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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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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The Positive Effects of Karate for Kids in School

Grade school can be quite an experience for any kid. It’s a place where kids not only learns academically but one where kids have to learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that kids may have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a good idea to have a child participate in karate classes! Doing so will give them the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with taking karate classes are essential for them to have a positive experience in school.

Helps them earn better grades in school

Getting good grades is reflective of a kid’s comprehension of the material. But, it’s also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through karate training, students learn the fundamentals of stretching and physical routines. They also learn to become disciplined in practice and keeping up with the cleanliness of their uniforms. Kids learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.

Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies

Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many kids will either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of a dojo family can give kids the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number one way for kids to be able to stand up for themselves in any threatening situation. Through karate, they’ll learn that not all conflicts have to be physical. They’ll possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance and pride.

Gives them the ability to make friends

Having friends and keeping them can be the key difference between a positive and negative school experience for kids. They will latch onto people who share common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear. However, for kids who regularly attend karate classes, they have a different capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in their karate classes themselves, kids are able to easily socialize and collaborate with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they learn from karate in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first to initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves to do so.

Being a part of something special such as karate training can be greatly impactful for Kids. Especially when it comes to school, kids can gain invaluable skills and behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings. Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having karate training as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their overall experiences.