Monday, October 27, 2014

THIS WEEK at Mazzarella Martial Arts!

We're so excited for our Wear-Your-Costume to Class Days coming up this week! On Wednesday, October 29th, we'll have some Halloween fun in our HAMPTON BAYS location, and on Thursday, October 30th, we get to do it all over again (for double the fun) at our PATCHOGUE location. Don't forget to bring a friend to share in the fun!

Trick-or-treating can be a day (and night) of fun and adventure for kids of all ages. Because we need to make sure that we stay safe on Halloween, here are a few Halloween Safety Tips to keep in mind on your trick-or-treat candy quest!

1 - Make sure you can see properly and breathe OK through any mask you wear!

2 - Make sure all children are ALWAYS accompanied by and adult!

3 - Make sure everyone is easily visible after dark. Add reflective tape or lights to dark costumes, especially when trick-or-treating after dark. Take a flashlight!

4 - Make sure to stay in familiar neighborhoods and only trick-or-treat at well-lit homes.

5 - Make sure to walk only on sidewalks, where possible, and take care when crossing streets.

6 - Make sure to BE AWARE of your surroundings, and use common sense! Many dangerous situations can be avoided just by being careful to watch out for potential hazards and by not pushing your luck. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

#karate #safety #selfDefense #hamptons #patchogue #family

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THIS WEEK at Mazzarella Martial Arts!

The past couple of weeks we've been focused on balance and stances. This week we will pull together those things and work on our kicking technique. 

Both the starting stance and ending stance effect our kicks just as much as our balance. We need to be able to start and end our movements in the proper position to be able to flow from the last move through to the next.

Be ready to work those legs!


We have a few events coming in the next few weeks at BOTH Patchogue and Hampton Bays locations!

In HAMPTON BAYS, on Wednesday, October 29th, is Wear-Your-Costume to Class Day! Wear your Halloween costum and bring a friend to your Karate class! In PATCHOGUE, Wear-Your-Costume to Class Day will be the next day, Thursday, October 30th.

Belt Rank Testing and Graduation dates have been set! Belt Rank Testing and Graduation is the chance for those students who have earned three stripes on their belts to advance to the next color belt rank.

In HAMPTON BAYS, Testing and Graduation will be Wednesday, November 5th.

In PATCHOGUE, Testing and Graduation will be Monday, November 10th.

Please check out our Events Calendar on Facebook or at for more details on these and other upcoming events!

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