After School and Summer Camp Includes Daily Martial Arts

In Personal Stories, Summer Camp by Don Alley

Did you know our After School Program and  Summer Camp includes daily martial arts lessons from awesome instructors like Miss Gelles?  As one of our amazing instructors, she loves making sure that our students get her best at all times.  Here she has a little story she’d like to share with you…we absolutely love her positive attitude!


Instructors Love What They Do

Miss Gelles

It’s always exciting when you have someone with high intensity and enthusiasm around you. Last week in class, everyone was learning and having a good time, but there was a certain student who was just shining! His enthusiasm was so obvious that the people around him were working even harder. I could see as it spread through the class. Everyone was pushing themselves harder and harder as the class went on. I love what I do and I let that show while I’m teaching, but there is something about a fellow student setting the example of a black belt attitude that does something to a class. As a group they had already been doing great, but that student pushed the others to new heights with their work and attitude!

I think we’ve all had an experience where we see someone just having a fantastic time doing…well whatever; they could be sweeping the floor. We think to ourselves wow what a great attitude and look how much fun they’re having. It makes you smile. It brightens your day. You think to yourselves well I could be having that much fun with this task too, and then you can choose to bring your work to the next level too. Why not, right? Why wouldn’t you want to be happier while you work or study or whatever the task is? I want to strive to be this for others. I want to remind our students that they can be that enthusiastic, happy people in martial arts class, at school, at work, everywhere you go. Be that reminder to others that your day to day activities don’t have to be boring or repetitive. Spice it up, have some fun and you’ll remind others that they can be a bit happier too in their day to day lives! be-awesome

Don’t forget…our Summer Camp includes daily martial arts classes.  In addition to our fun activities and great field trips, your kids can get amazing instructors like Miss Gelles teaching them every day!  We have our early bird special running until the end of March.  Learn more about our Summer Camp by clicking here
Don Alley
Don Alley is the owner and chief instructor at Super Kicks Karate in Ashburn and Leesburg, and has been training in the martial arts for 28 years. He is currently a 6th degree black belt, and has dedicated the entirety of his adult life to teaching children and families martial arts. He is also the owner of Center Stage Preschool, a Montessori-based, performing arts preschool; and co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families in the Northern Virginia area.