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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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A great business which I highly recommend. The owners are knowledgeable, polite, and highly motivated.

Brenda Zee reviewed Horizon ATA
5
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Instructors are Great with kids!

Kristy Holt reviewed Horizon ATA
5
via Facebook

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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It’s a Lifestyle not just an Activity

We are all living in and playing in an infinite game.  There is no foreseeable end and no recent beginning.  There is no way to tell where the middle is or at what point in the “game” we are at.  This “infinite game” is called life.

From the beginning of time, this game has been running.  When it will end, that is anyone’s best guess.  Players join, partake, drop out and yet, the game goes on.  There is no real way to win and yet “staying in” the game could be thought of as “winning.”  Being able to play another day.  The constant pursuit of improvement, happiness, perfection… all of these constant motivators in this endless game.

To some extent, each person’s life is their own infinite game.  There may be a beginning as we know it, but when we actually begin to participate is variable.  The end is certainly uncertain and what we do with the time in between is of our own making.  Other players join, participate, stay and leave.  The game is constantly changing and evolving, and hopefully, so are we.  Stability isn’t the key here, resilience is.

As vague as this concept is, I will try to bring it back to something I know and most people can relate to.  For me, that is martial arts.  There is a reason it is known more of as a lifestyle than simply an activity or sport.  For those that truly enjoy it and understand it, martial arts is more than just about the belts, the competitions and testing; it is a lifestyle.  And because of this, it fits the ideals of an infinite game.

There are components that fit the typical finite game.  The progress from white belt to black belt is one.  The rules of ow to compete and how someone can be and is awarded the win.  Here, players win by defeating another player and have set rules they must follow (the confines of the finite game).  Getting lost in the training, however, and the constant search for mastership is different.

When you move from the need to “win” in the moment, where victory is the only drive, to seeking fulfillment; you move from playing with a finite mindset to an infinite mindset.  This is when the study of martial arts becomes a lifestyle.  You train not to just compete.  You stretch not just for flexibility.  Every action is set on a greater scale and is pointing towards continual improvement and the desire for perfection.  There is never an end point though as perfection isn’t truly attainable.  This does not discourage the player though as they continue to press on both bettering and building themselves as well as those around them.

This is why martial arts can have such a profound effect.  This is why people continue to train into their golden years.  This is why children see a place of safety and support and why their parent’s see tremendous growth, maturity and astonishing improvement and development.  It is never too late to start and never too early either.  The game has no beginning or end, players can just join.  So, start the game!  Join martial arts and see what an infinite mindset can do for you.

Bradley Clemens