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Will Hargis reviewed Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy
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If you have kids, I highly recommend enrolling your kids in Ancient ways. The staff at Ancient ways are all great if youre struggling during your training. the Instructors will give you one on one time. With you each instructor has their own teaching style, which all leads up to the same Curriculum . The staff are also very nice and the DoJo is always clean . I also recommend Ancient ways because of How peaceful and positive . Meditation also helps a lot to take my mind off, of all the negatives things outside of training. Also the training is very fun, I have gained a lot of life lessons, that will stick with me . Also the code helps a lot because it teaching Respect, and Discipline etc... Overall I highly recommend Ancient ways . Thank you to Master Brown and Mrs. Tanja and the rest of the instructors, for helping me accomplish my goal .

Ang Greil reviewed Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy
5
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Ancient Ways changed my life and the way I view myself and the rest of the world. Being a martial artist gave me confidence, humility, and patience (along with so much more) in a way that nothing else could have. I am forever grateful for the people I met and the experiences I gained there. Ancient Ways teaches that martial arts is a way of life, and that philosophy will stick with me forever.

Joe Helm reviewed Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy
5
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You will not find a more personal satisfying experience in martial arts than Ancient Ways. Master Brown injects enthusiasm and confidence in students young and old. He programs a belief system into each student that forces them to trust in themselves and their current and future abilities. It positively affects every aspect of your life. My time with Master Brown is held in the same regards as going to college and starting a career as both benefitted from the philosophical teachings that came from his studio. It's not just weapons and kicking and punching... it's a life confidence tool.

Eddie Dufour reviewed Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy
5
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All of the staff are amazing. They take great pride in teaching all the students. My granddaughter is so excited to go every Monday and Tuesday.

Lillie Ponder reviewed Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy
5
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Excellent teaching of Martial Arts. One of the most positive teaching schools I've ever seen. Master Brown's teaching technique is above and beyond. The respect and postivity he teaches shows thru his students from children to adults.
I am very thankful that I found this Martial Arts School. Trust me, I did my homework to find a school that would fit the needs of my son. Ancient Ways is definitely the right choice!

Kahla Zeimis reviewed Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy
5
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Ancient ways is a very enjoyable and fun place. You have fun as you learn. Now don't get me wrong class can be tough and exhausting at times. However, when you leave you feel energized, refreshed, and feel like a new person. Not only do you gain new skills but you also gain a family. Everyone there is very nice and supportive. For instance, I told Master Brown that I may not be able to sign up for another year since we're planning on purchasing a house. This is his response "Keep me in the loop and if you guys need help, I have an army of people happy to help you move, paint and whatever needs doing" Awesome place 100%

Lucy Ochoa reviewed Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy
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This is a great place to take your kids if you want them to do Martial Arts.Everyone is so friendly and you just feel like your at home !! My son really enjoys it and loves it !!

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Why do I do this?

Why do I do this?

I began my (very young) adulthood as a teacher (I taught many things, including martial arts and elementary school) and before that I was a lifeguard, swim instructor, camp counselor, sailing and windsurfing instructor as well as a certified inline skate instructor.

I worked as a Recreation Therapist for a time in a psychiatric facility, and although the job was fun, I worked in a setting where no one was ever really going to get “well,” or even much “better.” Eventually the insurance companies decided the same thing and stopped paying for most private psychiatric clinical care. Most of those patients are living life with very little care now, and many need to be in permanent, clinical settings for their safety and ours. Thanks, greedy Insurance Lobby and uncaring politicians.

My first martial arts school was too poorly run, I was young and dumb, and too proud to ask for help. At the time there wasn’t really anyone to ask for help. I ran it for many years anyway, unwilling to admit I needed to move on, but finally, I did. Broke and broken, I moved on…

For a time, I pursued an IT career where I loved the people I worked with and grew to detest most of the amoral and despicable people and businesses I worked for. Corporate management is just so broken. If all of them could have been as smart and morally upstanding as Ari Weinstein, things would have been different.

Then, our kids were on the way. Jamie and I wanted a very special upbringing for them. Ancient Ways was born and one of the first things I did was to not be young and dumb, and I hired a professional mentor through MAIA (Martial Arts Industry Association). They guided me (and still do) and Ancient Ways became the success it is today.

As successful as Ancient Ways is, it requires terribly long hours. The pay is not what I would be making if I had stayed in the corporate world, not to mention benefits and retirement. Not nearly as comfortable as working in corporate America, there must be some other drive to do what I do. So why do I do it?

As martial arts school owners and instructors, we live in a bubble of goodness and morality while the outside world is filled with vulgarity, chaos, selfishness, substance abuse and people abuse. We get to stay in our dojo with people behaving at their best, respectful, honorably and with virtue.

We get to stay active, wear incredibly comfortable clothes and go barefoot all day long.

We get to make huge impacts in the lives of our students and in our communities. We create rock stars out of shy kids, and we have the ability to build back up the broken and tore down adults, and we get to see it happen, live.

We build warriors out of ordinary people. Warriors that will raise the next generation of good, morally upstanding and honorable people.

For many people, we are the leaders of good in their lives, of strength, of compassion and understanding. We are committed to excellence and strive to make others better and better, to reach their full potential. We teach and inspire others to be their very best every day.

I salute my fellow martial arts instructors, especially the good ones who put their students first, like we do at Ancient Ways.

Not everyone will understand the value of what we provide right away, some will refuse to see it, some don’t stay long enough to see it, but in my long years, I’ve seen it, and it’s what makes me go on. There are long hours, hard work, sometimes thankless but over the top effort. We suffer broken hearts when people quit, and there is the often unreturned caring, but it’s all worthwhile.

Sometimes it’s about being that one person in a student’s life who is willing and strong enough to do the difficult thing, not passing them to their next belt, or making a student to do a technique again, even though they’ve done it a hundred times and think they know it, but I know they can do it better. We all need that person in our lives sometimes, whether we like to admit it or not. It’s why I still have a mentor.

It’s why I do this. As much as it sounds like I’m tooting my own horn, I have to say, it is an honor to serve my community and my students. To be that person, and to see you all grow and improve. I thank you, for giving me this chance, this purpose. I appreciate you, for you are what makes this so worthwhile.