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Elise Hill reviewed American Family Martial Arts
5
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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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Only you can prevent BRAIN DRAIN!

Teachers and researchers sometimes refer to the loss of intellectual skills during the summer as “brain drain.” During the summer, kids often spend little time reinforcing academic learning or they are just inactive playing video games or watching tv. Did you know that keeping kids active in programs like Martial Arts classes and camps can actually improve their ability to do well when returning to school? 

Studies in Baltimore and Atlanta show that when skills are not used or reinforced they initially begin to decay at a rapid rate, but eventually slow. Specifically, the tasks that are procedural, take multiple steps, have no performance cues will tend to decay the quickest. This means when kids stop using critical thinking skills those skills will start to deteriorate.

One of the great benefits of American Family Martial Arts programs are our Skillz programs. This international evolution of martial arts training targets age specific needs in childlren. Skillz has taken the coolest parts of karate from a variety of styles and combined them into action packed curriculums that help children build skills that can apply into every area of their life.  Our students are constantly engaging their decision making and critical thinking skills. Not only do we put them to work physically, but we also work them intellectually each and every class. This means that the intellectual skills that they develop in school will actually be reinforced every time they come to a class or camp at American Family Martial Arts!

Unfortunately, sometimes these camps and classes are an afterthought. But at American Family Martial Arts summer camps they are not! We balance whole brain learning with games that reinforce learning new things, keeping the brain active and flexible during the summer. And we balance learning with fun. 

We push them to practice the skill for the day in ways that stretch and exercise the brain via our age specific drills. Each drill we run in a martial arts class is specially designed to challenge their stage of development. Each drill will also focus on implementing the skill in a way that is different or opposite from the drill prior. This makes them practice having more mental flexibility when it comes to applying existing knowledge, as well as, forces them to problem solve on the fly.

Practicing this during the summer at American Family Martial Arts is a great way to prepare them for the coming school year. During the school year, they will need to be able to pick up new skills and ideas and the more practiced they are at doing so, the better they can perform academically.

By keeping the brain active throughout the summer with martial arts helps them to strengthen their retention of academic knowledge. Because of this at American Family Martial Arts we are able to reinforce learning skills, encourage time commitment, and follow through. We are capable of doing all of this in a fun environment all summer long so that we can help each ninja be outstanding when they return to school.

Child psychologists state that children who maintain some sense of a structured activity during the summer, like martial arts, do better in the initial months of the new academic school year. Martial Arts training through the summer reinforces a time commitment, necessity to practice, reminds students to follow through, and gives them the learning environment they need to reinforce the skills they’re learning, which in turn strengthens their retention of academic knowledge.

Save your child from the dreaded brain drain and enroll them today in one of our fun and exciting summer camps!

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