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Joe Stidman reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
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When we signed my daughter up, she was lacking focus and respect. She has gained so much in a short period of time and we have the instructors at dragon star to thank. We love having her there and she loves attending. I recommend them to everyone.

Isaac Vallee reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
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They make every class FUN for the kids while instilling such great and practical life lessons. Both of my kids have learned so much in just a few months.

Shari Bazinet reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
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We highly recommend K3 Martial Arts to any one looking to put their Son or Daughter in an enthusiastic, positive, high energy, constructive, fun, educational program that helps kids become amazing adults!!! The staff is amazing!!! Go K3! You Rock!!

Kon-El Kent reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
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About 5 months ago, I finally found a studio that was the right fit for me. It was love at first jab/cross punches. I was able to find Team Dragon Star through google. I checked out the website and saw the special (there are great summer specials happening now. I filled out the info online and paid with my card,I received a call to make an appointment for my class. I made it to class. Before my first Krav Maga class, I watched students walk into the room with no belts and students with yellow or orange belts. They belts looked pretty I wanted to have one made just specially for me. As I observed the students warming up and stretching, I noticed that everyone is a different ethnicity and most importantly the class was full of different ages. You’ve got a teenager taking the class with her 40 something year old father. Retired individuals. You’ve got a few young kids from their teens all the way to students that all in their late 50s and early 60s. Sounds scary but they had to have started somewhere just like everyone to matter what socioeconomic background you came from this Dojo does not discriminate anyone because of their size, gender, color and age. we are all treated the same from our instructors.

The class itself was amazing. Now I was a runner a few years ago. I ate healthy, worked out 5-6 times a week, trained for half marathons that I did every few months. That was when I was certified as a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. I had all the advantages I could think out of. That was 1.5 years ago. I felt a little confident. It was quite a challenge for me since it's been months since the last time I ran around the block. My breathing was hard, sweat was coming down my face into my eyes but these was pains of awesomeness.

We were pushed and I thought if these students can do it I can too. Johnny our head instructor introduced himself to me before class and reminded me that I know my own body and if I should stop (not quit) I could. During the class the students were encouraging and gave a lot of pep talk during moves we had to do. Great group of people. I did it was my first thought after the first session of Krav Maga. It amazingly challenging. Getting through the first class made me more hungry for the next class.

Lilly Licon Mollart reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

OUTSTANDING PROGRAM!! After one lesson we were convinced this was the right program for our children. K3 Martial Arts provides constant motivation and encouragement. We love how Sensei Johnny and the other instructors incorporate humour in their lesson which makes for a stress free environment. We are constantly amazed with the progress both our children are making. They love the program as much as we do!

Jr Umayam reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I have been doing Krav for several years now and done the system in southern California and about a year ago moved to the area and found K3 Krav Maga. From day 1, sensei and various instructors are very welcoming. I have my son that's in purple black belt currently and have noticed a tremendous progression on his skills and personality as a 10 year old boy. Also, I love the system and would like my son to grow into it and pursue until black belt and continue to grow with the program. It has given my son self confidence and a better view of various disciplines in life. K3 ensure that the kids have fun and they always have entertaining programs throughout the year.Also, I highly recommend K3 for both children and adults

Morgan Potts reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son started at K3 when he was 4.5 years old. Now he is 5 and a purple belt. This has show him respect, confident and disciplined. I recommend anyone to bring their son/daughter to K3 and watch them evolve into young kids/adults. This was the best decision I ever made.

Heather Flanagan Cross reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son started at K3 in Feb of '16 and in this short period we have witnessed his confidence, focus, discipline, and motivation improve dramatically. Everyone involved (both instructors and students) is encouraging and the program is challenging... We see tremendous growth each time he tests for a new stripe and pride in his accomplishments as he earns each new belt. We are so pleased with our decision to go with K3.

Jared Morales reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I am a helicopter parent for sure. I have spent a lot of time at K3 with an after school program as well as martial arts and witness their programs from start to finish.

Their martial arts programs are top notch and the sensei's are all very good with the kids. After school activities include an excellent mindful meditation class with a very talented leader and many supervised activities including karaoke and a bouncy house for the kids. I would definitely recommend to any parent or child to get involved!

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K3 Parent Skillz – Serotonin

SEROTONIN:

The Key To Reinforcing Positive Behaviors In Children and Teens

Have you ever had a “gut feeling” about something? Have you ever considered that children have these as well? Of course they do! The problem is, they don’t know how to express this to us. They know something doesn’t feel right, so they act out or exhibit a grumpy mood. The good news is, there is a way to boost their mood and reinforce positive behavior choices.

Serotonin, also known as the “feel good” neurotransmitter, plays a part in our well-being and is important in balancing mood. Ninety percent of the serotonin in our bodies is produced in the gut. This is because the gut and the brain were developed from the same embryo cell line and continue to communicate through the vagus nerve. This explains why the gut is often referred to as the “second brain” and where the phrase “gut feeling” comes from.

In recent studies serotonin levels have been found to also affect memory and learning. In addition to this, it helps build new neuro-pathways in the brain which supports the ability to learn new information more quickly. When there are higher levels of serotonin, moods are better and, therefore, cognitive functioning is improved. The problem is found when serotonin levels are too low. In children, this can manifest in behaviors such as poor impulse control and inattention.

Now that we understand the neuroscience surrounding serotonin, how can we, as parents, teachers, instructors, and anyone who works with children, use this information? We must create a learning environment that is inviting and form bonds with the children by setting an enthusiastic and positive mood.

The kids program does this by teaching with the brain in mind and utilizing game-based learning. Along with this, two of the teaching techniques that are used in class are specifically designed to increase the students’ serotonin levels.

1) Choices: The use of “choices” as a teaching skill in class helps the students build satisfaction because they have a say in what they are doing and, therefore, their excitement to do things increases. For example, when working a focus mitt combination in class, if the instructor tells the students to do their forms for 15 minutes, they probably aren’t going to be that excited. But, if the instructor tells the students they can choose from doing their combination with weights, slow motion, backwards, or progressively, then the student will be more excited about getting to make their decision regarding this. And, they will then be more satisfied with the overall experience.

2) Redirection: The use of “redirection” in class helps the students feel more accomplished and, therefore, happier. For example, if you have a student in class that doesn’t always sit the best during mat chats, the instructor can say “When I count to three, let’s see who can sit faster than Johnny.” This student will be prompted to sit correctly and then he will feel more accomplished by showing how quickly he can sit correctly.

By utilizing these techniques, the instructors are increasing the students’ serotonin, which helps them become more satisfied in their accomplishments and it reinforces their good behaviors.

 

~Sensei Brandon