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.

Pictured left to right: SDSS Founder Grandmaster Steve DeMasco, West Hartford Chief Instructor Andrew Collard, West Hartford Program Director Haley Collard, and SDSS President Senior Master Mikael Meyer

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 lessons, a month of group classes, a uniform, and a white belt, for just $95.

Our Team

“I’m very excited to finally open our doors,” said Chief Instructor Andrew Collard, who has studied the martial arts for many years.  “My family and I set down roots in northern Connecticut, so I was grateful for the opportunity to join SDSS and open a studio in West Hartford.”

SDSS of West Harford is a family business.  Haley Collard will be SDSS of West Hartford’s Program Director and will oversee the business side of the operation.  “I’m looking forward to making connections in the West Hartford community,” she added.  “We’ve met so many people since opening our doors, and everyone has been great.”

Both Andrew and Haley Collard graduated from the SDSS Academy of Professional Martial Arts Instruction.  This two-year program includes rigorous instruction in the martial arts, business development, and educational practices.

SDSS President Senior Master Mikael Meyer was instrumental in helping the Collards find just the right location.  “For many years people have asked when we would open a studio in northern Connecticut.  Finally, we found the right people in Haley and Andrew, and the right location.  Grandmaster DeMasco delivers the best-trained instructors in the industry.  We’re happy we can bring that to West Hartford.”

At SDSS of West Hartford, students receive weekly semi-private instruction and unlimited use of group classes.  They deliver group classes for adults, teens, and children of different age groups.  SDSS was the first in the industry to provide that level of instruction for all its students.

SDSS of West Hartford can be reached at 860.461.1212, or at