Adult Martial Arts
"...I do Kickboxing and Karate - and I am passionate about them both! I rarely miss a class and am overwhelmed at how Martial Arts has enriched my life, not to mention the friendships I have made through SKA. Not only do I get exceptional quality instruction in Martial Arts, but I truly feel like I have a second family at the dojo. Overall, a great experience!" - Sara R.
We enrolled my grandson into Karate, and as I began to watch, I noticed that I could participate, too. On what level, I was not sure. I had not worked out in a long time out of pure laziness. Plus, I have always been plagued with "Choking" when the real moment came. Thanks to Sensei Joey and the encouragement of everyone in this special dojo, in one year and a half, I have become a blue belt, with the distinction of being the oldest female member at sixty years of age. I took on the challenge of performing "The Two Man" in front of an audience, thus breaking down two barriers that have plagued me for most of my life. I did not choke in front of an audience, and I have undergone and successfully completed a series of new forms, challenges and promotions.Needless to say, both my grandson and I are blooming in this loving environment, and we consider the dojo a very important part of our community. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. - Susan J. and Cameron P.
My full life has been blessed with MANY extended efforts and training. I am grateful for the energy and professionalism put forth in your Shaolin Kempo Arts study. I am motivated to reach those places only dreamed about by old coots like myself. A very Mahalo Nui Loa." -Ron S.
"It is my steadfast belief that Evan's academic performance has improved remarkably as a result of the discipline that he has acquired at the Dojo. He ended up with straight A's at the end of last semester and I fully believe that this was a result of his maturation and increased discipline, no small part of which is due to his studies with you. Additionally, his physical conditioning has improved remarkably. Prior to beginning his studies at Dojo, he was unable to even touch his toes. I believe that it is obvious to both of you what tremendous improvement he has achieved with his training. Finally, his confidence and self esteem have increased by several orders of magnitude. He is willing to take on and go after all sorts of goals. It's actually remarkable to watch him grow and mature." - Katherine Y. - Parent of Evan P., teen/adult class
"I just wanted to thank you for all of your support and encouraging words. I can truly say that, were it not for the wonders of you and Joey, I would not be on the same path that I am today. Your acceptance and tremendously positive attitude have allowed me to try things that I never imagined I would, and to not be self-conscious while I'm doing so. That's a real gift that both of you possess, and I am grateful for the joy you have brought to the boys and me." -Val R., Martial Arts and Kickboxing student, and proud mom of a Young Tiger and Little Ninja
"After seeing firsthand one of your tests, we were inspired to write. Denise and I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate all you do for the kids. Michael is doing better as a student and in all areas of his life. Thank you." - Parent
"Hi Joe: Just a brief note of thanks! You certainly did wonders for my grandson Mike! You gave him self confidence and much self esteem. He thinks that you walk on water. You are indeed a very special and dedicated person. Thanks so very very much to bringing Mike to this level both physically and emotionally! Best Regards!" - Frank D., grandfather of Michael D., Young Tiger
"Before I started the kickboxing class, I used to attend a weight training class two times a week for over 2 years, and I never got anything out of it. After kickboxing three days a week for seven months, I've lost 7 pounds, increased my metabolism rate,improved my skin from the great sweat workouts, and improved my strength overall. Sensei Joey makes you work hard, but it's so fun, you want to keep coming back for more!" Myra P. - student
A Kickboxing workout with Sensei Joey makes working out fun.The best way I have found to get in shape and shed those extra pounds. You'll become addicted! - Ali G.
"I've been flying high since the class this morning!! Whatever is in the air at the dojo, you should pack, wrap & sell :-) We'd have a lot more healthy, happy people around!" - Arlene S.
Congratulations Joey!!! I am so proud of you and so proud to be a part of your "family." You are the reason I've continued kickboxing all these years, your energy and positive attitude are so contageous... not to mention the Dojo Love! Thank you for your commitment to us and all the good in this world. We need more like you. Love, Jaclyn
Hi Sensei Joey and Lori,
"Thank you so much for the great party on Saturday. Dillon and his friends had an amazing time! Parents were really impressed with the activities, Joey's finesse with the kids and the dojo itself! From my perspective, I loved that you did it all!!!!! If it were up to me, I'd do it again next year"