About Assembly of the Martial Arts Academy
Adam Rylski, pictured at right, is the Owner and Chief Instructor of the Assembly of the Martial Arts Academy (AMAA). He is a local resident, having been born and raised in Milford, and currently residing in West Haven. He has been practicing Martial Arts since the age of nine. As a young entrepreneur, he established this business in 1991. He holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in American Mixed Martial Arts.
Sabunim has received many awards for his commitment and dedication to the arts and community, including 2013 Best of West Haven Award, 2012 Best of West Haven Award, 3 time inductee into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2003 YMCA Community Builder of the Year and 2009 Community Leadership Award for West Haven’s WHINC. Martial Arts is more to Sabunim than just physical activity and defense, he teaches his students life skills such as, confidence, character development, good sportsmanship, hygiene/health, stranger awareness and bully busting. This training develops a well-rounded lifestyle.
About Our School
Martial Arts teaches self-discipline and socialization skills. Many parents whose children have ADHD report great success and improvement with Martial Arts training, because self-control and concentration (among many other skills) are learned and practiced during our classes. These are some of the skills that children, and especially those with ADHD and some Spectrum Disorders, need to work on. Children who train in Martial Arts typically perform better at school and at home.
We welcome all levels, regardless of ability and rank (from other Martial Arts schools). We have mixed level classes and we adapt our instruction to accommodate everyone. We do offer classes designed especially for advance belt training.
Classes are high-energy, focused, structured, dynamic, and action-packed! We offer a variety of Martial Arts styles and incorporate a combination of them into our classes, keeping students interested and motivated. Fun, energetic classes help increase cardiovascular fitness and health, focus, concentration, discipline, balance, and coordination.
Martial Arts is one of the few athletics that is not seasonal, and is offered year round. We have ongoing admission, where you can sign up and join a class any time throughout the year. Martial Arts is a great way to keep kids involved in a constructive activity all year long.
We are available for demonstrations at schools, fairs, corporations, etc. We are always willing and able to start up new programs!
About Our Classes
Assembly of the Martial Arts Academy is dedicated to teaching Mixed Martial Arts to students of all ages. Elements of Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Jujitsu, Ground Grappling, Aikido, Judo, Western Boxing, Kick-Boxing, and Cardio Kick-Boxing are included to provide a comprehensive set of skills and techniques.
At registration, a student would receive a white belt with his or her uniform. From there, the student would progress through the ranks, earning different colored belts, until he or she reaches the ultimate goal of being a Black Belt. Testing for each new belt level promotes hard work, dedication, goal-setting, and commitment. Students feel more confident and experience a huge sense of pride and accomplishment upon earning a new belt.
Parents/Students can elect to enroll in Direct Withdrawal for monthly tuition. Both our West Haven and Milford studios offer discounts for members who pay in 3,6, and 12 month increments, and those who put their credit/debit card on file for direct withdrawal.
Classes are available 6 days a week!
- Little Dragons (Ages 3-5) train 1 class per week.
- Karate Kids (Ages 6 and up) train 2 classes per week.
- Adults train 1 class per week.
- Students in Milford can choose to add another class to their schedule for an additional monthly fee.
West Haven Students:
- Little Dragons (Ages 3-5) train 2 classes per week.
- Karate Kids (Ages 6 and up) train 3 classes per week.
- Adults have unlimited classes per week.
We offer a variety of Specialty Classes:
- Weapons: Bo-Staff and Kali Stick – This class is designed to spend extra time developing your weapons training.
- Advanced Belt Class – This class is designed for students with a Red Belt and higher. The instructor(s) adapt their curriculum to challenge the advanced rank student.
- Black Belt Class – Our Adult class on Saturday allows our Karate Kid students, who have achieved their Black Belt, an opportunity to train in an adult class and begin experiencing some of our more challenging styles, weapons and to begin learning the moves required to test for their next Black Belt degree.
- Family Class – This new addition to our curriculum allows family members to train together in one class, regardless of age or belt.
- All of the Specialty Classes held at the West Haven studio are available for Milford students, at an additional fee.
- Private and Semi-Private Instruction is available with many of our instructors.
Belt Exams, for the Karate Kids (Little Dragons and Adults test during class), are done 7-8 times per year. The exams are held at our West Haven Studio. Students will be advised by an instructor when they are ready to test for their next belt. Students need to the know the set-techniques for their current belt, and all the techniques learned on their previous belts, demonstrate break falls, rolls, kicks, and punches.
We have a variety of workshops throughout the year: Set-Techniques, Kali (Escrima) Sticks, Bo-Staff, Nunchuck, Grappling, Sparring, Sweeping, Etc.
We offer an Annual In-House Tournament every May, inviting all of our students (studio and after-school programs). Our events are Sparring, Sweeping and Jousting. Every student earns a trophy! It is our philosophy that any student who participates to the best of his or her ability and shows good sportsmanship is a winner.
