Having obtained my black belt from US Kenpo Kai in 1997, I can first handedly say that the training and philosophy at this association will enhance your lives physically, mentally and spiritually. In today's unforgiving world, one must have the proper confidence and discipline to achieve the levels of success that allow us to live rewarding and healthy lives. Sifu Urban and the US Kenpo Kai team instilled these, and other positive traits in my life that have allowed me to procure nothing less than greatness as a member of society and within my own family. American Kenpo is well known as one of the most formidable self defense systems in the world. The reality of our world is that there are many who turn to pain and violence to benefit themselves. Although avoidance is the first rule of self defense, I've encountered situations where it was impossible to do so, and my Kenpo training is what has allowed me to keep myself and my family safe on more than one occasion. Today, I am a better person b/c of my friends and family at US Kenpo Kai. I have multiple successful businesses and a love of life. Having exposed myself to a plethora of martial arts from all over the globe, I can honestly say there is nothing out there like American Kenpo. The method of training and its results just after your first few classes are amazing. Whether it's for self defense, health, working out, self-discipline, or any other reason to better yourself, you will find it at US Kenpo Kai. It's one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life that will continue with me forever.
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.
This is not just a martial arts school it's an academy ran by a husband and wife where they show balance and create a comfortable atmosphere. They know how to develop a child's character, give them confidence, show them discipline. They also help your child develop into academic achievers and teach them to set goals and achieve those goals. They teach them respect for other as well as themselves, they teach them how to create a stable work out routine so they can become healthy adults. That's just a few of the things they do. They have patience to work with any child and make them better. My son loves his Sensei and Sempai and so do I. Whoever is interested in having their kids or young adults learn REALLY life skills bring them here. They are the HARVARD of Martial Arts nothing compares to their knowledge, training and experience. I have been to many schools but my son only felt comfortable here. This is the place to be!
Training at US Kenpo Kai introduced me to the better me. I trained at this school for almost 7 years and can proudly say that I would not be where I am and Who I am today, if it weren't for this school and the excellent instructors there. Professional, ambitious, inspiring attitudes, and doses of encouragement boost every student and parent that walks through the doors. US Kenpo Kai guides its students to develop a positive attitude, a strong will, respect, determination, the ability to overcome adversity, and strengthens the esteem of every participant. This style taught me not only how to defend myself, and to become more aware, faster reflexes, faster thinking on my feet, but also taught me a way of life - a balance between destruction and healing...one of the healthiest mindsets I've ever encountered in a martial arts studio. Definitely the BEST dojo in Miami! _MG
I’ve been training in FFA for about a year and 7 months now. Right now I’m in their amateur fight team. The coaches here have been a great inspiration to me. They are great fighters and great training partners. The gym has been really good to me and helped me to understand and learn the mixed martial arts. I’ve been improving on my striking in mma. Here in this fight team, there are a lot of good training partners. The whole gym itself is really really well. The instructors and the coaches here really take their time to help me learn. The classes are amazing. They really show you how to really get the full fundamentals of competing in mixed martial arts. This is great gym, it’s big enough, it’s cage, everything and anything you would want in a mma gym is here. It’s amazing. It’s the best training you’ll ever have.
My kids are the happiest ever since they started here. They show self control and aren't stressed from school because they can release that stress at their Academy. This has been the best investment I have given my children. I see a huge improvement in school and personality. They aren't scared to speak their mind and don't allow others to push them around or control them. Shotokan Karate Center teaches LEADERSHIP! My children have grown so much in the last 1 year that they have been at this academy. I recommend them for your children, teens and adults. They are amazing with kids, teens, and adults. They show the spirit of teaching Martial Arts, you can tell they love what they do, teaching this beautiful art! You guys rocks I am so glad we are part of the academy.
A friend of my mind posted pictures of the changes her body was going through by doing kickboxing. I had always wanted to give it a try but didn't think I had the confidence to do so or where to go to get a memorable experience. I ran into the awesome deal ILKB has to offer through there website and have never regretted my decision to join the ILKB club . It could be a little price if you are on a student salary but worth every single penny. The staff at ILKB-Kendall is attentive to your progress and constantly motivating you to keep moving forward. I have been a member since Jan. 2016 and feel like I have gotten stronger, i still have a long way to go but a lot has to do about changing my own mind and not the external sources helping me get the body I want
I came from Honduras because I heard of the FFA through Youtube, especially with the tip of the week with Coach Marcos. I just want to say that this is a great academy. You'll feel welcome even though you're new. You'll learn so much, I just came here to train here for a week, but I think I learned about a month's training over here. Everybody's so helpful, if you want to up your skills, whether you're looking for Jiujitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, or you want to do the whole MMA, this is the academy you'll want to go to. The price is good, the coaches are awesome, there is no age, size, or whatever limit. If you just want to go train hard, this is your academy. I came all the way from Honduras and I'm just very very happy I just got to train over here.
My son started at SKC 7 months ago. He was very shy and had a difficult time wanting to participate in the class. Now, he is a changed child. He has more focus, more confidence and wants to succeed more than ever. His attitude is always positive in class and the good behavior in class has leaked into home and school life. Sensai and Sempai are very patient and work very well with young and older children. They both want to see their students exceeded not just in karate but in school and at home as well. This is truely their calling and we are so blessed to have found them. The class feels like a family and my son can't wait to go each time. I highly recommend their dojo to everyone A truely satisfied mom in Miami .
Sensei Saito its a top notch instructor with many years of experience, his teachings are prime and work well in any situation. However, most Karate schools want money and so they will keep up to be friendly with all the students, the instructor will be friendly but he wont sugar coat you if you do something wrong, he will try to fix your mistake but if you have no interest and are being plain lazy, then why would you go to a martial arts school. Many parents don't like how they talk to their children, even if they try to fix their mistakes. Karate is part of Budo, in other words "military arts" very few schools can be called Budo arts and this is one of them.