I am a mother of a 9 year old boy diagnosed with Aspergers a mild case of Autism. My son's Phsychologist and Occupational therapist both thought some kind of structured activity will help my son socially and physically. i was worried that the instructors would not understand he learns differently. I was afraid they may be too harsh. After being a student for the past 4 years my son's social skills have surpassed our expectations. The exercise he gets 3 times a week help him so much. He has better control of his body and he doesn't seek the constant stimulation by bumping into people or walls. I highly recommend American Cobra Goju-Ryu to anyone who is looking for a well structured well taught Karate school for their child. THere are a few more kids in the autism spectrum along with a-typical children. Also the instructors are serious about their job. THey are a no nonsence group. Promotions are not given they are earned. If your son or daughter gets promoted to yellow or next degree belt you will know he/she has earned it.
My son has been training in this school for almost 5 years now and wants to continue. Sifu Carlos has built a strong repoir with him and knows when and how to motivate him to do his best in any and all endeavors. If you want someone to help your child develope self discipline and self defense, there is no better place in the area. As for the previous comment, I dont understand why God or money are even mentioned. Never once has Black Panther Karate been unfair financially with my family. In fact, its been quite the contrary. I recommend everyone to try out their Start Up Program and draw their own conclusions.
My only regret is that I did not start doing MMA forty years ago and I do lack a lot of flexibility. I think the classes are great, the training hard and all of us learn discipline which is necessary to live an effective life. Although I have my limitations I will continue with the school. My left leg used to bother me a lot and has improved enormously. The staff is very professional and I believe that the school is very necessary to learn the proper techniques. Those who attend should continue doing so. I think the school is very effective and good. david alvarido