Blogs > All About Milford and Orange

If you live, work, or simply just care about Milford and Orange, this is the site for you. We'll provide you with interesting news about these communities. Most importantly we want to hear from you. Feel free to contact City Editor Helen Bennett Harvey, at or Brian McCready, Milford Bureau Chief, at

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A test of skill

Pictured - left to right Grandmaster Brian Hanson, Michelle W. Bojarski, Shara Bouvier, Cazimir Bzdyra, Mitchell Stevenson Jr, Tyler Ronne, Len Hutchins and Shihan Frank Ciarleglio. All but Ronne, who is from Woodbridge, are Hamden residents.

On Sept. 10, students from the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden earned their new ranks. There were children and adults in the belt promotion. The test administrator, Grandmaster Brian Hanson, Ninth Degree Black Belt and the students’ instructor Shihan Frank Ciarleglio, Fifth Degree Black Belt. viewed the students Martial Arts material.

“The Martial Arts is a journey that for some people lasts a short time and for others a life time. To achieve a new level of proficiency is a great feeling and acknowledgement that one is getting better. When someone starts on his or her journey in the Martial Arts it is very important to set goals, and each level is a goal for our students. All of the ranks are earned and never given, which gives the students a greater appreciation for their accomplishments,” Ciarleglio said.
The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts congratulates the students for their achievements. Adult Ranks (adults and junior adults): Yellow Belts – Michelle W. Bojarski and Shara Bouvier, Orange Belts - Cazimir Bzdyra, and Blue Belt – Len Hutchins. Junior Ranks (four years old thru ten years old): Junior Green Stripe Belt – Mitchell Stevenson Jr., and First Degree Junior Black Belt – Tyler Ronne. For more information on the Academy, you can call 288-9990 or look them up on the web at

Source: Academy of Kempo


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home