Sensei Reisler

Darin is head instructor and founder of Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford, CT. He has been studying martial arts for over 30 years, and is founder of a new system called Sho Biyn Jiu (First Understand Peace). More about Darin.

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month for July is Dallas Sherman.  Dallas started training in the martial arts when he was a kid.  As an adult, it was something he wanted to do again, and his wife (Jennifer) got him martial arts lessons as an anniversary gift back in 2008.

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month for February is Taylor Sharp!  Taylor has been training since 2007, and she is a dedicated martial artist. Taylor started training when she “was little.”  She expressed that her dad wanted her to be able to defend herself.

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month for January is Michael Cruz.  He originally started training with us because he was looking for a hobby.  He had tried volleyball, boxing, and golf, but when he started training in the martial arts, he knew he had found what he was looking for.

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month for December is Jaime Saenz.  He first became interested in the martial arts after watching Bruce Lee Kung-Fu movies, and he first started training with us in 2008.  Jaime is a very kind and humble person who always looks out for other students at the dojo.

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month for October is Nathan Hart.  Having been born in the Philippines, Nathan wanted to stay in touch with his heritage, and he chose to study Kali, a Philippine martial art.

Student of the Month

Our student of the month for September is Quintin!  He trains in Kung-Fu, Muay Thai style kickboxing, and in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  He has been training for ten months, and he really enjoys cross-training in these three martial disciplines.

Student of the Month

Our student of the month for August is Jay Trudeau!  Jay studies Kung-Fu with us, and he originally started training when he was 12 years old.  He was getting bullied at school, so his parents took him to see a class at a nearby dojo. 

Student of the Month

Our student of the month for July is… Caitlin Clarke!  Caitlin has been training in our Muay Thai kickboxing program for about 2.5 years.  As a Notre Dame alum, she is doing her alma mater proud.

Student of the Month

Our student of the month for June is Mike Lefurge.  Mike is a Capoeira student with us.  After about  a year and a half of training in Capoeira, Mike is getting ready to test for his green cord (on June 7th).

Student of the Month

Our student of the month for May is CJ.  Originally starting in our home school program, CJ has been training with us for over four years, and he is making his way nicely through the youth Kung-Fu curriculum.

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month for April is Noe.  He’s been training for two and a half years, and he credits the martial arts for helping to make him a stronger and better person.
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