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My son AJ really loves coming here!!!!! Happy kid , happy mom!!!!!

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We have both of our daughters in AKA and are seeing a wonderful transition in their focus and discipline, even at home. Each Sensei is amazing in their own way and we thank each one of them for their dedication to each student.

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A great place to learn karate. The curriculum is firm yet not too serious for little ones and they keep it fun. I have nothing but good things to say about the staff and the curriculum.

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I just wanted to say how AWESOME AKA is! My son, Dane has always struggled with finding the right 'ball sport' and never seems to want to continue. Since coming to karate, he has NEVER said he didn't want to go! Dane struggles with embarrassment and being teased and karate has given him so much more confidence in himself! Sensi Steve is amazing and the members on his team are so patient, fun, and we love that every class is different! Dane just got his yellow belt and still cannot stop smiling! I think.....I KNOW he will continue to practice here.

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My 13 yr old son wanted to start a martial arts. After some research he wanted to try the 'trial' at Arizona Karate Academy. He was hooked after he first class. The first time the owner met us, he knew us by name, after having​ only spoken to us once by phone. Very impressed. The owner makes it a priority to know each student individually. The other senseis are also good, kind and personable, yet they teach us discipline and respect. They correct with encouragement and take the time to walk around and give individual pointers.
Emily at the desk is very friendly, very helpful and patient with my family with our many questions.
Plus AKA teaches life skills. Skills about confidence, respect hard work and perseverance. Things we all need, but I especially want my kids to learn.
Now my 8 yr old son wants to join the same Karate studio and I'm considering it for myself.

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We have been coming for 1.5 years to AKA our son began in California and was able to pick up and go with the great instructors We have enjoyed many hours of training and fun always encouraging our children to reach down deep and give it there all !!! Steve has encouraged and coached our son through many situations that have come up in life applying principles of karate to all aspects of his life! We love that they always enjoy there time at AKA

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Your New Family Activity: Martial Arts

April 2nd is Family Day, and it’s the ideal time to talk about how to find family activities. 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.

#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.

#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!

Conclusion

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. Click here to view our trial offer now.