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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Our son has been learning from Mr. Beaty for several years and he's benefited tremendously from the training. Mr. Beaty is great with kids and is really committed to their overall wellbeing.
Posted: 12/14/2013 • Link to this review
My son, age 7, has grown in confidence skill and character since joining Kyo Sah Beaty and Kick Start Martial Arts. This is an amazing space to learn the fundamentals--we are very pleased
Posted: 12/12/2013 • Link to this review
We've had an outstanding experience with Mr. Beaty over the last 2+ years. His emphasis on self-discipline and mental focus (not to mention physical strength and flexibility) has been exactly what our daughter has needed.
My son has grown in his discipline and respect, both to himself and others. He feels motivated to become stronger and reach goals. Kickstart's space is well designed and well equipped. Parents can (and are encouraged to) observe through the windows with plenty of benches for seating. As with any martial arts studio, there will be fees for testing, extra equipment, etc. The monthly fee is very reasonable, however. The best part about KSMA is the owner, Mr. Beaty. He is a truly gifted teacher, commanding respect from the start. Highly recommend!
I am a 45 year old beginning female student at Kick Start and I'm loving it! If you are looking to get back into fitness, and want to improve your balance, concentration, and discipline, as well as have fun, consider joining. If you have children of any age, it's a great activity for the whole family to share!
My daughter has been taking Tang Soo Do with Mr. Beaty for three years now and absolutely loves it! Tang Soo Do has taught her focus, determination, integrity and perseverance. Mr. Beaty has taught her how to reach her goals and to set new ones. He is very good about giving praise when praise is due and encourages his students to work hard so that they are able to move forward. Mr. Beaty and his daughters are great leaders and role models and I highly recommend his school!
Posted: 5/30/2013 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 5/22/2013 • Link to this review
My son took karate from a previous instructor and didn't get much out of it due to his persistent yelling at the students. Contrast that experience with KickStart Martial Arts. Mr. Beaty has a calm, purposed demeanor that is great for TEACHING students martial arts. The emphasis on self discipline, respect, the mental focus, and the encouragement to do well both inside and outside the dojo not only make for better students but better persons. My son's confidence has soared and he is so enthusiastic to go to training, he actually gets upset when we have the occasional schedule conflict. If you are looking for a great martial arts school, Mr. Beaty is the man and KickStart is the place where you need to be.
Posted: 5/21/2013 • Link to this review
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