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Shane Marston reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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I have been training at Quest for 4 1/2 years and have learned a lot. I have met some awesome people and made great friends, all while learning how to defend myself and working on some important qualities I can apply to everyday life. I always have great time in class and learn something every class! It's a great school!

Allison Jordan Jean reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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Quest martial art program is great at teaching my son about responsibility, respect and commitment. The instructors know each child personally, and work to highlight their individual strengths. They also push each kid to help them do their personal best and also encourage them to do better when they are giving less than 100%.

Shanna Randall Tsakiris reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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Our son takes classes and has been for just shy of a year now. He really loves it. As parents we have instilled manners or try too anyway. Quest has helped cement those manners and we get compliments all the time on how polite and helpful out son is!
Would highly recommend Quest!

Wendi Granter McKeagney reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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When we first signed our 4-year old up for Karate lessons with Quest Martial Arts, we weren't too sure if it was something that would interest him. But from the start, all of the sensei were wonderful and patient with him. They let me join in the class with him as he was a little shy, and halfway through, he didn’t even notice when I stepped out as he was having such a great time learning with the other students. He has grown leaps and bounds with his newfound skills, confidence, self-discipline, and respect of others! We have even caught him practicing his Karate skills in his room when no one else is there – including pushups! While looking at all the pictures on the Quest wall of past and current Black Belts, and said that one day, he’d have his picture up there too!

We were so impressed with the dojo that my husband and I decided to join as well. Our first class turned out to be a fitness test, so now we know that there’s only up from there! :) My husband and I have already seen improvement in our flexibility and endurance, and we’re having fun learning different weapon and self-defense skills. Everyone has made us feel welcome, and I encourage anyone of any background/ability/age, to come check them out. You’ll be glad you did!

Cassandra Patterson reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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My karate journey at Quest Martial Arts began with a free women’s self-defense seminar. I was hooked after that and attended 2 more seminars before I actually enrolled. It is an incredibly positive environment that I like to call “my happy place”. The school focuses not only on the physical aspect but on your mental well- being also. All of the instructors are caring and patient so you immediately feel right at home. At 42 I didn’t see myself starting anything like this but now I can’t imagine my life without it.

Quest is my extended family. We challenge and encourage each other to better ourselves and we celebrate each other’s accomplishments. I was always involved in sports growing up but had not found anything to match that as an adult. I am definitely not into going to a gym which I attribute to the fact that there’s no one there to push me and hold me accountable. I think that is the case with many adults so karate is a perfect alternative in my mind. I have lost weight and become stronger both physically and mentally. I have more confidence and have proved to myself that I CAN do things that I thought I would never be able to do which is a great feeling. The school has taught me to believe in myself and my capabilities and has helped move me out of my comfort zone.

They often offer specials so you can try a few classes and see if it’s a good fit for you. I would recommend this school to anyone. They are currently offering a free Women’s Self Defense seminar January 27th so that’s a great place to start for all you ladies out there. That’s where my journey to a black belt began and I’m so glad it did.

Mandy Lyn Morales reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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When our sons were 3, there wasn't a whole lot of activities for their age group, but we wanted to get them involved in something. Since we live in town, we had heard about Quest (all positive!) and decided to try it out. Our boys have a lot of energy and really needed something to help them focus and reinforce qualities taught at home, such as honesty and respect. Not knowing a great deal about the world of martial arts, I was a bit nervous and intimidated but as soon as they had their first class, the staff at Quest has made us feel incredibly comfortable and reassured us when we (and the boys) needed a bit more support. Our boys needed one of us to participate with them in class for several months and we always felt very supported. The program and staff at Quest are very professional and challenge our sons to be at their best! My mom and I also participated in one of the self-defense workshops which was so much fun! There's always extra happenings for the whole family too! We've really enjoyed our experience and the friends we've made. We look forward to many more! I highly recommend Quest Martial Arts!

