|Mountain Karate Academy
Member of the Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association
Awarded Pennsylvania Charter School of the
Year for 2008 by the EUSAIMAA
Come visit us at one of our Martial Arts Centers!
Lehighton Annex Building Gymnasium
110 North Third St., Lehighton, Pa., 18235
2989 Route 611, DePue Plaza, Tannersville, Pa., 18372
610-377-0323 (Main office)
570-629-2108 (Tannersville school)
|Master Paul Maglionico, Instructor
|Congratulations to EUSAIMAA
2012 award recipients:
Master Paul Maglionico for receiving the
"Platinum Anniversary Achievement" award
Instructor John Collins for receiving
"Martial Arts Dedication"
Instructor Sean Monk for receiving
"Outstanding Contribution to the Martial
|Mountain Karate Academy is a
proud sponsor of Dream Come
True, March of Dimes, United
Way, Carbon Mountaineer Food
and Toy Drive and The
American Cancer Society
|Mountain Karate Academy is approved by Lehigh
Carbon Community College and provides a Tae
Kwon Do college course for adults at our facility, in
addition to teaching the SHINE afterschool
program in various local school districts
Mountain Karate is a kid friendly school. We care about your kids! No one is ever made to feel bad about themselves, instead we build each child up while instilling discipline, respect,
and goal setting in a welcoming environment.
They will train hard, and be encouraged to be the best they can be.
Come see the difference Mountain Karate can make in your child's life.
Mountain Karate is staffed by Master ranked instructors (4th Dan and up)
We offer on site belt advancement testing
Note to transferring students: If you have achieved a color belt in another style, we will honor your achievement. No one is ever demoted to white belt.
We have Master instructors in Tae Kwon Do/Chung Do Kwan and Tang Soo Do
|EUSAIMAA is one of
the largest martial arts
associations in the
membership in 70
countries. Come join
Our reputation speaks for itself...groups we've taught and
places we've demonstrated:
Ss Peter and Paul School
St. Josephs Regional Academy
LCCC SHINE program
LCCC Non credit course offering
Lehighton School District
East Penn Elementary
Shull David Elementary
Lehighton Middle School
Lehighton High School
Carbon County Fair
Carbon County Safe Kids
Penns Peak Dream Come True Telethon
Jack and Jill PreSchool
Ladies Workout Express
Commonwealth Connections Academy
LBMorris School, Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe High School teachers
West Penn Elementary
Kids 4 Kids United
Wilson Elementary, Lodi, NJ
St. Jeromes, Tamaqua
Channel 13's "Talk of the Town"
Penns Peak Christmas in July
Blue Mountain Health Systems
Bump and Grind Internet Radio Show with Doc
Lehighton Pool Pals
Pocono Elementary Center
Let us instruct your group in self defense skills! We also do
stranger danger awareness and bullying education. Call for
We are available for private demonstrations and group instruction. We can come to you, or you may
bring your group to our large facility.
Call for more information, or fill out the form on this page!
|10 Questions to ask when choosing a Martial Arts School
1. Q. How many Black Belt Instructors are on staff? How many of them are Master ranked? Is there always a black belt instructor on the floor for every class? (not a
A. Mountain Karate Academy has 15 adult Black Belt Instructors, ten of whom are Master ranked. Cumulatively, this adds up to over 120 years experience! We also have
teen black belt assistants on the floor to assist the children with their skills. Never does a color belt lead a class alone!
2. Q. Are all instructors certified with a reputable association and held accountable? Is the school part of a larger association?
A. We belong to the Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association, which has membership in 67 countries worldwide. All Instructors must be certified through this
association. The Grandmaster observes and approves all Black Belt tests.
3. Q. Is self-defense, stranger danger, and bullying education a regular part of the curriculum?
A. Yes, Yes, and Yes. Self defense and street awareness are taught in our classes. We have also demonstrated and taught stranger danger/bullying education in many
area schools, and will bring our seminar to outside groups when requested! We have a complete Stranger Danger / Bullying curriculum.
4. Q. How long has the school been in business? A proven track record is important!
A. Mountain Karate was formed in 1990. The Lehighton Charter opened in 2007.
5. Q. Is the school community minded? Is it established and well referenced in the community? Is the student given opportunities for community service?
A. We have participated and headed up many fundraisers and our students are encouraged to participate.
6. Q. Are contracts required or optional? Is tuition reasonable, but not "cheap"?
A. We never require contracts, but they are available for a reduction in tuition.
7. Q. Is the training area roomy and is there adequate space for parents to view the class? Are parents encouraged to observe?
A. Our training area is a full 2000 sq. ft. gymnasium with bleacher seating.
8. Q. Is the school a full-time venture, and can someone usually be reached?
A. Mountain Karate is a full-time school. Call us or email us anytime!
9. Q. Does the school teach traditional martial arts, or are they more concerned with fighting? Is fitness and good technique stressed? Are the belt advancements "given
away" or are they earned? Is testing on-site?
A. We teach traditional Korean Martial Arts. Skill is stressed and belt testing is scheduled only when the student is ready. All testing is done on-site.
10. Q. Is the school kid-friendly? Does the school stress making the child a better person...disciplined, respectful, fit, and focused....rather than pushing fighting and
A. Come in and talk to some of our parents! We stress character building. We teach the children how to avoid a confrontation. We also teach them how to protect
themselves if a confrontation is inevitable.
We are the "real deal" EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
|We Do Birthday Parties!!!
|Master Rich Gross, Master Rich Maglionico, Master John
Fagliarone and Master Paul Maglionico
Certified Black Belt Instructor
|Classes start June 4
KIX FOR CHIX
Self Defense and Fitness Combined!
This is a high energy program that teaches women
how to defend themselves, while getting fit and
strong. Taught by Certified Female Black Belts!
No uniforms, no belt advancement.
Please call to reserve your spot. Class size is
|Coming in June, Tannersville location!
Kids Self-Defense Summer
Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, June 28
Does your child know what to do if
approached by a predator?
Could he or she get away if grabbed?
Does your child know how to handle a bully?
Is he or she confident, alert, and fit?
If you answered "no" or "I don't know" to
any of these questions, you owe it to your
children to have them learn the skills they
need to know in order to stay safe!
Mountain Karate Academy is offering our annual
self-defense clinics where your child will learn basic
self-defense, stranger danger awareness, and how to
deal with bullies. This clinic will offer martial arts
instruction in a safe and fun environment, along with
martial arts crafts and games that incorporate the
Space is limited....call today to reserve
Clinics include one FREE month of regular
|We welcome Master Kevin Kresge, Master Bernard
Pfeiffer, Master Lee Lesisko, Master Jan Kresge, and
Master Steve Meining to the Mountain Karate family!
These Talented and Experienced Martial Artists will
be bringing additional martial arts courses to our
already expansive offerings. Please check out the
newest classes added to our curriculum!
|For uniform alterations, patch
sewing, or other sewing needs,
please contact our seamstress.