Kick Start Martial Arts

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749 Moreland Avenue Southeast, Unit C102Atlanta, GA 30316

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  purplefish20

    Reviews: 1

    Thank You Kick Start!
    purplefish20 (1 review)
    1/23/2017

    I'm the guardian of my 6-year-old nephew who exceeds expectations academically. However, he remains at the 'slow down" level on the conduct scale. I enrolled him in kick start to help augment his academics with a fitness activity that stresses discipline and respect among other things. From day-one Mr. Beatty knew his name among a sea of students, and somehow managed to coach him against his newbie skills whilst not slowing down the momentum of the class of existing students. In the 6 weeks we've been enrolled, there's been a marked difference in my nephew. He still has to slow down some, but far less frequent. I'm also told by his teacher that she allows him to help some of the struggling students, which he has developed a passion for. This month, he was named 'Student of the Month,' which factors academic achievement AND behavior! I'm so thankful for Kick Start. I cry sometimes watching my nephew with the kids, but mostly, I feel a sense of peace that he's in the right place!

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    Area Decatur, GA

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  megkiser

    Reviews: 1

    Brilliant Experience
    megkiser (1 review)
    10/26/2016

    My son started classes at Kick Start this past summer. He is showing a focus and engagement that he was previously lacking. I appreciate the way that Mr. Beatty is tough yet loving with the kids. He's firm and he teaches real skills. The sparring classes on Friday nights are the coolest!

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    Area Atlanta, GA

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  corey2302

    Reviews: 1

    Parent's Night Out (PNO)
    corey2302 (1 review)
    10/24/2016

    Parent's Night Out was a great opportunity for our child to be in a safe and fun environment with other kids in his age group. As parents we were able to enjoy an evening out and allow our seven year old to enjoy a bit of social independence on a Friday night outside of his usual home environment or a sitter's house. He really enjoyed the experience; we arrived before 11PM to pick him up but he was not ready to leave. Overall, parent's night out is a great idea for parents and a great opportunity for kids to develop social independence.

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  Ella8Murphy

    Reviews: 1

    Student
    Ella8Murphy (1 review)
    10/24/2016

    I am a student at Kick Start Martial Arts and have been for about three years now. During this time I've spent with my instructors and fellow students I've learned a lot about respect and being my best self. I've volunteered at the majority of Mr. Beaty's summer camps and each time the younger kids seem to have a great time while learning about respect and discipline. I'd recommend Kick Start Martial Arts to anyone looking for a chance to train in martial arts and learn more about self-discipline.

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    Area Atlanta, GA

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  Supermep

    Reviews: 1

    Best in town
    Supermep (1 review)
    10/23/2016

    Excellent instruction by Master Martial Artists. Your child will learn valuable life-long skills such as focus, listening skills, leadership and confidence and critical thinking.

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  Album88Fan

    Reviews: 1

    All around good experience
    Album88Fan (1 review)
    10/23/2016

    Our son has been a student at Kick Start Martial Arts for 6 months and we've been very impressed with the school. The classes are informative and engaging, and even the games they play offer lessons to improve in martial arts and life. The parents night out events are equally impressive; at the end of the evening, our son doesn't want to leave. In all encounters, Beatty is polite but firm. He explains directions and expectations, doesn't waiver in his commitment to bettering the students, and gives them discipline they typically don't experience in school or other athletic endeavors. All & all, it's a very good operation and I highly recommend it.

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    Area Atlanta, GA

    Date October 2016

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  Rashard

    Reviews: 1

    Great Place for Adults
    Rashard (1 review)
    8/12/2016

    Master Renard Beaty's Karate studio is a great place for adults. I have been studying about 6 months and my body is doing things I never imagined it could do. Do what he says 15-20mins a day and your life will not be the same. The physical conditioning is fun and does make life more enjoyable, however the mental conditioning the art provides increases awareness. To an almost scary degree. I have become so much more aware of how the actions of others impact me and how my actions impact them thus improving my relationships. Some schools of thought call it mindfulness. The focus I have developed has helped me to do better when interviewing for jobs. The awareness has helped me to foresee when an opportunity may or may not be a good choice. The training also focuses on breathing and flexibility. The instructors are very safety conscious. The stretches have me kicking higher and faster than I could imagine. I also chose Kick start because of the short class times for beginner students. Master Beaty requires all of his students to have a can-do attitude. When I saw his advance students he simply said "keep coming". There is not an air of elite-ism dividing beginners from those who have been in the program a while. You can also smell respect in the air among old and young. And that makes learning enjoyable and class something to look forward to.

