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Elise Hill reviewed American Family Martial Arts
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Class was great because we tried new things. My favorite thing yesterday was playing the game and earning my star on my stripe.

Rachel Pantinople reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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My son had gained so much self confidence after attending only 4 weeks of classes. His level of respect and discipline continues to increase as his training does. The instructors and staff are great with the kids and go above and beyond to make sure they know your child’s needs.

Amber Navarre Llewellyn reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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Great group of folks running this business. My son loves coming to karate here. I've never seen him so excited about anything, and we've tried several sports and activities. Says a lot about AFMA. Very impressed with all of the instructors. They have patience and go the extra mile for those with special needs as well, making it possible for those individuals to participate like everyone else (just from my observations). That's one of the things I love about this place. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to try out karate. They make it a fun environment to learn.

John Buker reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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They have the best teachers and, friendly service, and they can go with your schedule.

Pramodin Pradeep reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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My son got confidence, overcome shy and is developing leadership qualities. He completed one year at American Family Martial Arts. Now he is in green belt. He loves karate and it's his passion. I recommend other parents also to join their kids to AFMA.

Lauri Liljeberg reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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Mr. Foreman thought of an effective way to get the kids to think independently vs. following others. He gave them each different moves in Korean. We also like how he gives pneumonics for them to remember the words and actions. Evidently it's working and our girls are enjoying the classes very much!

Dee Gabrielle reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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Visited yesterday! My son will begin lessons Tuesday! We are really excited and everyone there is so nice and they work so well with the kiddos. The instructors seem to really enjoy the kids, while teaching life skills.

Jessika Efferson reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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My boys have been members of American Family Martial Arts for the past 3 years. It has been absolutely amazing for them.The instructors are knowledgeable and know how to work with students. The instructors not only make them better martial artists but also better people. My oldest son has special needs. SBN Tullier and Mr. Foreman have been great with him. They are patient when they need to be and understand my son's needs. Since my boys have been taking karate their anxiety level has lowered and their confidence has soared. It has been a pleasure to be part of the AFMA family.

Stacie Crake reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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Mon son has gone got almost a year and he loves it. The instructors are greatand really know how to handle the kids. I definitely recommend it for beginners up!

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A new beginning for you?

The Ultimate New Years Resolution


The New Year is here, and with thousands of goals and resolutions in sight as well,
2018 is the year you should try something new!
Martial arts is an established system that can better the entirety of your being.
Whether you need mental benefits like furthering your discipline, muscle, physical
benefits like getting in shape, or maybe you’re just looking to make some new friends;
martial arts is for you.

3 Martial Arts Benefits

Physical

The most common New Year’s resolution you will hear is to get in better shape.

The physical benefits from martial arts are obvious. Just getting up and moving is the first step. And martial arts is always changing with new things to learn. While muscular strength and endurance are helpful, agility, balance and explosive power also play key roles, so training sessions can be quite different than the standard bodybuilding workout.  

Martial arts will get you in shape in a way you find fun. Your body gets more comfortable with itself, so you have better control over your physical abilities as well.

Needless to say, arming yourself with the self defense tactics from martial arts makes
you better equipped to deal with some of the more dangerous physical obstacles in life.

There are typically 5 physical benefits of martial arts: improved cardiovascular health, weight loss, increased muscle tone, improved reflexes and an improved mood (which is more a mental benefit.)

American Family Martial Arts adults
Some of the adults training at American Family Martial Arts.

And you are never too old to start karate. American Family Martial Arts had an 80 year old test for his black belt who is still a member of the school. Many of the students at American Family Martial Arts started as adults, including the chief instructor, Michael Tullier and his wife, Jacky.

 

Mental

Exercise is a well known cure for depression. This is thought to be due to the release of endorphins from exercise.  But did you know you can also get more discipline, focus, and awareness?

There are several martial arts benefits, but the greatest is the mental toughness.
Martial arts helps connect your mind with your brain. It helps your mind gain the
necessary control it needs to do this. It helps you find comfort in stressful situations.

Maybe you want to be more adventurous, less scared of the world, or more adjusted to
your own body? 

Karate at American Family Martial Arts is more than just kicking and punching. The spiritual benefits are plenty. There has
always been a strong connection between the zen world and martial arts. This mental
improvement can help you deal with your anxiety, your depression, and any other
negative mental stressors that are plaguing your day to day life.

Social
The social benefits of martial arts are often overlooked.
Maybe you’ve gotten in with the wrong crowd, and have decided that you need to add
fresh faces to your life. Maybe you just need some new friends.
The martial arts community is one of the friendliest, most supportive, and inspiring
groups of people you will ever find. It’s a great place to make lifelong friends and
relationships.

American Family Martial Arts adults at tourney
Karate isn’t just for kids

You will find that the martial arts world is fascinating on it’s own, and that you could
spend a whole lifetime indulging in some of its pleasantries.
You will get addicted to the lifestyle and your new friends will be able to empathize.

Why just pick one New Year’s resolution this year when you can be a part of something
that covers so much more than just one improvement?
This new year, you could be smarter, healthier, calmer, and happier.  Join us at American Family Martial Arts and KEEP your New Year’s resolution!