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The Ultimate Way To Build Confidence, Self-Esteem, Develop Self-Discipline, Self-Control, and Athletic Skills, While Having Lots of Fun!
PARENTS: Do you know the best kept secret to building your child's Self-Esteem and Self-Discipline? Read below about the benefits of our Martial Arts program that will be invaluable in your child's life.
What Our Students Say...
"NOTHING BUT A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!"
Nicole has gained so much confidence through her Martial Arts program. Nicole has surprised me and her father with her willingness to try new activities (i.e. basketball) regardless of the fact that she never played before and none of her close friends were going to be playing with her. Her self-discipline has extended not only to her Martial Arts lessons, but her school work (Nicole had straight A's on her report card) as well as her home life (she keeps her room very neat and orderly).
As Nicole's parents we see this program as nothing but a positive experience for her as well as for us. We thank Master & Mrs. Brugger for all their hard work and patience. The foundation that your are bulding for our children is priceless!
-Mr. & Mrs. Dillon, New Providence, NJ
What Our Students Say...
"I AM SO HAPPY WE JOINED!"
Martial Arts for Life has had such a positive effect on Nick. He looks forward to class each week, practices at home and is very motivated to achieve each level. This is the first real sport / activity that he is excited about, disciplined about and wants to keep learning. Master B. is an exceptional teacher not only in martial arts, but also in teaching the kids respect and how to focus, but most of all he gives them confidence. I am so happy we joined Martial Arts for Life!
-Mr. & Mrs. Paradise, New Providence, NJ
What Our Students Say...
"...NEVER ANY BENCH WARMERS."
Since my son has joined , I have noticed a change in his confidence and respect for others. Unlike other sports, there is no competition, and there are never any "bench warmers" at Martial Arts for Life. He is doing his personal best, setting goals, and achieving them. Already I can see a marked improvement in his coordination and flexibility.
-Mrs. Amy Doran, New Providence, NJ
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
From: Richard Brugger, Owner & Master Instructor at Martial Arts for Life
The #1 Role of Parenting - According to many child psychologists, the highest priority of parents should be to Nurture High Self-Esteem in Our Children so they can grow up with a confident belief in themselves. You can nurture high self-esteem in many ways: Avoid destructive criticism, praise your child and make them feel important, tell them every day how much you love them, and get them involved in programs that make them feel like winners.
All kids can benefit from having structured activity, positive role models, short and long-term goals, quality friendships, a positive outlet for their energy, and an excellent environment to learn character qualities that will enhance their performance at school, at home, and in other sports. These are some of the perks of attending a top-notch Martial Arts school.
My name is Rich Brugger and since 2005, my wife Michelle and I have owned and operated one of the most successful Martial Arts schools in the New Providence, NJ area: Martial Arts for Life. Our curriculum is a unique blend of martial arts styles and places strong emphasis on valuable life skills such as perseverance, focus and self-discipline. The result: As students learn highly effective self-defense techniques, they experience new levels of confidence and empowerment.
For over two decades I've been nurturing children like yours with character building tools found only in Martial Arts. No other sport or activity can match them. I have consulted thousands of parents and almost all of them share the same concerns and priorities for their children. Regardless of neighborhood or status, parents talk about the importance of postive influences, organized activity, developing discipline and confidence, goal-setting and physical exercise. I'm happy to report that many parents also found that Martial Arts training can accomplish all these objectives.
Your youngster begins with an introductory lesson where I will personally evaluate his or her interest level to make sure our program is a good fit. The lesson also gives you a chance to evaluate us so you can be absolutely sure Martial Arts training at Martial Arts for Life will be worth the investment. You can see our academy, watch your child perform and then judge for yourself. I have found over the years that this is the best way to introduce a family to our program. Almost every parent finds one or more ways that Martial Arts will benefit their child.
Watch as your child increases in confidence, energy, and spirt. You'll be amazed as they become unstoppable in their quest for:
Greater Academic Accomplishments - Positive Attitude - Fitness
Unshakable Confidence - Personal Achievement & Self-Respect
All this while having a great time learning Martial Arts!
YOUR CHILD'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE COMES FROM:
Their Fears and Self-Doubts. And it's this limited way of thinking that is all around them and holds them back more than anything.
Remember, Martial Arts lessons are are less about your child fighting with other people and more about him fighting his own self-doubts and insecurities. When he learns to conquer these demons he then unleashes an unstoppable force. Read on...
What Our Students Say...
"YOU ARE CHANGING OUR KIDS LIVES!"
