Martial arts school opens


LIVERMORE FALLS — United Fitness & Martial Arts of Winthrop has opened a martial arts studio in downtown Livermore Falls.

A grand opening will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 15. Demonstrations and special offers will be featured during the open house. United Fitness offers programs that range from traditional martial arts to family safety. Each class is geared to a variety of age groups for girls and boys, ages 3 to 17.

In the first four weeks of training, participants can expect to see marked improvement in balance and fitness. Students also learn about goal setting, self-discipline, respect and perseverance.

The instructor, Sensei Jaaron Shaw, has been training in the martial arts for more than 10 years. He was a serious competitor in Maine and around New England for several years on the Team Kicks USA. He has trained with many notable martial artists, including Hanshi Bruce Juchnik, Grandmaster Robert Hoe, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Grandmaster Michael DePasquale Jr., Kyoshi Pat Kelly, Kyoshi Brent J. Crisci and Shihan Ryan Chamberland.

As well as being a certified personal trainer, Sensei Jaaron is certified by the American Red Cross in adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid. He runs fun and safe classes, which give youngsters the tools they need to succeed in life.

For more information, contact United Fitness & Martial Arts Studio, 17 Depot St (downstairs from Fitness Stylz), Livermore Falls; phone, 931-7007; e-mail: [email protected]; online: