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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.

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Your New Family Activity: Martial Arts

Boz and his 2 sons

Wendy O and her 3 children: the 2 oldest are now black belts!

If you have kids of different ages, then you know how challenging it can be to find things to do
as a group. What excites your 10-year-old daughter is likely to bore your 7-year-old son – and
vice versa.

There’s one exception that we know of – and that’s taking martial arts classes! Studying the
martial arts is fun for people of all ages. It’s a great way to learn something new, get in
shape, and discover common ground with the people who matter most to you. Here are some
of the best reasons to study martial arts as a family.

#1: Making Exercise a Priority is Good for Everyone
People with kids sometimes struggle to make time in their busy schedules for exercise. And, a
lot of kids would be content to spend their days sitting in front of a video game or television.
The solution? Signing the whole family up to study martial arts! As parents, you’ll be setting a
good example by practicing what you preach about exercise. Kids will have a chance to burn
off some of the excess energy they have, and the whole family can improve their health by
getting regular workouts.

Families of all abilities can train together.

#2: Finding Common Ground Will Bring You Closer
When you do things together as a family, you build strong bonds that bring you closer. Even
though you and your kids will be in separate classes, we think martial arts still qualifies as a
group activity because you’ll all be pursuing similar goals.
In your free time, you’ll be able to talk about what you’ve learned. You may decide to
practice together as a family – and you can attend competitions or go see the latest martial
arts movie together. These things can all help you find common ground with one another.

Master Tullier with his daughter at a tournament

Master Tullier with his son at a tournament

 

#3: Learning the Five Tenets Improves Interpersonal Relationships

The five tenets of martial arts are the core of what you’ll learn in class – and they go far
beyond the physical movements you’ll be working to master. In fact, practicing self-control,
courtesy, and persistence will help you in every area of your life.
Families who study martial arts together find that their ability to focus on what’s important
improves as a result. You’ll all learn to be aware of each other’s needs and to respect one
another. Those are important lessons for kids, siblings, and parents.

#4: Studying Martial Arts is Fun


Anything you’re going to do as a family should be fun – and martial arts classes are! A good
martial arts class is a social event combined with a great workout. You’ll get a boost of feelgood
hormones after class and the whole family will be smiling.
Kids who might balk at doing a “boring” family activity will look forward to learning how to
execute perfects kicks and punches or break a board with their fist. You won’t have to worry
about whether the whole family will enjoy studying martial arts – they will!

Studying martial arts as a family can help you come together across the generations – and it’s
a great way to carve some family time out of your busy lives.
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