Registration is open for Martial Arts classes for all ages and levels at the Darien Arts Center at darienarts.org. Classes begin September 3rd. The DAC Martial Arts Program offers classes that are divided by age and designed to hone fine motor skills and improve focus. Additionally, the practice of martial arts contributes to better self-discipline while learning self-defense. At the DAC, enhanced awareness and proper behavior through respect are achieved, all while having fun.
DAC Martial Arts students also have the opportunity to participate in the Spring Martial Arts Tournament, a day of friendly competition with other Fairfield County Martial Arts Schools.
Testimonials to the DAC Martial Arts Program:
“DAC Martial Arts is a fantastic program that builds strength, flexibility, and character. We take advantage of the classes for both kids and adults, and really enjoy the camaraderie of the students and staff.” (Tessa)
“It’s not just for kids! I began studying 10 years ago at the age of 45, now I’m a 2nd degree black belt. Martial Arts at the DAC will help you get stronger, feel accomplished, and might just save your life. Get out of your comfort zone and join us.” (Victoria)
DAC Martial Arts Director, Bonnie Gombos has achieved the rank of 5th degree black belt (Master) in Shaolin Kempo Karate and also teaches in the DAC Martial Arts program. Sensei James Gombos is a 5th degree black belt in the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate. He has been studying various types of Martial Arts for over 20 years and has taught many students throughout Fairfield County.
Martial Arts Classes:
BEGINNER MARTIAL ARTS | White-Blue | Monday, 4:00-4:45pm | Sept 9 - Jan 13 | 17 classes
These classes are divided by age and are designed to refine motor and organizational skills, teach self-defense and awareness, improve self discipline and teach proper behavior through respect and self-control while having fun.
LITTLE DRAGONS | Ages 3–5 | Tuesday, 9:45-10:30am | Sept 3 - Jan 14 | 17 classes
This is Martial Arts for the pre-schooler. This class will include basic technique and tumbling. While working on discipline and proper behaviour in a fun calm atmosphere.
BEG/INT MARTIAL ARTS | White-Blue | Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pm | Sept 3 - Jan 14 | 17 classes
These classes are divided by age and rank and are designed to refine motor and organizational skills, teach self-defense and awareness, improve self discipline and teach proper behavior through respect and self-control while having fun.
ADVANCED MARTIAL ARTS | Blue & Up | Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm | Sept 3 - Jan 14 | 17 classes
Advancing students will concentrate on technique, material and performance while exploring the philosophy of the art.
OPEN MARTIAL ARTS | Ages 8 & Up | Thursday, 6:15-7:15pm | Sept 5 - Jan 16 | 17 classes
Open Martial Arts for ages 8 and up.
ADULT MARTIAL ARTS | Tuesday, 10:45 -11:45am | Thursday, 7:15 - 8:15pm | Sept 3 - Jan 16
A great workout while learning many self-defense theories and skills. This class will improve coordination, stamina and self-awareness.