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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Losing weight with Vegetables

    Losing weight with Vegetables

    The best vegetables for weight loss are broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, spinach, collard greens, leeks, beans and carrots, according to experts. All are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. thedojonewtown.com and ctmartialarts.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Carbs are good!

    Carbs are good!

    Carbohydrates The biggest problem with low-carb diets is they restrict your body's preferred energy source. If you want to cut back on calories from carbohydrates, focus on reducing your intake of soft drinks, candy and other foods with added sugars. To maximize your energy level and your long-term health, look to nutrient-rich carbohydrates. Enjoy the great taste of whole and fortified grains (6 to 7 servings per day, at least half of them fiber-rich whole grains). Also eat fruits (2 cups) and vegetables (2 ½ cups) every day. ctmartialarts.com thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts What about Red Grapes?

    What about Red Grapes?

    Red Grapes contain powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may slow or prevent many types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon. 1. The resveratrol found in red wine famous for heart health is a type of polyphenol found in the skins of red grapes. ctmartialarts.com 203-792-1544 thedojonewtown.com 203-917-6668 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts An Apple a Day...

    An Apple a Day...

    The long list of health benefits attributed to apples are due to the wealth of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and organic compounds that are found in them. These important nutritional elements include vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and riboflavin, as well as minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are also very good sources of dietary fiber, and a single serving provides 12% of the daily fiber requirement. The real value of apples lies in its organic compounds. It is packed with phytonutrients and flavonoids like quercetin, epicatechin, phloridzin, and various other polyphenolic compounds. ctmartialarts.com and thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts How much exercise do I need?

    How much exercise do I need?

    HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO I NEED? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone needs two types of physical activity each week: aerobics and muscle- strengthening activities. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities. If activity is more vigorous in intensity, 75 minutes a week may be enough. For even greater health benefits, though, more activity is better: 300 minutes of moderate- intensity activity or 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, or a mix of the two. ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Time for Spring Mix!

    Time for Spring Mix!

    All lettuce, spinach and other salad greens are low in calories. They only have about seven calories per cup. The calories in salads typically come not from the greens but rather from dressings. Because they are high in volume and low in calories, salad greens help you to satisfy your appetite by beginning the digestive process so you tend to consume fewer calories for the remainder of your meal. Greens also have no cholesterol and very little sodium so they are considered heart-healthy. ctmartialarts.com and thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts A little about melons

    A little about melons

    Melons such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon aren’t just bursting with energizing vitamins and minerals. With 90 percent of their weight coming from water, they fight fatigue by keeping you hydrated. That’s good news according to a 2012 Journal of Nutrition study, which found that even mild dehydration can sap your energy and mood. Pick up a cup of diced cantaloupe or watermelon on your way to work for a hydrating midmorning snack or prepare a melon-packed salad to pack for lunches. ctmartialarts.com thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Go Bananas!

    Go Bananas!

    Compared with many foods, bananas are relatively low in calories, but they are rich in antioxidants and healthy carbohydrates, which break down into blood sugar for fuel. Bananas happen to be low in fiber and are easily digestible, which means their sugar enters your body quickly for a rapid energy boost. Because bananas tend to break down quickly by themselves, their energy benefits might dwindle faster if you don’t include them with a protein or healthy fat. Dip your banana in peanut butter for an extra boost of protein. ctmartialarts.com thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Talent is no guarantee of success

    Talent is no guarantee of success

    Millions of gifted people have lived their whole lives having never achieved their full potential. Having ability alone is no guarantee of success. The most important factors to achieving dreams are focus,discipline, perseverance and ability, whether “God given” or manufactured through hard work. This message teaches us to set goals, work hard and never give up. Gifted talent is not the determining factor for success! ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Rd. Danbury thedojonewtown.com The Dojo Karate Training Center 224 South Main St. Newtown ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Steel Cut Oats

