Children’s Development – Competitive

Build resilience in students through positive competition

Course Description

Having regular competitive activities in your program will aid in students conflict resolution, dealing with failure, confidence and resilience.

Learn how to incorporate them into your programs.

  • Learn key learning concepts for kids development
  • Listen to internationally recognized kids martial arts instructors
  • Add fun, engaging and developmentally driven activities to your curriculum
  • Custom completion certificate available

Learn more about this course from Founder Paul McCarthy

Course Curriculum

  • Course introduction (Free preview)

  • Competitive introduction (Free preview)

  • Team Sports & Depression

  • Children & Competition

  • Competition, Cooperation & Kids

  • The Power of Competition

  • Apolo Ladra
  • Ian Gauldie
  • Alvin Catacutan
  • Competitive Debrief

  • How playing sports benefits body & brain

  • How to be a champion in & out of the ring

  • How competition ignites educational success

  • Thanks & Respects

  • Guro Dan Inosanto

Special Guests

Apolo Ladra


Tuhon Apolo Ladra is the Founder of the iKALI and the World Kali Association. The WKA was created to standardize curriculum and requirements for students, instructors and school owners while spreading the indigenous art of the Philippines, the Art of Blade, worldwide.

The WKA serves to provide real-time resources for school owners and instructors as well as deliver distance learning courses for students who want personalized instruction for him. Tuhon Apolo also founded the Filpino Kali Academy network and it’s Interactive Virtual University counterpart. The FKA now has locations around the globe as an official training location with certified instructors in the iKALI Curriculum. His concept of “Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn” has produced countless young leaders from adolescence to adults.

Impressively his programs are designed to complement any martial arts style utilizing endless fun, challenging and exciting drills to invigorate and retain students and are being utilized by school owners in countries to include Brazil, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Caribbean and throughout the United States. Currently, over 30,000 kids have and/or are currently training under his iKali4Kids program.

Alvin Catacutan

Guro Alvin Catacutan – Owner / Chief Instructor Pamana Kali Alvin Catacutan is a life long martial artist ranked and certified to teach multiple styles of martial arts. As a black belt and instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do, and FMA, training at the world famous Inosanto Academy reconnected him with his Filipino heritage. This prompted him to start ‘Pamana Kali’ with a mission is to share his ancestral heritage by teaching Filipino and South East Asian Martial Arts & Cultural Activities. In 2012, he established Shield Karate in Culver City, California. He uses proximal learning strategies and games to teach empathy, compassion, and social emotional skills for children and has devoted the last ten years teaching children to live healthier, happier lives! He has worked in theater, film, and television as an actor and fight director and is an accomplished photographer.

Ian Gauldie


Ian has over 40 years’ experience of teaching, training and competing in a diverse range of martial art disciplines. His accomplished competitive history spans 2 decades and includes holding National, European, and World titles in both kickboxing and self-defence.

Ian has also received a number of other awards including, Sports Personality of the year, awarded by the Chamber of Commerce for services to the Martial Arts, and in 2019 was inducted into the United Kingdom Martial Arts Hall of Fame. As the Senior Instructor at Combat Academy U.K. Ian has tutored and mentored over 6,500 junior and adult members since he created the Academy in 1989. He runs a successful school martial arts program within the Thames Valley, and regularly conducts seminars and workshops promoting martial arts as a vehicle for both personal and community development at schools and youth groups across the U.K..

He has been the guest of honour, invited to present annual awards and deliver the keynote speech at U.K. specialist schools. Ian also provides specialist workshops in self-defence and knife crime prevention for children and young adults.

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