At Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, one of our primary objectives is to help our students develop the confidence they need to be successful in life. One of the key components to developing self confidence is the ability to set and achieve goals. Studies have proven that when given all the same advantages, the difference between those who succeed and those who fail, is the ability to set goals. From the moment a student begins classes, this process begins. We begin by setting the goal for the student, for example earning a white sash or belt. When a student achieves their goals, it becomes easy to increase their confidence. As time goes on we encourage students, with the help of family and friends, to set harder, longer range goals and then teach them to break the goals down into smaller more tangible parts. The more they achieve, the more their confidence grows. By the time they reach black sash or black belt, students realize they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Back to the top
LVMA has made a huge difference in my life. It has made me stronger, more self-confident and better toned. I have made many new friends and love being a part of the LVMA family. My husband and sons are also kung fu students. The boys (ages 6 and 9) are much more focused, confident and respectful since they began classes a year ago. It is wonderful to have an activity in which we can all participate at the same level and work together as a family to achieve our individual goals. I cannot praise the staff enough for their unlimited patience, commitment and enthusiasm.
At Lehigh valley Martial Arts we help students develop focus and concentration skills. Every single class is packed with activities that promote the development of focus. We don’t ask them to focus; we teach them what it is and model it for them in order to promote true understanding. The class itself begins with teaching students in short segments. As time goes on the segments become longer until a student is able to concentrate on one subject for a long period of time. The skills must be developed and takes time. The skills will then naturally spill over into all of the activities or projects that a student attempts. Back to the top
We have seen our son’s self-confidence grow during his first year in the LVMA Kung Fu program. He is highly motivated to attend the classes and is making steady progress towards his goal to achieve the black sash level. We have nothing but good things to say about the Instructors, who take opportunities to instill character-building lessons. Other than his physical development, we have noticed he seems more aware of his responsibilities at home, including taking initiative to help with chores. Keep up the good work LVMA.
At Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, students develop a non quitting spirit. One of the most important things we want to teach our children and ourselves is to continue to persevere through difficulties until we reach our goal. Developing Self-discipline will allow students to tackle difficult tasks and be successful without ever questioning their ability. The secondary component to self discipline is the ability to take care of any and all responsibilities without reminders and with complete accountability. Back to the top
Besides the benefits from the physical activity, I think most of all it has helped with the managing of my stress level. It's given me a more calmer disposition. I think my kids notice the calmness the most.
At Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, students will learn how to defend themselves. It may seem that all martial arts teach self defense, but in fact, it is a rare that student walks away with a clear understanding of how to protect themselves. We believe that the act of physical self defense should be the last option, exercised only when all other options have been exhausted. In each of our classes we teach non physical and physical self defense. It is important for students to understand that a real master never has to fight because he is in control of his emotions. They learn to let their words control their emotions, instead of their emotions controlling their words. Should the worst happen, students are taught the concepts and theories needed to stay safe in any situation. Back to the top
While learning Kung Fu, Paul has also learned confidence, focus, and dedication. By attending his classes and practicing his skills at home, he has shown that he is committed to success. With each new skill and each level he has achieved, he has grown, becoming more mature and learning that through hard work you can achieve what you want. We are so proud to see the young man he has become.
At Lehigh Valley Martial Arts we believe in teaching students the value of respect and having of good character. These lessons begin with the students learning how to be verbally respectful to others. Respect for others becomes respect for myself. Students are expected to demonstrate this respect at home, at school, at work, and here at the school. With time, students realize that acting in the right manner and being respectful is its own reward. Back to the top
Austin has really enjoyed his time at LVMA. He has learned so much about Kung Fu and more importantly so much about himself. His training has given him self confidence and the ability to focus better. The instructors and staff at LVMA have been great, their care and patience have been essential to the students' learning.
At Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, turning out high quality leaders is our ultimate goal. A true leader is an individual that leads through example and possesses high moral character. Each class taught at Lehigh Valley Martial Arts has a leadership component.
The process begins by first teaching students how to follow. In order to be a good leader you must understand when to follow orders and when to respectfully question authority. One cannot lead well without first understanding how to be a member of a high functioning team.
The next leadership lesson comes through working together with a partner in order to learn to work as a team. Their first leadership moment comes when they are encouraged to lead the warm up at the beginning of class. Each week we cover a topic that gives the student a sense of how a leader acts. The concepts of leadership, such as honesty, integrity, compassion, respect, self discipline and humility are covered weekly in all classes. As students progress, they will get the opportunity to lead and teach other students. They learn to be comfortable around people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Understanding how to move a group to action through your own passions is a major part of becoming a good leader. As these skills become integrated into who they are, they will transfer into all aspects of the student’s life. Back to the top
Since starting kung fu 8 months ago my daughter, Sammy, has made grown in many ways. In school, she speaks more clearly, volunteers more, and uses eye contact instead of looking at the ground. Her social skills and interacting with others has improved one whole grade. At home, she listens and responds quicker and argues less. I am very happy with the progress she has made and how much kung fu has helped her. It is also a great way for her to exercise and have fun.