Help Out With Shoebox

For Christmas

One of the most important things that we can teach our children is how special and fulfilling it is to help others who are in need and do not share our good fortune and those things we take for granted. All of us can remember with smiles and warmth many recollections of awakening on Christmas morning with images of family and receiving and giving gifts.

So many children throughout our country and the world have never had this joy and will never gain these fond memories of childhood that we so take for granted.

There is a program that, with your small financial input, will see that a package bearing gifts that you have chosen will be handed directly to a needy child on Christmas.

I have always been careful to try to give so that I know my contribution will go directly to help an individual. Donating to some organizations often results in a very small part of the donation actually reaching those that are needy. In the past our school has collected clothing for a local organization where I saw with my own eyes the smiles of children and grateful parents as they chose items that would keep them warm and proud. We have given to the local animal shelter, collected food for local pantries. We knew the personal benefit of our contributions.

This year I am recommending that interested parents join with our school to fill Shoeboxes with items that will be directly delivered to a child over Christmas. Items that can easily and inexpensively be purchased at bargain stores can mean so much to a child and we can feel rewarded knowing that we have helped to make that dream come true.

Boxes and information will be available at the school. Please take a moment to talk with us regarding the details.


Sensei Tom

(Make the donation at our school)

Vernon Valley Karate Academy Leaders

Train in Washington DC

The Vernon Valley Karate Academy send six Black Belt members to train with students and instructors from the Virginia Okinawan Karate Dojo in Washington DC on August 2, 2019. 


Get 6 classes for a $10
donation to the PAL

                            (make the donation at our school)

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KARATE Not Just For Kids

      Classes are currently scheduled mornings, evenings, saturday and sundays to specifically meet the needs of beginning students. If you find you cannot make certain classes you are still invited to enter into any of our other scheduled classes.

      Come and discover what karate can offer you. Meet the people who have entered into our program and found that it perfectly met their individual needs. Karate is an activity that shares both the benefit of developing an individuals competence while sharing the support and camaraderie that only karate can provide.


      Attaining a Black Belt in karate requires a substantial sacrifice. Such an achievement is similar to qualifying for an Olympic Team, earning an Eagle Scout award, or performing a music recital at a prestigious venue. Ask an Olympic gymnast about the dedication and countless hours of preparation necessary to perform at that level. Investigate the commitment and sense of responsibility that drives the few who attain the level of Eagle Scout. Can you for one second believe that someone who has not practiced, skipped lessons, and harbored a lackadaisical attitude toward music would have the competence to perform a recital before a large critical audience? Of course not! Lofty goals are not easily attained. Substantial commitment of time, practice and effort is required. Such goals must be paid for in sweat, perseverance, and sacrifice. Failure to pay the price results in failure to achieve the goal. This is common sense; this is a fact of life!

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