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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
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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
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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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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