When the people of Chestertown come to Phoenix Personal Fitness & Martial Arts, Inc. to learn martial arts, or work with a personal trainer, they don’t just receive training, but a staff that is dedicated to helping them improve themselves. https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixPFMA/ With well over 30 years of Training and Teaching in both the Martial Arts and Fitness Industries, our staff is guided by one of the finest and most educated fitness and martial arts instructors in the region.
Dedicated to enhancing our students
Learning a martial art and working on your personal fitness goals are both excellent ways to stay healthy and get in shape. However, at Phoenix Personal Fitness & Martial Arts, Inc. we are so much more. Achieving Personal Fitness goals, and training Martial arts is, in many respects, are way of life, and compliment each other greatly. Martial arts is a way of life because it practices mindfulness. When you practice a strike, a throw, or an exercise, the goal is to understand your body and be one with the movement. The same can be said for weight lifting and Exercise in general...whether it be for improving stamina, lowering cholesterol for a healthier lifestyle, or preparing yourself for an Athletic Event. Eventually the goal is to, in time, be completely present in the moment and learn how to bring about a state of centered being when you need it. All the stresses in your life become much more manageable when you know how to find your center and understand that you have the mental tools you need to manage ANY situation.
Martial Arts and Fitness Instruction in Chestertown
Master Mark Pagano has trained in the art of Tang Soo Do karate for over 30 years. After moving to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, he established the Eastern Shore Tang Soo Do karate school http://easternshoretangsoodo.com/ in May of 2009. https://www.facebook.com/ESTSDKarate/about/ He currently holds the rank of 5th degree Black Belt and sits on the Technical Committee for the International Tang Soo Do Federation (TM). Additionally, Master Pagano has a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from West Chester University, PA. and is a Personal Trainer, and a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. We offer Personal Instruction in Health and Fitness, Small Group Training, and Strength and Conditioning Classes.
Certified Instructor Stephen Marvel started training in Tang Soo Do at the age of 10 with Master Pagano. He was born and raised in Chestertown, is a graduate of Kent County High School, and is attending Washington College. He holds the rank of 2nd degree Black Belt and has been recently named as the Head Instructor for the Chestertown School.
Certified Junior Instructor Katherine Pagano has been training in Tang Soo Do since the age of 4 years. She is a prominent Instructor for Eastern Shore Tang Soo Do, and currently attends Kent County High School. Following in her her father's footsteps, she has already earned the title of Forms Grand Champion twice at the annual National Championships and has competed in Championships throughout the East Coast and Mid-West since she was 6 years old.
Certified Instructor Robert Campbell, III began in Tae Kwon Do but switched disciplines and started training with Master Pagano in 2011, and he will be named as Head Instructor at our soon to be open Location in Middletown, DE.
We are very proud of the instruction we offer the people of Chestertown and we welcome you to try one of our classes to see why Phoenix Personal Fitness & Martial Arts, Inc. is the right choice for martial arts practitioners.