Testimonials

testimonials for American Martial Arts Academy

“American Martial Arts Academy is the best investment I have ever made in myself and my family. This organization focuses beyond martial arts to emphasize the importance of respect, dedication, and being a responsible citizen. These values are important to me as a father.”     
Randy Nordel – Adult Student & Father w/3 Children in AMAA Programs

“AMAA has provided a wonderful growth experience for our sons. They are more focused with better self-control & self-esteem. The teaching staff is tremendous in their ability to work with and develop young children’s martial arts & life skills.”
Kathleen & Glen Hall – Parents of Students, Ages 5 & 8

“To sum up my experiences at AMAA, I would have to say that they have all been extremely positive & rewarding. The programs are all fantastic. Each and every program has many facets, but they have one common element; the success of the student.”
Thomas Barbarick – US Naval Reservist, Adult Student w/13 Yr. Old Son in Program for 3 Years

“AMAA has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. It’s taught me how to be strong, responsible, and an overall better person.”  Caitlin Volz – Age 13, Student of AMAA for 5 Yrs.

“I want to express my gratitude to AMAA. The instructors are the best my daughter, age 9, has ever had. She has tried other sports and activities, but this is the only one she has truly enjoyed. The instructors are able to keep her motivated and have helped her build self-confidence and assertiveness. I thank AMAA’s staff so much!”
B. 
Hall

“My boys have built tremendous self-confidence in AMAA’s program. They have learned to control their tempers and no longer throw temper tantrums. They have become more helpful and will stop to assist strangers in need. Karate at AMAA has taught them this!”
Mr. G. – Parent of Two 8 Yr. Old Students

“I love the feeling of family here.  From the time I walked in the door they made me and my children feel welcome.”
Anne Marie P.

“Through AMAA’s character development program, we have observed great growth in our children, Kelsie and Casey ages 11 and 8. The recognition and positive encouragement by the staff keeps the students engaged and enthusiastic. I’m certain that this positive environment will significantly impact Kelsie and Casey, giving them all the right tools to help them become confident, successful adults. I strongly recommend AMAA for children and grown-ups alike.”
Dale Easton – Parent of Two Students

“Andrea has gained a great deal of knowledge, enjoys every class that she attends, and most often has to be peeled away from the studio after class. Her enthusiasm seems to grow more with each passing day. We are happy that the studio has been a part of her growth, and hope that it continues to be in the future.”
Parents of Teen Black Belt

“I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all of your patient teaching and coaching for Joseph. As you know, he struggles with starting classes due to nervousness but once he is started, he absolutely loves it! He asks nearly every day upon waking if he can go to karate class that day. I just wanted you all to know what a collective positive impact you are having on him. I also appreciate your patient advice to me while we help him be more confident when starting classes.” 
Parents of 7 yr. old

“AMAA has been a real gift to Matthew, since he started here. He has improved his focus, confidence, skills and takes his lessons seriously but has a lot of fun as well. He now knows many Karate moves with more confidence than we knew he was capable of and he shows promise of learning many more. Thank You AMAA.”
Parent of 12 yr. old with Special Needs

“I thought at the age of 39 I was a little too old to be starting martial arts. During this time, I had a lot going on in my life so I thought that trying karate would be a good way to keep my mind busy and also get a good workout. Little did I know that my life would change forever. Through hard work, dedication, and service to others I have learned that anything in life is possible if you put your mind to it. It’s never too late.”
Adult Black Belt

“Five years ago, we were invited by some friends to go to AMAA to try learning karate. I watched my kids learn and enjoy their first years journey. I still remember my kids as young girls at the ages of 6, 8, and 10. They were very girly and didn’t want to try martial arts as they thought it was only for boys. After just a few classes they realized that martial arts was fun and a very useful life skill to develop continuously.”
Parents of 3 girls

“AMAA has had a positive impact on both our children. Our son always looks forward to his next visit after every lesson. Our daughter has been a student in a couple other martial arts place; however, her experience at AMAA has been the happiest. The caring instructors, who are always hard at work, have helped our children discover their own talents and strengths in a fun, energetic, and friendly environment. The development of these personal traits are consistent with our parental goals in equipping our children with necessary life skills to someday become responsible citizens.”
Parents of 2 Black Belts