New England Rendokan - Old Saybrook, CT

New England Rendokan - Old Saybrook, CT


We are excited to announce that we are putting together three FREE, virtual “Intro to Karate” classes with our instructor Darryl from New England Rendokan - Old Saybrook, CT! We have been working with them for years bringing you Karate lessons each Fall at his studio, now we bring you the same great program from the comfort of your home.
This program will run Wednesdays and Fridays starting April 3rd- Friday, April 10th at 3:00pm.
Visit our program page!

Traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, Torite Jujutsu and Kobudo. For class descriptions please go to our website

*Traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, Torite Jujutsu & Kobudo.
*Non-competitive & positive atmosphere.
*Proven methods to help students learn ways of making friends, handling bullies & believing in themselves creating the "I Can" attitude.
*Training steps designed to make learning & strengthening more efficient.
*We stress self-discipline & strength building improving confidence & self-esteem.

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New Year's Resolution Ideas: 17 Career Goals You'll Be Able to Keep 01/05/2023

New Year's Resolution Ideas: 17 Career Goals You'll Be Able to Keep

Its a brand new year and that means its time to set some new years goals! Check out this article with some goals that will be easy to keep!

New Year's Resolution Ideas: 17 Career Goals You'll Be Able to Keep New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be impossible to keep. Check out this list of specific career goals for the new year that you can actually achieve.

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“What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being H U M A N.” - Brene Brown
Be your BEST self and be proud of who you are. 💪🏽

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This month we’re discussing the importance of setting goals for ourselves and working towards accomplishing them. Martial arts classes provide a wonderful environment for this, because children are encouraged to set and meet goals for themselves, such as learning a new move or earning the next belt. The confidence they gain from seeing how they can accomplish their goals will inspire them to meet any goals they set for themselves in school, other extracurricular activities, and home life.

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Happy New Year!! 🎉 #2023 We can’t wait to set new goals with our students and help them achieve success throughout the year.

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It’s time to believe in YOU. You can take whatever this week throws at you. 👊🏽

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Our New England Rendokan Family wishes you and yours peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year. Happy Holidays! 🌟


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours!

The dojo will be closed December 23rd - January 1. We will be back Monday, January 2.

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Your expectations should never be higher than your work ethic. 🥋 💪🏽

10 Gift Ideas for Karate Practitioners 12/20/2022

10 Gift Ideas for Karate Practitioners

The holidays are almost over but if you are running out of gift ideas here are a few that would be perfect for the karate maniacs in your family!

10 Gift Ideas for Karate Practitioners Are you looking for Karate gift ideas? Awesome! Today I’ve curated a list of 10 Karate holiday gift ideas for you. 🙂 These are perfect for Karate Nerds who strive to develop their mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of perfection. I use everything on this list! Check it out: 1. Agility Ladder ...

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We all have the ability to be great athletes and help our bodies get the physical fitness it needs to stay healthy! Whether you’re training on the mat, taking long walks or preparing for your next competition, getting your fitness in for the day doesn’t have to mean pushing yourself to the limit!

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Having the right mindset and attitude can change your life. 🥋 💪🏽

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Our “why” is what inspires us to do what we do at the highest level. What’s your “why”? 💪🏽

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Martial arts offers wonderful, healthy exercise for children, so they’re off to a good start - however, it is important that they understand why physical fitness is so important. Regularly engaging in healthy exercise improves every part of the body: muscles, bones, heart, and even brain. Our Martial Arts programs provide fun and exciting exercise for all ages! We enjoy seeing families improving their fitness together, while also learning valuable self-defense skills and life lessons.

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Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t. 👊🏽

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On this tasty holiday, let our hearts be full of both Thanks & Giving. 🦃🥧🍗
At New England Rendokan , we are thankful for all of our amazing students, staff, and their families.

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Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t. 👊🏽


We will be closed November 24th-27th. Happy Thanksgiving!

