Ms Mikita and Master Courage put so much time and effort and positive energy into this studio that I am amazed every time I bring my son to class. How they motivate and focus the kids and teach them so many skills while keeping it fun is tiring just to watch. They also offer so many options to parents like "Ninja Nights", pickup from Stars Montessori, family classes and adult classes, yoga, birthday parties, and day camps for school holidays. My son is small for his age but he's proud of his skills and I like the "Yes ma'am!!" that sometimes carries over outside of the studio.
Jessica M. (yelp)
My daughter and I have know Master Karl for over 10 years and Ms Mikita nearly 7. In my opinion there are no more impactful and positive mentors and role models that you could have your child train under. My daughter started at 3 1/2 with Master Karl and trained consecutively for over 7 1/2 years achieving her Black Belt degree. She loved the energy, the engagement, the challenge, and the ability to achieve an increased sense of self every time she was able to earn a new colored belt. The focus on the studio to build charachter, learn proper Tang Soo technique, and to always put your best effort forward has provided my daughter with the foundation to be an excellent student, leader in her church youth program, valued member of her school volleyball team, and a very personal and positive 15 year old that is just a joy to be around.
As a parent that has had a career centered around youth activities and development, I am so grateful we committed to this program at an early stage of Shannon's childhood development.The self esteem, manners, coordination, and self confidence where surpassed only by the fun and sense of inclusion she felt every time she crossed the studio threshhold, bowed, and respectfully gestured her Tang Soo salute to her teachers. There is no better lessons for a young person to learn than to respect yourself and others, always try your best, and to build positive habits, which sometimes means showing up at your lessons even when you would rather be home doing something else, That discipline has served her well, in both her academic and extra curricular activities, and in instilling a belief that she can she can achieve whatever goals she is willing to work for.
Over the years, I have received so many compliments for my daughter's enthusiasm, tenacity, and willingness to help others and each time I think of the countless teachers, coaches, and mentors who patiently shared their time and knowledge with Shannon to impact the wonderful teen she is today, but no one had a greater influence than Sabonim Karl and Ms Mikita, two very exceptional individuals. It has been a privilege to know them and a real blessing that my daughter had the benefit of spending her most important formative years under their tutelage. Sign up for see six months and experience the transformation, growth, and difference this program can make. Never mind how cool your kid looks in the their little Karate gis/uniforms.
Ed M (yelp)
"We started karate because this place opened and was very convenient. We love it! What great instructors, Mikita and Master Courage, they are amazing teachers with kids. We have a 3yo and he attends 30 minute sessions up to three times a week. We even did a "Ninja Night" (parent's night out) where we took our older 5yo son and they had a blast. This is a great Karate academy."
Fer O. (yelp)
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This place is fantastic and the instructors are soooo good with the kids! My son has learned leadership, focus, discipline, pride, and most importantly confidence by going here. They reiterate to the kids how important it is to listen to parents and their teachers, not just in karate. I'm a single mom and the instructors here are more than that, they are my backups. All the kids know if they don't listen also at home and in school they will go back in belt colors and that's a big deal to them!
I had my son's 6th birthday party at the karate studio and everyone had a blast. My son's smile cutting his birthday cake with a samurai sword was priceless!!
Gloriann Q (yelp)