|FRANKLIN COMMONS Phoenixville, PA|
By Frank Otto, The Mercury
Several different organizations in addition to Kuntao will take part in the ceremony Wednesday, including VFW Post 7155 and the Kapitbayan Filipino-American Association of Chester County.
Dale Yeager, the owner of Kuntao, which not only teaches Filipino-style martial arts but Filipino culture, as well, had an uncle who was killed as a prisoner-of-war in the Philippines.
“This encompassed an awful lot of people,” he said during last year’s ceremony.
In the early months of the United States’ involvement in World War II, the American and Filipino troops left in the Philippines surrendered April 9 — 72 years to the day before Wednesday’s event — after a long fight with invading Japanese forces. What followed was a brutal 80 mile march to prisoner-of-war camps which killed up to 650 Americans and 80,000 Filipinos.
Wednesday’s ceremony will feature a military honor guard and a “Filipino cultural display.”
It will be held at the Kuntao Club at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville. Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., the ceremony is expected to last approximately an hour.
BATAAN Ceremony KUNTAO Martial Arts Club Phoenixville PA
Karate Martial Arts Kung Fu serves
Phoenixville, Spring City, Spring City, Collegeville, Mont Clare, Upper Providence, Lower Schuylkill, Valley Forge, Charlestown, Kimberton, Audubon, Schuylkill, Barkley, Holy Family School, Phoenixville Area Middle School, Holy Family School, St. Basil, Barkeley Elementary, Schuylkill Elementary, Renaissance Academy, East Pikeland, East Vincent.
On Wednesday April 9, 2014 [7:30 to 8:30 p.m.] KUNTAO Club will host the 3rd Annual Bataan - WW II South Pacific Veterans Annual Ceremony.
We will honor those American and Filipino soldiers who died and survived the Bataan Death March. A Military Honor Guard will be provided by the VFW Post 7155 and the KFAAI Kapitbayan Filipino-American Association of Chester County will provide a Filipino cultural display.
KUNTAO Martial Arts Club will host a FREE REAL LIFE Self Defense seminar on March 29th 2014 [11 a.m. to 1 p.m.].
The seminar will cover all aspects of Self Defense:
Surviving a Public Shooting
Preventing Rape and Sex Crimes
School or College Violence
The REAL LIFE Self Defense seminar will be taught by Forensic Profiler Dale Yeager.
Mr. Yeager began his education as a Criminal Behavior Analyst in 1988. He has extensive Forensic training including advanced training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center [FLETC] from 2005 to 2008.
Mr. Yeager’s research work on violence has been published in the:
• FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
• “Profiling Violent Crimes” by Dr. Ronald Holmes.
Mr. Yeager is a frequent expert with media outlets including a featured episode of Forensic Files. Mr. Yeager is an instructor for the Neumann University Criminal Justice Program.
In 2002, Mr. Yeager was given a presidential appointment to the U.S. Selective Service System and in 2004; he became a member of the FBI’s InfraGard program. Mr. Yeager is also a Federal Law Enforcement trainer for HIDTA – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas and MAGLOCLEN - Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network programs.
The REAL LIFE Self Defense seminar is for ages 11 and Adult at KUNTAO Martial Arts Club.
There are so many reasons why training in the martial arts is a great activity for people of all ages, but especially children.
Throughout Asia, martial arts are taught to school children as physical education.
Training in martial arts is like insurance. You hope your children never need it, but you’re happy to know that they can protect themselves when the need arises.
We all know the importance of self-discipline. Martial arts are known for their ability to create discipline in children. This discipline comes in the form of focus, concentration and respect. These are all skills taught through martial arts training. This concentration and focus carries over to other parts of life, including home and school.
You probably see it all the time. The self-confident person seems to get all the breaks. Martial arts can give you or your child the self-confidence you need to succeed.
Fitness and Fun
They go hand in hand with martial arts. One of the reasons why people quit fitness programs is that they get bored.