We also offer a Karate Sports Camp every summer, for a few weeks, at the Margaret Egan Center from 9:00am – 12:00pm, Monday-Friday. The instructor incorporates karate, kickball, hockey, basketball, dodgeball, etc. into a fun-filled, action-packed morning to keep your child active and allow them to have fun in a safe environment.
Help yourself or your child to become another AMAA success story!! Once enrolled, please visit our Testimonials page to share your thoughts about your experience at AMAA.
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My grandson has been going to Assembly of Martial Arts in West Haven, CT for about 3 years now. He just entered his first karate tournament and came home with two trophies. His courage, stamina and self esteem can only be accredited to this wonderful karate school. Lance has special needs and all the Sabinums compensate for this and show him over and over with extreme patience. Thank you everyone at the AMAA karate studio. Your all fantastic!! Nonnie
My son has been going to the West Haven studio for about two years and it has been the best two years. My son is an only child and doesn’t have and older sibling to talk to, but know that we are part of the Karate family ( that is how they make you feel) he has so many wonderful Sabunim to talk to about anything. They always will lend an ear. My husband and I are thankful for that because kids need some one else that they can talk to and all of the Sabunim are GREAT role models for my son . They are all so wonderful to my son that I can’t say enough wonderful stuff about them. My husband and I are thankful that ALL of the Sabunim are a part of our life. They are all a Great role model for our son. To all the Sabunim James and I just want to say Thank you for everything
I was 500 pounds when I got serious and started my diet and exercise plan then expanded to the Inner Circle fitness classes Karate classes. I do have a disability with pins and plates in my wrist and foot but all the Sabinums compensate for this and show me other ways to do my moved. My grandson who has special needs to an extent has learned discipline, respect and now hitting his teen years strength and development for his muscles All the Sabinums are able to work with anyone 100 percent healthy to special needs. Private lessons are also available. You can find us in almost every public school after hours teaching children besides kicks and punches, bully busting, stranger danger etc. We also offer classes in Milford, Tri-beach, Orange, Ansonia just to name a few. Come look us over and sign up for a trial period and I'm sure you will come back.
They have fun classes that teach the martial arts and self discipline
They are some of the kindest people I have ever meet. Thank you for being so kind and teaching my son James. We love coming to Karate Anne Steele
Classes for children starting at age 3!
Our now 5 year old has been involved with AMAA since he was 3, in the Little Dragons classes. There aren’t many year-round activities for that 3-5 age group, so karate is an awesome option. He adores all of his instructors, and looks forward to going to each class. Highly recommended!
Highly qualified, friendly, & professional
Assembly of the Material Arts Academy is dedicated to teaching mixed martial arts with a focus on fitness and self-defense. My son has been attending classes since he was 3, now 9 and a first degree black belt. He is always highly motivated with training with the very well trained sabunim. Teaches discipline and awareness while providing a great workout and fun environment.
A Great Place to Study the Martial Arts
My son began martial arts training with AMAA in 1st grade as part of our ADHD management plan. He started in the after school program coordinated by Park Rec once a week, then joined the summer program. That autumn he started training full time, 3 times a week. Upon earning his brown belt, he started helping out with the Little Dragons as a way to give back. Now a black belt, my son shows control, a positive attitude, and compassion for others. The Sabunims at AMAA are excellent role models who clearly care for their students. My son is also hearing impaired, and they have made modifications to their instruction to make sure they speak to his "good" side and repeat directions if needed when it appears he did not hear them. I would definitely recommend AMAA to another parent considering signing a child up for martial arts training.
This is the only activity my daughter ever stuck to without complaining! She's been involved for five years. She likes all of the Sabunims, respects them, and has developed confidence over the years. She is fifteen years old. More importantly, I like the Sabunims, too. They are patient & always encourage the kids, telling them that can learn at their own pace & it's okay if they take a long time to advance. The importance is on learning the correct way to do things. Quality. Additionally they are very good at redirecting the children who might otherwise be wandering, goofing around, etc. They don't harshly reprimand. They are polite to the children & are quickly able to get them back on track. I like the talks about bullying & what to do. Before school starts in Sept., they remind kids to work hard in school. They talk about Halloween safety. This is, in my opinion, a very good environment for children to spend time. I feel very lucky that we came across this studio!
My son doesn't like to do any, but he loves going to karate. He has a hard time dealing with making mistakes. The Sabinums are very patient with him and help him work through it. They give him individual attention to make sure he knows what and how to do the moves. They also take time to ask him how things are going at school and home and help him deal with any issues he may be having outside of class. I can't say enough good things about them.
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Assembly of the Martial Arts Academy
841 Jones Hill Rd
West Haven, CT 06516203-361-9843
2 week trial for $29.95 includes uniform.
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