I would recommend anyone looking for a martial arts school to go to CFMAF ran by Master C (Isaac Costley). This school stands above the rest with the real world situations you learn to protect yourself from. You learn what to do if someone grabs you, how to disarm an apponent, kicks, punches, ground work. With such a diverse range of students who atttend you are able to work with multiple people. Being a women I found it so helpful to be able to practice these techniques on many different heights, weights, skill level, male and female alike. Then with the other classes offered such as basic, blackbelt, little warriors, adult streetwise, fitness and many more, you are able to find the class that suits you and your family best. You just learn so many skills and all in a safe caring environment. Master C is a figure in my life I will always respect and admire. His compassion goes beyond that of instructor. He truly cares about each and everyone of his students and you can tell.
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I have trained with many martial arts instructors, but Isaac Costley is by far the best instructor that I ever trained under. Before I studied under him I did not know anything about hapkido. While training training with him, I learned many styles, such as hapkido, muay Thai, kali, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and tae kwon do. The most important thing that Master Costley taught me was realistic street techniques that most martial art styles does not teach. Training in hybrid hapkido gave me confidence and ability to handle mysetf on the street. I would recommend CFMA to anyone who wants to learn realistic street techniques that would save their lives or their love ones' lives on the street.
I found CFMAF by chance to do a bootcamp for myself and work on my fitness a couple days a week. It took only a couple group fit classes before my kids and I caught a martial arts lesson! We were immediately impressed with the discipline and fun we saw, and ready to sign up! I had no idea how much we would love it. Not only are we learning, and having fun, but we are doing it together as a family! Such a wonderful experience! The family atmosphere is amazing and the instruction is fun and challenging, we are learning new things together and that is the best part! Thank you Master C, Mrs. Heather, and all of the students and trainers like Chris who make this an all exclusive family, fitness, and martial arts home!
We have been going to AKKS for almost five years now and we love it! I would not take my kids anywhere else for martial arts. AKKS offers a fun, family-friendly learning experience and the owner/instructor, Dave Coppock, is extremely patient and knowledgeable. It is great to know you are learning from someone who holds multiple world championship titles and also teaches real-world, common sense techniques to help you learn good self defense. Whether you are looking at martial arts as a sport, for tournaments, or for self defense Mr. Coppock has you covered. He also teaches kick-boxing so I am able to get my workout in at the same place my kids are practicing karate.
CFMAF is an outstanding school. For anyone new to martial arts, personal fitness, getting back into fitness or for families looking for somewhere that they can come together to grow and learn with each other-- this is the place. From the great owners, instructors , fellow families and members that make up the center there really is an overall sense of a "family environment" that is witnessed. As the school says, "You don't get what you wish for , you get what you work for." With that said , the school has earned every ounce of respect and praise that it has received.
At Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness, the Staff is dedicated to providing the most age-appropriate, comprehensive, and practical martial arts instruction. They also have on-site personal trainers, who provide group sessions and one-on-one sessions. With the goal in mind to teach all students personal self-defense with real-life techniques, the CFMAF Staff is able and willing to teach everyone, no matter what their skill level or experience may be.
When I first came to CFMAF, I wasn't the most liked person. I had no confidence in myself as a person. After 4 years and great relationships with not only what is now my extended family there, but also others, I can proudly say I'm a better person because of them. They invest themselves into you and will proudly claim you as an important part of both only their students, but also a family member and will treat you as such.
Dave Coppock is a very skilled and patient instructor. He encourages a fun learning environment, and gets great results! He took me from white belt to black belt. AKKS teaches the Ed Parker system of Kenpo Karate, which is an incredibly effective system for self defense, tournament, increased focus, improved discipline, better health, and having a really good time.
CFMAF is simply the best! The trainers keep you motivated and they are personally invested in your success! They are great cheerleaders as the gym is small enough that you are always working out with close friends! I do personal training, fitness classes, and Hapkido classes at CFMAF. All of them are amazing! I feel encouraged, believed in, challenged, and loved!
Both my boys love CFMAF. Master C and Heather makes classes fun but also teach respect, personal responsibility, safety and proper technique. You don't feel like one of the many - they always have time to answer questions and personally work with you. The atmosphere is family friendly and great for an entire family to participate.