Karen and Patrick Dacey
LVMA has made a huge difference in my life. It has made me stronger, more self-confident and better toned. I have made many new friends and love being a part of the LVMA family. My husband and sons are also kung fu students. The boys (ages 6 and 9) are much more focused, confident and respectful since they began classes a year ago. It is wonderful to have an activity in which we can all participate at the same level and work together as a family to achieve our individual goals. I cannot praise the staff enough for their unlimited patience, commitment and enthusiasm.
We have seen Andy's self-confidence grow during his first year in the LVMA Kung Fu program. He is highly motivated to attend the classes and is making steady progress towards his goal to achieve the black sash level. We have nothing but good things to say about instructors, who take opportunities to instill character-building lessons. Other than his physical development, we have noticed he seems more aware of his responsibilities at home, including taking initiative to help with chores.
While learning Kung Fu, Paul has also learned confidence, focus, and dedication. By attending his classes and practicing his skills at home, he has shown that he is committed to success. With each new skill and each level he has achieved, he has grown, becoming more mature and learning that through hard work you can achieve what you want.
Austin has really enjoyed his time at LVMA. He has learned so much about Kung Fu and more importantly so much about himself. His training has given him self confidence and the ability to focus better. The instructors and staff at LVMA have been great. Their care and patience have been essential to the students' learning.
My daughter Alyssa started kung fu when she was in 3rd grade. She is now in 7th and has become a silver sash. Kung fu has given her confidence, and taught her to respect herself and others. She enjoys going to class and is eager to earn her black sash.
Our son started taking Kung Fu class to improve his physical conditioning, mental focus, confidence, and to build character. After watching him rapidly improve in these areas, I was interested for the same reasons. It does not take long to realize that classes at LVMA are about so much more than the initial perception. The knowledgeable instructors keep classes fun and challenging at the same time. I attribute the classes at LVMA to many positive improvements in both my personal and professional interactions.
Besides the benefits from the physical activity, I think most of all it has helped with the managing of my stress level. Its given me a more calmer disposition. I think my kids notice the calmness the most.
Ever since I started martial arts at LVMA, I feel I have improved on all parts of my life. I feel like my reflexes are quicker, I am more self-disciplined, attentive, and at least twice as confident than ever before. Kung fu has improved all areas of my life and I would recommend it to everyone.
Martial arts has changed my life. It has helped me to start making goals, become more mentally aware, and helped me become more confident in meeting new people. Martial arts not only helps me but also my friends, as I feel I can protect them in dangerous situations, by thinking, and acting rather than reacting. My time at LVMA has been the best experience in my life and the longest activity I have every stuck to (besides soccer). Martial arts has also changed how I see my future and I plan to incorporate it into my whole life. I've been learning martial arts since Jan 2012 and this time has been the most fun I have ever had in my life and hopefully will continue for many, many years into the future. I highly recommend LVMA to absolutely anyone, young, old, big or small, strong or weak. Martial arts is for everyone.
We have been coming to LVMA for the past two years. Since both my boys and husband take classes here, LVMA has become an essential part of our family life. All the Shifus are excellent in their martial arts skill and knowledge, but more importantly, they are great with kids. They know how to have fun while engaging the kids. Kids are taught the importance of honesty, integrity, responsibility, perseverance, compassion and courage. I know we will be coming here for many years to come. Martial arts will be a part of my boy's identity for the rest of their lives. There is no better place to learn martial arts than LVMA.
At Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, I'm not only learning the proper techniques of the physical skills - forms, punches, self -defense, but more importantly I learn the theories why moves are the way they are. It is very fascinating. It is like knowing the inside story of the martial art. I thoroughly enjoy every class. My son Ethan is a brown belt training for black belt. He is learning how mental and physical disciplines need to become one in order to achieve true balance of martial arts.
I started martial arts about 3 years ago at LVMA. I wanted to do something with my son and bond (which we have done) but also as a way to stay in shape. I lost 10lbs in the first month alone! As I have gotten older, I have tried many ways to get/stay in shape. Nothing has held my attention as long, helped as much, or provided nearly as much self help and stress relief. If you are looking for a way to stay in shape and you need more than what running or a gym can provide, I recommend LVMA.