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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
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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
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.

Christopher Biddle reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
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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The Duck or Eagle

Hey, parents. My name is Denny Strecker. And I’m the chief instructor at Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts, where for the last 27 years, we have been teaching kids karate classes to become better leaders for tomorrow’s world. I was thinking, that a lot of times when we talk about martial arts, parents think about the punches and the kicks and really don’t understand the depth of what it is that we do. So I wanted to share a quick story with you today, which is The Duck or The Eagle.

When a storm starts to come in, a duck is able to look up and see that the storm is about to happen. So it just kind of hunkers down and waits out the storm, and whatever happened happened. If it’s a torrential downpour, if there’s hail, if there’s high winds, it just kind of deals with it as the storm comes through. But an eagle is able to foresee the storm coming. So what an eagle does is it flies up to the highest point that it can find. That way it’s above the storm, then it flies over the storm to avoid all of the bad weather and looks for a safe place to land on the other side.

That got me thinking, that’s exactly what we do with our ninjas. We teach our ninjas to become leaders. So they are becoming eagles. They are able to foresee problems coming up in their life. And they’re able to make a better choice on how to avoid that problem. instead of always being reactive like a duck and just seeing what happens in life and whatever life brings them. By becoming an eagle, our ninjas are becoming better leaders, so they are making better choices, so therefore they are going to lead better lives.

We would love to show you exactly how it works. If you’re interested in seeing exactly how this would work for your ninja, we have a two week trial for $25 unlimited classes, so you can come in and experience the program. Check it out and see exactly how it works for your ninja.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out, give us a call or send us an email. If you need more information, you can check out our website at www.KidsMartialArtsTroy.com. We would love to have you come in, try it out, meet you and show you exactly how the program works.

Have a great day and we hope to talk to you soon.