Important Role in Personal Development

How has Vincent’s training made him into the person he is today?
As our son, Vincent A. Champa, ventures into the next level of his academic career, it remains abundantly clear that his years of martial arts study at Len Brassard’s Family Martial Arts Center have played an important role in both his personal and academic successes. While Vinny began his journey in Kenpo Karate at a very young age, and such a new experience can be both frightening and intimidating for a young child, Dr. Len, Mr. Len, and the staff at the Studio extended a warm and comforting welcome. Within a mere few weeks, Vinny felt “part of the family”. Throughout his years at FMAC, from white belt to second-degree black belt, Vinny not only learned the dynamics of Kenpo karate and the mechanisms of self-defense, but life lessons that helped him develop from a child into a healthy, productive adult, including a sense of confidence, empathy, perseverance to strive for one’s goals, and an overall altruistic attitude towards his fellow man. These lessons carried with him not only during his time at the studio, but extended well beyond and into adulthood, and for that, we, as parents, remain eternally grateful.As our son, Vincent A. Champa, ventures into the next level of his academic career, it remains abundantly clear that his years of martial arts study at Len Brassard’s Family Martial Arts Center have played an important role in both his personal and academic successes. While Vinny began his journey in Kenpo Karate at a very young age, and such a new experience can be both frightening and intimidating for a young child, Dr. Len, Mr. Len, and the staff at the Studio extended a warm and comforting welcome. Within a mere few weeks, Vinny felt “part of the family”. Throughout his years at FMAC, from white belt to second-degree black belt, Vinny not only learned the dynamics of Kenpo karate and the mechanisms of self-defense, but life lessons that helped him develop from a child into a healthy, productive adult, including a sense of confidence, empathy, perseverance to strive for one’s goals, and an overall altruistic attitude towards his fellow man. These lessons carried with him not only during his time at the studio, but extended well beyond and into adulthood, and for that, we, as parents, remain eternally grateful.

Which Black Belt Character helped Vincent the most growing up?
Perseverance, particularly in the face of adversity, is a learned behavior. Human nature typically leads one down the “road of least resistance” – which is not always the BEST option. Children learn to persevere through encouragement – be it at home, at school, or in this case, from extracurricular activities. It is tough to see your kid struggle, but you have to respect a young kid that opts NOT to take the path of least resistance, (even when his parents would likely agree to let him do so.) The kid never gives up!

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Vincent Champa September 15, 2016