    Steel Cut Oats

    Steel-cut oats or Irish oatmeal are groats (the inner kernel with the inedible hull removed) of whole oats which have been chopped into two or three pieces. The pieces can then be processed further to make rolled oat flakes of smaller size than flakes of whole groats. Steel-cut oats are traditionally used to make porridge, as well as oat cakes, etc. However, they take longer to cook than instant, ground, or rolled oats, typically 15–30 minutes for porridge. Steel-cut oats are described as being nuttier-flavoured and chewier than other types of oats. Steel-cut oats derive their name from the process by which they are produced - large steel blades chop the groats into two or ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Grapes, a delicious antioxidant!

    Grapes, a delicious antioxidant!

    Red Grapes contain powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may slow or prevent many types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon. 1. The resveratrol found in red wine famous for heart health is a type of polyphenol found in the skins of red grapes. ctmartialarts.com thedojonewtown.com Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Rd. Danbury, Ct. ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Add Raspberries!

    Add Raspberries!

    Raspberries are not only low in calories, sugar and carbohydrates, they are also one of the highest sources of fiber among all fruits. With 8 grams of fiber per cup, raspberries will help you satisfy your sweet tooth while filling you up. In addition, raspberries are very high in antioxidants, a family of compounds that have been shown to help with cancer prevention, according to a study published in 2004 in the "Journal of Nutrition." ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Rd. Danbury thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Benefits of Electrolyte Water

    Benefits of Electrolyte Water

    Importance of Electrolytes. The electrolytes -- sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate -- carry electrical charges that are responsible for stimulating muscles and nerves. They also regulate the amount of fluids throughout your body, which affects cellular function, blood volume and blood pressure. The elecytrolytes also help your body absorb water better, so it aids in re-hydration after a hard workout. Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Rd. Danbury ctmartialarts.com thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Fueling your Body for a Workout

    Fueling your Body for a Workout

    Your body needs fuel to function, so it is recommended not to skip your breakfast or exercise on an empty stomach (a fasting state). Experts have shown eating before exercise, as opposed to a fasting state, will improve exercise performance. Make sure your meal contains carbohydrate and protein, such as a smoothie or liquid supplement. And it is key to hydrate before, during and after your exercise, as well. ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Road, Danbury 203-792-1544 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts More about Protein

    More about Protein

    Why You Need Protein in Your Diet Protein is an essential nutrient found in animal products, nuts, and beans. The name protein name comes from the Greek word protos, which means “first.” Your body uses proteins in your diet to build new cells, maintain tissues, and synthesize new proteins that make it possible for you to perform basic bodily functions. Your ability to see, think, hear, and move — in fact, to do just about everything that you consider part of a healthy life — requires your nerve cells to send messages back and forth to each other and to other specialized kinds of cells, such as muscle cells. Sending these messages requires chemicals called ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Vibrantly Colored Vegetables are BEST!

    Vibrantly Colored Vegetables are BEST!

    Like flashy male birds, brightly colored vegetables lure you in with their visual appeal. The pretty colors are a signal that the vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients. Succumbing to the attraction offers many health benefits, including help in lowering cholesterol levels, keeping eyes and bones healthy, and the possibility of the prevention of a host of health issues, from heart disease to diabetes. Aim for at least 2 1/2 cups of vegetables per day, recommends the Harvard School of Public Health. ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts Institute 61 Newtown Road Danbury, Ct., 06810 203-792-1544 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Failure is not a Person, It's an Event!

    Failure is not a Person, It's an Event!

    This is one of the most important lessons you can ever learn in the Martial Arts. Failure at tasks, at school, at sports or even at work are natural events. Making mistakes is part of learning. Get used to making mistakes, they will happen. But also, get used to learning from them, making changes, and trying again. A person should never label themselves as a failure because they have previously been unsuccessful. Every attempt brings you one step closer to success. Keeping a positive mental attitude in the face of adversity is a huge part of attracting good things. Be a person who never gives up and understands that, “Failure is not a Person... it’s an Event!” ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Have you had a green bean lately?

