Monday night I had the pleasure of interviewing Master Rucki, a black belt, and the owner of R Family Dojo in Saint Albans, Vermont.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, kids aged 5 to 18 and adults of all ages come together for one reason: to better themselves. Its not only about self-defense, its about patience, respect, and camaraderie.
As Mr. Reilly, another black belt, tells us in the video below, this Sensei is not macho. As a result she can show even people of small stature how to disarm larger individuals.
The classes in Saint Albans start with a review period where everyone warms up by jumping rope or working on their Kata. Master Rucki is there to answer questions, or students can ask a fellow student with a higher belt for assistance. Then Master Rucki or a student leads the class in stretching exercises. After that the class varies from day to day, it could be sparing, a game, kata, etc. This keeps students on their toes.
Each student gets their own blog on the website to track progress and document successes. In other words, it is a visual diary of their time spent at the dojo.
For more information about R Family Dojo, located at 268 S Main St, St Albans City, VT 05478, check out their website below:
Or you can check out the R Family Dojo facebook page.
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