Silveus Taekwondo in Dallas, Texas is truly a hidden jewel. He is a 5 star blackbelt and dedicated to teaching because it is a passion for him not a job. He is very humble and does not advertise at all to promote his school. Many of his students find him by word of mouth. He actually has an unrelated full time job at night. He is an amazing teacher and makes sure his students learn the right way to do things. He is not a factory for handing out black belts for an expensive price. In fact he is the most reasonably priced and the most flexible of all other places I know. We go when we want, up to 3 times a week, either at 4:30p or 5:30p during the week or 8:30a in the morning on Saturdays. We have been going to him for 2 years now. Several parents actually take the class with their kids. He is great with adults and terrific with children. He doesn't just teach taekwondo, he teaches self-defense, discipline (which is great for young kids), patience and more. There are many families who have been going to him for years. Some have even went to other places and eventually came back to him. I have four kids and tons of extracurricular activities every day. We have gotten more out of going to Master Silveus than any other activity yet. He most definitely has my five star rating!!!!
My two sons have thrived at American Karate and Self Defense. They have more self-control, self-respect, and self-confidence. Mr. and Mrs. Gomez give of their time in and out of class to make sure every student and parent feels welcome and wanted. Mr. Cmar, one of the instructors, has had a HUGE impact on my son, who was quiet, and unsure of himself. My son would do just about anything the Gomez's or Mr. Cmar says, because he knows they care and want what's best for him. He respects them, us, and most of all, himself. Our family can't say enough wonderful things about AK&SD. If you are considering starting your child, you can rest assured that whether he/she has behavior problems, confidence problems, or no problems, he/she will get the attention and information he/she needs to be successful at whatever is in his/her future.
AKSD is a great place to learn martial arts. if you're just starting out, you can go as hard and fast or as slow and soft as you want. you set your own pace and your own goals. the instructors won't push you too far and won't let you slack off either. there's usually a black belt around to give you individual instruction on anything you're not getting in class. if you're an accomplished martial artist, this is one of the best schools around. several black belts from other schools come to our school to get training they're not getting from their own. i started working out at AKSD when i was 36 (without any interest in working out in the past) and now i'm one of the instructors. this place really makes you feel like you're at home.