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.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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.
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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.
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!
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. What sold me on KSMA was Mr. Beaty's professionalism and his evidence-based methods to teaching martial arts. More importantly, my son' confidence has improved and the disciple that Mr. Beaty encourages has influenced my son's behavior at home and in school. Mr. Beaty teaches kids that with dedicated work and commitment, they can become leaders, and I appreciate seeing young people grown in this belief. I have been so impressed with what I see in his students that I decided to train with him too. Its become family passion, and I've experienced improvements in my strength, flexibility and confidence. I'm so thankful for Mr. Beaty and what he has created with KSMA. I can't see us going anywhere else where we can receive the same highly quality training and character building coaching.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.