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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!

Lisa Sandor reviewed Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts
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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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What To Do If Your Child Is Shy

This is Denny Strecker with Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts. Over the last 27 years many parents come to me because their child seems to sit on the sidelines, so to speak.
They are really shy around people. Their child doesn’t make friends easily. 
They don’t like to participate in sports or interact much with other children. 
If they do participate in a team sport they often sit the bench. 

This can cause a parent to really worry about the overall happiness and well being of their kids.
They wonder if their child will ever make good friends? 
They worry their child might be lonely …or feel left out.
Or sometimes they just want to see their child have some good, old fashioned fun.

In most cases, once a child has ONE good experience with a group of other kids – whether they already know those kids or not, that child’s shyness starts to disappear …and the barriers start to come down.
And the more experiences like that they have, the more outgoing that child becomes.

This reminds of a time a student came into Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts. 
HIs name is Zach M – and during his first lesson he hid under his mom’s chair.
It took us a couple of more lessons to connect and work with him so he could feel good about himself. Within in a short period of time he was on the floor taking class with all the other students.

Fast forward 10 years later….He became one of our Instructors.
From shy to Leader. I know that training experience will forever
Impact his life in a very positive way.

Put your child in a group activity where they move and exercise and have fun.
Where the Staff is experts with connecting with all kinds of kids. 
Where they aren’t singled out.

Listen you know what. The fact that you are watching this right now 
Really indicates your a dedicated parent and that you REALLY care.

I just want to take a minute to acknowledge you. 
I want to take minute to thank you – not for watching the video 
But for being an Awesome Parent.

I think you and I can both agree even though we have never met 
That we live in a pretty good country.
And we could agree that our country is made up of great people.
And because our kids are the next generation of people that will live in this country
By being the parent you are and by dedicating yourself to making sure that your child really makes the best decisions to be the best that they can be – you’re really making sure that our country is going to be left in the hands of great individuals, and that is truly something important.

So I want to offer you my respect and I want to offer you my support.

Until then – this is Denny Strecker signing off – and by the way. If you know anyone who might Benefit from hearing this message please feel free to share this video.

And please let me know if there is anything I can do to help
your child to get rid of their shyness.