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.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost Less than $250
Date August 2016
Posted: 8/12/2016 • Link to this review
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!
Area Atlanta, GA
Posted: 7/24/2016 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 12/09/2015 • Link to this review
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!
Posted: 12/07/2015 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 12/05/2015 • Link to this review
When I started to look for martial arts schools, I was looking for some place that actually represents the discipline and respect of the culture from which martial arts derived. My two boys, ages 9 and 11, wanted an authentic experience. I must say that Master Beaty has created the type of professional atmosphere we have been searching for. I love the fact that he has a standard of excellence that has helped my children to grow and mature. Classes start on time, and uniforms are expected to be clean, spot free, and correct. The environment is clean and stimulating. There is always discipline and serious work during class times where proper technique and execution is the goal. Master Beaty is a firm teacher who commands respect. There are a couple of tournaments per year and an excellent leadership program for upper belts. The best word to describe Kick Start Martial Arts is professional. Its well worth the sacrifice to get there.
My child recently attended summer camp at Kick Start Martial Arts. It was a great experience. In addition to martial arts instruction, my child was given self defense training, outside playtime, field trips, educational games and daily snacks. The camp really focused on the whole child. Mr. Beatty and the staff are very professional and keep the kids on their toes. I will definitely send my child here again next summer.
Cost Less than $250
Date July 2016
Posted: 12/04/2015 • Last edited: 7/25/2016 • Link to this review
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.
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.
The communication, instruction and service offerings at Kick Start have been wonderful!. Our 4-year old has been attending since Jan 2014 and he loves it. As a parent I appreciate all of the communication from Mr. Beatty and the family environment!
Posted: 5/21/2014 • Link to this review
I've been looking for a martial arts studio for my son for a while, but most were too far from our neighborhood. KSMA was nearby (big plus), beautifully equipped, with onsite parking, and plenty of class options. Now, its in an area with other businesses that I frequest which is another plus. What keeps my family at KSMA is Mr. Beaty's professionalism and his grounded methods to teaching martial arts. More importantly, my son' confidence in school and other areas of life has improved. Mr. Beaty teaches kids that with dedicated work and commitment, they can become leaders, and I appreciate seeing my son and other children grow in this belief. Mr. Beaty has created a highly quality martial arts training program along with a character building coaching model. We are proud members of the KSMA family.
Posted: 5/21/2014 • Last edited: 12/07/2015 • Link to this review
Mr. Beaty is an excellent role model for my young boys. He is patient, confident, caring, intelligent, and very detail oriented. He has taught my boys the value of discipline, hard work, and the success that this type of character brings. I would highly recommend him to teach your children the art of Karate.
Posted: 5/21/2014 • Link to this review
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