Training at Malandra's Martial Arts Center teaches our children to be
safe and self-disciplined leaders with a never quit goal oriented
mind-set. Our children's curriculum helps our students gain the positive
physical and mental skills needed to be able to perceive dangerous
situations before they happen. But above all, our students learn how to
overcome difficult obstacles in life, deal effectively with peer
pressure and bullying, and gain the self-confidence necessary to achieve
their individual dreams, visions, and goals.
Children in today's
society are exposed and vulnerable to negative behaviors such as crime
and drugs. In order for any child to stay on a positive path they must
have the confidence to say "no" and work towards making themselves
better people. At Malandra's Martial Arts Center, our instructors build
this confidence so they can work towards reaching their fullest
potential in all aspects of their life.
main emphasis of our adult curriculum is to teach personal protection
and street awareness. All students will learn practical and
offensive/defensive measures, techniques and concepts that will control
and stop an aggressive attacker or attackers. Included in the training
is stretching, reflex development, coordination and cardiovascular
drills that aid in developing mental awareness, building stamina,
reducing stress, and achieving a healthy and safe lifestyle.
REACT is an acronym
for Responsive - Action - Confidence - Training. The mission of the
REACT Program is to empower women and children through lectures and
hands-on training in the fields of personal and family protection. The
REACT Program is fun, interactive, and empowering and does not teach the
martial arts. Classes are continuously offered at Malandra's Martial
Arts Center and other locations. For a complete schedule and more info,
please visit the REACT web site.
On Sunday, August 12th,
Malandra’s Martial Arts Center and the Suffern Police Department
sponsored “Cross Country Bike Ride for Jennifer” in order to help raise
funds for Village of Suffern resident, Jennifer McKiever. Jennifer
recently underwent a successful heart transplant operation. The bike
ride raised additional monies to help pay medical expenses, not covered
by insurance. The story was featured in the Journal News and on cable
television. To date, we have raised over $21,000! I want to personally
thank each and every one of you who participated in this cause. The
McKiever family is most grateful and so am I!