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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.

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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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Teach Your Child That They are Born to Win

Good afternoon. Everybody wanted to spend a couple of minutes today talking to you about self image. And this past week I’ve been giving out. One of my favorite books is the a big quotes from Zig Ziglar. I’ve been following zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins for probably 30 years now. I’m introduced to them in my twenties and I’m absolutely loved everything that a, that both of them have had to do, but today we wanted to talk about you were born to win, but to be a winner that you were born to be. You must plan to win and prepare to win then and only then can you legitimately expect to win. And so by doing this, what we’re talking about is why do you bring your kids to the karate class? It’s not about a sidekick. It’s not about their punch. It’s about giving them the proper self image to make them a winner.

By teaching them that there are no boundaries, that you’re only limited by your imagination, the imagination that you can do anything that you want to do and be successful at it are the key elements that are going to help your child become a true winner. And so what things are you doing to help foster that thinking at home? And again, a lot of times I hear parents talk about, well, no my, my kid can’t do that. Um, you know, I give them, well, how about they make their bed? Or How about they do this chore now? No, no, they can’t do that. You’ve got to be thinking positively and give your child wings. Let them fly, right? Don’t create the glass ceilings. Don’t put limitations on them. Don’t tell me what they can’t do. That’s the same thing that you hear in the karate school all the time.

Don’t tell me what you can’t do. You’re going to do this because I believe in you. And that’s basically my role as coach and mentor, that I’m going to continue to believe in you until you believe in you. And that’s what’s really going to make our next generation soar and be phenomenal leaders in the community. How many kids these days have that failure mentality? They’re afraid to try new things unless they can do it perfectly the first time. And so they don’t try things. So they’re automatically limited in what they’re going to be able to do. They’re going to have to listen to somebody else and you know somebody else is going to be their boss their entire life because they’re never gonna be able to lead. So those are the skills that we’re really focusing here in the karate school. And this is really what is the evolution of martial arts.

This is what we’re really focusing and really making a difference in all of our students’ lives to make sure that they’re successful. And the great country that we live in continues to be just that. You know, there’s a lot of competition. When we were young, it was simply the, the local competition for jobs. We’re in a global market now, right? We’re not competing against the person down the street or the other kids in the elementary school. We’re competing with kids from other countries and they’re focusing and working a lot harder than a lot of us are and I don’t want that for our niches. And I’m hoping you don’t either. So by making sure we start by giving our ninjas a positive self image, right? Telling them that they were born to win and they were made to win, but they do have to prepare and plan.

Now the next step is let’s give them that plan. Every single day we should be working towards a goal to make them a better winner and more successful. So start thinking about that. We’ve got about two weeks to a month before we go back to school. So with that in mind, what’s the school you’re going to hold? What’s it going to look like for you and your child? Right? Let’s make it as super awesome. You’re a not just a reactive here, so we’ll be talking about that in some future videos. It’s an awesome Friday. I’m going to be heading in and getting ready for classes today. If you would like a copy of the big quotes by Zig Ziglar, just leave a comment below and let me know, you know, please send me one and I’ll be happy to either drop it in the mail if you’re not local or you know, drop, give it to you the next time that you’re in karate class. Things like this are great models and get lots of great conversations started. So I’m very happy to help this and help you guys in any way I can. Let me know. Have an awesome Friday and we’ll talk to you guys soon.

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