Discipline. Integrity. Excellence. To us, these are more than words. They
are bedrock principles on which our program is based.
Our karate program is for ages 4 and up and we really do have it all! We
have classes for beginners through black belt. Class sizes are reasonable
and we have some of the most talented instructors in the country. Our
instructors are national level coaches who have made many martial arts
dream come true for parents and children alike. Our instructors are national
champions themselves (recognized by the United States Olympic Committee)
and have coached over 30 students to become national champions too. This
is no ordinary karate program. Respect, Responsibility, Courage and many
other desirable traits are taught through physical training and a belief
in oneself. Karate classes are sure to improve self-esteem and help anyone
gain confidence for the real world. We are proud of the many lives we
have changed for the better over the years. We hope we'll see your
son or daughter (or you . . . ) in one of our upcoming classes. All students
are expected to train twice per week.
A. 4:30-5:25 PM ages 5-7 (only open to existing students and new students
under age 7)
B. 5:30-6:30 PM ages 8+ (must also attend Thursday 6:00 class)
C. 6:30-7:30 PM Adv Karate Invitation Only (must also attend Thursday
D. 4:30-5:25 PM ages 5-7 (only open to existing students and new students
under age 7)
E. 5:30-6:30 PM ages 8+ (must also attend Tuesday 5:30 class)
F. 6:30-7:30 PM Adv Karate Invitation Only (must also attend Tuesday 6:30 class)
Classes A & D go together (highly recommended to attend two or three
classes). Classes B & E go together (must attend two classes or three
at option) and classes C + F (Go together, must attend both).
Children & Karate
Despite the hard work, kids thoroughly enjoy karate class. Our instructors
work well with children, using words they understand and making the most
mundane drills fun. Children are taught to count loud, demonstrate techniques,
answer questions, and partner with everyone in the class. More advanced
students take a leadership role. These factors keep attention and energy
level high. The physical training kids get in karate enhances their performance
in other sports and helps to protect them from injuries.
Shotokan karate is the traditional form of karate most widely practiced
in Japan. It is a direct style, which emphasizes linear techniques and
efficient body movement. Students practice kihon (basics), kata (forms),
and kumite (sparring). In kihon, students learn proper technique in punching,
striking, kicking, blocking, and stances. In kata, the basics are combined
into a prearranged series of techniques. Finally, in kumite, students
have the opportunity to draw from their expanding repertoire of techniques
in a fast paced, unpredictable match with another student.
Why become a martial artist?
The benefits of karate are many and will empower and enrich your or your
child’s life in so many ways.
Martial arts students become stronger, more flexible, and agile; greatly
enhancing their sense of physical well-being and performance in other sports.
Training regularly in the martial arts is a much more effective method
of learning self defense than taking a "self defense" course.
Becoming confident and instinctual in applying self defense techniques
in a fast, high-pressure situation takes time and repeated practice.
Martial arts students enjoy a heightened sense of awareness, focus, self
confidence, and ability to think on their feet.
Students naturally apply the valuable lessons learned inside the dojo to
daily life outside the dojo; respect for others, attention to detail,
patience, balancing confidence & humility, striving for perfection,
More advanced students naturally take a leadership role in class, building
confidence, communication and leadership skills, that can be applied in
every other area of their lives.
- In the dojo, safety is a top priority.
- Our instructors monitor contact very closely.
- Beginners do not experience the same contact as an advanced student.
- Full contact sparring is not practiced.
- Students do not spar until they have exhibited the ability to control techniques.
- Strong basic skills provide the foundation for good sparring.
Sensei, Eric Rossini
Current ranks – 4th Dan Shotokan, 4th Dan Ju-Jitsu, 2nd Dan Aiki-Ju-Jitsu, Blue
– Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Competition – USAKF: National Champion –75kg 1997, 1998 and 1999 Bronze medalist
- USANKF: Age 35 + National Kumite Champion 2007 & 2009 / International
Open 2007 silver medalist / 2x Men's 35+ kumite team champion /
- US Open Silver Medalist Men's Age 35 + kumite 2010
- AAU: 8x New England Kumite Champion Winner of Universe.
Senpai Instructor, Laura Hansen
Current ranks – Black Belt (Nidan)
Competitions – 2008 bronze in kumite, 2011 bronze team kata, and 2014 bronze advanced kumite
Assistant Instructor, Alex Quattrocchi
Current ranks – Black Belt
Karate in Action