The Vail Academy of Martial Arts has received numerous recommendations throughout the years. Actually too many to list. We work hard to earn the trust and loyalty of both individuals, groups and corporations and hope to add your name to the list of satisfied clients very soon.
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
It is with great pleasure that we write this letter in support of Mathew Bayley. His contribution to the students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind has been outstanding and unique. Through their contact with Mathew, the students have experienced obvious self-growth. Over forty students at our school are benefiting from Mathew's leadership. His "magic touch" has added a dimension to their lives that cannot be measured.
Gordon L. Kaufman
California State Police - Crime Prevention Program
Mr. Bayley possesses a talent for imparting self-esteem as well as knowledge and skill to his program participants. As the California State Police Crime Prevention Coordinator for Southern California, I have taken part in many assault prevention training's. In my opinion, Mr. Bayley is one of the most talented and concerned instructors I have had the opportunity to observe. I would not hesitate to recommend his training.
Joseph C. Carbone
Crime Prevention Coordinator
Carmel Middle School
Mathew Bayley has done extensive work at Carmel Middle School with his Self-protection and Empowerment programs. Matt established a positive rapport with students, parents, and staff. He has a unique sense that determines the best way to work with individuals and groups. I would not hesitate in recommending Mr. Bayley to work with young people and schools. His program and training is vital in helping young people gain confidence and improve self-esteem.
National Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse
It has been my pleasure to work closely with Mathew Bayley for the past five years. Mr. Bayley has a very special touch. Mr. Bayley is, by far, the finest instructor of children with whom I have come in contact. I believe that he would be an asset to any program. He is talented, innovative, and enthusiastic.
We at Children's World are enjoying the services of Mathew Bayley. We take 4 1/2 year olds to 10 year olds to his karate classes every week. The children really look forward to their classes . Instead of thinking of the class as hard, they think of it as fun; 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 accomplishments and is always ready with praise.
Big Kids Little Kids
We have been taking children for karate instructions from Mathew Bayley 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 parents don't take advantage of this program.