Thank YOU Sensai My story starts at age three watching power rangers in front of the tv learning the movies and what not until i was inrolled in talamantez karate. then i relize i was some where that i felt proud, confident, and loyal. i felt that every time i talked about karate i felt part of the talamantez family. Training harder then any other student i could see. beside my instructors left to right i felt that this is one of my greatest accomplishments in my life. i trained till i was 7 then i had no choice but to leave under my life style and the constant moving. after that i felt empty, and like a lost soul... Until the age of 16 i was passing by the studio on bandera rd. and saw it was open. i stepped in side bowed and i saw sensai perez, flashbacks came to me as i saw him. we talked and decided that it was time to come back. as he spoke with Master T it gave me the thrill to see my master once again. so he invited me to stop by the studio on redland. so the next day i was off. we got lost but we mange to find it. as i walked in i saw a some what bald man and got scared but "never judge a book by its cover" he is one of the nices man there Sensai Wurth. he is excelent with children any age. then i saw Master. Master T still looked as he did i can tell it ment alot that i was coming in to see him. when he dicused how it will work i was inshock! i was just a boy the day before and then i was a boy with life and meaning and a purpose. which is to bring peace to many people. when i did my first class i was smiling constatly. and when i left i cried to myself saying"im home" it is a very emotial experience for me beacuse i was so lost in the world with out karate. As of right now i am 17 and i am the coach for XMA( EXTREME MARTIAL ARTS) and i enjoy doing it. i also train with two OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING INSTRUCTORS like Sensai Griggs. She is the most positive, proud women i have ever met, she is also a great person to talk to. Then there is Sensai Alex Talamantez when i was younger and until now he has been my greatest insperating in my life i think of him as my father how he train as a child thats how i want to be trained i will go the distance for this instructor no matter what. when he pushes me i know its for a purpose and i respect it . my goal is to spare with Sensai Alex win or lose i will be proud beacuse i know it is a honor to spare agenst him. please if anyone reads this please call Talamantez Family Karate they might just change your life for the best like it did for me.
6565 Babcock Rd Ste 25San Antonio, TX 78249
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12116 Radium StSan Antonio, TX 78216
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15201 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78232
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iLoveKickboxing is amazing!! The staff is great and super supportive and motivating. The workouts are a perfect way to get cardio in. I have gained endurance, strength and most importantly confidence. Can't recommend it enough!!! Thank you ILKB #memberforlife
I met with the manager, Joe. He informed me upon our meeting that he had already given me a refund and would like to discuss my experience and hear my concerns. Joe was concerned, thoughtful and seemed to truly care about making sure they are providing a safe, quality workout to all. He assured…
My adopted son is 4 years old. He was born addicted to heroin. Unfortunately, little ones born with a drug addiction often have problems such as ADHD, learning disabilities, and other behavioral problems. I could not get my son to listen or be responsive to direction. We walked by Victory Martia…
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9023 Huebner Rd Ste 103San Antonio, TX 78240
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We have been members of Victory Martial Arts - Leon Springs since April of 2012 and I can't say enough about how much we LOVE this Martial Arts school. Originally we called to sign my 2 1/2 year old son up because he was at the age to begin activities and Martial Arts had always been an option my husband and I had considered. At our first introduction, the instructors asked us what our goals were for the classes, areas of improvement, etc. and we said things like discipline, physical fitness, flexibility, self confidence, concentration (listening skills), etc. The instructors went through a short demo with both my son and my daughter (5 1/2 years old) who also expressed interest. Then we signed them both up. Let me tell you, my husband and I have been so impressed it's hard to express in words. Victory Martial Arts - Leon Springs (as well as all the other VMA School instructors we've been introduced to) has more than delivered! Our children have improved 1000 times in the areas we discussed + some. Not only have our children benefited from the program, but my husband and I have as well. Since we signed up as a family (2 members = family plan) all 4 of us are able to attend the classes. They have kids only classes, family classes where you can participate with your child, and adult only classes at all times during the day and evening to easily fit your schedule. You can attend as many classes a week as you want (recommend at least 2) for the one price. If you ask me this is a total bargain, especially if you take into consideration that no other activity we've had my daughter in (dance, gymnastics, music, etc.) allows for the entire family to attend every day of the week for that one monthly price. And, this is the ONLY activity my daughter has not fussed about not wanting to attend (as young kids typically do). The high level of positive reinforcement really works. The instructors (Mr. Turner, Ms. Collins, and Ms. Sammon at Leon Springs in particular) are professional, caring, engaged in each individual's improvement, and lead by example. We are forever grateful to have found Victory Martial Arts for our family!
My adopted son is 4 years old. He was born addicted to heroin. Unfortunately, little ones born with a drug addiction often have problems such as ADHD, learning disabilities, and other behavioral problems. I could not get my son to listen or be responsive to direction. We walked by Victory Martial Arts and my son wanted to watch the class. One of the instructors gave him a 30 day trial pass. I was very hesitant because of the issues he was having. I spoke with Mr. Turner and he didn't seem worried in the least about enrolling my son. I went ahead and signed him up. Within a matter of 3 weeks, I already began to notice very positive changes in my son. He listened better, and was starting to respond to direction. It has only been two months since he started and I am happy to report that the progress continues. He is more respectful and has stopped virtually all aggressive behavior. Mr. Turner is amazing! He has done more for my son in several weeks than behavioral therapists have done for him over the last year and a half. My husband and I are very grateful. Every parent of a VMA student with whom I have spoken, tells a story of the growth and development of their child since joining VMA. I would suggest to any parent who is considering VMA for their child, to enroll him immediately and watch with amazement how your child grows. This is simply the best decision I have ever made. It is an investment in my son's future and I know he will be successful!