Martial Arts for Life has made a big impact on our family. We absolutely treasure our time spent with Master & Mrs. B. They are incredible martial arts teachers, but they are also wonderful role models for my children.
I always tell people who ask me why I chose Martial Arts for Life over other places that Master & Mrs. B. provide so much more than physical training. They have a rigorous physical technique curriculum, but they also teach my children life lessons about growing up and becoming young adults.
My youngest daughter is a high brown belt. She is 8 and started when she was 4. Not once in the four years did her dedication to working toward her Black Belt waiver. That is a testament to the Bruggers. My older daughter who is ten watched her sister for years and then finally this year decided she wanted to learn and receive all the amazing awards and strengths from Martial Arts for Life. She began her training and similarly has a strong dedication after only 8 months. Thank you Master & Mrs. B. You are changing our kids lives.
-Mrs. Stern, Berkeley Heights, NJ
The 5 Greatest Dangers Facing Our Children Today
Poor Nutrition - Lack of Exercise - Peer Pressure - Bullying - Lack of Motivation
At Martial Arts for Life:
We teach why good nutrition is important and we encourage our students to eat a healthy diet. We teach our students that martial arts is a lifestyle and part of that lifestyle is being a martial arts athlete who eats healthfully and respects his or her body.
We lead our students through dynamic self defense workouts that improve physical conditioning. Each class provides cutting edge principles designed to develop our students into capable and fit martial arts athletes.
We build confidence in our students so they can stand up and say, "no" to negative peer pressure. We provide training that creates an achievement-oriented culture and a positive peer group for children to participate in.
We teach confidence and self-defense so our students don't have to be afraid of bullies. Over the past two decades we have developed a proven system that systematically teaches confidence and develops a high self-concept for youngsters. We further educate all of our students on how to effectively deal with bullying through the Martial Artists Against Bullying curriculum.
We inspire our students to become enthusiastic and motivated in school. We have a structured school success program that tracks and rewards academic progress. We also sharing best practices for students as part of our "Success Course for A+ Grades."
When your child uses the discipline of Martial Arts to conquer her fears, she has the power to transfer that to all other areas of life. Martial Arts lessons are the best way for your child to develop to a continued feeling of confidence and achievement. When it is time for your youngster to move up in rank, we require your permission and the permission of her school teacher. That is another one of the many ways we encourage good academic performance.
Your Child will develop the "I Can and I Will" attitude that will, more than anything, set them apart and make them a leader.
Of course, it doesn't happen overnight!
Anything worthwhile requires dedication, persistence, and commitment. These character qualities can be learned by doing. If you're taking the time to read this, I know that you're one of those very select parents who realizes that investing in your child now will pay big dividends later.
Through our program your child will learn the fundamentals of LEADERSHIP:
Courage, Follow-through, Goal Setting, Communication Skills, Team Work, Self-Discipline, Self-Control, and the list goes on and on.
What Our Students Say...
"AFFIRMS HOW WE ARE RAISING OUR CHILDREN..."
Martial Arts for Life supports and affirms how we are raising our children. We are grateful for how rewarding it has been for each of our sons. It is a pleasure to see them learn and grow in the environment and then apply the lessons in self-discipline and striving for excellence in other areas.
-Mr. & Mrs. Alvidrez, Summit, NJ
Kids develop a sense of Self-confidence by becoming good at something. With consistent practice and effort on their part they will become good at Martial Arts. I speak to many parents who express concern for their child sticking with the program once they begin. Because they will be having fun while learning, they will be more likely to stay motivated to stick with the training. At our Academy we closely monitor our students and help them through any challenges they may experience. Plus, our team of instructors are expert teachers and motivators.
We will teach them how to overcome challenges and obstacles, not give in to them! This alone is priceless because they will be more likely to stick with future programs that you invest in. The bottom line is that children in our program experience progress which sets them up for future success.
The Martial Arts for Life "Ten Point Success System"
- Positive Role Models: The biggest asset of Martial Arts for Life? Easy. The instructors. What you will notice (and so will your child) is that we care about each student individually. We are totally committed to helping each child reach his or her potential. We are life-long Martial Artists who have a great love of helping others benefit from the Martial Arts.
- Physical Fitness. It's hard to feel good about yourself when you are out of shape physically or when your athletic skills have not been fully developed. Our belief is that regardless of how un-athletic a child may seem, there is an athlete inside all of us. When a student feels their physical skills skyrocket it's not long before their self-image will follow suit.
