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Minna H.

My 6 year old daughter went there today for her first time, I was extremely excited cause I wish she could learn self defense, she was anxious and shy. Mr. Brad was more than amazing. He walked her step by step, kept encouraging her and made her feel so comfortable she didn’t want to leave. The prices are affordable. I really recommend this to all people interested in martial arts!!!

Kyle Marie reviewed Horizon ATA
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I can’t say enough good things about Mr Clemens and Mr Coley at Horizon ATA. My daughter started her Martial Arts Journey at Horizon ATA about 2 months ago and she has grown tremendously in those few months. Not only are the instructors amazing athletes and Masters of their craft they are also amazing educators. Their enthusiasm is contagious and they meet each athlete at their individual level, challenging those that are ready and offering more support to those that need it. They work very well with athletes of all ages, and are very accommodating to the diverse learners at Horizon ATA. We could easily find Karate classes closer to where we live, but we feel Mr Clemens, Mr Coley and Horizon ATA are worth the drive.
My daughter wanted to add to this review. She said “I love how Mr Clemens and Mr Coley teach me how to do tricks and be an awesome karate girl, just in case I need to kick someone’s butt.”

Maureen Gorman reviewed Horizon ATA
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My 5 year old son loves going to karate! His behavior has improved at home as well . Mr. Clemens and Mr. Coley are very patient with the kids and are great role models .

Erika Pasos reviewed Horizon ATA
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Ever since we started they have been so patient with my son. He has learned so much and loves the classes.
Even during these difficult times, they have managed to do virtual and private lessons.

Kathleen Shepherd reviewed Horizon ATA
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The instructors are wonderful. It's one of the few programs where I can trust the instructors to be respectful and supportive of my son without any accommodations or feeling like I'm privately training everyone who interacts with him. He's gaining a sense of responsibility and focus and his self esteem is improving as he works through the program.

Kimmi Tabora reviewed Horizon ATA
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Highly recommend. My kids (ages 7, 11) started online at the beginning of March. They are true opposites, but both agree on this activity. The instructors keep it fun and bring a lot of heart and creativity to the Zoom classes. We have health risk at home, so it's been great to have them build their skills and be a part of things at Horizon ATA. They are probably even more fun in person, but we have had a great experience with the virtual classes.

Amanda Love reviewed Horizon ATA
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Mr Clemens and Mr Coley are wonderful instructors both on zoom and in person! They have been able to pivot and adapt to virtual karate in such a way that our 5 year old son has continued to progress through his levels and still enjoy his classes, both online and in person. They are both passionate instructors and do a great job interacting with the kids! Batman workouts are a family fave! So fun! It’s been a really great experience for us all!

Kristen Zocchi reviewed Horizon ATA
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Mr. Coley and Mr. Clemens are patient, kind, enthusiastic and accomplished teachers who make every class enjoyable for their students! The routine has been wonderful for our daughter.

Elizabeth Haney reviewed Horizon ATA
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My 3.5 and 6.5 year old daughters have been taking lessons since mid July and have really enjoyed their lessons. Both of the instructors are really good with young children. They help the kids stay focused while also having fun! I would definitely recommend especially for young children.

Aileen Nyna Santiago reviewed Horizon ATA
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Amazing instructors and by far the best place for kids to learn responsibly, respect and patience!

Cheryl Loomis reviewed Horizon ATA
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A great business which I highly recommend. The owners are knowledgeable, polite, and highly motivated.

Brenda Zee reviewed Horizon ATA
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Instructors are Great with kids!

Kristy Holt reviewed Horizon ATA
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Great instructors who have a wonderful way of addressing the kids and working through behavioral issues. They have a way of getting the kids to buy in to the program and they create a great atmosphere for them all.

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Creating a Strong Self-Image

Have you ever been that kid who is scared to try something new?  Maybe it is because you are afraid of failure?  Maybe it is a fear of how your friends, family will react?  Think back, what was your reason?  It isn’t a question of if this was you at some point, it is merely a question of why.

Many people point towards some external reason as to why this is, this lack of confidence.  Maybe they blame the “bully”, their parents or the situation itself.  It is a natural response for the child, heck… even adults do it!  But, is it the answer?  Possibly, but even if it is, we ca do NOTHING about it then.  So, why not focus on something we can change?

It all starts with self-esteem.  That kid, you, need to have self-esteem – a belief in yourself.  An unwavering self-image that is defined by you and not those around you.  Can this image change, evolve and develop; yes! but by you and through your own choice and action.

Let’s work to build this child’s self-esteem.  Their belief of who they are and how they see themself can be influenced highly by external factors, especially when it is still in its infancy.  So, why not surround the child with positive sources?  Help the child create a strong, positive self-image by exposing them to safe people and activities that match their passion.  Maybe it’s cooking, writing, martial arts; whatever it is, that’s where they need to be!  And, not just one.  Give them multiple sources, 2-3 solid places, where they can create their image and let it grow and thrive.  That image, created from multiple sources, creates a self-made, distinguished identity that is only to them and with it brings self-esteem and confidence.

By Bradley Clemens