belt and Instructor at the Hamden Academy.

The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts is known for the quality of their programs, whether it is the children’s, teens or adult classes. The instructors at the Academy are there to help the student with not only knowing how to handle themselves in a physical situation but also how to handle the things that happen to them on a daily basis. “As an Instructor I have been trained and continue my own education both in the Martial Arts and on how to help people to overcome their daily obstacles,” said Ciarleglio. It is interesting to observe a class in progress and how the Instructor and the assistants relate to each individuals and the Academy encourages those who are interested classes to come in and do the same.

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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