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    Area Atlanta, GA

    Cost Less than $250

    Date August 2016

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  KatieFuru

    Reviews: 4

    Amazing
    KatieFuru (4 reviews)
    7/24/2016

    We are so very pleased with Kick Start. Our son first met Mr. Beaty during a demo at an after school program. He began to teach a small class there weekly and our son was hooked. We started Kick Start six months ago as a Little Ninja, and attended two incredible weeks of summer camp. Will is thrilled with his progress and for each power stripe and belt he earns. We are very happy with the classes, instructors and invaluable life lessons and values he is learning. We are happy to recommend Master Beaty and Kick Start!

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    Area Atlanta, GA

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  1smartcookie

    Reviews: 2

    Best of the Best
    1smartcookie (2 reviews)
    12/12/2015

    Professional, motivating, inspiring and focused, flexible classes for all ages. In addition to Tang Soo Do classes, they offer self defense classes too!

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    The Parents Night Out experience was fantastic! Well staffed, well organized, physical activities and games and a movie! Pizza and a drink for $5 extra. The only problem - it didn't last long enough :-)...only 5 childless hours :-(, but seriously, our daughter loved it. Safe and trusted environment!

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  kudzukudzu23

    Reviews: 1

    A Fun, Inspiring, Challenging Experience!
    kudzukudzu23 (1 review)
    12/09/2015

    Great School! Mr. Beaty is a talented instructor who Loves teaching and inspires and challenges kids to be their best. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her classes and is excited about her growth and achievements. I also attend, and enjoy learning the skills and getting a good work out. Mr Beaty has also created a friendly, inclusive community.

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  dnlockett

    Reviews: 4

    KSMA or Bust!
    dnlockett (4 reviews)
    12/07/2015

    My 8-year old daughter has been a student of Mr. Beaty's for about 6 months. As with ballet, gymnastics, chess, swimming, etc., I fully expected her to lose interest within a few weeks, But, to my surprise and delight, this has become one of her favorite activities! While Mr. Beaty is a stern, no-nonsense, strict instructor, parents of KSMA understand that he has his students' best interest at heart. My daughter's transformation from a shy little girl to a powerhouse in the making is unmistakable. I recommend new parents schedule an observation class to check out the students in action. You won't regret the time spent. Tang Soo Do!

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  sgbison04

    Reviews: 1

    Awesome Classes!
    sgbison04 (1 review)
    12/06/2015

    Our son has been at Kick Start for about a year and he has grown so much under Mr. Beaty's instruction. Tang Su Do does wonders for discipline and focus!

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  Louzog

    Reviews: 1

    Great Experience For Kids
    Louzog (1 review)
    12/05/2015

    My son started with Mr Beaty as a Little Ninja. He is now 14, and through Mr Beaty's tutelage, is now a 2nd degree Black Belt. Kick Start Martial Arts is a great place to learn and develop the many life skills taught in Tang Soo Do.

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  Alfreda807

    Reviews: 4

    Exceptional Tae Kwon Do Studio
    Alfreda807 (4 reviews)
    12/04/2015

    I researched and visited martial arts instructors and studios all across Atlanta to find the best program for my son. Master Beaty is amazing with all of the children. My son is learning discipline, self respect, self defense, and respect for others. So relieved to find this studio and he will be enrolled for many years to come. This is a very professional martial arts studio. No hokey pokey romp-around. If you are considering martial arts for your child, give Master Beaty a call and set up a trial class. Your child will most certainly enjoy and you can observe proudly as your child amazes you with skill and talent only Master Beaty could uncover.

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  • Kick Start Martial Arts - Atlanta, GA -  dencityuser

    Reviews: 1

    Best activity for my children by far
    dencityuser (1 review)
    12/04/2015

    Both my boys have been going to Kick Start Martial Arts for 3-1/2 years now. They are two very different personalities with varying degrees of physical abilities. What has amazed me is how well both of them have flourished under the toutelage of Renard Beaty at Kick Starts Martial Arts. He has shaped both of my once little boys into confident, balanced and hard working young men. I highly recommend Kick Starts Martial Arts to all parents out there that are looking for a positive place for their children to grow and learn about themselves.

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Business details

Service Area

  • Downtown
  • East Atlanta
  • Midtown

Martial Arts Types

  • General Martial Arts
  • Karate
  • Self-Defense
  • Taekwondo

Facilities

  • Punching Bags
  • Training Rooms

Classes

  • Adult Classes
  • Advanced Classes
  • Beginning Classes
  • Children's Classes
  • Co-Ed Classes
  • Day Classes
  • Evening Classes
  • Group Classes
  • Intermediate Classes
  • Non-Competitive Classes
  • Private Classes
  • Self-Paced Classes
  • Teen Classes
  • Weekend Classes
  • Women's Classes

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 5:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • TUE
  • 4:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • WED
  • 4:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • THU
  • 4:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • FRI
  • 5:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • SAT
  • 9:00am
  • 12:30pm
  • SUN

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Cash Only
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established

2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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