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Kelley DeLuca reviewed Prestige Martial Arts
5
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My son has been attending Shihan's classes for nearly 2 years now. Within this time, he has quickly matured and his behavior has improved so much (I almost cant believe it!)! Not only does he learn Martial Arts, he also learns how to be a great person and good friend, discipline, manners, strength, confidence, and so much more from this program. I really enjoy watching him grow in every aspect of life! Ive also attended parent workshops that Shihan provides, which have helped me tremendously! I highly recommend Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts, you WONT be disappointed!

Brittany Onstead reviewed Prestige Martial Arts
5
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Love skillz dynamic martial arts! My son has been here over a year. Shihan is amazing and this program has helped so much with my sons confidence, leadership skills and key assets like goal setting. It’s more than just martial arts it teaches them life skills that are essential to success even into adulthood that are not being taught anywhere else in their daily schedules. Highly recommend!

Dennys Pimenta reviewed Prestige Martial Arts
5
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There are several reasons why parents should look for this program, the discipline, respect, the mental or body development but the one I like the most is the confidence Denny develop on his students/ninjas due to his disciplined fun way to teach them. My daughter who used to have confidence issues at school is developing in several different aspects of her life

Heidi Marini reviewed Prestige Martial Arts
5
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Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts is a positive atmosphere where your child learns skills that will help them through and into their adult life. My Son is learning how to be a leader, have confidence, work with others, and many more! I love watching him grow and learn every week!

Jeff Lido

My Daughter has been attending class with Shihan for four years. She has transformed from a shy, quiet, unsure of herself girl to a strong, confident, expressive ninja who stands up in class to profess her skills and is always the first to raise her hand with the loudest voice. The skills and lessons have been invaluable. This isn't your run of the mill karate class. Not everyone gets a trophy, they have to earn their awards through hard work and effort. Shihan has their best interest at heart and makes them improve with proper discipline.

Tiffany Dempsey

I highly recommend skillz dynamic martial arts. As a mom of a 6 year old boy struggling in many areas from self respect, confidence, communication to handeling his emotions it was very hard to find a program that worked on all these areas of life in one setting. I was introduced to skillz dynamic videos over a year ago!!! we are just now just finishing a two week trial. I regret not going a year ago. The facility is clean, welcoming, and you feel like a family from day one. The instructure is amazing with the kids and very experienced as well. My absolute favorite part of this program is the parent involvement. Many programs we have found focused more on one or the other, parent or child not both!!! The instructor not only supports your child but you as a parent as well!

Kristy Cox

My 7 year old has been attending classes at Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts for about a year and a half. In that time, I have seen such an improvement in him. He loves Shihan and doesn’t even realize the important life skills he is learning. I love the classes so much that I recently enrolled my 3 year old as well. How many 3 year olds listen, say yes ma’am, and do things because they have a “Yes I Can” attitude? Mine does and it’s because of these classes. Shihan is wonderful with all ages and abilities of the kids and teaches valuable lessons to the parents as well. I honestly cannot say enough about this program!!!

Michael Dyja

We love this program! Our son Logan is an only child, so we wanted an after school activity that he can interact with kids his age ( age 6 at the time). SDMA turned out to be the perfect choice. Shihan not only teaches karate, but has developed a program that teaches the kids what it means and takes to be an outstanding person. Logan is now 10 and is such a considerate young man. His teachers and principal at school always comment what a great kid he is, and what a leader he is also. I owe all that to SDMA. Shihan is constantly improving the program. If something works good, he'll work hard to make great. THANKS SHIHAN FOR ALL YOU DO!!!

Ken Arnott

LOVE LOVE LOVE this studio the instructor is not only helpful with my child he also is chalk full of knowledge that helps me out in tough times when im at my witts end and don't know what to do about my childs behavior. I recommend this place to everyone i am so pleased to see how far my Gavin has came since starting here. THANK YOU Shihan

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 Prestige 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 Prestige 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 Prestige 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 Prestige Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 Prestige Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 Prestige Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 Prestige 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 Prestige Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 Prestige 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 Prestige 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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What’s Up Monday – June 3, 2019

Hey SDMA family, it is time for another episode of What’s Up Monday, Today is June 3, and we are three weeks from belt testing. So we’ve got several things to get through today to make sure you know what’s going to be going on at the karate school this week.

First and foremost, Stripes, your ninja should have two black stripes to blue stripes and their yellow stripe. So noticing that there are a lot of yellow stripes missing. what that was, that was the goal that you set for your ninja back at the last belt testing. Once they’ve completed that goal, let us know so we can get that yellow stripe. If you don’t happen to remember what that goal was set a new one, get your ninja through it this week, so that way they’ll be able to earn that yellow stripe, because again, with three weeks away, they’ll test it’s going to be coming up pretty quick.

Also, you need to have 13 class credits, so making sure that you’re attending your regular classes so that you get your class credits in. So therefore you’re going to be eligible for the testing coming up.

With a nice warm weather. Now we’re also wearing t shirts, so SDMA T-shirts instead of your uniformare part of the summer uniform until Labor Day. So as you can see the communication shirts if you preorder, those have come in and are available for pickup. And we have a couple of extras that we can have in stock as well. If you are an Android user, you’re going to notice that the retail section of the store is now right inside the app. And for Apple users, we’re still waiting for Apple to approve the app update. And so until then, let me know if you contact me either text message, Facebook, or email, I can send you the link so you can use your web browser to make the same purchases until it shows up inside the app.

We also started our new triangulation drills for leadership training, having the kids leads to other teammates through some of the different drills in class. As with anything brand new, it was a little bit rough last week, because the kids were just starting to learn the concept. But keeping in mind what the end goal is, is getting your child to be able to speak in front of people and lead a small group, it’s going to be a phenomenal skill that they’re going to start to work on and develop. So I’m really excited to see the results in the upcoming months as we continue to practice and work on those.

Finally, Friday classes have started. So remember, we’ve got an extra day now of training. So if you miss any classes or if you want an extra day of training, you’ve got Friday night is available as well. So for the current update and latest schedule, again, you can go right inside the DSK Troy app and hit the little three menu bar and check on schedule. It will show you exact class times for your specific age group.

Speaking of a lot of classes are a lot of parents, we’ve got about a dozen different families taking advantage of our swapping schedule. The way to think about the schedule now is your ninja is welcome to come to a lower age, class time and including their own so a seven to nine year old can come at 545 or at five o’clock, right at the same time we are flipping it to that degree of five or six year old can move up to the seven to nine year old class. Speaking of now the older kids the 10 to 14 year olds can come at their time, the seven to nine or the five and six so that way you’ve got three classes per day to choose from. Again, we’ve got about a dozen families taking advantage of that. They have different age kids. So now they’re able to be in the same class time saving them time. Or maybe you get home from work a little bit late. It’s not that you have to miss karate, the day is or the next class time is now available. Again, if it doesn’t make sense, or if you’re a little bit confused, feel free to stop in, let me know ask me a question about it. And I’ll walk you through exactly how that’s going to work. So looking forward to some another week of awesome classes.

Have a super day we’re going to go enjoy the sunshine. And we’ll see you guys tonight in class. Take care!

Today’s Schedule:

Kids Karate 5 and 6 year olds – 5:00pm

Kids Karate 7 to 9 year olds – 5:45pm

Kids Karate 10 to 14 year olds – 7:00pm