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Night of the Stick – SDSS West Hartford

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Join us on Friday, August 7th, for the NIGHT OF THE STICK.  Professor Meyer is coming to the West Hartford studio.  We’ll be working OUTSIDE, and learning an ancient stick set. This event is FREE OF CHARGE for our West Hartford students, their guests, and prospective students.  We want to thank everyone for staying with us during this crazy time.  See you Friday, and enjoy! Interested in a free lesson?  Let us know! Name (required) Email (required) Phone number (required) Select Location (required) —Concord,NHDarien,CTFairfield,CTGreenwich, CTKeene, NHNatick, MANeedham, MANewton, MANewtown, CTPortsmouth, NHRidgefield, CTWellesley, MAWest Hartford, CT (Digital Dojo Only – No …

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SDSS Martial Arts of Ridgefield Belt Advancement

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This is a good look at a belt advancement one recent Saturday afternoon in Ridgefield, CT.   In our system, students earn belt advancement by working on curriculum through a series of classes. They are then nominated for a belt test. A “test,” and a celebration of learning Besides, most students think that the belt test experience is an absolute blast!  Tests are supervised by Senior Master Mikael Meyer or his designee.  Like any good teacher, your belt test administrator wants to see what you’ve learned.  They’re really pulling for you, and it becomes a wonderful growth experience. Students are expected …

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The NEW Ridgefield Studio

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Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios of Ridgefield is where it has always been, on 15 Danbury Road in Ridgefield.  But our newly renovated space is so bright, so dramatic, and so beautiful it might as well be a whole new studio! The Renovation The lobby underwent a dramatic expansion, so we can accommodate the significant growth we’ve seen in Ridgefield.  Our lobby is an even brighter, sunnier space.  The expanded entrance to the dojo is reminiscent of the black-and-red entrance to the Shaolin Temple itself.   But with one big improvement.   The entryway is much wider, allowing ALL our families to easily …

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Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios at the 49th Rowayton River Ramble!

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by Tim Vogelman Photos by Lauren Carsen SDSS of Darien took to the 49th annual River Ramble festival at Pinkney Park this past Saturday. From 11-3pm, the day was full of breaking boards, obstacle courses, and an army of kids ready to try a Kung Fu class. Chief Instructor of Darien Chris Brooks, along with Academy Instructors Lauren Carsen and Tim Vogelman, operated the obstacle course and board breaking stations throughout the festivities. “This event is our favorite of the year, and the kids always love it!” says Chris. Kids and adults alike were also able to sign up for …

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Junior Black and Junior Brown Test March 2019

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Congratulations to our newest Junior Brown and Junior Black Belts from this March’s Connecticut Test!

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Master Meyer Beach Test 2018

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by Tim Vogelman Sherwood Island Beach in Westport CT, had quite a surprise this past Sunday when 50 martial artists from SDSS Martial Arts showed up for their 1st annual end of summer beach test. The students performed many defensive techniques in the water to test their muscle endurance and balance. Everyone punched, kicked, and performed workout drills on the beach and in the waves for well over an hour. By the end, every participant was grinning. These tests help to instill strong life lessons in students of all ages, such as discipline, confidence, self-respect, and patience. The studio welcomes …

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SDSS of West Hartford is NOW OPEN!

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On May 1, 2018, Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios proudly opened its 15th location, in West Hartford, CT. You can find the spacious West Hartford studio nestled behind the Big Y in the Crossroads Plaza at 772 Main Street.   With easy access from I-84, our newest location serves students in West Hartford and the Greater Hartford area.  Students receive semi-private and group instruction on a weekly basis in a fun, family-friendly and high-energy learning environment.   Lessons are scheduled at your convenience, and your first lesson is free. Right now, SDSS of West Hartford is offering a Grand Opening Special: 4 semi-private …