Martial arts are exercises that children, adolescents, adults and seniors can practice regularly. It is an activity that can continue throughout life. Children won’t outgrow the ability or desire to practice martial arts as they get older. It is a lifestyle rather than an exercise.
The social skills taught in physical education classes can also be enhanced through martial arts. Because of the nature of martial arts, people often find that practicing martial arts requires concentration and focus and these skills carry over to other parts of life as well, including school work and later, jobs and family. Additionally, martial arts tend to focus on respect (both for self and others) which is a great asset for any school child and will give the child the skills needed to cooperate, take turns and follow rules appropriately.
Some people worry that teaching martial arts will foster a sense of violence and give bullies the skills they need to continue harming others. Martial arts do the opposite. A common characteristic of bullies is that they lack impulse control and also don’t know how to manage their anger. Martial arts can solve that because it helps reduce stress, it improves concentration and control and it teaches respect of others. In this sense, it also helps children who are bullied because it gives them the confidence they need to combat bullying before it starts.
These are just a few reasons why martial arts’ training is so important for children of all ages. Our world is changing and we need to help our children prepare for the challenges that come their way in life. Having discipline, social skills, respect for self and others and very important in today’s world, self-defense training, will give them the confidence they need to succeed in all areas of life. Children need a positive outlet. Martial arts fulfill that need.
Karate Martial Arts Kung Fu in the Phoenixville – Kimberton – Spring City Pennsylvania area are located at KUNTAO Martial Arts Club.
KUNTAO Martial Arts provides Karate Martial Arts Kung Fu for children teens and adults for families in the Phoenixville – Kimberton – Spring City, Pennsylvania areas.
KUNTAO Martial Arts Club teaches Wing Chun kung fu the martial art Bruce Lee studied and Filipino Kali which is featured in the movies The Bourne Identity – The Bourne Supremacy – The Bourne Ultimatum and The Book of Eli.
KUNTAO Martial Arts Club is located at Franklin Commons 400 Franklin Ave. Suite 115 Phoenixville, PA 19460
Kuntao Martial Arts Club Karate Martial Arts Kung Fu serves Phoenixville, Spring City, Spring City, Collegeville, Mont Clare, Upper Providence, Lower Schuylkill, Valley Forge, Charlestown, Kimberton, Audubon, Schuylkill, Barkley, Holy Family School, Kimberton, Karate, Phoenixville Area Middle School, Holy Family School, St. Basil, Barkeley Elementary, Schuylkill Elementary, Renaissance Academy, East Pikeland, East Vincent,
Our KUNTAO Martial Arts store is open.
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Our famous KUNTAO shirts including our very popular LION shirt!
HIGH LEVEL Training DVDs for home study of WING CHUN kung fu and Filipino Kali.
And the AWESOME STINGER self-defense tool [for all ages].
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NOTE: A portion of the proceeds from each sale go to the building of the:
Bataan WW II South Pacific Veterans memorial.
MG-Sifu Dale Yeager
On November 9th KUNTAO Martial Arts Club in Phoenixville, PA hosted the self-defense martial arts seminar GATHERING OF THE MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS II with Master Keith Mazza Traditional Wing Chun kung fu and Mataw-Guro Sifu Dale Yeager Filipino Martial Art Kali.
The seminar at KUNTAO Martial Arts Club 400 Franklin Ave. Suite 115 Phoenixville, PA, covered pistol – rifle disarming, defense against grapplers – MMA, and “Hell Bows” How to use Elbows Correctly in Self Defense.
More pictures and video are available at SIFU DALE YEAGER Facebook.
KUNTAO Martial Arts Club Phoenixville, PA Mataw-Guro Dale Yeager was honored a second time at the United Fellowship of Martial Artists 2013 Hall of Fame as KUNTAO Instructor of the Year.
In 2011 Mataw-Guro Dale Yeager was inducted into the United Fellowship of Martial Artists Hall of Fame for is work in propagating Filipino Martial Arts Education in the USA.
Mataw-Guro Dale Yeager is the Chief Instructor of KUNTAO Martial Arts Club in Phoenixville, PA