    Have you had a green bean lately?

    Fresh green beans are very low in calories (31 calories per 100 g of raw bean pods) and contain no saturated fat. Nevertheless, these lean pod vegetables are a very good source of vitamins, minerals, and plant derived micronutrients. Green beans contain excellent levels of vitamin A, and health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-carotene in good amounts. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts Institute 61 Newtown Rd Danbury, 203-792-1544 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts New PostAdd Nuts to Your Daily Diet

    New PostAdd Nuts to Your Daily Diet

    Cashews, Almonds, and Hazelnuts These nuts are rich in protein and magnesium, a mineral that plays a key role in converting sugar into energy. Being low on magnesium can drain your energy. Good sources of magnesium include whole grains, particularly bran cereals, and some fish, including halibut. ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Road Danbury, Ct., 06810 203-792-1544 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts The perfect workout and recovery food...

    The perfect workout and recovery food...

    APPLES;
    One medium-size apple is a filling, ready-to-eat snack that is packed with four grams of soluble fiber—17% of the Daily Value (DV), or the amount you need each day. This is important for colon health and controlling blood sugar levels. It’s also a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C. Apples also contain quercetin, which has antihistamine and antiallergy properties. An average apple has approximately 100 calories. An apple is the PERFECT pre-workout food and post-workout food. Plus, it comes in it's own wrapper. Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Rd. Danbury, Ct. 06810 203-792-1544 ctmartialarts.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts New Post

    New Post

    “An ounce of practice
    is worth more than a thousand
    pounds of theory”
    The most important aspect of Martial Arts is Practice. Your instructor will introduce you to techniques, stances, combinations, kata and concepts. He or she will also watch you to confirm that you understand the fundamentals. Now that's when you get to work. Go home, warm up and begin drilling the skills. Your body needs to physically do something over and over in order to become fluid. Karate requires that the practitioner be committed to consistent practice. You benefit from the repetition. Even a small amount of practice will benefit you so long as you do that regularly. ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Fuel Your Workouts With Oatmeal

    Fuel Your Workouts With Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is a carbohydrate and protein-rich source that provides calories and energy. A 2006 study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found consuming a low glycemic meal, like oatmeal, three hours prior to a run gives you better endurance than a high glycemic meal. Foods like oatmeal tend to cause a slow rise in glycemic levels, which is ideal for increasing fat-burning during exercise. ctmartialarts.com 61 Newtown Road Danbury 203-792-1544 connecticut martial arts ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Add Melons to your Diet

    Add Melons to your Diet

    Melons such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon aren’t just bursting with energizing vitamins and minerals. With 90 percent of their weight coming from water, they fight fatigue by keeping you hydrated. That’s good news according to a 2012 Journal of Nutrition study, which found that even mild dehydration can sap your energy and mood. Pick up a cup of diced cantaloupe or watermelon on your way to work for a hydrating midmorning snack or prepare a melon-packed salad to pack for lunches. ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Basics of Burning Calories

    Basics of Burning Calories

    To lose one pound, you must burn 3,500 calories more than you consume. When comparing exercise options, cardiovascular exercise burns the greatest number of calories in the shortest amount of time. But not all cardio is the same. For a 150-pound person, one hour of walking at 4 miles per hour burns about 420 calories, while the same person running at 6 miles per hour burns 750 in the same amount of time. Increasing the intensity of the activity by moving faster or increasing resistance burns more calories. In the case of walking, it takes nearly nine hours to burn one pound. For running, it would take about 4 hours 40 minutes. Your Kickboxing classes at CMA can burn between 600 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts The Basics of Burning Calories

