My son is not a natural athlete at all. We began karate with Mr. Beaty when he was pretty young to help him with his confidence and ability to control his body. He has come so far. Mr. Beaty uses a mixture of high expectations, encouragement, and a firm hand to help kids realize their potential. He also teaches kids how to speak politely and make eye contact with adults. We followed Kick Start from the Y to its new beautiful home, and we are grateful for all our son has learned from his experience.