- A High Energy, Exciting Environment: Many kids have grown accustomed to virtual activities (computer and video games, television, etc.). Participating in an exciting, high energy environment, focused on on actual activity, will give your child a very real sense of achievement!
- Regular Incentives for Effort and Achievement: The belt system of Martial Arts, regular positive feedback and recognition of accomplishment, and systemized incentives for improvement will lead your child into the "Yes, I Can!" attitude you've always wanted for him or her.
- The "Message of the Week.": Regular exposure through our "Message of the Week," to systematic instruction, accompanied by exercises in the lessons of respect, discipline, focus, persistence, courage and confidence. Most of our Martial Arts for Life parents name this as their favorite part of the program!
- A Proven System of Skill Development: No fancy theories or hard to understand concepts here. Our instructors are experts in teaching the actual SKILLS of listening and focus. In fact, we'll be teaching these to your child the very first class.
- A Series of Positively Constructed Challenges that will build your child's self-confidence. You will be delighted as you see your children confidently move outside their comfort zone. As the weeks go by, you will smile with pride as your son or daughter moves from challenge to challenge, their confidence soaring at each new accomplishment.
- An Atmosphere of Respect: You will watch with satisfaction as your children learn to give respect and earn respect. Most importantly, they learn the essential lesson of Self-Respect.
- Order and Structure. Even though the atmosphere is friendly and supportive, Martial Arts training is not "play time." You will be delighted to see how your children develop focus and persistence in our orderly, structured environment.
- A Friendship Based Environment: If you are expecting the old, harsh, authoritarian, military style Martial Arts training, you are going to be sadly disappointed. When you visit us, you will find a friendly, supportive environment. That atmosphere of friendship, support, and respect will give your child the support system he or she needs to succeed!
Martial Arts for Life teaches them how to FOLLOW THROUGH ON GOALS!
What Our Students Say...
"BOTH OF OUR KIDS LOVE KARATE!"
Both of our kids love Karate. They learn to be respectful and have self-control. It is also great to see other areas of our kids' lives that have been positively affected. They often talk about eating healthy foods or how to avoid a fight. During commercial breaks, they are stretching or doing crunches. They have so much respect for Master & Mrs. Brugger. We are so grateful for Martial Arts for Life and all it has done to help us raise 2 great kids!
-Mr. & Mrs. Solomon, New Providence, NJ
And now the best part - You can check out our Academy at NO RISK TO YOU!
You can call us now and we can make arrangements for your child to do a complimentary introductory lesson. This is the best way for you to see how beneficial our program can be for your child. During this lesson you can judge for yourself. Call us and we'll schedule a mutually convenient time. If you live in New Providence, NJ or any of the surrounding areas in Union County NJ, you are within driving distance of our Academy.
Call us right now at 908.464.2836 You'll receive...
Martial Arts for Life's Introductory Special - which includes:
Introductory Lesson: To make sure our Martial Arts Academy is right for your family with NO strings attached. We'll do this because we're so confident our program will get results.
Student Goal Analysis: We'll spend time one on one discussing exactly what you want your youngster to learn and accomplish through Martial Arts training.
If everything goes well with your child's first introductory lesson we will invite you to enroll in our orientation program, which includes:
CONFIDENCE COURSE COURSE & INTRO TO MARTIAL ARTS
We'll work together to increase your youngster's Confidence, Physical Fitness, Self-Discipline & Personal Protection Skills.
Age Appropriate Curriculum
Your child will participate in a proven, age-appropriate martial arts curriculum that has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding experience.
Safety & Efficacy
Martial Arts for Life is a full-time, professional facility. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, enjoyable experience for ALL of our students. Our proprietary children's curriculum has been designed with your child's safety in mind. In addition, we have a fully padded training floor (which is cleaned daily and disinfected).
Respect & Courtesy
Martial Arts techinques are, by nature, designed to injure others when applied. Because of this, our instructor team greatly stresses the importance of respect, courtesy, and restraint. It has been proven time and time again that children who are skilled in martial arts tend to be extremely respectful, considerate, and composed.
Proven Confidence-Building System
Our program will increase your child's confidence for two specific reasons. First, every child participates and competes against against her own potential rather than against other students. Second, our program is built on the concept of setting your child up for success by giving her a series of realistice short-term goals that she can attain quickly while keeping her focused on exciting long-term goals.
SUCCESS COURSE FOR A+ GRADES
We'll include our Success Course For A+ Grades, which is taught during regular classes. Your child will learn:
Concentration Skills to Learn Faster & More Efficiently
Your child will learn to immediately apply our three rules of focus and concentration for faster & better learning in school.
