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Mr. Freeman is an amazing instructor. He and his staff are truly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in each and every student. I highly recommend this school!

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We love Freedom Martial Arts!! My daughter started with them the day they opened their doors. She has been going 3 days a week since that day! She has even become a junior instructor, that's how much she loves it. The staff is great and very attentive to anything we need. The kickboxing classes are a bonus for me!!!

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My extremely introverted daughter started here a couple of weeks ago Md it has been amazing! Typically, it takes her at least three classes to warm up to one instructor if she even finds one she clicks with, but she was completely comfortable with Ms. Vanessa within 20 minutes of the first class and couldn't wait to come back! I was nervous the first time we had different instructors, but my daughter didn't even bat an eye which has literally never happened in our lives. Everyone here is clearly so well trained and so naturally comfortable working with kids that they know instinctually how to respond to a variety of ping sized personalities do that they all get exactly the kind of attention that they need. I could not be happier that we chose this place for her!!

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We just LOVE Freedom Martial Arts. My boys have been practicing with them for quite a while and every time we go there I see a sparkle in their eyes. It's very intense and educational type of practice mixed with lots of fun. The instructors are very dedicated and always willing to help. Definitely, it is the best place in town

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I HIGHLY recommend Freedom Martial Arts Karate studio! Our son started a short while ago and is already having such a great experience! If you have an interest just come out to the school and take a look for yourself. The instructors are amazing...full of energy, passionate, and incredible with the kids. I would highly recommend this school to any parent or adult who wants a superior program for his/her child or for one’s own martial arts training.

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Life Lessons of a Young Martial Arts Student

When you Google terms like “skills of martial arts” or “things martial arts teaches children”, you’ll almost always find three traits in the mix.

1. Discipline: Classes follow a strict code of conduct which espouses a way of life that empowers the student to remain more focused on their ambitions.
2. Confidence: The ability to overcome fears when facing adversity or a physical threat is an important survival skill.
3. Respect: Saving the best for last, this is a hallmark of martial arts teachings. To respect others is to respect yourself, to honor the social contract, and to become a more integral part of your community.

If you’re a parent, you might be preoccupied with getting one kid to soccer and the other to dance practice when the schedules overlap on the calendar. So, let’s get down to some scenarios that strike closer to home, and directly address the needs of your family.

1. Kids with discipline get down to business on homework after they get off the bus. They give themselves time to think before acting — even when surrounded by distraction. It means they’re more likely to maintain composure in response to a bully. More importantly, they’ll be more focused on their own personal goals and less vulnerable to becoming bullies themselves.
2. Confidence provides a belief in one’s abilities. When confidence and discipline are combined, they deliver both a drive and a belief in oneself to overcome obstacles. It contributes to improved situational awareness. It means that they can formulate solutions to problems without being distracted by fear. It means (for example) that they’re more likely to evade dangerous situations in a busy parking lot at the moment you’re distracted.
3. When respect is taught from a martial arts instructor in an atmosphere of discipline, there are both rewards and penalties tied to what the student does during the lesson.

When the lessons are learned alongside classmates with whom they’ve become friends, the student also develops a sense of empathy. In other words, hurting one’s friend may feel worse than the 50 pushups he or she is told to do as retribution for a lack of respect.

This becomes more evident when the student realizes that they’ll likely be learning alongside the same classmates all the way through to their black belts. An understanding of mutual respect offers a better understanding of the things they hold dear. Mutual respect among siblings means (for example) that, when one is doing their homework, the other may help provide a quiet environment with which to concentrate.

Simply put, these three martial arts traits when applied in combination will contribute to harmony in one’s family and community.

When you visit Freedom Martial Arts, you will be welcomed, treated with respect, and be given honest answers to your questions.