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Professionals in the field of children’s development and education share their assessment of Mathew Bayley’s talent for bringing out the best in each child he teaches.                                                                                               .


Special Micro Ninja Class   /  Ages 4&1/2 through 7&1/2                                                                                                

Monday and Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:00pm

Sustained Excellence Teaching Children

Success and Discipline –

An Award-Winning Master Instructor in the Vail Valley

Is there a gift available to your child?     

A gift that can:     

Focus and sharpen your child’s life skills – for happiness, emotional growth, better academics, and fitness for life? This opportunity is learning discipline and self-confidence from an award-winning teacher, who has successfully guided thousands of children over the course of more than 40 years.  His name is Mathew Bayley.  His vehicle is martial arts.

In the Vail Valley, martial arts schools come and go; but Chinese Martial Arts Grand Master Bayley, a 7th Degree Black Belt, continues teaching children, from age 5 onward, with remarkable success.  His awards include:

The “National Certificate of Appreciation” from the Girl Scouts of America,

A “Commendation” from The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and

A “Commendation of Recognition” from the Commissioner of Education for the State of Colorado.

Taught by the right instructor, the lessons martial arts impart are useful for a lifetime.  They are superb cross-training for other sports.  More important, students learn discipline and self-esteem that translate into academic achievement.

Master Bayley’s students learn to strive for their best.  They develop self-respect and respect for others.

Master Bayley’s programs are upbeat, fun, and carefully structured.  He has refined them over four decades, teaching children with dramatically good results.

These opportunities for your child are uniquely available at the Vail Academy of Martial Arts.

 Contract:  October 15th through May 27th                                                                                                                                              Cost: $135.00 per month. October’s classes are prorated at $17.00 per class                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 Enrolment for this special class is October 15th through May 24th

                                                     To enroll your child or more information please contact                                                                                                                 Mathew Bayley at (970) 376-0644 or







Big Kids Little Kids Preschool and Learning Center

To Whom It May Concern, We have been taking children to Mathew Bayley’s Martial Arts School for Karate instructions since April 1987. The results have been amazing. Children who had a very negative impression of themselves were astounded by their own accomplishments. We heard, "Look what I can do instead of " I can’t. Mathew knows each child individually and works to help each child feel a sense of accomplishment over reaching even the smallest goal.

When Observing the classes, you can feel the positive attitude in Mathew and in the children.                                          As an instructor Mathew is consistent in his teaching and in the control techniques. He is firm yet friendly and warm; the children know what to expect.

My only concern is that more of our parents do not take advantage of this program, that we make available for their children.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jerry Miller                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Owner / Director                                                                                                                                                                                             3580 N. Carefree, Colorado Springs CO. 80917 (303) 596-5617                                


Children’s World / A Loving Place to Learn                                                                                                                          1865 Dublin Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 (719) 598-5908

We at Children's World, enthusiastically support the services of Mathew  Bayley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We take children from 3 1/2-year-old to 10-year-old to a one-hour karate class every week.                                          The children really look forward to Wednesdays when they can go and practice their newly learned skills.       Instead of thinking of the class as hard, they think of it is fun. This is the key to Mathew’s success.

Mathew also feels that each child's self-image is fragile and he's careful to teach in a nurturing way. Punctuated with lots of humor. He notices even the smallest accomplishment and is always ready with praise. This is not to say the classes are easy or he lacks control of the children he teaches. He gives the children he teaches unconditional respect and receives it in return. The respect the children hold for him is so complete, even when they leave, the children continue to work on respecting our staff and each other. Mathew also keeps his program flexible enough to incorporate his students desires on a daily  basis.      .                                                                                     1989

Kaye Simion