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Wanda Dutcher Sowizdrzal reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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I've have known Chris Murphy for several years and he is a wonderful man. His teaching style not only teaches the art of Karate, but he teaches the children pride, respect of self and others and hard work.

Kate Austin-Avon reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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Chris really knows his stuff, and is such a nice guy too. He's a great teacher! We are lucky to have him in our community.

Danielle Volks reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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We love karate, Sensei and Miss Stacey. What a wonderful program to be a part of. My son looks forward to karate each week.

Koda Orion Taylor reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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I'm in the Tuesday/Thursday adult class and I love it can't wait to continue learning I always look forward to the next class

Jim Peterson reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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Had the pleasure of giving a seminar there this weekend....Sensei Murphy should be very proud. He runs a top notch school with a bunch of talented students. I am very proud to have him represent us as his governing organization.
Shihan Jim Peterson
8th Degree Black Belt
Vice President of the Goshin Ryu Karate Assn.

Stephen Leather reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
5
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I had my first lesson in Goshin Ryu Karate on 1/12/2015. Even though I have a martial arts background myself in both Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do, I found Sensei Murphy's class to be fantastic. It was amazing to work on my sparring skills with such a knowledgeable instructor as him. I am very much looking forward to continuing my training with him.

Pam Fisher reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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My son was looking for a new athletic activity this past Spring and decided to try karate. I couldn't be happier with Glens Falls Karate Academy, and the positive influence Sensei Murphy has had on my son. It's a great program for athletes of all abilities. Great place!

Nikki Hoague reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
5
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My daughter has been a student here for years and I would highly recommend this school to anyome looking to learn new martial arts and not be like every other martial arts school in the area! Chris is a great teacher and leader to these kids. They offer adult classes too, Come try a class and make your own opinion.

Heather Richards reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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My daughter started a few months ago and has enjoyed the challenges, friendships, structure, community and education that sensei Chris Murphy provides. There is never a moment she isn't excited to go to class! As a parent I have noticed the difference in my child's focus, attitude and confidence not only about herself but in what she is doing as well!! Thank you sensei!!!

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April Mat Chat | TEAMWORK

DEFINITION: cooperative or coordinated efforts on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interest of a common cause.

SYNONYMS: alliance, harmony and synergy

 


“Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean”

– Ryunosuke Satoro


Dear Parents,

Our goal is to help our students balance both physical and mental development. We want our students to be well-rounded individuals. To do so, each month we focus on a new character word that will help our youthful students become better citizens. Having strong character is an important part of leading a fulfilling life. We believe that having character is just as important as academic and athletic achievements.

This month, we will focus on TEAMWORK. There are so many areas in life where teamwork is important. We as Martial Artists are in a unique position to instill activities that properly engage children with other children their own age. By participating in age-appropriate activities that teach teamwork, you will notice your child become a better citizen in social circles, and a better family participant at home.

You can help by fostering teamwork at home. To help support teamwork objectives, try the following strategies:

  • Make a list of the chores that must be done around the house and have your child pick the chores that are appropriate for his or her age.
  • Play family games and model good sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Have your child participate in helping with more difficult chores such as cooking, yard work, organizing, washing the car, etc.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to watching our youthful students build the skill of TEAMWORK.

Sincerely,
Glens Falls Karate Academy