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Erin Leigh Bullen reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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It's all about heart here! The team at Elite is 100% dedicated to the success and comfort of their students and instructors. You could find a few other places just as committed but surely not more so. Lori puts everything she's got into making this studio outstanding!

Janel Post reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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My boys have been part of the EMA family for 5 years. I have seen many positive changes in them over the years. They are respectful, hardworking & self confident. The instructors have been wonderful role models for them. If you are considering a martial arts program for your child you will not be disappointed with EMA!

Sabrina Rose reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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Can't say enough wonderful things about this place and the instructors. They really care about the kids. It is amazing to watch the students grow and develop self confidence, self esteem and self control. The school offers plenty of additional seminars and programs, like self defense, parents night out, guest instructors and after school care. It's worth looking into.

Jen Lorenzo-Ward reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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I absolutely love this school. The instructors are as nice as can be and are extremely helpful. I feel comfortable in the environment and would highly recommend this school to anyone!!!! My daughter loves coming and cannot stop talking about how much fun she has at karate and she is only 3 1/2

David Martinek reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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This is a great place! My son couldn't find a sport he thoroughly enjoyed until joining this team. He's a great kid to begin with and I didn't think his attitude could get any better but Elite Martial Arts has helped making him more disciplined and helpful at home. He looks forward to karate each and every week. The staff and teachers are fantastic, friendly and make everyone feel like a part of the Martial Arts family. There are great games, activities for everyone!

Kristen Szabo Steidl reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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My daughter who just turned 7 was very nervous about starting Karate ...but Sensai David, Lori & her instructor Mike, put her IMMEDIATELY at ease! I was in awe seeing how patient they all are with kids & of all ages! She's been going for a few months 2x/wk & has learned more than just Karate... determination, honor, dedication, respect & commitment. Her instructor Mike's amazing! I'd also recommend birthday parties there, as my daughter just has hers & I've never seen kids have more fun, as her instructor Mike is phenomenal & they all had a blast! Thank you David & Mike, as Taylor truly loves it there!! You guys are A+++ in my book!

Angel Espada reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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I absolutely love this dojo! It has been such a joy to be able to participate in a class where I learn true martial arts and incredible techniques, as well as become part of the family through all of our activities. I've been in the dojo for a few years and it is by far my favorite I have ever been to and thanks to my Elite Martial Arts family, I am more determined than ever to persevere through any obstacle and keep my principles and dreams alive and strong! My life has been changed thanks to this wonderful place and I'm so grateful to be considered an EMA family member and I'll always love this remarkable martial arts school!

Kathy Tessadri reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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My son has serious attitude and anger problems and so I put him in the after school program after hearing great things on how patient and consistant the instructors are. He's doing great there and I feel like they are definitely part of the parenting team now instead of just a place to watch my child.
I have another child with no attitude issues and she loves it! She loves the structure of karate, how they don't yell like the last after-school place she went, and the fun games they play. It has added to her confidence and she's doing great.

Stacie Martinek reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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Devyn has been a part of the Elite Martial Arts family for about 9 months. In that 9 months he has graduated up to an orange belt from starting with a white belt. We are so thankful we found Elite Martial Arts, this is the first extra circular activity that he has joined and stuck with because he has so much fun while doing it. He is learning so much about karate and self defense. All of the instructors are amazing!! We also love that you have extra fun events like buddy night, theme weeks and parents night out. I highly recommend you to check out EMA if you are looking for something fun for your child. They also work on building your child to be a better all around person with working on self discipline, helping out at home and mannerisms. If I could give 10 stars I would!!! Keep up the great work EMA!!!

Karene Cary reviewed Elite Martial Arts
5
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Everyone at Elite Martial Arts is amazing, from the owners to the instructors to the staff. We love Elite, and there are so many wonderful things that my family and I can say about it. This is a family place, and there is something for everyone. You are never a number at Elite. Everyone there knows your name and has an invested interest in your progress. If you have ever thought about martial arts for you or someone in your family then you have to give Elite Martial Arts a try!

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Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

Can't say enough wonderful things about this place and the instructors. They really care about the kids. It is amazing to watch the students grow and develop self confidence, self esteem and self control. The school offers plenty of additional seminars and programs, like self defense, parents night out, guest instructors and after school care. It's worth looking into.

Sabrina Rose

Devyn has been a part of the Elite Martial Arts family for about 9 months. In that 9 months he has graduated up to an orange belt from starting with a white belt. We are so thankful we found Elite Martial Arts, this is the first extra circular activity that he has joined and stuck with because he has so much fun while doing it. He is learning so much about karate and self defense. All of the instructors are amazing!! We also love that you have extra fun events like buddy night, theme weeks and parents night out. I highly recommend you to check out EMA if you are looking for something fun for your child. They also work on building your child to be a better all around person with working on self discipline, helping out at home and mannerisms. If I could give 10 stars I would!!! Keep up the great work EMA!!!

Stacie Martinek

My daughter who just turned 7 was very nervous about starting Karate ...but Sensai David, Lori & her instructor Mike, put her IMMEDIATELY at ease! I was in awe seeing how patient they all are with kids & of all ages! She's been going for a few months 2x/wk & has learned more than just Karate... determination, honor, dedication, respect & commitment. Her instructor Mike's amazing! I'd also recommend birthday parties there, as my daughter just has hers & I've never seen kids have more fun, as her instructor Mike is phenomenal & they all had a blast! Thank you David & Mike, as Taylor truly loves it there!! You guys are A+++ in my book!

Kristen Szabo Steidl
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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