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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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Martial Art For Kids: Leaders Of Tomorrow

“If you don’t have confidence, you will always find a way to lose”.

Yes, confidence is the key that unlocks the door of success, but it is a virtue that is not inherited by every individual. Sports, since ages, has been known to help a young individual to grow into a confident young person. One particular sport form, i.e, Martial Arts helps the kids unleash the inner confidence and leadership skills.

Martial Arts is a traditional practice that teaches a person the ways of self-defense, and therefore, bring out the hidden leaders in them.

Kids face number of problems while growing up. As soon as a child reaches school age, several hurdles come along his/her way. The struggle to survive in an alien environment, devoid of mother’s protection becomes a child’s need of the hour.

While few of them smoothly pass the stage, others acquire a sense of fear that follows them in the years to come.

To overcome this instilled fear, parents must engage their children in activities that will help them feel confident in presence of strangers. And Martial Arts is one of the trusted sport activities that gradually pulls out a child from the pool of fear and dejection and help them become confident individuals.

Moreover, certain programs like Troy Martial Arts not only teaches a child to develop physical defense skills but nurtures them to be a leader. They work relentlessly to bring out the hidden virtues of a child and fill them with confidence to stand on their own.

To shed some more light on how martial arts plays a role in boosting a child’s confidence and make them leaders of tomorrow, here are few points:

1)Teach a child the importance of personal safety

Personal safety is a lesson that every person must learn in his/her early years. Martial Arts teach the art of avoiding worst case scenarios and keep ourselves safe. Being safe is always better than dealing with a rough and dangerous situation. Through martial art lessons, a child understands how to avoid unhealthy situations and how to tactfully handle it if they land in such situations. This in turn instills a sense of confidence in the child to deal with such fearful situations.

Also, one of the most common problems that a child faces when in school is bullying. Although highly discouraged, the number of bullying cases have been on a rise all round the world. Through Martial Arts training a child grows to learn the art of analysing others and respect different opinions. This helps them avoid groups that take part in bullying and also gives them the courage to stand up against such hideous acts.

2) Teaches lesson of equality

In Martial Arts classes, a child learns to see every person, be it a boy or a girl, big or small as an equal. Sport activities like martial arts was seen as a male dominant arena but with changing times, there is no field that a girl can’t conquer, and that is what a child learns during their lessons. No matter what the gender, age or build of a child that comes to learn this traditional art form, everyone is treated equally, thereby teaching them the importance of treating everyone as same.

3) Develops Self Discipline

Following Martial arts classes routinely forces a child to follow the path of self discipline. Obeying certain set of rules while practicing martial arts automatically develops the nature of discipline to carry out day to day activities. It not only helps a child in dealing with problems at hand but also prepares him to lead a life based on principles in the long run. Such a person is often seen as a responsible member of the society and earns respect because of his or her honesty.

4) Embrace Failures

Life is not bed of roses. To cross each step, one has to face the thorns. This is a lesson that the traditional Martial Arts teaches a child. Failure is inevitable part of life. At some point, a child has to go through the turmoil of facing defeat, therefore, by letting your child attend Martial arts training, you help him comprehend this simple fact. Moreover, the whole idea of training children in martial art is to motivate them to keep going despite the hurdles put on his way.

Your child might fall or get hurt and, sometimes they might lose constantly, but they never give up on the classes. This is the beauty of this art form that it will compel your kids to keep on moving on their chosen paths.

5) Gives a child both physical and mental fitness

Martial Arts is a tough sport. It requires strength and stamina. Not every child is born strong and therefore, slowly and steadily the lessons taught in these classes will toughen a child’s physique. Moreover, he or she not only gains muscle strength but also sharpness of the mind.

The focus needed to do the typical martial art stunts train our minds to be fit. A child develops both physical and mental fitness that will help him in the long run to embrace every situation with ease.

So, these were the few ways in which Martial Arts boost confidence in a child and structures him as the leader of tomorrow. Now, there are many organizations that conduct Martial Art for kids. All these groups work with dedication to make the generation strong and self confident. However, there are few like TROY MARTIAL ART FOR KIDS that stands apart from the rest in the field.

Troy Martial Arts for Kids conducts special classes of their famous SKILLZ Martial Art program for children of every age group and takes special interest in preparing them to deal with the problems faced in each of the four developmental stages. Through these programs, the instructors at TROY MARTIAL ARTS, prepare the children to be the future leaders and walk among the crowd with confidence.