Adam Rylski, pictured at left, 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 6TH 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
• 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.
Eddy Recchia pictured at left has been practicing Martial Arts since he was 6 years old. He began his training with his father (also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do) under Master Che Rhee in Milford, CT. He began his mixed martial arts career with AMAA at the age of 17 obtaining his black belt and becoming the 2nd Sabunim under chief instructor Adam Rylski.
He trained and worked as an instructor in West Haven and Milford while finishing his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University.
“Martial Arts has provided me with the resolve, determination, and commitment to my mental health, physical health, and has been a contributing factor to my success in my younger years, through to the present day”.
Sabunim R’s teaching style emphasizes on situational defense and awareness, healthy eating/lifestyle goals, women’s self-defense, a solid, structured, work-life balance and to providing children with the core skill sets they need to properly defend themselves, while growing to become healthy, productive, young adults.
Eddy has an unwavering dedication to the Assembly of Martial Arts Academy, his family, his friends, and all the students he trains.
About Assembly Of The Martial Arts Academy
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.
We’ve been attending little dragon classes for almost two years with Sabunim R. My daughter absolutely loves the classes and Sabunim is so great! The instructors are fun and engaging and treat participants like family. I highly recommend classes with AMAA!
AMAA has been a second family to my son for almost 6 years now, as he approaches Black Belt status. The continual support and encouragement is amazing and the retention of the instructors makes this environment truly feel like a family and the students grow to want to make them proud. The variety of locations and class schedules make it very accessible to the busy lifestyles of today.
Great place to take your children to learn a very strong and unique sport. Also great for adults, they have so much to offer, each and every sabuiam is dedicated to helping your children learn and failing and I can’t isnt an option because they never allow it to be. Doesn’t matter if you do not get that they are teaching, will continue that one step or motion until you do. I am so happy my niece started taking karate to help her build herself esteem and become a very strong young women, as it’s helped me grow and become strong with personal training sessions I take with Sabanium R
Fantastic Karate Lessons
Hi I am Mrs.Rodriguez my son Javonnie has been taking karate for the last 4 years with Adam from ASD fitness center and he has grown so much in responsibility and discipline he has now progressed and earned his 5th belt which is an achievement in the sense that he has some special needs being autistic. Sabinum has been very patient and understanding with all the children always giving words of wisdom guidance and encouragement. My son has grown out of his shell as he is sharing with Sabinum his daily life activities. His posture and body language has improved immensely and retention of all the information that he has learned is fantastic I can't thank enough the Assembly of the Martial Arts Academy for all their help and patience.
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
The Very Best!
I and one other teacher at my high school have been working with Adam Rylski, owner, of Assembly of The Martial Arts Academy, for over 10 years. Our students are offered self defense classes through Adam and his staff. Adam has always been easy to get in touch with and quick to respond. He and his staff are highly professional, approachable and knowledgeable. Over the last 6 years, my students have been instructed by Sabunim T. He has made lasting connections with my students as many of them have gone on to sign up for classes directly with the Academy. Each year many remark at "how valuable this is for them as (they're) headed off to college next year and these skills will help give (them) confidence to protect (themselves) on college campuses." I always look forward to each new year to work with Adam and his staff. All are so wonderful and I can't say enough good things about them!
Highly Recommended for both Adults and Children
My daughter has been attending the Assembly of the Martial Arts Academy for five years. She has no intentions of stopping and loves this school. Her involvement with AMAA has positively effected all areas of her life. She is my most valuable possession and I trust all of the instructors implicitly. All of the instructors are highly trained and skilled. They show interest in their students and are patient, respectful, kind and caring. My daughter has been trained by Sabunim T and Sabunim R and she respects and loves them. She perceives them as role models and they have become important people in her life. Having had such a good experience with watching my daughter grow and witnessing the skill of the instructors, I, myself enrolled with the school. Sabunim R has worked patiently with me in private lessons. I have learned valuable self defense skills and am working thru their belt system. As a woman, martial arts has been an empowering experience and a great gift to my daughter. She and I practice together and it has been a wonderful bonding experience for us to share. AMAA is a family oriented school where the instructors lead by example and are dedicated to their craft. They inspire an atmosphere of integrity, confidence and courage. I highly recommend this martial arts academy.
I can’t speak highly enough of all the Sabunims. So talented, patient and kind and caring. If they need to explain anything to you they can do it in numerous ways and work with you till you understand what you need to learn. So many different forms of karate mixed into one. I love it and so does my grandson who is a special needs child. The patience and dedication is unending
Assembly of Martial Arts Academy has an excellent program for all ages. My daughter started when she was 5 years old with AMAA and she is now 11 and she’s a second degree black belt. She absolutely loves karate and training with all her karate family. Thank you to all the Sabunim’s at AMAA. They all have a different technique and all are fabulous instructors. They have taught her techniques in so many ways mentally and physically. Thank you to AMAA and their staff. Would recommend to anyone.
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