    The Basics of Burning Calories

    To lose one pound, you must burn 3,500 calories more than you consume. When comparing exercise options, cardiovascular exercise burns the greatest number of calories in the shortest amount of time. But not all cardio is the same. For a 150-pound person, one hour of walking at 4 miles per hour burns about 420 calories, while the same person running at 6 miles per hour burns 750 in the same amount of time. Increasing the intensity of the activity by moving faster or increasing resistance burns more calories. In the case of walking, it takes nearly nine hours to burn one pound. For running, it would take about 4 hours 40 minutes. Your Kickboxing classes at CMA can burn between 600 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Martial Arts isn't fun, it's rewarding

    Martial Arts isn't fun, it's rewarding

    Going to the movies is fun. Going out with friends is fun. Hanging out at home and watching TV is fun. However, none of these things are rewarding. Whether you train in Karate or Kickboxing, either way, you’re on a journey towards self-perfection of your mind, body and spirit. During tougher times, It’s important to realize that achieving great things often requires great effort. The next time you’re in class, focus on the rewards you receive from training. Focus on what you get for being disciplined and following through on your goals. There’s nothing more rewarding than not giving up. ctmartialarts.com connecticut martial arts 61 Newtown Rd Danbury ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Martial Arts isn't easy, It's rewarding

    Martial Arts isn't easy, It's rewarding

    Going to the movies is fun. Going out with friends is fun. Hanging out at home and watching TV is fun. However, none of these things are rewarding. Whether you train in Karate or Kicboxing, either way, you’re on a journey towards self-perfection of your mind, body and spirit. During tougher times, It’s important to realize that achieving great things often requires great effort. The next time you’re in class, focus on the rewards you receive from training. Focus on what you get for being disciplined and following through on your goals. There’s nothing more rewarding than not giving up. ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Thai test February 2017

    Thai test February 2017

    Here's a picture of our testers from last night. We test our students every month and yes, you are invited. Talk to Master Steve for details. Ctmartialarts.com and the dojonewtown.com Having goals for your future gives you power in your present. Set your goal to be a black belt! ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts CMA Blackbelts and Competition Team can train at the DOJO

    CMA Blackbelts and Competition Team can train at the DOJO

    CMA Black Belts and Competition Team Members are permitted to train at the DOJO. Please see Master Steve for a copy of the schedule and available class times. We're so happy to have our new facility open now! thedojonewtown.com The Dojo Karate Training Center 224 South Main St. Newtown, Ct., 203-917-6668 ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Rd Danbury Ct 203-792-1544 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Competition Team Uniforms

    Competition Team Uniforms

    We're so proud of our Competition Team! They ALL did so well at the last tournament and it's only going to get better! We've ordered a full supply of Competition Team Uniforms with the new logo embroidered on the back. Talk to Master Steve about how you can get involved. ctmartialarts.com thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Reviews for The Dojo Karate Training Center

    Reviews for The Dojo Karate Training Center

    Dear CMA Student, we just opened our new school, The Dojo Karate Training Center in Newtown. We are in desperate need of reviews on google or Facebook or the website. Please give us a 5 star review. We would truly appreciate your help in growing the school! thedojonewtown.com ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Jacob Ellis Seminar

    Jacob Ellis Seminar

    This will be our First Seminar ever held at our Newtown Location thedojonewtown.com The DOJO Karate Training Center. Jacob Ellis is a World Champion Martial Artist, Choreographer, Team AKA Member. Sign up at the front desk before space is gone! ctmartialarts.com Talk to Master Steve! Take your skills to the next level! All Connecticut Martial Arts Students are eligible! ....

