QUAD TOWN        Vol. 44        No. 7        February 24, 2009


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Students Achieve Their New Ranks At

The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts

Pictured (L-R) Back row: Grandmaster Brian Hanson, Antonio Rodriguez, Cazimir Bzdyra, Ben Hawkins and Shihan Frank Ciarleglio. Front row Khiry Oliver, Timothy Wieland, Alexander Antoine and Mitchell Stevenson Jr


Hamden: Recently students from the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden received their new ranks. There were children and adults in the belt promotion, being promoted to a new rank at the Academy takes an understanding of the movements learned for each rank and the ability to perform those movements proficiently. For the children it is equally important for them to show an improved understanding of how to use respect, self-control and self-discipline. The way the Martial Arts is taught at the Academy helps to instill the important values in a child so they can become more successful in school, in sports and eventually turn into a responsible adult. The Academy prides its self on its character development program as well as its Martial Arts program; it is all about having a strong body and a strong mind. This is taught in a fun atmosphere while helping students with their physical fitness and at the same time with self-defense skills that are greatly needed in today’s society.

The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts would like to congratulate these students for their achievements. Adult Ranks (adult and teens): Orange Belt - Antonio Rodriguez, Purple Belt - Cazimir Bzdyra, and Blue Belt - Ben Hawkins. Junior Ranks (four years old thru ten years old): Junior Yellow Belt – Khiry Oliver, Junior Orange - Timothy Wieland and Alexander Antoine, and Junior Green Stripe Belts - Mitchell Stevenson Jr. 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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