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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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A Time Machine and Millions of Dollars

Someone asked me once, “If we could go back in time and we made an agreement that you would never train in martial arts of any kind for all of your life, in return for money, would you do it for a million dollars?”

I couldn’t answer, “No way!” fast enough.

By the way, this was an individual who would, and could easily have given away a million dollars to make a point. Unfortunately, he doesn’t own a time machine, that would be cool.

The offer went up, and kept going up, “Five million, ten million, twenty million, fifty million?”

And the answer, without even taking a breath was always, “Not a chance.”

I know, you’re thinking it’s because this is what I do for a living, so just to appease your curiosity and mine, I asked some of my own Black Belt Students the other day the same question, all adults who understand the value of money, one is between jobs and beginning to sweat about it a little bit too. All were adamant, “No way, never, no amount.”

In my life I’ve met medical doctors who obviously studied hard, earned their degree, and were in medical school primarily to learn everything they could to become the best doctor they could possibly become. I’ve also met some who were just getting the degree and quickly forgot all the material shortly after their exams. They were in it just for the money. That’s not the doctor I want.

Martial arts schools are similar in that we are not all created equal. There is a reason Ancient Ways has been around so long. There is a reason we have so many students. There is a reason we attract so many adult students (it’s easy to just be enthusiastic and convince children you know what you are doing, but you can’t fool this many adults). There is a reason we have 50 actively training Black Belts. There is a reason those who practice believe the benefits are beyond price.

Why do we value this so much and more importantly, how can we possibly convince the martial arts novice that this is worth such an incredible amount?

This training provides so many benefits. It’s physical, it’s mental and it’s emotional. It’s not just fitness or self defense. We do this primarily to help people. To help them to defeat their inner (and outer) weaknesses, to overcome their own internal self-loathing and build confidence, so then they can get out of their own way to become successful, to learn their own value so they can be happy, to participate in powerful relationships and to be safer in an increasingly horrible world of violence. We do this to make the world we live in a better place, to help our community to be stronger and more accepting.

Knowing all of this, you can see why it astonishes us when people tell me, they can’t afford to enroll their child or themselves. Maybe it’s because they are expecting those changes to happen in a 4 week trial, (oh this fast food world we live in). It’s going to take time and commitment, from you and your child, but what wouldn’t you give up for your child to have what these people ALL believe is beyond any price?