How to give your child the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life!

Are you doing everything you can to:

To arm your child to succeed in life?

To help them be the best they can be in school?

To develop their self confidence?

To assist them in developing their unique potential?

To learn self discipline?

Ages 4 to 15


Most parents do everything they can to teach these things to their children. But many parents need some help. After all, with our busy 21st Century schedules, it's hard to find the time and resources to really help them with these important life skills.

You would think and expect that they would learn about perseverance, positive mental attitudes, self discipline and goal setting in school, but they really don't.

Students who attend Mangan Martial Arts Academy are a step up on others because we teach them about these important life skills and how to develop them to their fullest! Success traits that will pay off for the rest of their lives.

Special Internet Offer for Parents


Dear Parent:

The fact that you are reading this tells me you want the very best for your child. So how do you go about preparing them for the challenges of our fast paced 21st Century? How do you teach them how to have a positive attitude, to be self motivated, to set and attain goals and to learn how to concentrate and focus? This is no easy task as this specialized type of education is not taught in our schools. It is not taught on our football, baseball or soccer fields either. Unfortunately it's not even being taught in our community organizations or religious groups. These life skills, if taught to children at a young age, can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of their lives and how successful they become.

Courtesy, Respect and Self Discipline mean better grades in school.


Over the past 30 plus years that I have been training and teaching martial arts I have seen countless numbers of young boys and girls who were very shy and lacked anything that resembled self confidence. Some of them could not focus or concentrate for more than a few seconds at a time. Others were overweight or were slower learners than their peers. Many of these children were not doing very well in school or in social situations because of their lack of self confidence.

As a parent myself I have a soft spot in my heart for these youngsters. I know that with the right direction and training their lives can be changed significantly for the better. I made it my goal many years ago that we would teach much more than just kicking and punching. That our organization would specialize in personal development. In teaching life skills that would make a difference.

We have focused our entire program around this premise. Yes, I believe we teach the best in martial arts training, but that is not enough. Our entire children's curriculum is centered around what we call the Principles of the Black Belt.

Principles of the Black Belt

Courtesy Honesty Integrity
Perseverance Self Control Indomitable Spirit
Humility Loyalty Sportsmanship


These important qualities along with the understanding of goal setting, self discipline, concentration and a positive mental attitude are the cornerstone of our programs.

Over the years, I have seen thousands of children benefit from our unique approach to teaching martial arts. 

  • Overweight children who lost a few pounds through self discipline and exercise gained tremendous amounts of self esteem and self confidence.
  • Smart children, who were bored in school, learned to set goals and reach higher.
  • Shy children were brought out of their shell and learned to enjoy life.
  • Overactive children learned to channel their energy and focus their attention.

"Since starting at Mangan Martial Arts Academy, our son Alex has developed more confidence in himself and he had much more self-esteem.

The Responsibility program is wonderful. It helps keep Alex on track at home and in school. He’s developed an all around cooperative, positive attitude. We are very proud of Alex and the progress he has made since being at Mangan Martial Arts Academy."
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Block

They say that once you learn to ride a bike that you never forget. Likewise, the skills and habits of success, once learned, become a part of your child. Theirs forever to achieve, grow and improve. I have witnessed this through thousands of children who have experienced our programs. I have had countless parents tell me their child is a different child after only a short time at Mangan Martial Arts Academy. Confidence growing, self discipline improving, leadership skills coming out, better grades in school and on and on.
"Since he started at Mangan Martial Arts Academy, my son now cleans his own room, most of the time without me telling him to do it."

- Laurie LaSorsa

What better gift to give your child than to empower them with greater self esteem, confidence, focus and concentration. At Mangan Martial Arts Academy we have developed a specialized program which combines physical training with life skills development.

Our belt promotion system is based on the principal of steady consistent improvement. Self confidence and improved self esteem are developed through a series of winning experiences. This is how it works.

  • Set a goal
  • Have a plan
  • Work hard towards it's achievement
  • Persevere until you reach the goal
  • Set higher goal

Of course the key is to make sure they win. How? By having a curriculum which is broken down in small achievable chunks. When a child sets a goal. Works for it. Achieves it. They start to believe in themselves. Do that over and over and they feel almost invincible.