I also put a review on Yelp. I enrolled my oldest son (8 yrs. old) into JJK Hapkido a few weeks ago. He immediately fell in love with it. Two days later, I enrolled my 5 yr. old and he fell in love with it. I then learned that this school had a huge discount for family memberships, plus it allowed us all to attend every weekday if we wanted to so I couldn't pass up the opportunity and I enrolled as well. When I was twelve, I was an excellent Tae-kwon-do martial artist and I thought that what I learned then was a ton of information. I was wrong. What I have learned in the first two weeks in Hapkido has been more effective techniques than I had learned in the years I was in Tae-kwon-do. And now, I am in love with this style. It includes ground defense, joint locks, pressure points, punches, kicks, grappling, and includes weapons defense (guns/knives). In other words, it is a very practical, realistic, and effective system that is far more than I expected. I recently discovered that this style of Martial Arts is taught to military special forces as the foundation for their combat skills and to law enforcement as a foundation for apprehending and subduing suspects. I highly recommend you check out this amazing school and instructor.
My family has been going to DCMA for a year now, I'm a pre-school teacher and could not be more pleased with the Academy. Before we attended DCMA we "shopped" around. ( and we went to quite a few places) We couldn't find what we were looking for, if the instructors were good they were WAY too hard on the kids, if we liked the atmosphere was good the Instructor had his students teaching the class and never came out of the office, and some just did not have a good feeling to them. But from the very first day we walked into DCMA it had a very "FAMILY" feeling. Everyone is so nice and willing to help, teach and LEARN. Which we feel are very important values we want our kids to learn. No matter what color belt at DCMA, everyone has something they can contribute to our FAMILY. I STRONGLY recommend that you stop by and take a look, cause no matter the age, skill level, gender, or learning abilities DCMA has strong instructors that can meet the needs you are looking for. Cause when you join DCMA your not just joining an academy your joining a FAMILY!
I've been at DCMA for over 3 years now and I'm extremely happy with the academy and how they interact and treat the kids. I have my 3 children enrolled and they have been for over 3 years as well. We have a lot of very satisfied parents and children that have been attending here for many years. DCMA is NOT run like a jail or a daycare. The children are encourage to do the best they can and when they are lower belts they are sometimes promoted even if they are not 100% sufficient at all of the techniques. We believe that expecting perfection from beginners and not giving them positive reinforcement is not the way to help them learn. Some people are never satisfied regardless of the quality of service. Comparing how one child progresses against other children is not a fair comparison. Some people are slower learners than others and we work with all skill levels. I believe the positive and happy atmosphere here is a fantastic environment for children and adults to learn valuable skill.
My son and I love this dojo! We have been members for about a year and we have gained so much from participating. My son has gotten stronger, more disciplined, and more mature. I have lost some weight, gained energy, found muscles I never knew I had, and have been having a blast! As a middle-aged teacher, it is wonderful to try something that is hard for me and to watch excellent teachers in another discipline in action. Dr. Lockhart and his staff are incredibly accomplished. More important to me is the fact that they know how to be inclusive to all ages and abilities and that the dojo is very family-oriented. This dojo is filled with upstanding, family-oriented, caring men and women on staff and in class. The dojo gives us motivation and a sense of belonging. I know my son is well cared for there and that the lessons we are learning there will stay with us for a lifetime.
I just wanted to say Thank you for this weekend. For me and most importantly for my daughter.. her words later that day, Mom I feel so empowered and you know Coach did that for us:) I think that was an amazing opportunity you and your Dad provided for my daughter and I. The word has spread and there are so many people that would love to do it, and I have had people say that if they do it next year they had younger siblings they would like to send... people have asked what they would charge to come and do that for a fundraiser.. etc. I just wanted to let you know the impact that it made and also the gratefulness for the opportunity. Your Dad and his entire staff were amazing, thank you. On another note.... I feel like I got hit by a car... we don't want to laugh, sneeze or cough:) Thanks again and I appreciate the wonderful role model that you give to my daughter on a daily basis-
I have been training for the past 3 years at the Kojukan Jujitsu School for Self Defense. There I have learned so many different techniques and real clever ways to defend myself and respond to many diverse types of attacks. Our Sensei's Master comes every few years to do workshops and everyday classes are different and interesting. I love the family atmosphere. We all know each other and trust each other to train together. We learn the Japanese terminology so that we can carry on the traditional art of defense from the Samurai. This martial art is like no other and you really have to try it for yourself. However, if you want to compete and fight, this is not for you, as Traditional Japanese Jujitsu is a self defense art NOT a sport like Judo or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I actually found a REAL karate school, not just a blackbelt factory! After having a bad experience with another school, I heard about SA Kids Karate and decided to check it out. I was impressed as soon as I walked in. All of the children were either sitting down quietly or practicing, and they looked good. I had never seen kids as young as 5 and 6 with such skill, and some of them were only white or yellow belts! The instructors were very friendly and courteous, not at all pushy. I really like the fact that you do not have to sign a contract, as all of the karate schools I had seen thus far required one... and the prices are very impressive as well. I really have nothing bad to say, I would recommend calling and trying a free class so you can see for yourself!!