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Nicole West reviewed Denny Strecker's Karate
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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 Denny Strecker's Karate, 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 Denny Strecker's Karate
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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 Denny Strecker's Karate
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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 Denny Strecker's Karate
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.

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Kids Karate Classes Designed For Your Child’s Success

There are a lot of different teaching styles in kids karate classes and unfortunately most are ineffective at best, and down right harmful at worst. Most instructors do not have a background in teaching nor do they study the stages of development of children. Instructors teach the way they were taught and that tends to be a harsh, cold and military approach to teaching. This is not a good way to motivate and excite children to want to attend karate class.

At Denny Strecker’s Karate, we teach our kids karate classes in a fun, exciting and motivating way so that kids cannot wait to come to karate class.

Everyone likes PIES! This is pretty much a true statement in my opinion! Our staff here at Denny Strecker’s Karate are such huge fans that we take our PIES to the next level!

What do we mean when we say “PIES”?

P – Physically

I – Intellectually

E – Emotionally

S – Socially

The SKILLZ program’s continuing education materials allow our instructors to effectively teach our students in these four dimensions!

P – Physically

Instructors look for benchmark SKILLZ in the Basic SKILLZ class like the ability to properly perform exercises with good technique beyond 10 reps! This would be considered being above their stage of development!

I – Intellectually

With the average Basic SKILLZ Beginner being able to retain 3 commands in total, we know that if they struggle at the advanced level to perform the appropriate portion of their form, we need to target our instruction to help increase their ability to retain information.

E – Emotionally

We have the understanding that a Basic SKILLZ student may need to be reminded of the rules more than once. So instead of reprimanding them, we will instead choose an alternate technique to nurture their Emotional stage of development.

S – Socially

Sometimes the Basic SKILLZ kids will also become very upset when they lose a game or even become overly excited when they win. The instructors know that the next goal for them would be to show great TEAMWORK in competitive situations.

What does this mean?

This means that from the beginning of the class until the very end, our instructors are constantly evaluation their delivery of the instruction, as well as, their method of delivery.

Sometimes we receive questions in regards to why or why not certain behaviors were not addressed or why more instruction wasn’t given to a student. Often, the reason the staff did not do this may have been:

  • The mentioned level of instruction was above the student’s Stage of Development
  • There were more factors that were contributing to the behavior and a different route of instruction would produce faster results from our experience
  • The level of performance demonstrated was appropriate for the purpose of the drill

Every student is at a unique point in each four of the aforementioned stages of development. This is what helps drive their individuality and our Instructors work to nurture each student in a specific manner to help them learn and grow with the goal of becoming better versions of themselves!

Parents always want the best for their children and will always be passionate about their progress and performance. This is why our parents are so awesome! It is important that when parents coach their children at home, between drills or while on the mat, that we all share the same vision. A student that receives two (or more) different methods of instruction can quickly become demotivated because it is too hard for them to live up to both expectations. For this reason, communication between parents and instructors is key when /if the parents have any concerns.

If you have any questions about your child’s journey feel free to contact us anytime!