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Viro Goonetilleke - Assistant Director of Prime Time reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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Master Fred Bargiacchi conducts his Little Ninja’s class here at Prime Time Early Learning Center in Paramus. The children look forward to his class every Thursday morning. The class is conducted for 3 and 4 year olds. The children learn so much from his class. Coordination, balance, taking turns as well as their listening skills and discipline has improved. He makes the class fun and engaging. The children love to address him as ‘Sir’ and listen to his instructions very intently and they feel really proud to wear the uniform to the class. His engagement with the children, teachers and parents are very professional and informative. I recommend his class to any little one and I am sure they will enjoy their time with him.

Laurie Sciano - Assistant Director of Tutor Time reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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We have had Master Fred teach his Little Ninjas program here at Tutor Time in Saddle Brook for over 15 years and it has constantly been our most popular elective program. Master Fred works with the children on building their skills such as concentration, listening and focusing as well as teaching them about stranger danger. I highly recommend Master Fred & his American Self Defense Center.

Agnes Rendo - Pre-K Teacher reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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Master Fred Has been coming to our center to teach the Little Ninjas program for over 15 years. Master Fred’s program is very popular and most children in my class join the sessions. Over the years I have had the chance to sit and observe Master Fred’s classes. The sessions are very interactive and promote many gross motor activities, in addition to focusing on listening skills, concentration and cooperation. Master Fred also conducts discussions with the children about stranger danger which is a very important topic among young children. The children always have tons of fun in his class.
Master Fred also is willing to share his knowledge and strategies with myself and other teachers to help us with challenging behaviors in our classrooms. He provides us with ideas on how to work with children on self-control, listening, and focusing skills. By implementing his suggestions, I was able to help some of my students with their challenging behaviors.
I highly recommend the Little Ninjas program run by Master Fred

Debra Latona - Director of Nursery Rhymes School reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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For Over 10 Years Nursery Rhymes School has been hosting the “Little Ninjas” program developed by Master Fred Bargiacchi. In contrast to other Martial Arts programs that Nursery Rhymes has hosted in the past, the “Little Ninja” program focuses on developing the preschoolers listening skills as well as their balance and coordination and not just kicks and punches. “Sir” as he is called by the children, makes the experience fun because he is enthusiastic and he enjoys working with young children. Many of my former students who attended Master Fred’s program at Nursery Rhymes have continued with great success, their Martial Arts training with Master Fred at his center in Rochelle Park. I highly recommend Master Fred Bargiacchi’s programs for pre-school age children because the program has been carefully developed with age appropriate activities with specific developmental goals in mind.

Michelle & Mitchell Kessler reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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Spring Lake Day Camp fully enjoys our partnership with Master Fred's Martial Arts Program during the summer months. They share our philosophy of “children first” creating an environment which allows children to build self-esteem and believe in themselves.

It is amazing how fast Master Fred and his team gets the attention of the children and keep them engaged. It’s always a pleasure to have them at SLDC.

Michelle & Mitchell Kessler

Owners – Spring Lake Day Camp

Ringwood, NJ

Stacey Zweil - Director of TLC reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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The Little Ninjas program has been such a wonderful enhancement to our preschool program. The children love the time they spend with Master Fred. Master Fred makes the program fun and educational. The children are learning to follow rules as well as being patient as they wait their turn. Master Fred works hand in hand with our staff bouncing off ideas to make us one cohesive unit. Little Ninjas and Master Fred get a huge thumbs up!

Tina Guarriello reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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Master Fred is fantastic! We brought him in to be part of a 6 week after school enrichment program and our students LOVED him! His Martial Arts class offered a great blend of character building and self-defense skills. He taught life lessons they could understand as well as proper techniques. My son was one of the students who took this class and he really enjoyed it. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

Tina Guarriello
PTO Member at East Brook Elementary School,
Park Ridge NJ

Mehtaab Kaur reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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I go there and it is the bestplace to go for martial arts

Farouk Sheikh reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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Great place for kids and adults fitness and self defense classes

Laurie Gardella Scire reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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Great place.... Sir is excellent with the members that join, he is caring, kind and will never give up on any student.

Corinne Hope Ponte reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
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A great staff that truly cares about all of the kids. The black belts that assist are all such amazing children. My daughter has been going here for 3 years now and it has been nothing but educational and enjoyable for her!

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Character Enrichment Programs

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

ASDFC is proud to provide a number of Character enrichment, personnel protection programs to the community. In conjunction with local law enforcement, area public and private schools, and nearby hospitals, ASDFC teaches the community to feel good about themselves, as well as protecting themselves. From our Pre School Builders programs for children to our College Safe programs for teenagers. Let ASDFC help teach children a variety of ways to feel good about themselves as well as protect themselves.

