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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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For Parents Worried About Bullying

⚠️NO CHILD⚠️in Michigan (or anywhere) should EVER be bullied, for any reason, period.

Unfortunately however, that statement alone will not stop it from happening.

In this video, I share with you ONE TRAIT that can certainly help keep your child safe…

🚫Spoiler Alert🚫It’s not what you think!

Hey Parents, Denny Strecker here from Denny Streckers Karate.

I have had the distinct pleasure and responsibility to teach thousands of kids in Michigan how to be stronger mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.

I get to talk to a lot of parents and it seems like the stress, anxiety and worry level for parents is really high right now with regards to bullying.

You know it’s a terrible thing to watch someone be bullied but it’s even worse to see the net effect of it.

Kids are being bullied in their neighborhoods, they are being bullied at school, and they are being bullied on social media.

You and I both know that when they get older that the bullying won’t exist anymore, but to a child it’s their entire world right now. They are not sure how to deal with it.

The good news is there are some tools. And there is one character trait in particular that really can reduce the effect that bullying has on your child. And it’s called CONFIDENCE.

You can look around throughout your day and spot a confident person OR someone who is having a bad day just by their body language.

This reminds me of a story many years ago, I had a mom call me up because she wanted to come in and find out more about my lessons. It turns out her 8 year old son was being bullied.

When I met him, he came walking in the door and you could see the defeat all over his face. It turns out that this particular school year was really difficult for him and prior to that he had been a happy go lucky kid.

I guess some kids at school were being mean to him, they didn’t want to be his friend and he was taking it really hard. He didn’t want to go to school. He was starting to withdraw from everybody. His mom knew right away that she needed to do something about it.

For whatever reason she chose martial arts and I am thankful for that. He began to move differently with more confidence. He began to have a little smile. He started to make friends in the class. He is on his way now into my leadership program and doing a terrific job.

Now confidence doesn’t eliminate bullying but it allows kids to deal with it differently, because when you are walking around and you feel confident, you stand tall, and you feel good, it sends a different message to the world.

Here is my challenge to you. Over the next 24 hours, do nothing but encourage your child to stand tall.

Do nothing but encourage them to look you in the eye and smile.

And every time they do it, get them a high five. Give them a big hug and a kiss and tell them that you love them.

Because it is the parent support that matters. It’s unconditional. They need to know that you really care about them unconditionally. And that you want to help them through this, because you are their biggest influencer.  And you are their biggest cheerleader.

Kudos to you if you are still watching this video. I know all parents love their kids, but not everyone is going to take the time to try and make things better for their kid.

So congratulations to you. If you found this information useful, please share it.

Have a good day!