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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Will I Be a Martial Arts Champion?

Are you ready to find out if you can be a martial arts champion? Yes?

Then get ready for PKSA Karate’s October Fist Tournament on Oct 21?

For the 2nd year, PKSA Karate is holding a local tournament. Last year the PKSA Karate Louisiana region hosted it’s first tournament in 10 years called the September Showdown. And they are doing it again this year! There was lots of fun in the St. Luke’s Gym as students competed in Forms, Weapons, Breaking and Sparring. There was a special division for our Tiny Tigers (ages 3 & 4) and our Little Ninjas (ages 5 & 6) in addition to the ranks from white belt to black belt and ages up to 83.

This year’s October Fist Tournament is shaping up to be a blast as well. There’s the awesome poster design by Alvin Nettles plus several new AND FUN events. This tournament is for all our students: ages 3-103.  But there are some special events for different ages.

Watch this video to see what the new & really fun looking  BUBBLE KUMITE is all about. There will be divisions for Tigers, Ninjas and ages 7-12.   In each division, the bubble machine is turned on and 2 students have a time limit to kick and punch as many bubbles as they can. Judges stand by with clickers watching for good technique. Students with the most points are the winners.  The 3-6 year olds will have one minute and ages 7-12 have 30 seconds.

Another fun new event is SIDE KICK SHOWDOWN! This event is for ages 7 and up, all ranks! PKSA Karate students compete 2 at time and are judged on the quality of their side kick. Then winners from each group compete for the VERY BEST side kick for the Grand Champion trophy!

While those events are fun and exciting, the PKSA Karate Tournament will have the usual martial arts events of forms, weapons, sparring and board breaking. These events are divided by age and rank. Black Belt students will compete for Grand Champion in Forms and Sparring; Red Belts will compete for Grand Champion in Forms.

But why should you compete in a tournament? It’s about your or your child challenging themselves. Most days everyone just goes along doing what they need to do: school or work; housework or homework; karate class. A tournament gives you a chance to step out of your every day life and show everyone what you’ve been doing in class.  It’s a chance to see how far you’ve come since you started training. It’s also a chance to watch advanced ranks compete to see the quality of martial artist everyone can become. Read this inspiring story by Samery Moras who had to dig deep to finish her match at a tournament. Story courtesy of the Centurion Blog by Century Martial Arts Supply.  CLICK HERE FOR STORY

Registration now open! Early Bird pricing until Oct 18 at midnight: REGISTER NOW