Morning/Afternoon

Welcome  to the MAMBEC Morning/Afternoon (School Specialty Program). Our program is an opportunity for your child to receive our quality Martial Arts and Life Skills to bring your child to their full potential. Parents of our students report significant improvements in behaviour, and doctors frequently refer children to our program.

During the MAMBEC program, your child will be immersed in skills on a daily basis that will enhance their Martial Art ability. All athletic skills are compatible with the martial arts by promoting endurance, focus and self-control, to name a few. Being in the MAMBEC environment will promote your child’s success, happiness and confidence to become the person they want to be. We hope your child will grow with us and have the MAMBEC spirit!

MAMBEC Morning/Afternoon (School Specialty Program) begins at 7 in the morning and pick-ups in the afternoon start as early as 1:50 in the afternoon and children must be picked up from our facility by 6:00pm. For more information, contact Lavonne Carroll at 902-488-6779 or email mambec@ns.sympatico.ca

 

Latest News

In June 2017, Cole Harbour Place will be getting a new playground on-site. Click here for more details!

Robotics – Coming in September 2017!

Recently, MAMBEC had Gary Walsh, the director of robotics at Acadia University, in to do a presentation on the programming of robotics, and how this skill will help in all aspects of life and is the future of technology. 

MAMBEC has applied for a grant through Acadia Robotics. to obtain robots and a programmer to help the children create their own robots.  For more information, visit http://robots.acadiau.ca.

 

Inservice Days

Inservice days 2017/2018 are included in the monthly fee and are as follows: Sept. 5, Sept. 6, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 22, March 9, April 19, May 18 and June 28.

Christmas Break 2017

Christmas Break is from Dec. 22 2017 – Jan. 2 2018. MAMBEC is closed during this time. School starts January 3 2018, and the Morning/Afternoon program resumes.

Schools We Service

Astral Drive

Brookhouse

Bois Joli

Colby

Caldwell

Portland Estates

Parents of students at Bois Joli should contact your school and Stock Transportation (902) 481-8400 regarding busing to Cole Harbour Place. Also see HRSB’s page on Student Transportation.

If your school is not listed, there may be alternative transportation options available. Please contact us or your school for more information.

Cole Harbour Place

51 Forest Hills Parkway
P.O Box 17
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2W 6C6
(902) 488-6779

MAMBEC Martial Arts Morning/Afternoon School Speciality Program – Student and Parent Handbook

Morning/Afternoon Program (English)

Morning/Afternoon Program (French)

MAMBEC Morning/Afternoon (School Speciality Program) is a private facility and is not part of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education “Daycare Act”

March Break 2018

March Break is from March 12 – March 16 2018 and MAMBEC is offering camp during this time. Cost of the camp is $127.95 + tax for Morning/Afternoon students and includes sunrise and sunset hours.

MAMBEC Mission Statement

MAMBEC (Martial Art Mind Body Education Centre) has established a unique, innovative, contemporary Martial Art Centre incorporating a new concept, teaching young people “Mental Martial Arts”, the ability to understand and resolve conflict before it becomes physical, individually and socially. MAMBEC teaches skills to create strong people that value life lessons and helps us move towards a more peaceful society. MAMBEC’s structure had been built with children’s programs including a “High Five Mentoring Program” where children teach children. Adults lead by example, teaching an atmosphere of Team Work.

MAMBEC is a contemporary martial arts school. We are focused on peace and defence rather than fighting and offence. We teach conflict prevention by understanding the root causes and our students learn the skills to prevent, resolve, and control conflict. We are dedicated to teaching children to creatively cope with conflict.

Why are Life Skills (Conflict Education) important?

Because violence is the last resort. We want our students to know how to avoid and manage conflict peacefully. We balance physical and mental self defence because we recognize that violence among young people is increasing in our society and both skills are necessary. Children who learn about conflict are better prepared to deal with potentially dangerous situations. They are more confident, and able to use words and other skills rather than violence. We can reverse this terrible trend if we take it seriously and get help from qualified professionals like MAMBEC. We use holistic education, teaching children to understand conflict and create healthy relationships founded on self-respect, respect for others, and knowledge.

