Locke's Karate Academy is an OUTSTANDING program! I could not be more pleased with and thankful for Master Locke and my son's teacher, Instructor Jesse. We tried two other studios and had uneasy feelings about the teacher, the facility and the organization of the business. After just one trial class at Locke's, both my son and I knew it was the right place to attend. My son is only 5 right now and he is well taught and nurtured. He is becoming more respectful and responsible every week. Also, he has a BLAST! When I observe the instructors with other age groups, I see them encouraging the students, pushing them to be the best they can be, and rewarding their hard work. I had seen a couple of bad, although very old reviews about the studio, but I decided to try it and see for myself, and I'm so glad I didn't let those reviews deter me, because they are wrong! If you, or your son or daughter, are interested in karate, come try Locke's!
1702 E 123rd TerOlathe, KS 66061
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My family of five has taken classes at Won Kim's studio for the past four years. Grand Master Kimbrough is a very knowledgeable instructor in the arts of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Judo and helps students understand the great benefits of martial arts for the mind, body and spirit. The instructors work with groups and one on one to ensure complete understanding of skills. The studio has classes for a variety of ages and skill levels and tailors classes to fit the needs of the students. Whether just getting started or a seasoned martial artist, this is the place for you!
The school is in a major transition right now. For those who have had a negative experience, try to remember that one bad experience does not negate all the good things that you have received while at the school.
I trained in TSD at Locke's Karate Academy from April 2011 through June 2014, was a member of the Black belt club from Brown belt to Black/White belt and the seamstress for uniform patches and tailoring. I do not recommend this business for martial arts. While I understand and accept learning martial arts comes with a certain level of physical contact and instruction, I have an expectation of professionalism and respect as a student, as a parent, and as a seamstress. Locke's Karate Academy did not meet my expectations.
I stand 100% behind the Mission Statement. Children should in fact do as they are told. If they were allowed to do as they pleased, then what is the point of teaching them? They would not grow. Everything we do at Locke's Karate is focused on teaching life skills such as focus, discipline and responsibility. We are dedicated to helping involved parents create responsible, upstanding young adults and we do an excellent job of that. It's unfortunate that some people fail to grasp this simple concept.
My son has learned a lot. Most important is self respect and respect for others. With these improvement his grades and behavior in public school have improved greatly.
Mission Statement: "I want your kids to do what they are told" What kind of Mission Statement is that? Aren't mission statements supposed to be about a business core objective? Usually based on providing a service to your customer? Is this the kind of business you want to drop your kid off to learn karate?No Thank You - will instead put my focus on being a good parent. I certainly don't need Locke's to do it for me.----------Locke's Karate Academy stands behind its Mission Statement 100%. If you missed promotions this past Thursday please read the following.We talk about all of the things that we will do for you and your children when we go through the enrollment process, but sometimes it’s helpful to reiterate those things so that not only you don’t lose focus on those things, but also so that we as instructors keep them firmly in mind as we teach.I struggled long and hard to come up with a mission statement for the school since I feel like we do so many different things. Ultimately I came up with something very simple and straight-forward.I WANT YOUR KIDS TO DO WHAT THEY ARE TOLD.