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AJ Van Wie reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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The adult Karate and kickboxing classes have been a great addition to my weekly routine. I am learning self-defense as well as meeting great people and gaining confidence while getting into great physical condition. Sensei Murphy is a knowledgeable instructor and explains things well while demonstrating techniques. I highly recommend Glens Falls Karate Academy.

Alicia Macier reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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The adult class is a really great and supportive group to learn with! Not only is Sensei Murphy awesome, but the other dojo members really go out of their way to make it a welcoming atmosphere. The self defense part of the training is my favorite! Having the ability to dissect the moves and practice them weekly makes me feel more confident in my everyday life.

Jocelyn Lawrence reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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Our son goes to Glens Falls Karate Academy. They are very welcoming and have a great program. The Sensei is amazing with children!

Krista Clements reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
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I love classes at Glens Falls Karate Academy! We're one big family who help each other succeed! Sensei Chris Murphy and Senpai Joe Traina are excellent teachers! They are thorough in their training and have a passion to share their love of karate with their students!

Tina Sackman reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
5
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Sensei Murphy is patient and encouraging. He is sincere and giving of his time.
Karate is such an incredible sport. It teaches you control, focus, & balance - physically and mentally. It stimulates your mind because you have to think about the strategies. What's interesting about this sport is that it is more about the skills and the techniques and applying them correctly, than your physical size.

Wanda Dutcher Sowizdrzal reviewed Glens Falls Karate Academy
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
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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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Pre-Evaluations – Why Are They Necessary?

As you know (and just in case you didn’t), Glens Falls Karate Academy is committed to bringing you the BEST in Age Specific Martial Arts!

Dwindling are the days of the “dungeon dojo” and authoritarian discipline that many who grew up in the martial arts have come to expect … have you watched Cobra Kai yet?

As times change it’s important to recognize that what once worked in the “good ‘ol days” isn’t what works today. As with any growing industry, leaders must adapt and learn from new science and new technology for one main reason (in my opinion) …

 

To learn, innovate, apply, and so that we may pass on the proven benefits to our customers, to our students, to YOU!

 

One way that Glens Falls Karate Academy is able to do this, is through the use of our Pre-Evaluations!

This 15 minute interview that each student receives before jumping into our group classes is one of our most powerful tools! But, how?

 

Easy. Everyone has heard that “knowledge is power”.
Our Age Specific Pre-Evaluations are meant to help us gather information about each individual student. Our staff wants to take the time to peel back the layers and learn what makes each prospective student special. We understand that not only is each student different, they differ widely physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

 

During each Pre-Evaluation our instructors are constantly evaluating the strengths and challenges of each prospective student. With this knowledge, we now understand how to highlight their strength, as well as, build up their weak points.

 

Another strength of our Pre-Evaluation process lies in being able to better determine which atmosphere at our Academy will best suit a prospective students stage of development which can range from a private lesson basis, normal group classes, or even accelerating them to the next age group. With this knowledge, we are able to make an educated decision as to a training regimen that will keep each student motivated, and more importantly, progressing in their development while having fun!

 

MOST IMPORTANTLY …

This service is always FREE at Glens Falls Karate Academy, and allows our instructors to create that “all important” bond with a student so that starting a new activity is no longer intimidating! They actually enter the class already having a friend to look up to!

 

Our job as instructors and mentors often extends beyond simply teaching martial arts. I routinely find post after post in leading martial arts forums about how instructors go above and beyond to find the best ways to teach, guide and foster the talent and morals of our students! It is an honor to be at the forefront of this movement in our industry and our Pre-Evaluations are our first step to helping each of our students become a better version of themselves!

 

To learn more about our personal development program that utilizes dynamic martial arts and cutting-edge brain training as the vehicle for maximum growth or to get started in any of our programs click the button below.