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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
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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
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
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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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Holiday Training Tips

Holidays Are Coming!!

In all seriousness, the holiday season is almost upon us! This means Thanksgiving dinner menus, finding that perfect Christmas tree, holiday travels, priceless family time, and presents (and the hide and seek game that goes along with them).

I am sure that at some point this holiday season your ninja may miss a few classes or go on a super special holiday trip! With all the different things you parents will be juggling this year, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you some neat ideas I’ve received from parents over the years here at Denny Strecker’s Karate that kept other ninjas on track.

Get Videos

Ask your instructor what they will be working on during your absence. We can then provide custom, detailed videos that your ninja can use to practice with! I’m sure Grandma knows your kids take karate, but how cool would it be to show them custom videos that specifically mention your kids! Also, wou

ldn’t it be awesome for them to show off for 10min or so as they practice? Uh..YES!

Private Lessons

Another great way to supplement your training will be with private lessons! You can use these in 1 of 2 ways, or both! First, schedule a few before you leave so that you can be “ahead of the game” when you return. Second, you can schedule them once you return so that we can sharpen your skills as you get back into class. For the most impact, do both. This way we can get you all the information you need to be awesome, and when you return we can polish anything you found difficult.

Write it Down

Lucky for you we actually have everything printed! No writing involved. Simply ask your instructor for a copy of your testing chart so that you know what you should be practicing while you’re out and about. We can even give you a few extra pointers or write down any important dates for you as well. When this is done in conjunction with any of these other ideas, you know you are off to a great start!

Post in our Families Page

Our ninjas (and their family) are a huge part of our lives here at Denny Strecker’s Karate! So post videos of your vacations, whether you are up in the snowy mountains or on a sandy beach we really want to know! You can also lead by example by posting training videos on our private families page! This is a great way to connect with our instructors and receive pointers while your away!

Denny Strecker’s Karate wishes everyone a safe and fun holiday season! We also want to do everything we can to help our ninjas stay on track. There are many more ways to do this so if you have one that wasn’t listed feel free to post it on our families page on Facebook.