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Fairfield’s Best Alternative Exercise

Dojo Fairfield voted Best Alternative Exercise for 2020 by Fairfield Magazine readers.

Owners and local moms Kailen Pirro and Karina Gramesty took the helm at Dojo Fairfield in early 2014. Their passion for the martial arts makes the Dojo Fairfield experience hard to beat. Martial-arts education, self-defense, and fitness instruction are just part of what Dojo Fairfield is about. This hidden gem is not your stereotypical martial arts school. Dojo Fairfield is community-minded at heart and aims to find ways to allow and encourage their student body to follow suit elsewhere in their lives.

“Adults first join our classes to get fit and learn martial arts but they get so much more than that,” says Gramesty. “They come away better equipped and motivated to tackle the challenges and stresses of daily life. Our highly skilled instructors teach and train them, but the camaraderie, support and inspiration of the other students make the difference.”

Pirro says while some adults and kids may be apprehensive to try martial arts for the first time, they will be warmly welcomed at Dojo Fairfield. “Our small class sizes allow for individualized attention and a judgment-free zone,” she says. “The atmosphere in our school is always positive. We are about instilling confidence without intimidation.”

Dojo Fairfield is open seven days per week and offers karate for kids age four and older—as well as kickboxing and Dojo Fitness—which is a 30-minute HIIT class—for adults. It is the only school in Connecticut that is a certified training facility for the internationally recognized C.O.B.R.A. TM Self-Defense Systems. Owners Pirro and Gramesty have trained in the martial arts for more than 25 years, cumulatively. Both hold second-degree black belts, and are certified martial arts group instructors, certified COBRA self-defense instructors, and certified through the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association (MATA).

The custom-designed training facility has ample parking and a convenient entrance via Brookside Drive, off Black Rock Turnpike. Dojo Fairfield was voted Best Alternative Exercise Studio two years in a row! Contact them for a free trial class.

dojofairfield.com / Black Rock Tpke / 203-319-9989 / DojoFairfield@gmail.com

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