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It is an amazing place! You are pushed to do your best, but not pushed beyond your ability. Modifications are easily made if you have physical limitations. The people there are very welcoming to newcomers.

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Best decision to have my son start at 8 years old. 5 years later and he is now a black belt at 13 years old!! It’s not just a karate studio, it’s a family!

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The physical training is top notch, best of the best, the character building is second to none and everyone treats you like family from day 1. One of the best decisions my husband and I ever made. We love it so much, we've been driving more than 50 miles one way to train here for years and it's worth every mile!

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The whole family has been going to the Professional Martial Arts Academy for almost two months and I think we can safely say we love it. Gwen is taking Karate, Nicole is in kickboxing and I'm in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The scheduling works pretty much perfectly so there is never a day where I feel like w can't make a class.

On the whole, it's a very family friendly place that takes training seriously; it's a great combination. If you are a beginner or just looking for a place to continue training I whole-heartedly endorse this school.

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My kids love it! Lots of activities!

Gordon Douglas reviewed Professional Martial Arts Academy
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My son started at a young age and now is a 2nd degree black belt and works part time there. At one point his interest lacked and Shihan Laura noticed. She spoke with him and found ways to keep his interest and finish his 2nd degree. Now he is working towards his 3rd degree. My wife has become a 2nd degree prejaud in Muay Thai kick boxing and loves it. I am a little behind but won't quit. It is a great atmosphere, the instructors are great and make hard workouts fun and educational. Fellow students all get along and have a great time together. Great place that not only helps you to be successful in the school but also in life.

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It is a great way to learn how to defend yourself in a dangerous situation and it teaches respect and desipline

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Such an amazing academy. A family atmosphere and top notch professors.

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Your New Family Activity: Martial Arts

April is the ideal time to talk about how to find family activities. If
you have kids of different ages, then you know how challenging it can be to find things to do
as a group. What excites your 10-year-old daughter is likely to bore your 7-year-old son – and
vice versa.

There’s one exception that we know of – and that’s taking martial arts classes! Studying the
martial arts is fun for people of all ages. It’s a great way to learn something new, get in
shape, and discover common ground with the people who matter most to you. Here are some
of the best reasons to study martial arts as a family.

#1: Making Exercise a Priority is Good for Everyone

People with kids sometimes struggle to make time in their busy schedules for exercise. And, a
lot of kids would be content to spend their days sitting in front of a video game or television.
The solution? Signing the whole family up to study martial arts! As parents, you’ll be setting a
good example by practicing what you preach about exercise. Kids will have a chance to burn
off some of the excess energy they have, and the whole family can improve their health by
getting regular workouts.

#2: Finding Common Ground Will Bring You Closer

When you do things together as a family, you build strong bonds that bring you closer. Even
though you and your kids will be in separate classes, we think martial arts still qualifies as a
group activity because you’ll all be pursuing similar goals.
In your free time, you’ll be able to talk about what you’ve learned. You may decide to
practice together as a family – and you can attend competitions or go see the latest martial
arts movie together. These things can all help you find common ground with one another.

#3: Learning the Five Tenets Improves Interpersonal Relationships

The five tenets of martial arts are the core of what you’ll learn in class – and they go far
beyond the physical movements you’ll be working to master. In fact, practicing self-control,
courtesy, and persistence will help you in every area of your life.
Families who study martial arts together find that their ability to focus on what’s important
improves as a result. You’ll all learn to be aware of each other’s needs and to respect one
another. Those are important lessons for kids, siblings, and parents.

#4: Studying Martial Arts is Fun

Anything you’re going to do as a family should be fun – and martial arts classes are! A good
martial arts class is a social event combined with a great workout. You’ll get a boost of feelgood
hormones after class and the whole family will be smiling.

Kids who might balk at doing a “boring” family activity will look forward to learning how to
execute perfects kicks and punches or break a board with their fist. You won’t have to worry
about whether the whole family will enjoy studying martial arts – they will!

Conclusion
Studying martial arts as a family can help you come together across the generations – and it’s
a great way to carve some family time out of your busy lives.