Welcome to VALLALLA’S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
A PARENTS GUIDE Created by Anthony C. Vallalla Professional Certified Master Instructor http://www.vallallasmartialarts.com
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MESSAGE FROM MASTER VALLALLA Dear Parents, Welcome to my Karate Kids Program. The Little Dragons Programs introduce children ages 3 through 7 to the positive influences of the martial arts by stressing selfdiscipline and positive values. One of the best gifts you can provide for your children is the opportunity to possess the power of a successful life. What are the powers? Patience, Concentration, Humility, Self-Discipline, Self-Control, and a Strong Healthy Body with good Mental and Physical Coordination. My Karate Kids Program is unique in the physical education area, as is not merely a form of “self-defense.” It is a Total Learning and Improvement activity. Children learning Tang Soo Do begin by practicing the basic skills, which are the foundation of this art. These skills improve and build coordination and balance. I am a professional in this field and am dedicated to your child’s development, growth, and achievement. After a few months of training, each child should show dramatic changes, such as lower anxiety levels, an increased sense of responsibility, and heightened self-esteem. Most will also begin to show improvement in their school studies. Their training with me could be the priceless gift of starting your child off properly on their road to a happy, successful life. Character education and personal development is of the utmost importance to me. I am certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families. I look forward to working with each child and their families as they begin their magical journey on the road of my Tang Soo Do Program. I believe in, and value, the education and character of your child.
Anthony C. Vallalla Master Instructor
“Your CHILD’S success is my GOAL!”
WHAT CHILDREN CAN LEARN IN THIS PROGRAM This program is designed to develop a positive character in today’s children by utilizing strict guidelines and a fun atmosphere at the same time.
RESPECT: One of the basic premises of the martial arts is respect. I teach respect first, for themselves and all around them, and then I teach technique. SELF-DISCIPLINE: While I use the theory of an oriental warrior’s disciplinary training, it is geared more towards teaching children self-control as their minds and bodies mature. COORDINATION: Through my routine technical training, a child’s physical and mental coordination will improve. BEHAVIOR: The discipline and rules of conduct in my class, along with the bowing, answering “yes sir/ma’am,” and other attitude requirements, help shape the child’s behavior in a positive direction. CONFIDENCE: Children discover self value and pride through my training with the attitude of “he can do it, she can do it, I can do it.” PATIENCE: Many children have gotten used to instant gratification common in our hi-tech world. My class will help to bring out their inner calmness and endurance. As they experience achievement through the progression of the belt system, they will learn to pursue goals with an “always finish what you start” attitude. CONCENTRATION: Developing powers of concentration through my training is assisted by my “all out effort” which must be performed by the child in every class. Children learn the three keys of concentration - focus mind, focus eyes, focus bodies. This is one of the most important benefits of my program. These powers of concentration are transferred into a child’s academic performance. RESPONSIBILITY: Children in my program learn that you must not only do the right thing, but you must do the right thing for the right reason. It’s easy to do something because you fear punishment. Personal responsibility means that your children must choose the correct path on their own and accept their consequences for incorrect actions. COOPERATION: Group training with other children teaches the skill of teamwork. Teamwork skills are valuable for use throughout the course of life. BETTER HEALTH: A formal training program helps to develop a child’s body, inside and out. Better mental and physical health improves all other areas of a child’s life, such as eating and sleeping habits. GROW WITH SENSE OF JUSTICE: By utilizing the warrior’s honor codes, children will mature and grow with a sense of fairness. I enforce the right way and wrong way throughout my lessons.
LITTLE DRAGONS PROGRAM
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LITTLE DRAGONS PROGRAM
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VALLALLA’S MARTIAL ARTS GUP PROGRAM
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY FIVE CODES OF TANG SOO DO 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Loyalty to country Obedience to parents Honor in friendship No retreat in battle In fighting, choose with sense and honor
SEVEN TARGETS OF TANG SOO DO 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Integrity Concentration Perseverance Respect & Obedience Self Control Humility Indomitable Spirt
INSTRUCTORâ€™S MISSION My mission is to provide young children with the positive influence of the martial arts. This specially created program is a total learning activity that stresses education of values, character, and personal development. I pledge to help young people learn patience, concentration, humility, selfdiscipline, self-control, and respect. I intend to enhance the successful lives of children through both personal development and achievement.
LITTLE DRAGONS CERTIFICATE
which are defined as follows:
Tang Soo Do goes far beyond physical techniques. Developing one’s self confidence and self esteem is essential if one is to reach his/her goals in life. Here is where, in addition to your material arts and self-discipline skills, you will also learn real world skills that may be applied in your everyday life. As far as the youth students, I like to emphasize the “GRADES”
Goals Respect Attitude Dedication Effort Self-Esteem/confidence
MY MISSION My mission is to provide young children with the positive influence of martial arts. This specially created program is a total learning activity that stresses education of VALUES and CHARACTER. I hope to see you soon!