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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Amazing instructors and by far the best place for kids to learn responsibly, respect and patience!

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

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Instructors are Great with kids!

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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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Motivation

Motivation – the reason behind someone’s thoughts or actions.  It can be seen as the “driving force” to act, respond or think.  Motivation can be positive as well as negative.  We all know very well negative motivation and the days where we just want to lie in bed all day.  What though of the days where we feel that drive, that energy and have motivation?  How do we create them and cause them to happen more frequently?  What I suggest, find a passion hobby.

If you’re passionate about your job, is it really work?  It is much easier if you don’t dread the “Mondays”.  This could be said for adults and children.  From work to school, sometimes, it isn’t what you are looking for.  I understand and have been in that same situation.  Fortunately, I had a place and an activity to look forward to.  Something that helped me through my day and brought excitement with it.  This was my martial arts school!

This extrinsic motivation brought the needed “pep” to get through my school day as a kid and later my work day as an adult.  It provided me with a place to just relax, have fun and be myself.  It was and is my “third” place and I felt secure and at home there.  I know for many of my friends and fellow martial artists, they feel the same.

It is a unique setting and culture at a martial arts studio.  At a good one, you feel the pressure to grow and continually strive to not only do your best but improve upon it.  Though at the same time, you do not fear failure due to ridicule or embarrassment keeping you from trying.  You find a safe place to learn, grow and truly enjoy yourself.

This is why the motivation lasts and is this strong!  It is both extrinsic as well as intrinsic.  You have an instructor, peers and entire community supporting you, encouraging you and pushing you forward.  You have clear goals to strive for and notable achievements that can be accomplished.  There will be obstacles but that is all part of the journey.  You will find yourself constantly striving to improve not just to advance in rank but to transform yourself into a better person, someone you’d be proud to look at in the mirror and see staring back at you.

I hope then that each and every one of you find a place that brings you this level of fulfillment.  Maybe it will be martial arts like it is for me.  If it is, I would love to meet you and train with you!  Maybe you will stumble your way into my studio.  If so, just know, you have an entire community that has your back and wants the absolute best for you.  So then, what’s holding you back?  Let’s get started!  It is time to get out there and CRUSH this thing called “Motivation!”

Bradley Clemens