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I can’t say enough good things about EMA. Enrolling my daughter here is by far the best decision we have ever made for her! She started out very shy and quiet, and thanks to the wonderful instructors here, she has gained so much confidence and now speaks loud and proud. They truly care about each student here. My daughter used to spend a lot of time on the computer and now comes home and practices the moves she learned in class for fun. She looks forward to karate each week and enjoys the fun events they host at the dojo as well. I can’t recommend this place enough!!
Jane Lai recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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Seen some outstanding changes between all the students and myself throughout the years training at EMA. It really teaches you the visions of discipline, focus, perseverance, confidence, and more in a fun and active environment. The instructors are very knowledgeable, teaching you all the tools you need to set you up for success, not just in the dojo, but outside of the dojo.
Krissy Plaza recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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The instructors at Elite in Morganville are incredible. The facility is clean, the environment is nurturing and friendly, and I've never never seen a single employee or instructor without a smile on their face. My Little Dragon LOVES it there and has learned a great deal (about respect and trust just as much as blocks and stances) in two short months.
Today, she had her fifth birthday party there and Sensei Ryan and Deshi Franco and Deshi Raphael were fantastic with the kids. They kept twenty, five year olds completely entertained and well-behaved. They came in on a Sunday for us because we couldn't find a Saturday in December to do it. I couldn't be more satisfied with her birthday party. They truly went above and beyond.
I really can't say enough good things about the people and this place!!
Tina Kang recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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The instructors at Elite are excellent at using positive reinforcement to motivate and teach the students about focus and discipline. I love that they also encourage peer leadership and role modeling, as the older, more experienced students step in to say positive words to the younger/beginner students, and they really lead by example. Everyone at Elite is personable and professional, and it was the best decision I made for my kids. They just graduated from white belt to yellow belt, and they came home feeling proud and confident. Thanks to the instructors, who give the kids at Elite their 100% every day. As a teacher, I know it can be hard, but they are ALWAYS uplifting, pleasant and show kids that they too need to come with positive attitudes. Plus they allow the kids to have fun! A great balance :)
Debra Venedam-Dajka recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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My son Patrick has been attending karate classes at Elite for the last two years. He is now five and has been accepted to their BBT program. All the teachers are awesome, they balance their expectations on age and make the classes fun but also teach discipline.
I just started my classes in Krav and I love it as well! I was worried to join as I am completely out of shape, never took any type of martial arts classes (my background is dance) and the fitness levels vary by student. However, I was welcomed with open arms by Sensei Hany and classmates. I already see my stamina building and look forward to the next class. I highly recommend these classes to get in shape!
Darlene Taglianetti Marino recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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Love EMA! They truly care for their students' all around well being. They teach self discipline, foster confidence, encourage students to put forth their greatest effort in all they do. They command and show respect for all. They are willing to invest their time and lend their expertise to any situation a student may be having difficulty navigating. This is not just a martial arts school, it's a stellar way of life school.
Thuraya Fayad-Zammit recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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Our son Jonathan , aka JZ, was invited to attend our niece's birthday party at Elite Martial Arts in December of 2010. He had so much fun and decided to come back to try out a class which he absolutely loved. He started in the BBT classes at age 10 with Sensei Hany, Sensei MJ. (Who presently is at the Colts Neck School) Sensei Ryan, Deshi Amanda & Deshi Kailyn. These amazing and energetic group of instructors encourage and support the children to always do their best, not only on the Mat but in school as well. They honestly care about each and every single child who attends EMA. EMA was the best thing that could've happened to our son JZ. It helped him to become more focused, set himself goals, and greatly helped with his confidence and discipline , all while enjoying a great sport and making new friends. Shihan Chris, his wife Peggy, and they're beautiful daughter Emily are the nicest and kindest people one can ever meet. They treat everyone like family . We love our EMA family which consists of all the parents, children who attend and the staff to whom we are very thankful for. Our son JZ is now 16years old and has earned his first degree black belt through arduous training at EMA . JZ is currently enrolled in their Krav Maga classes. JZ has come a very long way in the past 61/2 years. He has grown to be a very confident, respectful, disciplined , physically fit and strong young man. We highly recommend EMA !!
Lindsay Carlsen recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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I can hardly find the words to describe the impact EMA had on my sons life. It's not just martial arts training, it's a way of life. My son first tried out the basic karate class when he was 5, after failed attempts at other schools. He was diagnosed with Aspergers, ADHD and Anxiety, and I was feeling hopeless that we'd find somewhere that could actually help him reach his fullest potential. But EMA did just that. Deshi Kailyn worked one on one with him until he felt comfortable enough to get on the mat. In a few short months, he went from scared and shy to confident and hardworking. He was even invited to join the BBT class, where he thrived. Throughout the course of his training there our family made the difficult decision to relocate to Florida. One of the hardest parts of leaving NJ was saying goodbye to our EMA family. At Jake's last night there, they gave him a sweet send off that he will never forget. I can honestly say trying to find a comparable martial arts school has been impossible. They are truly one of a kind and if they ever open a school in Orlando we will be the first in line to sign up.
Jaqui Fromer recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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most amazing transformation of my son in only 3 months, even his teachers said they see a huge change in him in his strength, self confidence, and self control. I highly recommend it, they are place where you have to earn your success and not just have it handed to you. The teachers are amazing with the kids too.
Christine Febo recommends Elite Martial Arts Academy
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I wish I could find the words to accurately describe the positive impact EMA has had on my son. They instill that hard work, respect towards others and dedication is a way of life. I am consistently in awe of how they take each class and equate it to "real life" and teach a lesson. The children that attend are taught self confidence, mutual respect towards others, that hard work pays off and to be proud in who they are. I brought my son here for exercise and to gain self confidence and he has gained so much more. I recently signed my daughter up as well when I initially had no intention because I only see the positive influence it will have on her. The are very professional and I only wish I had found them sooner.
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The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School
September 19, 2020
Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a good idea to have a child participate in martial arts classes. Doing so will give them the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with taking martial arts classes are essential for them to be able to have a positive experience in school.
Helps them earn better grades in school
Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material. But, it is also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts, students are to learn the fundamentals of stretch and physical routines. They also learn to become disciplined with practice and keeping up with their cleanliness of uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.
Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies
Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many children will either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of martial arts can give children the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number one way for a child to be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to be physical. They will possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance and pride.
Gives them the ability to make friends
Having friends and keeping them can be the big difference between a positive and negative school experience for children. They will latch onto people who share common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear. However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in the martial arts classes themselves, children are able to easily socialize and collaborate with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first to initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves to do so.
Being a part of something special such as martial arts can be greatly impactful for children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings. Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their overall experiences.