Joann Knapp Toomey reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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If I could, I would rate Quest Martial Arts a 10. I have been doing Karate here for 3 1/2 years now. Tomorrow I will turn 66 years old. Who would have thought I would be doing Karate at this age!
I was told by Master Nelson that you are never too old to start something new in your life. She is so right.
When I began, I was a bit concerned that I would feel out of place at my age. That was not possible. Everyone from the students to the professional staff, make you feel like family. Everyone is encouraging and wants to see each of us succeed.
I do fitness and Karate at least 2 times a week. In the over 3 years, I have built self esteem, strength, confidence and am off my blood pressure medicine. I look forward to coming and learning more about myself and this art form each week.
If you are looking to try something new in your life, no matter what age, Quest is the place to try it. Give them a call, you will not be sorry! Call or stop in today!

Joseph Sylvester reviewed Quest Martial Arts Academy
5
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The Sensei’s are a wonderful group of truly exceptionally people. They are caring, thoughtful and constantly seek to improve their methods to help train the students to be their best. This October will mark our son’s 10th year as a student at Quest Martial Arts Academy. Our middle daughter is in her 7th year. Our youngest has just started her martial arts training. I couldn’t be more proud of my children and I cannot be more grateful for the excellent staff at Quest. Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who have help shape our children in to the terrific young people they are. I look forward to watching my youngest grow and enjoy your program over the years to come.

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Discipline Habits Start when Your Child is Young

Research shows that disciplined children have more opportunities in life.

Why?  Because they learn how to take care of the simple things in life while also setting and achieving big audacious goals.  They take academic studies seriously, they treat others with respect, and strive to become better people every day.

Now, there is a step by step process which helps children turn into responsible adults.  Some children will be outliers and find their own path; however, most children need to be taught and guided.

Babies are not born knowing the difference between right and wrong.  That is why there are covers for your electrical outlets, special caps on poisonous products, special door locks and a brunch of other products which help to protect your child from daily harms that adults know better about.

As your child moves from a baby to a toddler, they begin to understand simple words such as “No”.  In fact, often times “No” is the first word a child says in addition to “mommy” or “daddy”.  They learn what no means because as parents we are constantly redirecting our child away from dangerous situations.  I am sure if you have children, you will have seen your child doing something absolutely crazy like climbing up the outside of a stairwell.   Young children always  seem to have an abundance  of confidence.  Confidence is a good thing as it allows them to learn how to walk and to mimic your behaviors.

Since children are still developing the notion of what is right and what is wrong, they must learn these things from their parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors.  As difficult as this may sound and as much as you worry about doing the right thing, the most important thing you can do is model disciplined behavior for your child.  Children love to mimic their parent’s behavior even with simple things such as pretending to put a phone in their back pocket.

As a parent, it is our duty to set and enforce the rules and guidelines so our children grow up developing a solid fundamental understanding of the difference between right and wrong. Imagine how safe our world would be if all children grew up having a solid fundamental understanding of right from wrong.   Bullying will be non-existence as children would learn to love everyone.

While you are teaching your child about the difference between right and wrong, it is also the perfect time to help your child develop good healthy habits. Think about things such as eating healthy, choosing water over juice and soda, making exercise a habit, learning to tell the truth, developing a love for reading, etc.  These are habits which will serve them well for their entire life.  I am confident you would not want to leave these behavior developments up for chance.

Therefore, the role of parents and mentors is paramount! In addition to setting the example as your child’s parent,  it is also extremely important for you make sure you surround your child with amazing role models and mentors.  You want role models and mentors who set a great example, be respectful and kind, and do what they tell others to do.

Be aware of this though: most youth coaches receive very little training in mentoring children, or teenagers.  Typically, someone decides to coach because either they have a child who wants to play the sport or they loved playing the sport when they were a child.  Watch carefully as these individual’s behaviors will be modeled by your child.

I suggest you chose at least one activity, like martial arts, for your child which utilizes highly trained professionals.  Not all martial arts, dance, and gymnastic facilities are the same.  Make sure you ask lots of questions.  Watch the instructor actions and behaviors in person as well as on social media.  Finally, ask yourself are these the behaviors I want my child to learn?  If you answer no, find another activity or school.   Also, most schools will offer a trial program before having your sign your child up.  Take advantage of the trial program to carefully observe the instructor’s behaviors and to do a little online research to ensure that your child’s new mentor models the behaviors you want your child to develop.

Finally, comment below with the coach who had the most positive impact in your life so far.  We love hearing your stories.