Please select a program that best fits your needs:

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(AGE 3 – 5)

Preschool Builders
The Preschool Builders program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving preschool-age children’s basic motor and listening skills. These skills will help them enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will become better students at school, better listeners at home and more ambitious towards the future. Studies have shown that ages 3 to 6 are the most important years of a child’s development. Preschool Builders will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way. The Preschool Builder’s curriculum consists of developing 8 Major Skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity. Designed by a professional certified educator and an experienced martial artists our unique, one of a kind lesson plans provide each child with interactive learning experiences and individual attention that assures learning and personal development. The curriculum also contains 8 Preschool Builder’s personal development skills that are used to reinforce family values. Upon completion of our preschool Builders program, children will become focused and motivated to achieve any goal they set in life!
Stranger/Danger
Over 2,000 children are reported missing everyday, help us protect our most precious asset, our children! This interactive program will teach our children how to identify and react to strangers; avoid unsafe situations and simple escape techniques to get out of dangerous situations.

(AGES 5 – 7)

H.E.R.O (Helping Everyone Respect Others)
This character enrichment program teaches children how to identify and react to bullies, as well as becoming a positive leader in their community. Children will learn to respect themselves and others around them. This fun interactive program is sure to develop positive self-esteem, and create leaders, not followers!

S.A.F.E. (Safety Awareness For Everyone)
As children mature their desire to participate in different events without the watchful eye of parents increases. This specialized program focuses on personnel safety topics reinforced with basic mental, verbal, and physical self-defense techniques.

(AGES 8 – 12)

Bully-Buster
This interactive program will teach children how to identify and react to bullies non-violently. Participants will learn about the 3 types of bullies, the 12 ways to walk away with confidence, win / win self-defense techniques and much more. This exciting and fun program will arm children with the knowledge to defend themselves both mentally and physically when confronted. Working in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, area hospitals, public and private schools, our Bully Buster program is committed to teaching children how to stay safe, while avoiding the path to drug and alcohol abuse.

Self Fit
Staying fit and keeping safe, two important elements in a student’s life. This program is designed to help you look great, plus enable you to defend yourself against an attacker. Focusing on making good choices, these students will learn the basics of fitness and practical self-defense techniques that anyone can use to defend themselves while staying in shape. Class will be divided into two parts: 30 minute self-defense workshop & 30 minute fitness kickboxing.

Smart Choice
Conflict Resolution For Girls
Raising confident and healthy girls is particularly challenging today. Many elementary and middle school girls worry about clothing, popularity, and their weight more than traditional childhood activities. Having mature interests often puts young girls in situations they aren’t ready for and that their parents don’t expect them to experience until they are older. ASDFC’s Smart Choice Conflict Resolution For Girls Program can help girls make healthy decisions in even the most difficult situations, giving girls the confidence to stand up for themselves both mentally and physically

(AGES 13 & UP)

Unleash the Potential Within
The objective of this program is to empower the students to discover how to identify what it is they really want, permanently break through any barriers that might be holding them back, dramatically increasing their physical energy and mental clarity, while building passion into a student’s daily life. This program includes effective goal setting and problem solving strategies as well as developing leadership and teamwork skills.

Safety Awareness for Teens
This interactive program will teach teens to identify possible dangerous situations and how to avoid them. A combination of lecture and practical self-defense techniques will be taught, making the teen more self-confident in protecting themselves. Curriculum will include such topics as managing peer pressure and preventing alcohol/ drug abuse as well as practical, easy to use self-defense skills. This program is recommended for ages 13 and up and can be taught as an assembly or weekly sessions.

College Safe
This specialized course will prepare teenage girls graduating from high school and getting ready to attend college.
Arming them with mental, verbal, and physical selfdefense skills this program is a must for all teenage girls
looking to attend college.

Get Started With Your Character Enrichment Program Today

1. All schools wanting to participate in the ASDFC’s Character Enrichment programs must have “Full-Approval” from their school principal.
2. Upon approval, please call Fred Bargiacchi at 201-368-9050 for any questions regarding the program and to set up an appointment.
3. With the support of your principal, send out a school-wide notice to inform and excite your staff members about the program. This is a great way to gauge interest and gather feedback.
4. Find out if your school is willing to provide additional incentives for students who would participate in the program.

We would like to congratulate you in taking the first step in letting us help you incorporate ASDFC’s Character Enrichment programs into your school. The programs have already helped change the lives of many children and we are looking forward to working together with your school.
For additional questions or to find out how to get your school started on ASDFC’S Character Enrichment Programs please contact:
Fred Bargiacchi at (201) 368-9050 or by email [email protected]