^ What Parents Say _
Dear Sensei:
I just wanted to let you know how much your emphasis on self-control and discipline has impacted Christopher's behavior. Last month, Christopher's grandparents came for a visit and he had not seen them since Christmas 2002. They arrived at the dojo to watch his class and we were amazed and impressed that he did not come over to greet them when he saw them. He just acknowledged them quietly and then after he was dismissed from class, he ran over and gave them both enthusiastic hugs. Just a small story to let you know that he is taking your instruction to heart!  Thank you.
Parent of Christopher, 5 year old Mighty Might and Ben , 7 year old Orange Belt, (this parent is now also a student)

I am very pleased with the Karate program and how it focuses on the positive feelings and accomplishments of the children. I really think this is a wonderful self-esteem and confidence booster.Parent of Lauren, 11 year old, Orange Belt and Maria, 10 year old, Orange Belt

"He (Jake) shows more confidence, coordination and he is more focused and able to zero-in.  Because of Karate, he has started roller hockey."  Parent of Jake, 10 year old, Brown Belt

"One of the best things I ever did was to put Sean in Karate.  This is the first time he has been excited about something.  I never have to drag him or give him a pep talk - he loves it and even reminds me that there is Karate tonight!  He's very shy and now he is more outgoing."  Parent of Sean, 10 year old, Purple Belt

"Tommy's uncle asked him to show him some of his Karate moves.  Tommy answered and said, "No, sorry, Sensei said I'm only allowed to use Karate for self-defense."Sensei later told him he was allowed to show his family Karate!" Parent of Tommy, 4 year old, Mighty Might

Dear Sensei,We want to tell you how impressed we are with the way you treat students with a balance of respect, discipline and care for their well-being.  We are already beginning to see signs of growth with Gavriel and are glad to be connected with your studio.Thank you again.  Sincerely, Parents of Gavriel, 6 year old, Mighty Might

^ What Students Say _
"I like the energy and the way it makes me feel afterwards, I feel energized, confident and powerful!" Donna K.

"I have been coming for two years and have dropped four dress sizes!" Christine H.

"I love it.  I do Step and lift weights and do this for variety.  I can't believe how strong I am!" Nancy K.

"For me stress relief, I have a stressful job/life.  I like everything about it, better than working out at home.  Its the only thing I've stuck with.  With gyms, I wasted alot of money and would never go back."  Kelly F.

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