Below is Chart 2, describing the life skill (conflict education) programs taught. Red Tool Box, Gold Book of Rules and J’s Bad Day are the initial curriculum taught to the children and are the foundation of the MAMBEC program. Rights and Responsibilities, Leadership Skills, Life Skills for Kids, Character for Kids, Bullying Triangle, We are Human and Heroes Circle are the advanced curriculum for the more advanced student.  MAMBEC has over 500 hours of programming, including stories to reinforce all lessons taught. 

For the technical skills, MAMBEC is compatible with any martial art however we are karate-based. During the second component of our program, we teach stances, kicking, punching, kata and the fundamentals of body mechanics. As the students get to the higher belt levels, self-defence maneuvers and more complex kicking, punching and kata are taught. At the end of each class (fourth component), there is a skills drill (game) that reinforces the techniques taught during class. 

What are the critical issues facing our children?

Bullying and violence are rampant in the world today. Indeed, they are among the most critical issues facing our children. Unfortunately, young people are victimized more than any other age group. Having the tools to deal with bullying and violence is ensures that children have the confidence to handle any situations they are faceed with in a peaceful manner.

What causes conflict and how can MAMBEC help?

Conflict happens anytime people disagree. It becomes a problem when the people involved are unable to control their anger and emotions. Conflict can be resolved peacefully and usually is. However, people often have difficulty recognizing why there is conflict and how their emotions and behaviour may be part of the problem. MAMBEC students practice mental martial arts by role playing conflict situations to learn the skills to safely handle conflict.

Overview of the MAMBEC Program

The MAMBEC Program is broken down into four components in each hour. 

  1. First Component: WARM-UP, including YOGA for kids
  2. Second Component: TECHNICAL, including punching, kicking, kata, fundamentals of body mechanics etc.
  3. Third Component: LIFE SKILLS, in this component we find young students, learn more information faster, and retain answers longer by listening to a short story, answering a few well-placed questions followed by role-playing.
  4. Fourth Component:  GAME that reinforces the lessons learned during class.

Why is Conflict Education Important?

Because violence is the last resort. We want our students to know how to avoid, and manage conflict without resorting to violence. We balance the physical self defence with mental self defence because we recognize that violence among young people is increasing in our society and both skills are necessary.

Children who learn about conflict are better prepared to deal with potentially dangerous situations. They are more confident, and able to use words and other skills rather than violence.

We can reverse this terrible trend of violence if we take it seriously and get help from qualified professionals like MAMBEC. MAMBEC uses holistic education for children to understand conflict and create healthy relationships founded on self-respect, respect for others and knowledge.

MAMBEC Program Structure

MAMBEC offers 12 week programs registering 3 times a year (September, January, and April). The 12 week program includes 10 weeks of instruction, followed by parent’s day and belt advancement. We are closed for the summer months, with a 9 week summer camp that includes the martial art/life skills program.

Below is Chart 2, describing the life skill (conflict education) programs taught. Red Tool Box, Gold Book of Rules and J’s Bad Day are the initial curriculum taught to the children and are the foundation of the MAMBEC program. Rights and Responsibilities, Leadership Skills, Life Skills for Kids, Character for Kids, Bullying Triangle, We are Human and Heroes Circle are the advanced curriculum for the more advanced student.  MAMBEC has over 500 hours of programming, including stories to reinforce all lessons taught. 

Childrens Belt Structure and Badging System

MAMBEC uses 2 full belt structures. The Children’s Belt Structure uses an alternating stripe system from a stripe of colour on a white belt to a stripe of white on a coloured belt. Students in the children’s program wear white uniforms.

Students receive badges for life skills, technical skills and for satisfactorily completing MAMBEC’s lesson programs. 

To advance to the Animation team, students must have completed:

Red Tool Box, Safety Awareness, Gold Rules, Safe Options System Kata (SOS), Jay’s Bad Day.

