Fundraisers for Berkeley Heights Schools
Brought to you by Martial Arts for Life: 1260 Springfield Ave., | (908) 464-2836

PTA / PTO Fundraising Program

When we founded Martial Arts for Life in 2005, we made a decision to build a strong relationship with the local community. We chose to make it a priority to donate our time and resources to make a positive impact on local schools, organizations and the community at large. We are big believers in the precept of “right livelihood.” This means that what we do for a living should also benefit our community.

Our goal is to build a partnership between Berkeley Heights’ Parent / Teacher Organizations and Martial Arts for Life. Our ultimate goal is to increase safety and awareness within the Berkeley Heights school district, and in the process raises hundreds, even thousands of dollars for the local parent / teacher groups.

Here is how our fundraising program works:

We offer a 4 week program that incorporates character development, conflict avoidance, and child safety. The program is based in martial arts, but puts strong emphasis on building confidence, focus, and respect. The mechanics of the program are pretty simple. Parents pay $75 for the four week program and every penny goes to the PTO. We provide the training and everything they need to participate at our facility. The parent / teacher group gets all the money and the students come back with a very positive attitude. Sometimes parents choose to enroll students in our regular programs, which is ultimately how we benefit from this program.

How much money can be raised for your PTA or PTO?

Number of students participating Money raised

5 students = $375 raised! 

10 students = $750 raised!

15 students = $1,125 raised!

Please contact us at (908) 464 – 2836 if you would like to partner with us to raise funds for your PTA or PTO.
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What is covered in the Martial Arts for Life “Skills for School Program?

Character Training / Development

Positive Attitude:  We teach the benefits of having the right attitude for success.
Good Habits: Practical ways to develop self-discipline, responsiblity and focus.
Good Self-control: Best practices for controlling and channeling emotions such as anger and frustration.
Good Manners: Emphasizes the benefits of courtesy and respect.

School Safe / Street Safe

ABC’s of Conflict Avoidance:  Strategies for recognizing and de-escalating conflicts.
Good Habits: Practical ways to develop self-discipline, responsiblity and focus.
Stranger Alert: How to recognize and avoid common lures.
5 Rules of Personal Safety: Actions to take when confronted. Developing safe habits.
Trust Your Intuition: Techniques to fine tune tune awareness.


Katie Travia

Our son has been attending classes at MAFL for over 2 years now. Master B and Mrs. B have been amazing, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our son’s progress. The team is supportive, positive and teach lessons to their students beyond just martial arts skills. We are so grateful for their programs and classes.

Luke Hodges

We have benefitted immensely from Martial Arts for Life for several years now. Our four children have improved their conditioning, poise and confidence under the guidance of Master B, Mrs B and their staff of outstanding young instructors. With a good balance of challenge, encouragement, high standards and a healthy dose of fun, they bring much more to each session than lessons on technique and form. Thank you MAFL!!

Katalin Sarkardei

We love Martial Arts for Life. Mrs. B and Master B are super dedicated to the kids. They are creating a very respectful, helpful and nurturing environment for the kids to learn karate as well as how to be more confident. Love how they know every single kids’ name even from the beginning. My son looks up to all instructors and helpers. Thank you!

Elisa Probst

My son has been attending classes at Martial Arts for Life for over 10 years now. It was the best decision we ever made! Master & Mrs B are not only excellent instructors but also wonderful people. I have watched my son grow as a person physically and mentally. He is, in a large way, who he is because of MAFL. Strong, confident and a leader.

Shannon O'Reilly

Martial Arts for Life is simply amazing! Master & Mrs. B have created an incredibly warm and engaging atmosphere for my son to learn. We have been fortunate enough to be part of the Martial Arts for Life family for over three years and my son still runs into class excited to learn, excited to challenge himself & excited to grow!

Emma A.

Our experience at MAFL has truly been amazing. Master B. has a wonderful way with the kids. He commands respect while also showing the students respect and kindness. Both my boys have been at MAFL for four years and are still very engaged and interested in progressing further, just recently having achieved their black belts. They look forward to going to each session, and certainly Master B., Mrs. B, and the dedicated student teachers have made it well worth it! Highly recommend it.

Ali Solomon

Both of my children grew up with Master and Mrs. B. We could not be more grateful! Master and Mrs. B. are excellent role models and have a talent for bringing people together and bringing out the best in their students. Pizza nights, 5k’s, town events, busy week night practices, and of course graduations helped our kids build confidence and character. One of the best decisions we made!

Sal Perniola
MAFL is an amazing place. Both Master & Mrs. B are excellent instructors. My two children are students, and I too attend the adult classes. MAFL is a positive environment which allows for a great workout. Everyone is motivated to do their best, both in class and in their personal lives. I’ve been involved with martial arts for a good portion of my life, and MAFL is by far the best experience!
Kelly Broedlin

Martial Arts for life is fantastic. My son started there about 3 years ago. He has learned so much and has gained confidence in himself. Master and Mrs.B provide all of their students with a wonderful learning environment both in person and over Zoom. I was truly amazed at how they quickly transitioned to an online format this past spring to accommodate the stay at home orders. My son continued his training twice a week online and continued to learn at the same pace as before the pandemic hit. The studio is now open again and my son has returned to in person classes. He is absolutely thrilled to be back In person and continuing on his journey to be becoming a black belt. I highly recommend Martial Arts for Life!


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