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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 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!
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 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
Students need feedback. They need to know how to correct their behavior and they need to be encouraged to follow up and follow through with correcting their behavior. Kick Start offers this for students. Respectable, follow through. Every child feels 'part' of the whole at Kick Start.
Posted: 5/19/2013 • Link to this review
I have been taking my son to Kick Start Martial Arts for about a year and a half now. He has become more confident and excited about becoming a black belt. I would recommend Mr. Beaty and his staff of instructors to everyone who is seeking to learn Martial Arts. They are great people with a heart to help others achieve their goals no matter how long it takes. They are committed to each student and their families. Thank you KSMA Atlanta.. M. Mumford
Posted: 5/18/2013 • Link to this review
I have been training with Kyo Sah Nim Beaty for quite a few years. Mr Beaty is a highly competent instructor. He has a passion for his art and it shows. The facility is top notch. Adults of all skill levels are welcome whether you want to learn the intricacies of the art or just get a good workout.
Posted: 5/16/2013 • Last edited: 5/21/2013 • Link to this review
Our son has been at KSMA for a few months now and we LOVE it! He is 6. We enrolled him in the Little Ninjas class, thinking it would be good exercise and might help improve his self-control and confidence. We have seen remarkable improvements at home and at school in just a short time. Highly recommend this school!
Posted: 5/09/2013 • Link to this review
My daughter loves this program! She has studied from the age of 4 and has just now attained her black belt. Along the way she has developed her balance, strength and concentration as well as the skill of performing under pressure. She is a better person because of her dedication to the study of martial arts. KSMA has a beautiful new in-town studio that is convenient to Inman Park, Candler Park, Kirkwood, East Atlanta, Oakhurst and Decatur.
Posted: 5/09/2013 • Link to this review
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