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Fitness For Focus: Karate for Special Needs Fall 2012 – Free Trial Classes and Registration Open Now!

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Click the links at the bottom of this email to download registration and free trial forms for the Uptown and Downtown locations.


Dear Professional / Educator,
Please feel free to pass on to others you feel might benefit from our program.We’re very happy to announce our Fall 2012 free trial classes! Any child is welcome to try and see how our Karate method has shown to help children with special learning needs improve, all while they have a great time.
Fall Session:  (14 Weeks) – Downtown Manhattan at 440 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place)
Sundays:  September 23 – January 20 (1:00 – 4:00pm, exact time depends on age)———–

Fall Session:  (14 Weeks) – Upper West Side Manhattan at 131 West 72nd Street, betw. Columbus and Amsterdam)
Mondays:  September 24 – January 21 (4:30 – 6:00pm, exact time depends on age)

Free Trial Class Registration Form
Please print, fill in and bring one with you on the day of the class.

Sibling / Friend Discount
Each sibling or new friend registered takes 10% off registration .

Please contact us with any questions or if you are planning to attend!

Sensei Glenn
President, Fitness for Focus, Inc.

Fitness For Focus – Downtown and Uptown Fall Kids Karate – Early Registration

Dear Parent,

A reminder and update:

Fall Session: (14 Weeks) –
Sundays will remain downtown – September 23 – January 20, 440 Lafayette Street (1:00 – 4:00pm)
Mondays have been moved uptown – September 24 – January 21, 131 West 72nd Street (4:30 – 6:00pm)

Please make sure to mail your payment and registration form by September 7 to take advantage of the early registration discounts (see links below for registration forms).

Sibling / Friend Discount
Each sibling or new friend registered takes 10% off each published registration cost.

Please contact us with any questions!

Sensei Glenn
President, Fitness for Focus, Inc.


Click here for the Uptown Registration Form

Click here for the Downtown Registration form

Fitness For Focus – Special Needs Karate Summer 2012 – Early Registration Discount Through June 3rd!

**Early registration form can be downloaded via the link at the bottom of this post**

Dear Parent,

We’re very happy to announce our Summer 2012 schedule on Sundays Upper West Side Manhattan at 131 West 72nd Street – and we look forward to more good progress by our wonderful students!

Early Registration Form
Please see the early registration form attached, and if interested in this discount – YOU MUST deliver your registration by,Sunday, June 3.

Sibling or Friend Discount
Don’t forget we offer a 10% discount off each registration for each sibling or friend you register along with your first child.

Sundays – begins June 10 ends August 12 (10 Weeks)
Uptown- 131 West 72nd St. 
10:00 – 10:45am Age 4-7
10:45 – 11:30pm Age 7-10

Mondays- begins June 11 ends August 13 (10 Weeks)
Uptown – 131 West 72nd St. 
3:30 – 4:00pm Age 4-5
4:00 – 5:00pm Age 6-10

Friendly Regards,
Sensei Glenn
President, Fitness for Focus, Inc

**Click here to download the Fitness For Focus Summer Registration Form**

The Special People, Places, and Things that January 2012 Brings: Looking for Special Needs Events in NYC? Look NO Further!

Maybe one of my new year’s resolutions should have been to have titles no longer than five words…

I know I’m behind on posting lately, but wow am I still trying to dig out from the email pile that accumulated over winter break (unlike any snow). In any case, with each email I open I am just beginning to realize how much there is going on around the city this month – I don’t even know where to start!

Here is a look at just some of the stuff you won’t want to miss (organized by agency/group, NOT by date):

RCSN Workshops:

Turning Five Developing Positive Behaviors
Understand the options and possibilities
for your child with special needs as you
transition to kindergarten together.
Explore typical causes for inappropriate
behaviors in school. Partner with educators
to reduce behavior problems and keep your
child in school and learning.

10:00 – 12:30 pm

9:30– 11:30 am
116 E 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
P.S. 63
121 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY 1000

Preparing for Life after High School, 1/11/2012, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

HELP! Family Support Services
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Yoga = Parent Empowerment
10:00 – 12 Noon

***Saturday January 28–SPECIAL NEEDS SUMMER CAMP FAIR (not to be missed!) FREE***

Great summer resources and a free copy of RCSN’s Camps 2011-2012

Sign language and Spanish translators available

11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave. & West 60th Street Manhattan

Registration required for the above events (except for the camp fair).

