QUAD TOWN        Vol. 46        No.5    February 15, 2011


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The Challenge to Improve

Pictured (L-R) Gabriel Ciarleglio, Gabriella Rodriguez, Alexander Antoine and Kevin Antoine.


                Throughout the months of November and December, the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts held their fifth annual push-up challenge. This challenge was designed by Shihan Frank Ciarleglio to help motivate the students to become better with their push-ups. “The goal is to compete with yourself to become better and better - that is one of the most important aspects of the Martial Arts, self-improvement” said Ciarleglio.

                For those who find that competing with others is their motivator, Ciarleglio has designed the challenge so there is a competition within the individual classes, (separated by age and levels) as well as a competition throughout the Academy. Ciarleglio monitored everyone’s improvements and coached the students on how to improve. “To improve in any task it takes motivation, self-discipline and hard work at the correct things. So many people set goals to improve their way of life and work very hard but are not working at the correct things and get nowhere. It is important to have a plan of action and surround yourself with other goal-oriented people as well as work with someone who can guide you if you need help to achieve your goal”, Ciarleglio said.

                The Academy of Kempo would like to congratulate the participants whose push-ups improved throughout the month and hopes that they will continue their journey to better health and well-being. A special congratulations to Samantha Crampton for being the most improved in the Beginner Preteen Class (7yrs old through 10yrs old), Kevin Antoine for being the most improved in the Advanced Preteen Class (7yrs old through 11yrs old) and the most improved in the Academy, to Ziael Aponte for being the most improved in the Junior Adult Class (11yrs old through 15yrs old), to Erin Joyce for being the most improved in the Adult Class (16yrs old and up). “Our programs at the Academy of Kempo are not just about the punch and the kick it’s about becoming the best you can be in everything you do,” said Ciarleglio. For anyone needing help on setting goals or how to succeed at your New Years’ Resolution the Academy has some helpful information on their web site www.academyofkempo.com under student resources, or they can be contacted at 288-9990.



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