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Stephanie Wright

Love this program! This is NOT your typical karate program, but so much more! The kids learn life skills such as self esteem, respect, and discipline (for example, a challenge this month is for ninjas to make their bed every day). My daughter started this program shortly after turning three years old, and I have seen tremendous increases in her self-confidence, attention span, respect for teachers at school, manners, and overall behavior (in addition to physical development). Not a day goes by that her teachers don’t compliment her on her behavior, and I believe a large part of that is owed to this program. The instructor is incredibly enthusiastic and dedicated to student success. It’s not very often that you get to see someone who has truly found his “calling” in life, but I believe Shihan is one of those people.

Grant Faulkner

Absolutely the best thing we've ever done for our son and for our family. In only a couple months we saw huge positive changes in our son's self-esteem, his confidence, his fitness, and his overall attitude. He’s always excited to come to class, and his growing pride and sense of accomplishment is a joy to see. More than just a karate school, through SDMA our son (and our family) is learning valuable life skills. Thanks Shihan Strecker!

Nicole West reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son Joseph loves Karate with Shihan! We tried another karate schools that was closer in location, but he kept asking for Shihan. In comparison, I was most impressed with the curriculum and organization at Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts, and I'm so glad we made the decision to return. The kids are all known by name and addressed individually throughout each class. Joseph loves it, and I have seen growth in him both as a karate student and as a young boy who displays confidence and shows courtesy and respect!

Amanda Russell reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son has been going here since September and he absolutely LOVES IT!! I enjoy watching him learn new things and cant wait to see him advance in his belt colors!! I am so glad i choose to go here for him rather than another place!

Annamarie Macandog reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

One of the most rewarding decisions we've made in our daughter's development has been her enrollment at Denny Strecker's Karate. She has developed so many skills in just one year. The instructors are wonderful and the skills they teach reach well beyond martial arts, including reinforcing skills to be a good student, good friend, and good person.

Donald Kolosick reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Nearly five years at the dojo now. My son, 12 year old who is autistic has really progressed under Shihan Strecker. He is doing things I would not have thought he could do. He's still very shy but his confidence has grown so much. I highly recommend this kid friendly, family oriented dojo.

Christopher Biddle reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Absolutely love what I'm seeing both our daughters achieve in such a short time, and really like how the courses focus on life skills as well as physical skills

Scott Reno reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We're only 6 weeks in and we could not be happier w/ the progress. Our near 4 year old is not the best listener, but we are already seeing changes. Still a work in progress to be sure, but we're on our way!

Lisa Sandor reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Great place for karate and kickboxing. Instructor is awesome and looks forward to seeing you succeed

Denise DeGolyer reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Denny Strecker's teaches kids not only karate, but how to become leaders. My son has been going there for over a year and the change in his self confidence and attitude has been life changing!

David Kaye reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Caring, detailed, and family oriented are 3 terms that come to mind when thinking about this facility. You definitely don't want to pass up this school if you want to learn self defense, confidence, respect, or just get a great workout.

Sk Heinzman reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We signed up my son last year when he was 5 to help him build confidence. Since then his more confident in everything and made improvements in all areas. Now, his twin sister has joined along with him after seeing how fun the class were. I love the fact that the classes focus on life skills but making it a blast for the kids!

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Hey, SDMA family is Shihan and this is another episode of What’s Up Monday. Today is June 10. And so coming up, we have belt testing in two weeks. So in order to be eligible for belt testing, you must have a minimum of 13 classes. So make sure that when you check in, it’s […]

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Hey SDMA family, it is time for another episode of What’s Up Monday, Today is June 3, and we are three weeks from belt testing. So we’ve got several things to get through today to make sure you know what’s going to be going on at the karate school this week. First and foremost, Stripes, […]

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Hey this is Denny at Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts and in this video I’m going to show you how you can actually get your kid hooked on self discipline and personal development. There’s a chemical called ‘dopamine’ that fires in our brains when we accomplish goals. When your child achieves a goal, learns to hit […]

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Hey parents, Shihan here from Skills Dynamic Martial Arts in Troy, Michigan. And I wanted to spend a couple minutes today talking to you about the life skill for this cycle, which is communication. And the parents are loving this cycle. The ninjas are getting some great benefits that they’re able to use in their […]

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Hey, parents. This is Shihan from Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts. I want to shoot a video today. Had a really good conversation with one of our ninja parents last night, and a question came up about some of the changes and things that I’ve implemented in the program. In the conversation, it came up that […]

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Hey parents I wanted to spend a couple minutes today talking to you about the new world of self defense. What I mean by that is, every week, I will hear from either another martial artist or friends from Facebook, somebody talking about some really cool self defense that they just learned, and or maybe […]

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Hey Parents, With all of the choices kids have today, it can be a challenge for parent’s to decide which things to do. Which things are going to improve your child’s life? What things are going to help them become a better a person? What activities are going to teach them the skills they need […]

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