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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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The Parenting Problem

You need a license to drive, fish, boat, hunt, get married and to do most trades, but the most important job in the world, and the most dangerous, being a parent, requires nothing.

We see some great parents every single day in our studio. They are smiling at their kids, giving them thumbs up and praise when their kids are trying hard. They often attend class with their kids but even if they are not students themselves, they are committed to being strong parents and doing what’s right for their child. On the other hand, we see some really scary bad ones too. We help people where we can, but it is not uncommon for us to let someone know, “We don’t think this is the right martial arts school for you.” We NEVER do it because of the child, but always because of the parent. Kids are kids and we can help them and shape them. They are little sponges. But when you have a parent so set in their ways that they are not going to be uplifting, supportive, involved and are not going to back our play when their child hits a plateau, then we know we are going to have a problem.

One woman gave us a bad online review after we let her know we wouldn’t take her child as a student. She thought it was because the child was autistic, which is totally not true, 3 of my adult Black Belts were those autistic boys once upon a time. One is a world class instructor today working for Ancient Ways. I didn’t want to embarrass this mom further, when I was letting her know we couldn’t take her son as a student, but when she began the introductory private lesson with her child by grabbing him by the head and yelling in his face, there’s a problem, and I don’t want that in my studio.

Parents, if you think your parents did a great job with you, and you are raising your kids the same way, then super, but I’d still bet that we’ve learned a few things about child development and psychology since your parents were doing the job. Perhaps “doing it like our parents,” isn’t the best approach. If you are struggling with ANYTHING related to your child and don’t know where to turn, there are MANY resources and you are welcome to include me as one of them, but don’t just “wing it.” The decision you make could ruin their life and if you think it’s not that important, I’d like to point out that Hitler, Stalin and Mao Zedong all had parents who thought they were doing a super job. These men were responsible for the deaths of millions. Take the job seriously, read a book or twelve, watch some Youtube videos, ask successful parents.