QUAD TOWN Vol. 42 No. 39 November 20, 2007
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The Challenge to Improve
Hamden: Special congratulations to Mathew Tomlin of Hamden for becoming the most improved student in the Academy Of Kempo Martial Arts October 2007 Push-up Challenge.
the month of October the Academy of Kempo in Hamden held their second 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 would be 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. There are so
many people who set goals to improve their way of life and work very hard but
get nowhere. It is important to surround yourself with other goal-oriented
people and work with someone who can guide you if you need help”, Ciarleglio
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 Michael
Rotondo for being the most improved in the Little Dragons Class (4yrs old
through 6yrs old), to Andrew Flamm for being the most improved in the Preteen
Class (7yrs old through 10yrs old), to Matthew Tomlin for being the most
improved in the Advanced Preteen Class (7yrs old through 10yrs old) and the most
improved in the Academy, to Michael Perrotti for being the most improved in the
Junior Adult Class (11yrs old through 15yrs old), and to Nicholas E. Restrepo
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 how to set goals 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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