Our specialized children's program will truly give your child
a head start in life all while having fun!!

Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Improved concentration through what we call the "Rules Of Concentration".

  • More Self Esteem and improved self confidence.

  • Understanding self discipline and why it is absolutely necessary for success. This alone often improves grades in school.

  • Increased motivation and the development of a positive mental attitude. This allows them to learn from their failures and grow from their successes.

  • Goal setting skills and practical application.

  • The self confidence and self discipline to say "NO" to drugs and other negatives.

  • Stranger Danger training. Learning how to spot and avoid danger. What to do if danger is unavoidable.

  • Social interaction, sportsmanship, camaraderie and fun!

It is important that your child have some fun in class. We have developed a series of skill and conditioning building games. We try to include some fun things in every class!

Every Child is Special

Our Instructors are trained to give each child attention so that every child feels important, makes steady progress and continues to grow and improve.

We get to know each child's strengths, weaknesses and motivation. With over 100 years combined experience, our instructional staff is focused and competent to meet the needs of even the most challenging students.


When she began!

Don't just take my word for it, just listen to what other parents have to say about Mangan's unique programs.

'Karate is the best thing I ever did for my child'
Scott Davis, Father.

"As a parent I could not be happier with the children’s program at Mangan Martial Arts Academy. The level of confidence, knowledge and fun, that both my daughters have experienced to date, from the program cannot be overstated.

We as parents could not be more proud of both of them, thanks for a great children's program and a fine environment for the kids."

Nick & Kelly Chiarchiaro, Parents


"When we enrolled James in your karate school we did not know the positive effect it would have on James. Since 2000 he has learned to concentrate on what is important to him, set goals, and also how to make commitments and keep them.

He enjoys the physical part of karate. The instructor’s at your school are a great influence on the kids. It is nice to see James grow with the help of everyone at Mangan Martial Arts Academy.Thanks."

Jim and Sandi Londino

"We wanted to tell you how important karate is to Steven. Karate has increased his self confidence and independence. It has reinforced our morals and aided in the job of parenting. Steven finished school with a perfect report card."

"Thank you very much for being a positive influence in his life. Thanks for caring about all the kids the way the school does. It is nice to know that Mangan Academy is a fun and safe place to grow."

John & Julie Moreno, Parents

We can give you example after example but the best way to know if this program is for you and your child is to have your child try it out! We offer morning evening and afternoon instruction with group and private classes available.


Take advantage of this special Internet offer today. Here is what you get...


1) An Official karate uniform ( a $40 value). Wearing that uniform makes the child feel like they are part of something special.
2) Our free 14 page booklet written especially for parents called How To Give Your Child A Head Start Through Martial Arts Training. We will e-mail this back to you as soon as you register so you can read about the tremendous benefits of martial arts training, even before your child begins.

3) And a month of karate lessons! You and your child will see and experience first hand the amazing benefits our program. You will see improved self discipline, self confidence and concentration in just a few short weeks. This is all part of our Special Internet offer!

All this and it's only $29 but only for our online registers. Just click on the link below to register now. Remember there are no other costs or future obligation whatsoever.

If you have questions or need to speak to someone, give us a call at 704-799-3645. Tell the receptionist that you are calling about the Special Internet Offer.

Whether you register online or call to register I urge you to act today. This special offer is limited and sure to fill up quickly. Right now is the best time to insure your child's future!

Click here to receive your Special Offer

158 North Main Street
Mooresville, N.C. 28115
Sensei Bob Mangan Ex: 30 + years (since 1974)

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to meeting you and your child.


Sensei Bob Mangan


PS Remember, the greatest gifts you can give your child are self confidence, greater self esteem and a positive mental attitude. Give them the best chance they have at attaining these all important qualities. Register today to take advantage of our Special Internet offer.

PPS While you are at it, why not consider joining our adult program. There is no better way to stay in shape, have fun, learn to defend yourself, lose weight and relieve stress.

Copyright Michael Pace 2001
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