For a full description of workshops and to register online,
Register by phone: 212-677-4650

To register for the camp fair and a prize drawing, go to


The Quad Monday Workshop Series, 54 Read Street, 10007

PCIT: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Matt Goldfine, PhD., January 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm

PCIT is an empirically validated intervention that involves working with parents and their young children to learn more effective ways of positively interacting, improving child compliance, and reducing disruptive behavior. The first phase, Child-Directed Interactions, involves learning traditional play therapy skills designed to enhance the parent-child relationship, improve child social skills, and encourage good behavior, while cultivating parent attention to be a powerful reward. The second phase, Parent-Directed Interactions, involves learning and practicing structured and effective techniques for discipline. A variant, TCIT, coaches teachers and other providers for better interactions in educational settings.

Matthew Goldfine, PhD.  specializes in providing PCIT to families at Columbia University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Albano. Dr. Goldfine trained under Dr. Cheryl McNeil, co-author of both editions of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and has numerous years of experience in PCIT. He has published scholarly articles and book chapters about PCIT.


Fitness For Focus Semester Kicks Off With Free Trials!

Sensei Glenn, 646-213-0973, 131 West 72nd Street
Spring Session Begins – Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th
14 week Spring Session ending on Sunday, June 3, 2012, Monday, June 4.

Free Trial Classes on Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th


Special Day for Special Families at the Transit Museum

Sunday, January 22, 10:00AM 

Families with children with special needs will have the museum exclusively to themselves from 10-11.

During this time, admission is FREE!

After 11:00, the doors open to the general public.  Families with children with special needs will get a 50% discount on admission.

Both our monthly art project and our Music & Play will be held at the museum.

At 10:30, we will do a family art project with old metrocards. Children can start collecting them now!

At 12:30, the M. Shanghai String Band will play on the tracks!

There will also be a special quiet room for overstimulated kids…


Free Screening of “ADD and Loving It”

**This Wednesday, January 11th**

Host: The Hallowell Center

What: Free Screening of “ADD And Loving It” followed by a discussion with Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell & his staff

When: Wednesday January 11, 6:00-8:30PM

Where: PS163 Alfred E. Smith School, Auditorium (163 W. 97th St.)

RSVP: Call Denise Boline at (212) 799-7777, ext. 100 or email


Feel free to add January 2012 events in the comments section or to email me with future events!

Special Needs Karate – Spring 2012 – Early Registration Discount Until January 6

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Passing the savings on to you:

Dear Parent,

We’re very happy to announce our Spring 2012 schedule on Sundays Uptown at 131 West 72nd Street – and we look forward to more good progress by our wonderful students!

Spring Session Begins – Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th
We plan a 14 week Spring Session ending on Sunday, June 3, 2012, Monday, June 4.

Free Trial Classes on Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th
We encourage your child to bring a friend who might like to try a class.
If the friend signs up, we offer an additional registration discount – for your child as well as for the friend(s).

Early Registration Form
Please click here to download the early registration form and if interested in this discount – YOU MUST mail your registration by,Friday, January 6!

Sensei Glenn

Karate for kids with special needs – Summer schedule, UWS location – Early Bird registration ends today!!

May 27, 2011 1 comment

Passing along an email I received – some of you met Sensei Glenn at a past Cafe 163 meeting. The email below and registration form link is for the UWS location, though karate classes are offered in multiple locations. See for details about their downtown or Brooklyn classes.


Dear Parent,

Please see the Fitness for Focus Kids Karate schedule and early registration form for Summer 2011.

We’re planning Sundays and Mondays as we have run this past spring.

Location:  131 West 72nd Street, Studio 2R
Start Dates:  Sunday, June 5 10:00 – 10:45 and 10:45 – 11:30
                    Monday, June 6, 4:00 – 4:30 and 4:30 – 5:00

Session Duration – 10 weeks, not including July 4 weekend

Early Registration Discount:  You must register by May 27 by mailing your check to address at bottom of form.

We’re looking forward to more improvement and great fun this summer!

Sensei Glenn

Click here to view or print the Summer registration form.


Fitness For Focus, Martial Arts for Special Needs Discount!

I’m excited to be able to share with you an offer exclusive to this mailing list. Any parent who prints, mails in their registration and pays by April 1 a 20% discount from the published prices. The registration forms can be found on the website listed below, under the More tab.

If you aren’t sure if the class would be right for your child, you can take a free trial class too!

Free trial classes will be on:

Thursday – April 7, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – 440 Lafayette Street, Downtown

Saturday – April 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – 440 Lafayette Street, Downtown

Sunday – April 10, 10:00 – 12 noon – 131 West 72nd Street, Upper West Side

Sunday – April 10,  1:00 – 4:30 pm – 440 Lafayette Street, Downtown

Monday – April 11, 3:30 – 5:00 pm – 131 West 72nd Street, Upper West Side

See the website below to sign up for trial classes!

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