Do you every worry about what your child is learning after school?

Of course you do and that’s why ours’ is the after school program you’ve been looking for. Our Afterschool Martial Arts Program is unlike any other because our Head Instructors/Owners, Lily and Alan Pagle, are unlike those at other schools. Of course they both have multiple black belts in different martial arts but more importantly Lily has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, specializing in childhood, adolescence, cross-cultural and sport psychology. Alan is a retired Berkeley police officer with 20 years of service. They have over 40 years of coaching and teaching experience and have fashioned a program that addresses the real self-defense and self-esteem issues of youth. While training in martial arts is the vehicle, as coaches they know that the gym is a place for young member to grow to their full potential in every aspect of life.

Every session includes: Structured and supervised homework time, a Martial Arts Class that focus on self discipline, fitness, self defense, Character Education and Leadership Curriculum ,Special attention to teaching strategies and techniques for dealing with bullying and predators.

Your child will develop leadership skills, self-discipline, self-respect and respect for others in an atmosphere that emphasizes positive reinforcement and goal setting.

We give special recognition for academic achievement and at home cooperation. You can respond each week to our survey on your child’s academic achievement and cooperation with you on their listening skills, chore completion, family relationships, etc. We use your positive feedback as part of our system of belt promotions which are held every 12 weeks. Currently offering Free transportation from BUSD-Malcom X, Jefferson, AUSD-Marin and Ocean View to our school (contact us regarding adding your child’s school to our route)No contracts-Weekly or Monthly Rates, Professionally trained staff, Free uniform. Everything is included, no hidden costs for belt testing, field trips, etc.

If your child has been a target of bullying, needs some healthy/purposeful exercise or help developing more self discipline we can help.

Alan Pagle is a co-founder of Modern Combatives, with wife, Lily. He has been training and teaching martial arts since 1973. His background includes: traditional Chinese martial arts, collegiate boxing, judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is a retired Berkeley police officer.