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New Week. New Goals. Believe in yourself. 🥋 💪🏽

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This month our students are learning the importance of expressing gratefulness! We want our students to understand that Gratefulness means taking the time to appreciate all things, no matter how big or small.


Unbeatable Deal: From now until December 7th. Get 2 classes per week until 12/22, FREE official NER uniform, Private lesson, AND a $75 Visa Gift Card. All for $99!

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To our men and women in uniform.. Past, Present, and Future. You are our heroes. Thank you. 🇺🇸 🎖

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Always train like you deserve to be right where you are. 💪🏽

7 fun ways to teach kids about Thanksgiving 11/08/2022

7 fun ways to teach kids about Thanksgiving

The history behind Thanksgiving is so important for children to understand! We have an article here that can help learning about Thanksgiving fun! Check it out here:

7 fun ways to teach kids about Thanksgiving Though kids may view Thanksgiving as the first stop on the school holiday vacation train, there’s a lot more for them to know about it than simply no class, stuffed turkey and whipped cream-topped pumpkin pie. Considering that Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays in which kids can learn about ...

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Daylight saving time is almost over, so get ready to "fall back." 🍂
The official time for people to turn the clocks back an hour is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, meaning the time will go back to 1 a.m.
Brace yourselves, winter is coming!

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Two months left in this year! 🤯 Let’s make it count!

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There are so many benefits of Gratefulness and they all trace back to happiness. 😊 Gratefulness helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. People feel and express gratefulness in multiple ways. This month at New England Rendokan, we will be teaching our students about the importance and benefits of expressing Gratefulness daily.

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Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃 Have fun and be safe ‘Trick or Treat’-ing by following the tips below:
🕸️ Stay in a group, walk slowly, and communicate where you are going.
🕸️ Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered.
🕸️ By using a flashlight, you can be seen by others.
🕸️ No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult at home.
🕸️ Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
🕸️ Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat.
🕸️ Always walk. Never run across a street.
🕸️ Only cross the street s a group in established crosswalks.
🕸️ Only walk up to homes with the lights on.
🕸️ Never cut across yards or use alleys.


We will be closed Monday October 31st. Have a Great Halloween, and be safe!

Halloween Safety 10/27/2022

Halloween Safety

Only a few days left before Halloween! If you're going out this weekend for all the treats here are some tips to keep you and your kiddos safe!

Halloween Safety Halloween safety doesn’t have to be spooky! Here are some tips for a safe night.

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I can. I will.
End of story. 👊🏽

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I can. I will.
End of story. 👊🏽


Pick up your Halloween Cards this week!

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People with strong self-assurance can lead the way. 👊
Self-assurance means being confident in the trueness of your own self: You are who you want to be, you like what you like, and you are comfortable making the choices that you make.

How To DIY A Cobra Kai Halloween Costume For Under $40 10/13/2022

How To DIY A Cobra Kai Halloween Costume For Under $40

With Halloween only a few weeks away we wanted to help those kids who LOVE Cobra Kai put together a costume that looks amazing and is budget friendly! Check out this article that has all you need to put together this costume:

How To DIY A Cobra Kai Halloween Costume For Under $40 Kick butt this Halloween by creating your own ‘Cobra Kai’ costume! While martial arts accessories like a belt, headband & patches can add up, we’ve picked out 5 DIY items unde…

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Welcome to New England Rendokan, where we're offering high-level martial arts training for students of all ages and abilities. We teach traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, Torite Jujutsu and Kobudo in the time-honored tradition of the Okinawan Island developing skillful, knowledgeable and respectful students. Our classes are held in a non-competitive environment where every student is given the chance to focus on their own unique skill sets and improve each and every day. Join us in Rocky Hill or Old Saybrook today and take on the best combination of physical, mental, and emotional development.

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665 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT

Opening Hours

Monday 3:15pm - 9pm
Tuesday 3:30pm - 7:15pm
Wednesday 3:15pm - 9pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:15pm
Friday 3pm - 6:45pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

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