QUAD TOWN        Vol. 43        No. 6        February 12, 2008


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Students Achieve Their New Ranks At

The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts

Pictured (L-R) Back row: Grandmaster Brian Hanson, Len Hutchins, Ben Hawkins and Shihan Frank Ciarleglio. Front row: Jason Banik, Kevin Antoine, Mitchell Stevenson Jr., Ziael Aponte, Andrew Flamm and Emily Maranets


Hamden: On January 9, 2008 students from the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden received their new ranks. There were children and adults from Hamden, New Haven and Woodbridge 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 selves on its character development program as well as its Martial Arts program; it’s 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): Yellow Belt - Ben Hawkins, and Purple Belt - Len Hutcihns. Junior Ranks (four years old thru ten years old): Junior Yellow Belt – Jason Banik, Junior Blue Belt with Stripe - Ziael Aponte, and Junior Green Belts - Kevin Antoine, Andrew Flamm, Emily Maranets and 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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