|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
Lehighton Annex Building Gymnasium
110 North Third St., Lehighton, Pa., 18235
2959 Route 611, Fountain Springs East, Tannersville, Pa.,
636 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, Pa., 18071
610-377-0323 (Main office)
570-629-2108 (Tannersville school)
|Master Paul Maglionico, Instructor
Mountain Karate is a student friendly school. We care about you and your kids! No
one is ever made to feel bad about themselves, instead we build each student up
while instilling discipline, respect, and goal setting in a welcoming environment.
You will train hard, and be encouraged to be the best you can be.
Come see the difference Mountain Karate can make in yours or your child's life.
Mountain Karate is staffed by Eight Master ranked instructors (4th-7th Dan) and
One Grandmaster (8th Dan)
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, Jiu Jitsu, and Tang
|EUSAIMAA is one of the
largest martial arts
associations in the world,
with membership in 70
countries. Come join the
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 credited 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
Lehighton Middle School Summer Camps
Jackson Township Fire Department
Little Blessings Pre School
The Zoo (Carbon County Mall)
Veterans Administration Medical Center NYC
Lehighton Field Hockey
Watch Me Grow Daycare Center
Kelly's Daycare Center
Tobyhanna Army Depot
Let us instruct your group in self defense skills! We also do stranger danger
awareness and bullying education. Call for more information
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!
|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 trainee)
A. Mountain Karate Academy has 15 adult Black Belt Instructors, nine of whom are Master ranked. Cumulatively, this adds up to over 250 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 70 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. Tannersville opened in 2012. Palmerton opened in July of 2014.
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. Is the training area roomy and is there adequate space for parents to view the class? Are parents encouraged to observe?
A. Our Lehighton training area is a full 2000 sq. ft. gymnasium with bleacher seating. Our Tannersville and Palmerton are also both large training facilities. Parents are invited to
observe classes in all locations.
7. 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!
8. 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.
9. 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 competing?
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.
10. How many locations are there? Is it convenient for me?
We have three. Our students are invited to train at all locations, in order to take advantage of our many programs.
We are the "real deal" EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
|WE DO BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Call for more information!
|Please click appropriate link for the schedule at the location you are interested in
|Celebrating our 25th
|Mountain Karate Academy offers so much for all
ages. This is a recent testimonial from an adult
"It's funny how changing one thing can
impact your life so much. Starting my journey
with martial arts this January I have learned
so much about myself. I have learned I am
capable of more than I think is possible. I have
learned I can control one thing and that is me.
I have learned I need to relax. I have learned
pain is a great teacher. I have learned age is
just a number. I have learned to keep my
focus on what I can control. I have learned a
great respect for my masters and classmates.
Lastly I have learned I have so much more to
|For October we wore pink belts to raise money for the
American Cancer Society!
|Mountain Karate Strong!
|We will be closing our Lehighton
location and moving our classes to
Palmerton starting the last week in
August. The Palmerton schedule has
added a number of classes to
accommodate the additional students
until we can find a new bigger and
better Lehighton location. Please check
the calendar link for the new schedule
starting on August 28!