“At first I didn’t understand how Martial arts could teach my kids respect, confidence, integrity and discipline. But the results are
undeniable!” From a satisfied parent of one of our Students- Integrity Martial Arts
When my child is at home they now show respect by correcting inappropriate behavior at first warning and doing expected chores without being reminded When I first started at Integrity Martial Arts I didn t think Michael could follow through with directions without constant reminder but now one reminder is sufficient if needed at all The thing IMA has helped him the most with is self esteem a.. Read More
And that my friends is being a black belt Decide Go Do it The universe will move to allow you to do so And when it becomes a zombie-like habitual masochism to get on the floor and belt out your workout at the same time every day I'll be cheering for you wearing my big black belt with two red stripes .. Read More
The world and all its denizens gently shifted to accommodate my completely unreasonable wildly selfish and bizarrely headstrong request that for 1-2 hours I train and stick to my commitments Appointments got rescheduled my husband took the kids we scraped the money together for a precious hour of babysitting to cover the gap Work understood the kids understood folks at school understood YA w.. Read More
And here's the weirdest thing the universe moved .. Read More
It was easy to say that THIS was when I was going to train and be ready atTHIS date for THIS exam with the goal of testing by THEN It was much harder getting into the habit the point at which it became rote easy unconscious and WAAAAAAAY harder to convince the universe to comply There were last-minute appointments and kids getting sick birthdays to plan and playdates to juggle previous commi.. Read More
I decided that this was the year it would happen It had to happen Technically this is the third time I've decided to have it happen but both previous attempts at Nidan were interrupted by impending parenthood And an interesting thing happened I put my proverbial foot down and then I became a second degree black belt Sound simple It both is and isn't .. Read More
Because I said so .. Read More
I am so sore I can barely move Of course this won't stop me from going into the dojo today for another 2-4 hour stint in preparation for my gateway exam on Wednesday it's either the first part of the exam or the last hurdle before I enter the final round Just so you know this is not about determinism or stubborn will winning the epic fight over couch potatoness but rather zombie-like habitu.. Read More
I got many things out of the Youth Leadership Team First of all it boosted my confidence so now I find it easier to speak in front of people It is also easier for me to make new friends Another thing the Youth Leadership Team has given me is how to be a leader because now if I m doing an assigned project with a group in school I volunteer to be the leader right away I used to wait for a lead.. Read More
I m committed to getting many things out of Black Belt Training This includes but is not limited to getting better skills both in and out of the dojo getting things done getting at least three 1 000 sheets done do several drills with training partners Rachel Alex etc and drill until I have many breakthroughs My five skills are Focus Determination Commitment Perseverance and More control powe.. Read More
An Overall Amazing Experience I have taken lessons at Integrity Martial Arts for over 8 years and I have loved it I have built strong friendsips and the leadership component has made it even better I have felt a huge improvement in my confidence and interactions with others It has also been enjoyable as an assistant instructor to be able to see the students mature and build confidence The ex.. Read More
For 2nd Degree Black Belt I am committed to expanding my current mental and physical boundaries through rigorous and disciplined training to become as proficient in our art as possible Five qualities I will develop to become a Nidan Black Belt are Self Motivation Mental Fortitude Physical Mastery Technical Excellence and Superior Conditioning .. Read More
When my child is home they now show respect by trying to use the appropriate words when upset One area Integrity Martial arts could help Justin improve in is self-control he has a really hard time with volume control at home and school He needs to be reminded constantly about indoor voices .. Read More
I wanted to let you know about a situation that happened with Gary He was at a friend s house today and his friend wanted him to play a video game with him The video game was rated PG13 so the mother was going to call me and ask permission Gary told her that he was not allowed to play PG13 games so he didn t want to play it He made the choice on his own to not play an inappropriate game with.. Read More
There is a whole list of things that came from the experience of the leadership program at Integrity Martial Arts I have gained confidence from standing in front of groups or classes and talking and leading I have also strengthened and created friendships with the other people on the team It has also been a way for me to escape the pressures that come from growing up I also have an immeasura.. Read More
My Mission is to help the homeless give food to the poor and try to make peace I will try to do all of this I will think positive and try my best so everyone can be happy I will start with one thing first I gave 6 cans of food to the poor so I will start with that .. Read More
Through my time being in Martial Arts I have gone through so many life changes I have become a leader had much more confidence and have reached my goals Integrity is like a family to me no that s a lie they ARE my family I could NEVER perform in front of 8 000 people at a UCONN Half-Time Show if it hadn t been for karate because my lack of confidence and I wouldn t have joined Demo Getting m.. Read More
When I started karate I was your average shy child who would stand off to one side of the room and just try to be part of the class I wouldn t talk to people unless they talked to me I never went out of my way to talk to anyone because I just wasn t comfortable with it but if you look at me now it s a completely different story I am teaching hundreds of students every week competing all over.. Read More
When my child is at home they now show respect by correcting inappropriate behav..
What I got out of S T O R M team is NOT being a drama queen When I first got her..
And that my friends is being a black belt Decide Go Do it The universe will move..
The world and all its denizens gently shifted to accommodate my completely unrea..
“I think Integrity Martial Arts is great.
It’s exactly what she needs!”