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Donyall Smith reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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Shout out to AKKA Olathe martial arts!!! 6 weeks ago I started fitness kickboxing, today I put on a pair of jeans 2 sizes smaller then I was previously wearing!!! Y'all should come join me at Olathe martial arts!!!

Denise Orrison Skinner reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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The owners care about each person as an individual. Confidence, growth, and perseverance are the cornerstones of their practice. My family has rarely had such a genuine experience.

Houston Dearing reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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I absolutely love AKKA it has great instructors that care for you and want tor be apart of. For me personally it is a great stress relief and I couldn't of gone to a better Dojo I love it and I intend to stay here. It's a great place for kid and adults!

Robert Hannah reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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I signed my 3 boys up in 2000 because I wanted them to learn self discipline and have more confidence. I joined a month later to share the experience. All 3 of my sons achieved the rank of Black Belt. One started at age 6 and earned 6 Black Belts. One earned the rank of 4th degree Black Belt. They all grew to be better men because of AKKA. They also went through the Boy Scout program. That is the 1- 2 punch of character building. I am still a student, teacher and proud member of this fine organization.

Geri Seavey reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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My 11 year old son was being picked on at school. I was looking for a place where he could gain self confidence but yet also balance that learning with self control. I was fortunate to find that with at AKKA Olathe Martial Arts. A year after my son started, my 6 year old daughter started and I didn't want to be left out. During our black belt tests my daughter lagged and struggled during a run. One of our fellow students (another student's father) picked her up on his back and carried her make to the finish as we were all determined to finish together. There's amazing comradery in the classes at AKKA. My children have grown into confident and successful young adults. The discipline and confidence they gained training was a big contributor. My thanks to all our instructors.

Greg Cole reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
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The folks at AKKA Karate USA Olathe are top notch. I was greeted with a smile and felt at home right away. My long association with Mr Williams has always been one of encouragement and respect. He will go out of his way to be the kind of man that you can count on in any circumstance. I strongly believe that training at AKKA Karate USA Olathe will be a very profitable experience. Go Today and sign up.

Jami Applegate reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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AKKA has been a great addition for our son. Offering learning and discipline at the same time is what we were looking for. The instructors have been phenomenal at handling the kids which are all in the same age group but may have different skill levels allowing the kids to not only focus on improvement for themselves, but helping other kids learn too! Mr. Bradberry, Ms. Green and Mr. Clay have all shown their skills and knowledge of the sport which makes us comfortable and inspired that our child will be progressing at a pace they can handle. We enjoy being a part of the AKKA Karate group!

Gary Winchel reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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I have been a part of AKKA OLATHE for at least 6 years and my daughter trained there for about 3 years as well. The Instructors are top notch and truly care about everyone they teach.

I have not been able to train as much lately due to changes with my work schedule, but have honestly loved every minute that I have spent there.
I think this is a great school for anyone of any age to consider. If you want to get in better shape, build confidence or just learn more about self defense and martial arts, you should check them out!

Amy Leverknight reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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My son & I have been a part of the AKKA Karate Olathe family for nearly 2 years. But I just started training at the beginning of the year. I have since experienced for myself the amazing in class instruction by some pretty awesome instructors, but training doesn't stop there. They have instructional videos available for you to utilize outside of class to help perfect your techniques, because of them I felt more confident when it came to testing for my next belt. With diverse class times, i'm sure you'll have no trouble finding a time that will fit your schedule!!

Abby Baird reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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We have been part of the AKKA family for about 1.5 years. My sons initially joined after attending a birthday party and I fell in love with the staff. I can't say enough great things about the staff, they are supportive, fun and passionate about their jobs. Since then, I have joined and was surprised by how much I love it. Being an introvert, I was terrified to try something that put me in the spotlight but Karate has given me the confidence to come out of my shell. AKKA is not just any dojo, it is truly a family.

Trevor Anton Bruce reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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I don't currently attend but, I've always wanted to come back to my karate family. My father and I started together back in 1999 when I was about 5 years old. I stayed with it till I was about 16 and I thought I had better things to do. I'm now 24, wishing I had never left in the first place. The instructors and the atmosphere that they provide for the students, was above all one of the BEST experiences of my life. It wasn't just a place to go learn karate at. It was a home away from home, another place where I always felt welcomed. If there was an option for more than 5 stars, I would most definitely be trying to put 100 stars.

Rich Clauser reviewed AKKA Olathe Martial Arts
5
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I've been a student of this school on and off for over 18 years now. The staff is knowledgeable and are great with kids. My son tested for his junior first degree black belt when I tested for my second degree black belt and those are memories that I'll always treasure. If you're looking for a true, well rounded, family oriented, martial arts school who doesn't put an emphasis on pushing through people to their next rank, regardless of whether or not they actually know the material, then this is the place for you.

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Why Senior Citizens Can Benefit From Martial Arts

Why Senior Citizens Can Benefit From Martial Arts
As people grow older, they begin to find ways to be more productive and make use of
their time. For senior citizens, in particular, they find that there is even more time
they need to utilize and want to do so effectively. Many will go out and find other
jobs while others will pursue hobbies and activities that they never could before
retirement. Martial arts is one activity that many seniors should take advantage of in
their pursuit of finding a participatory activity. There are many benefits associated
with taking martial arts classes.
Sustain Mental Health
Growing older can be a wonderful thing as people become more experienced and wise
in their lifetimes. However, the brain does not function as quickly or healthy as it did
during childhood. With that said, seniors tend to experience more issues such as
memory loss or slower reactions. Martial arts can significantly help alleviate these
symptoms. It does so through the discipline and constant practice of reflexive routines
that help seniors keep their mental alertness. The brain is a muscle that needs to be
exercised just as much as other muscles within the body. Martial arts for seniors is
especially important in maintaining their own mental health and awareness.
Make Friends and Build Community
As seniors grow into their retirements, their friend circles tend to decrease over time.
They are no longer going to work each day and seeing their co-workers on a regular
basis. Enlisting in and taking martial arts classes gives them a chance to make new
friends and build a community. People in martial arts classes share a common interest
in the sport. They may all have joined for different reasons, but the outcome is the
same. There are a multitude of exercises that involve partner and group activities.
This builds teamwork and each person feels connected to the entire group. They all
build a sense of camaraderie and hold each other accountable. Again, this is a great
reason for seniors to join martial arts classes because they need to be able to
socialize and feel welcomed in things that foster that type of behavior.
Physical Fitness
Exercise is vitally important to everyone, but specifically to senior citizens. Bodily
functions and strength are just not the same when it comes to a senior’s body versus
people in their 30s. In order to keep up a healthy body, a senior should be sure to
build muscle and bone strength. Osteoporosis is one of the most common conditions
that any senior will begin to experience. This comes from a weak skeletal structure.
To protect their bones, they need to build up their muscle strength. Martial arts
tremendously helps with building that muscle strength as well as a person’s overall
endurance. Heart disease is another common ailment for people over the age of 40.
Practicing martial arts will significantly reduce a senior’s risk for heart diseases
because of the physical routines associated with its art.
Martial arts for seniors should be something that many people consider to be an allaround
activity. Not only does it provide a chance for them to be active, but it can
give them multiple mental benefits as well. Giving seniors the chance to do something
once considered unconventional is an amazing opportunity to give them back their
sense of self and confidence.