Techical Skills:

10 crunches, 10 push-ups, 10 squats, 10 jumping jacks, Horse stance, Front stance, Attention stance, Kick and Spin and Middle Punch with Kia.

These must be completed to the satisfaction of the head instructor.

Life Skills badges should be placed on the right sleeve starting at the top seam, two abreast on either side of the fold running down the side of the sleeve. Life Skills Lesson badges are mounted on the left sleeve starting below the top seam and are centred on the fold. Technical skills badges are mounted on both elbows and below. See the image above for detail. 

Animation Team Belt Structure and Badging System

Students age 8 and up are eligible to enter the Animation Team subject to the approval of the head instructor. MAMBEC uses 2 full belt structures. The Animation Team Belt Structure uses an alternating stripe system from a stripe of colour on a white belt to a stripe of white on a coloured belt. Students on the Animation Team wear black uniforms. All students are awarded a belt board once they achieve their black with red stripe belt with MAMBEC logo. Belt boards have colored belts with a stripe of white starting at white belt and up to and including black belt. 

The Animation Team is a mentoring team where older students assist in teaching and mentoring younger students.

Badging system for the animation team includes: Life Skills, Mentoring Level 1, Mentoring Level 2, Mentoring Level 3, Junior Instructor, Senior Instructor, Proper Technical Skills, Kata, Blocks, Punches, Stances, Front Kick, Back Kick, Side Kick, Scissor Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Crescent Kick. These must be completed to the satisfaction of the head instructor.

Life skills badges are placed on the right sleeve starting at the top seam 2 abreast on either side of the fold running down the side of the sleeve. Mentoring and instructor badges are mounted on the left sleeve starting below the top seam and are centred on the fold. Technical skills badges are mounted on each elbow and below. See picture above for example.

My name is Stephane Sabourin. My son, Silas, has been going to MAMBEC for almost a year now.

Since Silas started MAMBEC, there as been a noticeable growth in his maturity, physical fitness and social interaction. I strongly believe that it is largely due to his participation in the MAMBEC program.

You see,  I was raised in a daycare that my own mother operated from our home. I experienced first hand a very high quality daycare life. To this date, my mother is a 35 years experienced daycare teacher that, on top of having raised hundreds of children, is also helping me with my own. So I am in a very good position to tell you that not only does MAMBEC meet my HIGH expectation of an excellent program but exceeds it as well.

The bully program, how to act with adults, how to recognize helpful authorities, martial arts and fitness programs as well as all athletics, to mention a few, are instructed to the highest quality level. Children are tought respect, accountability and responsibility in a manner and a language that they can easily understand and process.

My wife and I feel VERY fortunate that Silas attends MAMBEC. Even after he outgrows the program, he will continue with the martial arts. Furthermore, Simone, our youngest, will also attend MAMBEC when she is of age.

The interactions and the attention your child will receive from ALL of the staff at MAMBEC will ensure he/she will grow physically and emotionally strong and confident.

Stephane Sabourin

Parent

1st component

WARM UP, including yoga for kids.

  

   2nd component

TECHNICAL, including punching, kicking, kata & fundamentals of body mechanics.

 

3rd component

LIFE SKILLS. In this component we find young students learn more information faster, and retain answers longer by listening to a short story, answering a few well-placed questions followed by role-playing.

4th component

GAME/SKILLS DRILL that reinforces the lessons learned during class.

Belt Board

Children who achieve the black with red stripe belt (Junior Black Belt) are presented with a belt board at their belt advancement.

 

MAMBEC Black Belt Tree

MAMBEC Black Belt Tree is dedicated to all students who achieve their black belts in the MAMBEC system. A leaf is designated with the students name and date their black belt was awarded to them. To date, MAMBEC has awarded over 75 students with their black belts.

Morning/Afternoon (School Speciality Program) Gallery

Meet Our Team

Lavonne Carroll

Founder of MAMBEC Martial Arts in 2003

Steve Garvey

Managing Partner, Head Instructor and MAMBEC Black Belt