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  • Kids Karate and Teen Karate Classes in Newtown


    Check out our new website for The Dojo Karate Training Center!
    We proudly serve the Newtown, Monroe, and Sandy Hook areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Karate, Teen Karate, Adult Karate and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! thedojonewtown.com The Dojo Karate Training Center 224 South Main St. Newtown, Ct., 203-917-6668 ctmartialarts.com Connecticut Martial Arts 61 Newtown Rd Danbury Ct 203-792-1544 ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Master Roxanne is Mrs. Connecticut

    Master Roxanne is Mrs. Connecticut

    Master Roxanne Doyon, is now officially Mrs Connecticut for 2016. Master Roxanne is a 5th Degree Black Belt and Co-Owner of our school. As Mrs Connecticut, Roxanne has chosen a platform focused on the support of Victims of Domestic Abuse. She regularly collects donations of toiletries and non-perishable food items which she personally delivers to local shelters. In addition to her work with charities, she also teaches one "heck" of a Kickboxing Workout! Make sure to congratulate her and take one of her AMAZING classes! ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Cardio Brunch July 2015

    Cardio Brunch July 2015

    Master Roxanne taught and AMAZING, FUN, INTENSE AND TOTALLY ENJOYABLE CLASS ON SUNDAY! A sincere thank you to everyone who came in and supported her. Not only was the workout fantastic, it was also so nice to see all the friendships that our program has enabled. CMA is so much more than a gym. It's a place where we all practice what we preach! We train, we sweat, we work on improving ourselves mentally, physically and philosophically! If you haven't tried it, you have no idea what you're missing! ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Karate is so good for kids

    Karate is so good for kids

    Why Martial Arts is so good for kids;
    Activities like tae kwon do,are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's proven to be a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids. ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Ladies Cardio Brunch

    Ladies Cardio Brunch

    These Cardio Brunches combine an AMAZING workout with Master Roxanne and a social hour to mingle with old friends and make some new ones too! Best of all... It's FREE! Please bring a co-worker or neighbor, sister, cousin or friend. This is a great opportunity to sweat out the bad stuff and recharge your body! See you there! ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts June 2015 Muay Thai Test

    June 2015 Muay Thai Test

    We had such an awesome workout last night in the Thai Test. Each month we cover new material with the purpose of learning the practical use of all those punches and kicks. Anyone and everyone can attend the test. It's completely non-intimidating. Even the most shy, most novice of students can attend and enjoy. Mark your calendar so you can attend the July 14th test ;-) ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Amazing Health Benefits of Kickboxing

    Amazing Health Benefits of Kickboxing

    Amazing Health Benefits of Kickboxing;
    The cardio-vascular conditioning element of kickboxing is one of the most effective ways to burn fat—especially that stubborn belly fat that's associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology found aerobic exercise to be better at reducing belly fat than resistance training, by burning an average of 67 percent more calories. No other Workout Compares!
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  • Connecticut Martial Arts Fathers Day Gift Certificate

    Fathers Day Gift Certificate

    Please give a Gift Certificate to a Dad! We have beautiful, one month Gift Certificates complete in an envelope ready to gift. These are good for a full month of Kickboxing Lessons! Please visit the front desk for yours! $149 Value! ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts May 29 2015 Newsletter

    May 29 2015 Newsletter

    There are several new products and announcements in this week's Newsletter! Tonight is the start of the new BBC Muay Thai Sparring Class. If you're in the Black Belt Club, come to Muay Thai TONIGHT and bring your sparring gear! We're also offering Ankle Supports on sale for only $12 per pair! These are great for support and to prevent scratches and bruising. (All pro fighter wear these in Thailand). Train Hard! ....

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  • Connecticut Martial Arts New Post

    New Post

    Here are June's Test Dates and information about the Ankle Supports. ....

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  • Kickfit Online Special


    ATTENTION DANBURY, CONNECTICUT! CONNECTICUT MARTIAL ARTS IS OFFERING AN EXCLUSIVE ONLINE OFFER FOR KICKFIT
    5 Classes for only $29.99! Click here to reserve yours today!
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  • Kids Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes for the Danbury and Bethel Areas


    Check out our new website for Connecticut Martial Arts!
    We proudly serve the Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield and surrounding areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Ladies Only Cardio Kickboxing and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click here to Like us on Facebook
    and leave a review on Google+
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