"It's not just a skill or a sport... it's an attitude. They learn good character traits and discipline here."
"The people who worked here [are] hands-on. They care more about the students and how they were doing instead of just passing them on."
"My son is autistic and has ADHA... When we first started coming here... he was running around like crazy, grabbing the curtains, and bouncing off the walls. Now he does really good... He [sits] crisscross apple sauce with his hands on his knees and waits for the instructors."
"I've seen her come out of her shell... she's a little more outgoing and a lot more self-confident."
"It's something he constantly has to strive for. Something that gives him a sense of accomplishment... And at the end, gives hime something to be proud of."
"We tried a couple different places, but we really liked Martial Arts International because it is so positive. Everyone here is really encouraging."
"When I walked in here, just the smiles on all the students faces... this was the place we needed to be. Everyone was having fun, but it was still structured and that made us feel like home."
"He's a lot more confident in himself, he's not as shy. He's done a lot more at home without being told. I really enjoy that change in him."
"She has a very abrasive personality, and can come across as a bully sometimes. And because of coming here... and learning what a bully is, it's completely changes who she is. now she makws sure that other kids aren't being bullied. I's awesome."