Cub Scouts from Pack 305 and Boy Scout Den Chiefs from Troop 305 learned to respect Master Alex Silva, a Master Instructor from the World Martial Arts Academy on Kearny Avenue, who led a demonstration at a Pack Meeting on Friday, April 29, 2017, in Hedges Hall of St. Stephen's Church in Kearny.
Jonathan Reverendo, black belt Taekwondo student and Boy Scout Patrol Leader from Troop 305, assists Master Alex Silva, Master Instructor from the World Martial Arts Academy, in instructing Cub Scouts of Pack 305 in Kearny. The other Scout pictured in the Martial Arts outfit on the right of the photo is Gabriel Noya,
Boy Scout with Troop 305.
(photos courtesy of Christine Jablonski, Unit 305)
The discipline and code of conduct required of Master Silva's Martial Arts students parallel the values embodied in the Scout Law. Scouts learn to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Through a series of stretches, poses, and maneuvers, the Scouts learned about building confidence and physical strength while having fun at the same time.
Master Silva was assisted by Jonathan Reverendo, a Boy Scout Patrol Leader from Troop 305 who also is a black belt student of Taekwondo. Together, they demonstrated proper bowing, kicking, and punching techniques then assisted the Scouts as they practiced themselves. In honor of the Town of Kearny's Sesquicentennial Kickoff Celebration the prior evening, the Scouts challenged themselves to do 150 squats. With tired legs, the Scouts thanked Master Silva for sharing his skill and respect for the Martial Arts with Unit 305.