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Your kids come first
Dear parents. Thank you for choosing our martial arts school for your children. We take seriously the responsibility of working with your children.
Our staff consists of three of the best blackbelt instructors in the Mahoning Valley. Mister Brian Deem, Anthony Sexton, and Sabrina Rouzzo, along with myself do our very best each and every class to insure that our students always hit their short-term goal; to leave the school better than they were when they entered.
Most of our students recently earned new belts, and the Austintown Li'l Dragons will do the same soon. This is always a great achievement for everyone, students and instructors alike. We feel a great sense of accomplishment by sharing in the successes of the students.
I do have to ask for your help on one matter, however. If you were to visit many other schools you would find that the parents have a seperate room to sit in during class. This is designed to eliminate distractions of the students, particularly the younger ones. I have chosen to have my schools more open and allow the parents to watch the classes. Some parents are calling out to their kids during class. Things like "Keep your hands up, stand still. be quiet, etc." are being yelled to the students. I know your intentions are good, but PLEASE let us do our jobs. You bring them to us, you trust us, so please refrain from these outbursts.
If you were invited to sit in on your child's school class, would you yell to them there? Please do the same for us. I promise that whatever it is, we'll handle it.
My goal is to teach my students good martial arts and good lifeskills. Be patient. Most of our students are still very new and are developing very nicely. It's a new experience for you too. Just sit back, relax, and let us handle it. You'll love the results. I promise!
Here are some things you need to know to finish 2015 and have a successful 2016 at the Martial Arts Training Center.
First, the Holiday schedule. At Poland, there will be Saturday 10:00 class on the 19th. There will NOT be competition team. There will be Monday class on the 21st. and 28th at 6:00. There will be Tuesday classes on the 22nd and 29th as follows; Li'l Dragons at 4:00 and 5:00. Regular classes at 6:00 and 7:00. No Wednesday,Thursday, or Saturday classes either week. Regular schedule resumes on Monday January 4th.
At Austintown, There will be regular class on Saturday the 19th at 10:00. Li'l Dragon classes at 5:00 and regular classes at 6:00 on Monday the 21st, Wednesday the 23rd, Monday the 28th, and Wednesday the 30th. No Saturday classes on the 26th or the 2nd.
Now as far as some things I need from the parents. First of all, I've got this! I'm finding more and more parents (and grandparents) want to shout instructions to the students on the mat. PLEASE STOP. It takes away from my ability to control what the students are doing. I have several students who actually look at their parents for approval after doing something. It is disruptive. After class talk to them (positively) all you want. Remember, I've trained many successful students over the years.
TURN YOUR CELL PHONES OFF! Make believe you're at the movie theater. They don't allow them to be on and neither do I.
Turn down your own volume. This is class time for your child, not old home week for you. If you want to visit with another parent, go to a coffee shop and talk all you want. But, in the school, be quiet. If you were watching their class at school would you be allowed to talk?
Let's start teaching our kids punctuality. There are too many kids asking if they can join the mat after class starts. Be on time. It's a good example for the kids.
Put belts on at home. The belt is part of the uniform. It should be put on when getting dressed.
Finally, keep the viewing area and the restrooms clean. In that respect we are NOT like the theater. Sometimes I feel like an usher cleaning up after class. Please, help me out.
Thank you for your attention.
Summer is coming
Summer is coming
Have you selected childcare for the coming summer? Here's a suggestion; The Martial Arts Training Center has a wonderful summer camp program.
We have blackbelts that work with children daily, and have years of experience. Information is available in the Summer Camp category here in the website.
For rates and scheduling call Master Ritchie at 330 540 5425.
Working parents, we have a special place for your kids to go after school while you’re still at work. Our program offers :
- FREE PICK-UP AT THEIR SCHOOLS
- A+ HELP WITH THEIR HOMEWORK
- FREE TAEKWONDO LESSONS
- A NUTRITIOUS SNACK AND DRINK
- GAMES AND MOVIES