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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
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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Your Ninja and Flowerbeds

Kids Karate Classes TroyGood morning, everyone. I am outside. It’s nice and sunny out Sunday morning, been out here for a couple of hours working on my flower bed. So took a quick break here and was thinking about my flower bed and that I know it basically applies to our ninjas that life is very circular and that a lot of things were replaced or repeat in different parts of nature. So let me show you if I can flip the camera here.

So last couple of hours. I have been out here weeding my flower bed.

What this got me thinking about is that our ninjas are just like my flower bed. There are weeds, there are insects, there are rodents, there isn’t enough light, there’s too much light. There are all kinds of things that are going to prevent them from growing to their full extent and that if I don’t come out here, and if I don’t physically take care of all of these things, that my flower bed isn’t going to grow as well as it should. Our ninjas are exactly the same. If you don’t take care of your ninja on a daily basis every day is a learning opportunity. So if you’re not teaching them something every single day, if they’re not learning something every day, well, then something else is going to take its place. And that’s where you see stuff like video games, and other potential bad habits that start to come in all the time.

That’s enough. So at that point, really starting to think about that take every single day as an opportunity to make sure that no weeds are growing in your flower bed. Right Don’t let your ninja sit idle for an entire day. At the same time, you know, I don’t have to be out here every single day with a pair of tweezers, pulling out every single weed or strand of something. Yeah, that would be a little bit too much in overbearing as well. Especially if you’re doing that with your ninja that

Every minute of every day is packed with something, they don’t have the opportunity just to be a kid and and they need that time. So try to find that balance. Look for an opportunity that your ninja is going to be able to learn something and make them grow so that they can be the best that they can be as they get older. So all right, well, I think that’s it for my break. I’m going to get back to cleaning about halfway done here and then get to play with up a little bit today. Have an awesome Sunday.