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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
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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
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
5
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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
5
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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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What are you paying for when it comes to your children’s involvement in martial arts?

  1. You pay for those moments when your kids become so tired they want to quit, but don’t.
  2. You pay for those days when your kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go to class, but they go anyway.
  3. You pay for your kids to learn self-discipline, focus and dedication.
  4. You pay for your kids to learn to take care of their body, and learn how to correctly fuel their body for success.
  5. You pay for your kids to learn to work with others and to be good teammates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
  6. You pay for your kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that placing or title they hoped for, but they still go back week after week, giving it their best shot.
  7. You pay for your kids to learn to set and achieve goals.
  8. You pay for your kids to respect, not only themselves, but to respect authority, teachers, classmates and coaches.
  9. You pay for your kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success doesn’t happen overnight.
  10. You pay for your kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work toward long term goals.
  11. You pay for the opportunity your kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as you are
  12. You pay for your kids so they can be in the dojo instead of in front of a screen …
  13.  You pay for those rides home where you make precious memories talking about practice, both good and bad.
  14. You pay so your kids can learn the importance of time management and balancing what is important, like school and keeping grades up.
  15. You pay for your kids to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others.

… sounds like a great investment to me!