I visited 4 of the Findlay area karate schools, spoke to the chief instructor and watched a class and as a result enrolled myself and my children at the Academy of Martial Arts Studies. The training on all levels was legitimate and reality based while maintaining the traditional roots of okinawan martial arts. Thats where all karate came from! With 37 years of training in the traditional arts I feel comfortable knowing that the chief instructor dispenses that kind of knowlege to his students. ALthough I think it would be fun to train with my kids, after watching the distinct attention that Hanshi Cullen and his instructors pay to each and every students' needs I am convinced that adults and children need to be taught in different classes at different speeds and intensity. I can't imagine myself having to slow down my performance to work at the speed of the slowest child in the class, and if the sensei taught above that childs level, what good would the training be for that poor child? I know there are many schools in the Hancock Co area, but if training in the martial arts is more than just a fun exercise like going to the park or having a picnic, then you should take the time to see the differences between all the local schools before committing to the first one that pops up. I am so glad that our family did. FInally, being a Christian, I find comfort that the Academy of Martial Arts Studies is a Christian based academy and although they welcome those of all religions, the Academy doesn't tie into all that eastern mysticism or its overtones. I hope this was helpful. Ninjatomodachi
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This is not the address of the Academy of Martial Arts Studies.. I have tried to change it for a long time and they want to charge me a monthly fee to do so. Our address is 102 Crystal Ave. Suite A Findlay, Ohio 4840 . we are located next to the circle K marathon gas station at the union of walnut and crystal. Come and see why we say " all karate schools are not created equal" visit our website our stop out anytime for the BEST KARATE FITNESS AND DEFENSE.