I am the mother of a boy, who after many diagnosis from several different doctors, was told my son has a number of behavioral disorders. As heartbreaking as that was to hear and deal with I was so relieved to finally find a place where my son was welcomed and not judged for his disability, but encouraged to thrive beyond expectations.
We tried everything from Cubs, Tee-ball, to city soccer league. While all of them were friendly and tried to work with my son, not one could keep his interest for any period of time. He would loose interest and walk off to do his own thing. He had no focus or ambition for anything he tried.
Then while searching the webs for something to help my son, I came across a website for The Peaceful Warriors'. The name alone made me feel comfort. I set up a meeting with Master Art and his son Master Curt. After talking to them and explaining my son's disorders, Master Art assured me that they were not worried about dealing with my sons unusual behaviors and with a very respectful confidence, he assured me my son would excel in his karate school.
I has been two and a half years since my son joined The Peaceful Warrior's school. He will soon become a Red Belt, is in the Black Belt Club, and on the Demo Team, by his own choice.
In less then three years at this school, my son has grown into a calmer, happier more pleasant person to be around. I believe that this school is more then that, they truly want to see children reach their full potential. They have made such a difference in our lives, they believe it takes a village to raise a healthy well rounded child, and they show it in many ways. The Peaceful Warriors' are always in touch with parents on the progress or need improvements of each child. They even ask for input from the child's grade or high school teachers, before they can advance to another belt.
Please believe me when I say that I tried everything to find positive outlets for my son's Hyperactive behavior and until I found The Peaceful Warriors' family, I though it was hopeless for my son to ever fit in anywhere.
So in closing, I give my most sincere thanks to the many Masters, instructors and people involved in The Peaceful Warriors' family. You all truly have made a positive difference in my family's lives..."
Sincerely - Claire Dupont, Windsor Ontario
Self Esteem in Children & Adults
Since March 2000
Art Mason's Peaceful Warriors' Martial Arts Institute
10 Points Success System.
Positive Role Models: What is the biggest asset
of Art Mason's Peaceful Warriors' Martial Arts Institute? The is
easy, the teachers! Now, I’ll tell you up front. They are not like
the teachers you’ve seen in the Martial Art movies. Are they “tough
guys?” Yes. But what you will notice (and so will your child)…is that
they are “Nice Guys.” They have been hand selected…not just because they
are great Martial Artists. They have been chosen because they are
wonderful people…and have a great love of helping others benefit from
the Martial Arts! They also must pass a rigid certification course
overseen by Master Art Mason himself. Our instructors care about
each and every student individually and will work hard to assure that
their potentials are reached.
Physical Fitness: It is hard to feel good about
yourself if you are out of shape. Adults and children both get a great
workout, that is fun at the same time! When a student starts to see
progress in the physical work they are doing, their self image follows
A High Energy, Exciting Environment: Many kids &
adults have grown accustomed to virtual activities (video games,
television, internet). Participating in an exciting, high energy
environment, focused on an actual activity, will give your your
or your child a very real sense of achievement!
Learning to Set Goals: Our belt system is one of
the keys to our success. On a very subtle level the student is taught to
set goals and achieve them! Over time the student starts to set
goals in their non martial arts life as well, and has the tools to make
these goals a reality.
The Message of the Week: Regular exposure to our
message of the week, which happens at the start of each and every
class. These messages are on such topics as respect, focus,
persistence, courage, discipline and confidence. Most of the parents
at Art Mason's Peaceful Warriors' Martial Arts Institute find this is
their favourite part of out classes.
Curriculum Based Development: Our certified
teachers, Master Curt Mason, Master Scott Mason and Mr. Kevin Miller are
experts in their field and understand how to teach your child the
skills of listening and focusing. In fact, they will start to learn
these skills in the first week.
A Series of Positively Constructed Challenges
that will build your child’s 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
An Atmosphere of Respect: You will watch in
amazement as your child learns to give and to earn respect. But
even more important is they will develop Self Respect.
Order and Structure: Even thought the atmosphere
at Art Mason's Peaceful Warriors' Martial Arts Institute is friendly,
supportive and fun, it is NOT playtime! You will be delighted to
see how your children develop focus and persistence in our orderly,
A Friendship Based Environment: If you are
expecting to find harsh old world martial arts instructors at our school
you will be very disappointed! The Cobra-Kai school you saw in the
Karate Kid is not how we run our school. Our instructors are hand
picked and trained in teaching for many years. There are no outside
teachers on our floor, they are all home grown. The atmosphere created
is one of respect and friendship. A mentoring environment and a
strong student / teacher relationship. That atmosphere of friendship,
support, and respect will give your child the support he or she needs to
Since my son billy joined the Art Masons Peaceful Warriors, I've seen such a change in him. you guys are great role models for billy. With his disabilities, against all odds.. His karate builds his confidence to help make him assertive and he's inquisitive to learn & achieve high B, to high A average in school.
He's earned the respect of his teachers. And they are proud to have him as a student. It's too bad I can't express that to every parent considering martial arts for their child.
Thankyou just doesn't seem to be enough for all you do and your dedication you show to all your students.
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