Unique Academic Rewards & Accountability System
Our Academy offers a unique academic rewards and accountability system that allows us to partner with our students and their families to encourage excellent academic performance. Our system has been developed over the last decade and is not available at any other martial arts school.
Tips for Homework Improvement & Better Grades
It's true that Martial Arts training in general improves focus, which leads to better grades for many children. At Martial Arts for Life, we take our program a step further by educating our students on specific strategies for solid academic performance - and then holding them accountable for their behavior and effort in school.
MARTIAL ARTISTS AGAINST BULLYING PROGRAM
Our Academy is one of approximately 300 Martial Arts schools worldwide that is proud to provide the Martial Artists Against Bullying curriculum to our students. The mission of MAAB is to educate, inform, and help eradicate bullying.
Awareness, Avoidance & AssertivenessTraining
Awareness - How to identify predatory behavior
Avoidance - Realistic ways to avoid being a target of bullying
Assertiveness - How to stop the bullying behavior
The goal of this program is to minimize the effects of predatory behavior in grade-school and middle school-aged children. This will be accomplished through role playing, small group discussions & empathy training.
Self-Defense & Personal Protection
The self-defense benefits of our program could be described as "practice the fight so you don't have to." As your child trains he will become more confident in his ability to defend himself. As this confidence increases, his need to defend himself will decrease naturally because he will carry himself in a more confident manner. Our program includes preventative self-defense as well as physical self-defense. Your child will learn how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid confrontations.
Call Now 908.464.2836 To Reserve Your Child's Spot!
Richard Brugger - Owner & Master Instructor
P.S. Not all Martial Arts schools are created equal. It's sad, but true - there are too many schools out there that claim they can deliver what parents really want but fail miserably at actually making it happen - But not at Martial Arts for Life! Please read below some feedback I've received from parents of students happily involved with our program:
What Our Students Say...
"THIS PROGRAM CONTINUES TO EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS."
I cannot properly express how grateful I am for the Martial Arts for Life program. Initially I signed my seven year-old boy up because I felt the program would help him learn how to focus better. Soon after, my ten year-old attended the program as his brother's "buddy," was hooked, and signed up immediately. Both boys continue to thrive at Martial Arts for Life, and we continue to exuberantly promote this program.
I have found that, unlike our previous Martial Arts experience, the Martial Arts for Life program has been enormously positive for our family. Master & Mrs. Brugger are gifted teachers. They kindly encourage our children, creating a fun atmosphere while maintaining a level of controlled respect. They have helped our sons set and achieve realistic goals. They reinforce the importance of honor, respect, self-confidence, and helping others. This point is evident from the beautiful and powerful creed, which the boys recite in every class, to the charitable events, which Martial Arts for Life promotes. Master & Mrs. Brugger emphasize the importance of Leading By Example, and I believe them to be strong role models for my children.
As a parent, I personally look forward to each class. I enter Martial Arts for Life with my sons, we are greeted with warmth and the boys happily step into their routine. I feel that with each class, both boys are positively and appropriately challenged by their thoughtful curriculum, and rewarded with the pride of knowing that they are achieving success while looking forward to their next goal. This program continues to exceed my expectations and the life long lessons my children are learning extend well beyond the studio walls. Bravo Martial Arts for Life!
-Mrs. Anne Taggart, Summit NJ
...and here's another review of our program
What Our Students Say...
We joined Martial Arts for Life a few months ago and in a very short time Jonathan showed great improvement in the area of self-control. Mrs. and Master B. are an incredible positive influence and are perfect role models.
We are so grateful for the impact they have on Jonathan. It makes us feel terrific when he is excited to go to class and to see how happy he is after class. More than anything, we are so proud to see a marked improvement in Jonathan's social skills which has helped him broaden his social network.
We would highly recommend Martial Arts for Life for their wonderful program which is built on character building.
Thank you for all that you do every day.
With sincere appreciation,
-Kris & Seb Kubas, New Providence, NJ
...and here's just one more
What Our Students Say...
"POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT"
Martial Arts for Life has improved my daughter's focus and her determination to accomplish goals. She is more responsible and conscientious and far more aware of her surroundings. Martial Arts for Life provides a successful methodology for improving focus, awareness, and self-discipline that spreads to other aspects of life outside the class.
The positive learning environment provided by Master & Mrs. Brugger is a huge part of their success and the reason my daughter loves the program.
-Daniella Gogliormella, New Providence, NJ
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