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Master Mathew Bayley and the Vail Academy of Martial Arts provide martial arts instruction for both children and adults at the Vail Gymnastics Center. These programs are not produced or endorsed by the Vail Recreation District, this page is for informational purposes only. Please call 970-376-0644 or visit for more information.


School Year Martial Arts Program

Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays | September 3 through May 28 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. | Cost $135/mo. | Ages 5.5 to 11 years old | Enrollment capped at 16 students



The Perfect Youth Sports Cross Training Regimen

Master Bayley teaches students to become complete, well-rounded martial athletes, resulting in a program that develops and re-enforces:
1. Dynamic and static balance
2. Eye-hand and eye-foot acuity
3. Spatial awareness
4  And, above all, the development of a strong center in motion

Mathew Bayley is both a professional educator with over 40 years of experience and a Grand Master of the Martial Arts, so his youth programs are designed to instill self-esteem, self-discipline, focus and empathy in the framework of a unique martial arts curriculum.

Master Bayley’s success in developing children’s empowerment and self-protection programs is recognized at the national and state levels. Awards include a National Certificate of Appreciation from the Girl Scouts of America, Commendation from The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and a Commendation of Recognition from the Commissioner of Education for the State of Colorado.

For more information go to or call (970) 376-0644.