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Kelley DeLuca reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
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My son has been attending Shihan's classes for nearly 2 years now. Within this time, he has quickly matured and his behavior has improved so much (I almost cant believe it!)! Not only does he learn Martial Arts, he also learns how to be a great person and good friend, discipline, manners, strength, confidence, and so much more from this program. I really enjoy watching him grow in every aspect of life! Ive also attended parent workshops that Shihan provides, which have helped me tremendously! I highly recommend Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts, you WONT be disappointed!

Brittany Onstead reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
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Love skillz dynamic martial arts! My son has been here over a year. Shihan is amazing and this program has helped so much with my sons confidence, leadership skills and key assets like goal setting. It’s more than just martial arts it teaches them life skills that are essential to success even into adulthood that are not being taught anywhere else in their daily schedules. Highly recommend!

Dennys Pimenta reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
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There are several reasons why parents should look for this program, the discipline, respect, the mental or body development but the one I like the most is the confidence Denny develop on his students/ninjas due to his disciplined fun way to teach them. My daughter who used to have confidence issues at school is developing in several different aspects of her life

Heidi Marini reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
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Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts is a positive atmosphere where your child learns skills that will help them through and into their adult life. My Son is learning how to be a leader, have confidence, work with others, and many more! I love watching him grow and learn every week!

Jeff Lido

My Daughter has been attending class with Shihan for four years. She has transformed from a shy, quiet, unsure of herself girl to a strong, confident, expressive ninja who stands up in class to profess her skills and is always the first to raise her hand with the loudest voice. The skills and lessons have been invaluable. This isn't your run of the mill karate class. Not everyone gets a trophy, they have to earn their awards through hard work and effort. Shihan has their best interest at heart and makes them improve with proper discipline.

Tiffany Dempsey

I highly recommend skillz dynamic martial arts. As a mom of a 6 year old boy struggling in many areas from self respect, confidence, communication to handeling his emotions it was very hard to find a program that worked on all these areas of life in one setting. I was introduced to skillz dynamic videos over a year ago!!! we are just now just finishing a two week trial. I regret not going a year ago. The facility is clean, welcoming, and you feel like a family from day one. The instructure is amazing with the kids and very experienced as well. My absolute favorite part of this program is the parent involvement. Many programs we have found focused more on one or the other, parent or child not both!!! The instructor not only supports your child but you as a parent as well!

Kristy Cox

My 7 year old has been attending classes at Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts for about a year and a half. In that time, I have seen such an improvement in him. He loves Shihan and doesn’t even realize the important life skills he is learning. I love the classes so much that I recently enrolled my 3 year old as well. How many 3 year olds listen, say yes ma’am, and do things because they have a “Yes I Can” attitude? Mine does and it’s because of these classes. Shihan is wonderful with all ages and abilities of the kids and teaches valuable lessons to the parents as well. I honestly cannot say enough about this program!!!

Michael Dyja

We love this program! Our son Logan is an only child, so we wanted an after school activity that he can interact with kids his age ( age 6 at the time). SDMA turned out to be the perfect choice. Shihan not only teaches karate, but has developed a program that teaches the kids what it means and takes to be an outstanding person. Logan is now 10 and is such a considerate young man. His teachers and principal at school always comment what a great kid he is, and what a leader he is also. I owe all that to SDMA. Shihan is constantly improving the program. If something works good, he'll work hard to make great. THANKS SHIHAN FOR ALL YOU DO!!!

Ken Arnott

LOVE LOVE LOVE this studio the instructor is not only helpful with my child he also is chalk full of knowledge that helps me out in tough times when im at my witts end and don't know what to do about my childs behavior. I recommend this place to everyone i am so pleased to see how far my Gavin has came since starting here. THANK YOU Shihan

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

Denise DeGolyer reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
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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
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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
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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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Discipline and Consistency

Hey parents, Denny Strecker here from Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts. I wanted to talk to you today a little bit about our Life Skills program, and why is easily hands down the best program for your child. There aren’t any other programs that develop the life skills to the depth and the strength that our program does. And basically, what you start to see is this is really the nuts and bolts of what we do here. It’s not really a karate school, our claim is basically giving your child the best tools that they are going to need to lead a happy and successful life. For example, we are working on discipline. So we show the kids how to have basic discipline, then we elevate it to show them how to have self discipline, so they are able to do things without mom and dad having to tell them to do it. Then eventually, there is a level three, which is self awareness. Now they are able to understand how their decisions and their choices are going to affect people around them andbe able to lead a group of people a lot better.

Now, what starts to happen is in life, a lot of times, you have some inconsistency. And what I ran across last night, unfortunately, what happens in our industry a little bit too often, and so I can address it, since it’s basically this is what I do. I know it does happen just about everywhere in the world. What I mean is in martial arts, you are going to hear every instructor talk about how they teach honesty, integrity, courtesy, different skills like that. Some people call them their life skills, some people will call them, their tenets, their general goals, whatever it is that the school calls it, but they are not really living those skills. And that is the strength here that we have at our school. The students learn the life skill, the leadership team practices, the life skill, and the instructors are the life skill. So we are very consistent in our process, that not only are we telling the students what it is to get to that level, and we are able to tell them that because we are doing it ourselves. We are able to help them eliminate some of the roadblocks and struggles that maybe we faced.

So back to my story. What I was getting to was school owners martial arts talks about honesty and integrity. They stand in front of their class, and they preach, being honest, and having integrity.

Well, last night, when I was doing some research, I came across a karate school. And again, this happens way too often, in my opinion, the school basically has taken (or stolen), the Skillz program. The Skillz program is a licensed program, we pay a monthly fee to be able to say that we have this curriculum, and that we are able to teach it here at our karate school. Now, all too often, other karate schools see the benefits of it, but they don’t want to pay the extra fee. So they will say they are a Skillz school, but they are really not.

So how can you be teaching honesty and integrity, standing in front of people saying it’s important to be honest, and it’s important to have integrity,when you yourself aren’t? There is that gap there. And when you have that gap, you are not consistent in your life.

So our goal is to close that gap, and make sure that we are walking our talk. If we are talking about discipline, it ss because we have been able to show the discipline and get where we are today. So we are going to be able to help the students do that. If we are talking about self confidence, look at our instructors, our instructors have self confidence, They are able to have conversations, and they are able to make good eye contact. So the key to success in any program, and in life, is consistency. Make sure what you are doing and what you are saying line up. And once they line up, there is a very happy life in store for you.

What we want to do is be able to take our life skills, teach them to our students, once they join our leadership team, they really start practicing them in their everyday life. Eventually, if they become instructors, now they become the life skill.

Thinking about discipline, what are some things that you can be working on to help your ninja have better discipline at home? If you have any questions about this, or if you want any suggestions, you can call, Facebook message, email or stop by the karate school. I am happy to answer any questions and help in any way I can.